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Also known as the Godt House, Gottfried's Cabin is the oldest building in Washington. It was built in 1834 by its namesake George Gottfried Beyreis. It was declared a local historic landmark in January 2019 and was managed by Downtown Washington Inc. and the Historic Washington Preservation Foundation. Today it operates as a small hotel for those interested in a rustic setting (guests rent the whole structure).


  • Gottfried's Cabin was built in 1834 and is the oldest building in the city.
  • Guests can enjoy the whole cabin to the themselves.
"Historic Log House." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed June 14, 2019.  https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=124401.

Jones, Gregg. "Oldest Structure in City Declared Historic Landmark." January 27, 2019.  http://www.emissourian.com/local_news/washington/oldest-structure-in-city-declared-historic-landmark/article_ebb969d6-20dc-11e9-b3a6-5bd2c77c6782.html.

Photos: Gottfried's Cabin Guest Haus