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Common areas with elegant furnishings

Historic restoration

The front hall, dining room, and library retain the home’s original plaster crown moulding. The elaborate salon was added in the mid-1800s, along with the staircase with six half-flights up to the third level. The continuous, winding rail and hand-turned balusters are made of walnut, and the stair treads are wide plank American chestnut. In the salon, the mantle is carved from imported Italian marble. The inn features 11 fireplaces, including two in the master suite and an outdoor hearth on the back patio. Many of the windowpanes on the first two floors are original glass from the mid-1700s.

The Salon

 A grand first-floor living room with several seating areas. Gather around the gas fireplace to enjoy the ornate plaster ceiling. Enjoy a chess game or backgammon while you gather with new acquaintances or reconvene with old friends. Gracious French doors open onto the rear terrace and side porch. 

The Dining Room

The dining room with its antique furnishings is the heart of the historic home. Dine by the beautifully preserved fireplace. Breakfast is served from 8:00 am to 9:30 am in the Dining Room. Tea and cookies are served from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The Dining Room can comfortably seat 30 guests. 

The Library

The first-floor library is an intimate seating area for quiet reading or conversation.
Enjoy a crackling fire in the cooler months and peruse the antique artifacts discovered throughout the restoration of the inn. In the warm months, the Dutch door opens onto the side porch and gardens. Feel free to borrow a book to enjoy during your stay.

The Patio and Gardens

The bluestone patio features a large outdoor fireplace where you can enjoy evening s'mores and company. Guests are welcome to take breakfast to the outdoor dining tables. Enjoy the inn's own fountain, the gardens, and the grounds with apple trees and plenty of room to stretch your legs. Off-street parking is available to all of our overnight guests.

Second Floor Hall

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