The Parlor Chamber is the main upstairs bedroom is referred to as the parlor chamber, so named because it is located above the parlor. This room boasts the original paneled walls, exposed post and beam construction, exposed chamfered gunstock posts, summer beam and exposed chimney and end girts. A pair of Wallace Nutting Carver chairs are placed in front of the William and Mary fireplace. A reproduction, first period, handmade, canopy bed with a queen sized memory foam mattress makes sleeping a comfort. Attached is a private, full bathroom with a shower and a tub. Access to the bathroom is gained through a passageway through an old closet. You might have to duck your head to enter this small bathroom. This bathroom was added in the 1920s and done so, not to disturb the architectural integrity of the original structure. Recently, it was updated.
The North Ell is the second bedroom available to guests is on the main floor. It is located in the 18th century addition called the north ell. This large room has an exposed wooden ceiling. The summer beam, the ceiling joist and the second floor floorboards are exposed. A reproduction early bed, containing a queen sized memory foam mattress, makes sleeping a comfort. An early chandelier hangs above an 18th century oval hutch table surrounded by 18th century ladderback chairs. In front of the large fireplace are early chairs and a candle stand. An 18th century New England pewter cupboard and an early chest complete the room. The main floor bathroom is attached to the north ell. It is a small bathroom with a shower. Although this is the only bathroom on the first floor, access can be gained without going through the north ell.
In addition to their sleeping quarters, guests have full use of the original house, including the parlor, the hall, and the lean to. Should guests wish to have a television in their room, one is provided.
Guests may use the microwave and the refrigerator, which has a double ice maker and filtered water. A coffee maker, a Keurig, and an electric kettle are available to guests for their use. Coffee, tea, cocoa and condiments are supplied. Guests are welcome to use dishes, wine glasses, corkscrew, and utensils. Please leave any dirty dishes on the counter and we will take care of them. We do ask that guests not use the stove and other appliances. Should you need to do so, please consult the innkeeper.
- The floors are original. We must ask that you wear shoes or slippers at all times.
- The house is dark. We do have electrical lighting enough that you can see to walk through a room, but it is very low light. Should you want additional light, please ask the innkeeper and it will be provided.
- The stairs to the upstairs are narrow and steep.
- The house is over 300 years old. As hard as we try, it only gets so clean. Old house people should understand this.
- We have a very delicate septic system and must be extremely careful as to what goes in the drain. It can take NO grease or oil of any kind. We ask that you use the soaps and shampoos provided. Please do not flush personal hygiene products, cotton balls, etc. Unfortunately, we must use septic safe toilet paper and other eco-friendly products.
During your stay, you will have use of the entire original house (6 rooms.) We also offer the following:
Guests may bring their alcoholic beverage of choice. We happily supply glasses and ice.
At an additional charge, arrangements can be made to have a meal catered and served to you at anytime during your stay. Ask innkeeper for information and menu.
Fresh towels and linens are provided upon request. Should you have any other requests, please ask.
Note Cell Phone Usage: Due to the location of the house, most cell phones do not get service inside the house. so that others may reach you, our home phone line will be provided upon request.
Upon request, you may have a private, catered meal served to you in front of the fireplace. To enhance your dining experience, your meal will be served on our reproduction 18th century pewter, made by ASL Pewter in Louisiana, Missouri. Many of the pieces are cast in original 18th century molds, using only 100% lead free, fine pewter. Other pieces are specific reproductions of early American pewter pieces. Please contact Bonnie Kippen for menus and pricing.
Check in is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Check out is 11 a.m.
Two night minimum
Parlor Chamber $250 per night, or $1500 per week
North Ell $250 per night, or $1500 per week
House Rental $500 per night, or $3000 per week
For reservations between November 1 and March 31, please contact the Innkeeper for rates.
An 11.7% lodging tax will be added.