This 1912 mansion has the wide verandas, dark wainscoting, and high ceilings of its era, but the attitude is informal and welcoming, from the super-helpful hosts to the free snacks to the coffee on tap all day. The five second-floor rooms charm with such period details as claw-foot tubs, four-poster beds, or antique-tile fireplaces (plus discrete contemporary features like iPod docks and Wi-Fi), while two serviceable, modern, one-bedroom suites on the ground floor have
kitchens, TVs, and garden patios. Multicourse breakfasts are served family style or at tables for two in the sunroom or on the expansive front porch. The owners are ready with suggestions of what to see and where to eat; they'll also arrange in-room spa services or book afternoon tea.