This grand, yellow-and-cream Federal house sits atop a birch-shaded hillside, dotted with a few quaint outbuildings and 32 acres of rolling meadows. The nine guest rooms have Colonial-style furnishings—many have Oriental rugs, lace-canopy four-poster beds, and working fireplaces. A separate, contemporary cottage with a pitched cathedral ceiling has its own kitchen and private deck. The sitting room is dominated by a grand piano, and a gracious pool is tucked behind the
house. Expect such toothsome fare as orange yogurt pancakes at breakfast, and details such as chocolates and spring water in each room. There is a video library and a butler's pantry with cookies, popcorn, beverages, and even picnic baskets.