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Andrea Romano
May 11, 2018

Grab your typewriters, mystery fans, because you’ll definitely be writing home about this bed and breakfast.

Fans of the 1984-1996 detective show Murder, She Wrote, starring Angela Lansbury, will probably recognize this stately Victorian home as the abode of mystery writer J.B. Fletcher.

Of course, this beautiful little place is a long way from Cabot Cove. Located in Mendocino Village, a town in Northern California, Blair House was used as the exterior for Fletcher’s home in Maine. The interior was shot elsewhere.

In reality, Mendocino Village is a lively but small town with lots of art galleries, theatrical productions, and a population of about 1,000. 

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Blair House was built in 1888, and features architecture made of Douglas Fir and Redwood, with a picket fence and lots of flowers in the garden such as lavender, daffodils, and daisies. It’s no wonder Jessica loved living here.

The house includes three different suites, including Angela’s Room (the biggest suite, of course, running between $180-$220 per night), Jennifer’s Room ($120-$140 per night), and Eric’s Room ($120-$140 per night). All rates include the room plus a complimentary bottle of wine. Any murderous hijinks probably costs extra. 

Breakfast, served between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., includes a drink (coffee, tea, juice, or milk), and a selection of granola, cereals, muffins, bagels, cream cheese, jams, fresh fruit, and yogurt.

For more information about staying at Blair House, visit the bed and breakfast’s website.

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