I can't say enough about how wonderful this trip with my boyfriend was. So I'll simply tell the story. Feel free to skim, just don't underestimate the incredible charm and history of the house, and the warm hospitality of those who own it. And for ONLY $65-$85 a night, even the most budget-conscious traveler would be hard pressed to get more for their money anywhere else they go.
We were greeted in the parking lot by one of the owners. He picked up our bags and showed us to our room, a simply breath taking walk through the parlor, library, and up a spiral staircase. There were too many antiques and vintage wonders to take in all at once.
We came downstairs and took a seat at the island in the big, bright kitchen, where he offered us several craft brew beers and began to ask us about ourselves and our trip. We had just met him, but it felt like catching up with an old friend. From there, we asked if he would give us a tour of the house. He refilled our glasses, and off we went to learn about the player pianos, Victrola's, and pipe organ that all exist within it. All the while, a sweet old golden retriever named Kirby tagged alongside of us.
He made what turned out to be an excellent suggestion for a nearby restaurant (Luigi's), and when we returned to find the house at night, it was simply breathtaking. Dim, soft light from various chandeliers and candles in the parlor blended with the roarin 20's music that floated through the house from several hidden speakers. We just stood at the doorway and stared for a minute or two. We went upstairs and found both owners sitting in the library, and we told them we wanted to go stargaze for a bit on the back of the property. We headed outside with a few lawn chairs and looked up in awe realizing we had a perfect view of the Milky Way on a clear, cool night.
When we returned, they offered to start a fire for us in the library fireplace, gave us some wine glasses, and the 4 of us chatted for an hour or so. The next morning we came downstairs to the cozy breakfast nook and were treated with (amazing) homemade yogurt with berries, English muffins, cheese and veggie omelets, and crispy bacon, along with coffee, tea, and orange juice.
Before we left, one of the owners (having learned that my boyfriend and I spend a lot of time fishing) drew us a map of a nearby creek he suggested we take a look at. We bid them a very fond farewell (the golden retriever laid in the middle of the driveway to try and prevent our exit). The creek nearby was excellent, and we plan to return there in the spring for some trout fishing and another stay at this incredible place.