On a quiet road, this 1903 estate above Highland Lake offers a convenient location, plenty of creature comforts, and a relaxing atmosphere. State Senator Winburn Staples (1855–1939) built this home on large grounds that include a pine grove. Kick back on the veranda, on the patio overlooking the garden, or beside fireplaces in the living room and den. Distinctive beds—canopy, sleigh, high four-posters—have luxurious linens. The Library Guestroom, in the main part
of the house, has a keyhole balcony. Sumptuous breakfasts often include quiche, and there's always a side dish like horseradish-and-kale hash browns.