Inn: Former home of Longfellow and Stowe. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived here part time while attending College from 1821 to 1825. His desk chest is still in his room. Three of his classmates: Nathaniel Hawthorn, Franklin Pierce (the 14th U.S. President), and John C. Abbott visited him here frequently.
The Stowes occupied the home in 1850. It was here Harriet wrote her famous and controversial novel, "Uncle Tom’s Cabin." The effect of the book was so earth-shaking, it solidified sentiment in the North against slavery. It has been said the Civil War began and ended here, literally on Stowe’s doorstep.
Charming studio apartments, each with full kitchen and private bath. Typical example of an old Colonial Maine home in white clapboard with black trim. The imported marble fireplaces, Dutch oven, built-in laundry cauldron, wood-pegged hand-hewn beams and many antiques are all reminiscent of life in the 1800’s.
In-house gift shop features Maine crafts and quilts. Meeting and full banquet facilities for groups of up to 100. A motor inn as been added onto the historic house, but the dining room is located in the original home. Also fine dining in the atmosphere and charm of a converted barn.
One block away is the longest operating summer theater in the U.S. with Broadway shows featuring New York casts from June until September. Minutes away are 3 museums, a fine arts cinema, a Theater Stage Co., shopping and restaurants; 3 golf courses, indoor and outdoor tennis. Detailed information on local events and full concierge services included.
- 1 week minimum or monthly basis - EC