I arrived on a rainy day and when I was greated at the door, I thought I was stepping back in time. The mansion was like a movie set, something I had never experienced before. The furnishings were absolutely fantastic. The staircase up to the second and third floors was breathtaking. We stayed in the Empire Room and loved it. Wine and cheese was served in the early evening with guests mingling with the host (Ron). In the morning we awoke to the smell of breakfast, fresh muffins being baked, and I thought I was at Granma's house (I mean that as a compliment), though my Granma never had a house this grand, I could only image what it was like in the late 1800's waking up in such a fine home. Complete restoration was done on this mansion and it was a labor of love done by the Hosts. I highly recommend the Allyn Mansion, the place is wonderful, the hosts are very accomodating (they didn't mind if you came into the kitchen in the morning to talk with them while they cooked), they food was excellent. I have sent many a family and friend to stay here.