Not your stereotypical Bed and Breakfast - Seven10 in the heart of Guthrie is working outside of the box in creating their ideal space. Pushing the envelope in creative hospitality, Kristy Satterlee and Becky Sellers will celebrate their artistic retreat center opening on Saturday with an Open House today from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon.
Satterlee and Sellers purchased the property just over three months ago with a fresh concept for turning it into a crafting retreat bed and breakfast.
“The house was built in 1894 and from what we can tell, not a lot of it has been changed,” Sellers said of the home located at 710 East Warner Avenue, which inspired their B&B name, Seven10.
“The owners before us remodeled the bathrooms and kitchen, and that’s pretty much it. The craft studio upstairs has new drywall installed from the previous owner as well.
The two sisters replaced 37 windows throughout the house, but left the original windows in the entry, living room and library to maintain the historical integrity of the home.
“We wanted to keep the historical architecture intact,” Sellers said. “Like all this beautiful Tiger Oak— you can’t find it anymore. It’s extinct.”
Well-placed details like keypad entry codes, an entrance ramp and a dumb waiter make accessing the B&B and transporting crafting supplies like sewing machines up to the third floor craft room convenient for guests.
12 twin beds topped with colorful quilts fill the B&B rooms that are named after the first four First Ladies of Oklahoma Territory: Marietta, Jennie, Elizabeth, and Delphina.
Self-proclaimed quilters and recovering scrapbookers, Satterlee and Sellers have been crafting together for over 17 years.
“It’s a great creative outlet. We take off with our girlfriends and book a house like this a few times a year,” Sellers said.
As a landscaper and event planner by trades, the two sisters enjoyed creative retreats for years until the places they frequented became booked out over a year in advance. After a crafting mini-retreat in a local hotel ended up being something they wanted to escape from rather than retreat to, the two began dreaming about their own retreat center.
“We were taking kids to summer camp, our husbands were calling us and we were answering the phone for work,” Satterlee said. “It wasn’t like we were away.”
The space is not just for overnight crafters, but also for anyone interested in retreating artfully or needing a work or meeting space.
“We want to be accessible to the community and a part of Guthrie,” said Sellers, who hopes to welcome church groups, scouts, book clubs, volunteer organizations or team building events.
As Bed and Breakfast Association of Guthrie and Chamber of Commerce members, supporting other local businesses is important to Seven10. Breakfast from Missy’s and coffee from Hoboken are two local delicacies guests will be treated with as they wake up under quilts that were all purchased in Guthrie antique shops.
“We’ve talked with Sooner Quilts, Extra Special Fabrics, Sealed with a Kiss—the yarn shop— they’re all really high quality and we’ve built partnerships with them,” Sellers said. “We want to drive our guests to the local shops and to know about what’s available in Guthrie.”
The Seven10 owners are now enjoying retreats at their own craft B&B.
Visit seven10create.com for more information on booking a stay at Seven10 for you and your friends.