Our Oshkosh B&B Innkeepers and History
Welcome to the Brayton Bed and Breakfast
We would like to thank you for considering your stay with us at our Oshkosh B&B for your upcoming visit to our area.
We would love the opportunity to get to know you and make your stay a memory that you will never forget and will share with others. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable.
– Nicole and Scott Brayton – Owners/Innkeepers
A Home filled with History
In 1867, thirty-one year old lumberman, John Rich purchased a lot just off Main Street for $1600.00 and invested another $5500 to construct a home for his family. Mr. Rich built this beautiful Creme City Brick Italianate home with twelve-foot ceilings and eight-foot windows for his wife Jeannette and children Lamontte and Amelia. John’s business partner, Jarvis Loper, who owned JR Loper Soapworks, and his wife Julia, also lived in the home with the Rich’s.
Tragically, John Rich died in December of 1870 at age 34, but Lamontte and Mrs. Rich stayed in the home until 1892. For the next 30 years, the house had several different owners until finally in 1928 it was sold to Hannah Goodwin. “Belle,” as she was called, added both the front and side porches to the home, and ran it as a men’s boarding house, calling it “Bachelor’s Hall.” In the 1980’s and 1990’s the house served as a group home for developmentally disabled adults.
In October 2004, Scott and Nicole Brayton purchased the home with the intention of making it the premier Oshkosh B&B. For two long years, both Nicole and Scott worked full time jobs while pouring their heart and soul into repairing, replacing, updating and furnishing their dream home. The Brayton Bed and Breakfast finally opened for business in September 2006. After an encouraging first six months in business, Nicole left the corporate world and now devotes herself to the success of Brayton Bed & Breakfast.
Nicole and Scott would like to welcome you to our home and enjoy a the Oshkosh B&B experience.