Built in 1794 as a private residence and later converted to a stagecoach stop, this meticulously maintained inn on the national historic registry has good-size rooms (several with working fireplaces) and an unfussy, authentic style, with polished wide-board floors, painted walls, and antiques. The sitting room has the only intact "birdcage" bar—a semicircular bar surrounded by wooden slats, designed to prevent thirsty Colonials from reaching across and helping themselves—in
the country. Breakfast is cooked to order and served in the keeping room, where travelers have dined for centuries.
Jul 5, 2005
The historic property is very well maintained by the innkeepers, but the customer service was very poor. When I booked, it was for a specific room for 3 nights, then when I called to confirm the day before arrival, they all of a sudden said that we'll have to switch rooms mid-stay. We pleaded for one room for all three nights especially since I'm 9 months pregant. Switching is not ideal. They were able to put us in another (not-as-nice) where we
can stay all three nights, but it was on the 3rd floor--not great for 9 months pregnant. And the innkeeper didn't even offer to help carry the bags I had to haul (my husband's hands were full as well) up all the flights. So customer service is so sub-par that even if the Inn is charming, I'd rather stay someplace where the hospitality is just as charming.