American novelist and short story writer.  Pulitzer prize winner in 1920 for "The Age of Innocence."  Wharton wrote more than 50 novels.
Inn: Former estate of Mrs. W. C. Wharton, mother-in-law of Edith Wharton.
Edith Wharton lived here for two years while her own cottage was under construction.  Many of her short stories were written presumably in the eight-sided library.  The Queen Anne style home was restored in 1985.
17 guest rooms and 1 suite, all with private baths and/or showers, some have a fireplace, refrigerator, and deck.  House is decorated with period furnishings and eclectic accents: Movie posters from the 30’s and 40’s, Laura Ashley wallpaper, presidential memorabilia, and owner’s personal collection of art and books.  Fireplace in breakfast room, living room, dining room and library.
Heated swimming pool and tennis court; golf and skiing nearby.  Tariff includes Continental breakfast.  Children over 12 welcome.

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