Old Consulate Inn
At a Glance
- gourmet breakfast
- gorgeous grounds and views
- a real stepping-back-in-time experience
- no children under 14, no elevator
Old Consulate Inn Review
Perched on a bluff above the bay, this elegant red, turreted Victorian mansion with a sweeping veranda takes its name from the acting German consul, one of the inn's early boarders. Opposite the 1892 county courthouse and surrounded by parklike gardens, this local landmark features well-appointed view rooms, three with claw-foot tubs and one that's dog-friendly. Innkeepers Cindy Madsen and Nathan Barnett, who dress in period costume, welcome guests and invite them to relax in the formal, antiques-filled parlor or help themselves to cookies and espresso in the library. The brick-lined basement holds a billiard room. A three-course breakfast (eggs Benedict is the specialty) is served in the dignified dining room with bay views.