Recently I had the pleasure of staying at the Elias Child House for an overnight with some family members. It was everything I would have expected from a lovely, authentic New England B & B and then some - wonderful crackling fire, beautifully decorated, extremely clean and inviting bedrooms, delicious hearth prepared dinner, mouth-watering made-to-order breakfast, and terrific innkeepers, Mary Beth and Tony, who made me feel like I was staying with a favorite aunt and uncle! The wind howled outside but we were warmed by the kind and easy conversation that flowed with our hosts and and other guests and were entertained by the adorable puppy Nell, who I wanted to steal and take back home with me. If you picture driving up to a lovely, historic and beatifully kept antique colonial, and being invited in and treated more like family than as strangers, you will not be disappointed. 'Can't wait to see how beautiful the grounds, walking trails and swimming pool are when not buried under 3 feet of snow! I will definitely be back!