PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON
First American President of the U.S.
Country Inn: On the grounds of President
George Washington’s former estate.
The 17 pastoral acres were originally
a portion of Washington’s “Rock Hill” estate of 3,000 acres, which he purchased
at 10 cents an acre. His spring-house still captures the crystal
waters of the area, so you can literally drink from the same spring-house.
Built in 1920, the rambling stucco and wood framed Tudor style manor gracefully
cascades down a picturesque limestone ridge on 15 different levels.
6 guest rooms, 6 baths, delightful views
and sitting areas; two have fireplaces. 2,000 panes of glass flood
the interior with light to show the rich patina of old wood, the gleam
of polished brass, the deep jewel tones of oriental carpets, Flemish oils,
African masks and dramatic contemporary sculpture.
Gardens bursting with color, a meandering
stream, ducks on the pond, and a swaying hammock. Tariff includes
hearty country breakfast and a 7 course spectacular dinner with wine -
prepared with fragrant herbs from the garden, and with trout from a nearby
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