The Chateau Tivoli Bed & Breakfast Inn is a magnificent part of San Francisco's rich history. Built in 1892 for lumber baron C.B. Jackson by British architect William Armitage, the building has been home to many eclectic and illustrious personalities from the city's archives. Past inhabitants include Ernestine Kreling, the owner of the storied Tivoli Opera House, and Bob Kaufman, the poet who inspired the term 'Beatnik'. The house at 1057 Steiner Street was restored to Victorian splendor by Rodney Karr in the 1980s. The Shohet family has locally owned and operated the B&B since 1997 and continues to keep its doors open so that all can share in the Chateau Tivoli's dynamic history and charm.