Rustic and romantic, this elegantly simple oasis is hidden away on a dirt road, along a bubbling brook on the site of an 11th-century mill. Remnants of the old stone structure have been incorporated into the inn, which opened in 1985. Upstairs, the rooms are warm and inviting, with wood-beam ceilings, and large bathrooms have tiled showers. The downstairs is devoted to a handsome bar and restaurant. The menu offers inventive French-influenced cuisine such as rabbit with
sesame seeds, port sauce, and vegetable tempura. Dining on the patio along the stream is a pleasure in warmer months. Between meals, take a long bike ride or hike (trail maps and bicycles are available through the front desk) or visit the on-site exhibit of old mill equipment.