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Emerson Room / Four-Poster Queen Bed
Gas-log Fireplace and Bubble-Jet Tub
Pull the overstuffed armchair close to the flickering flame of your private gas-log fireplace, peruse a copy of Emersonâs Essays and let the evening drift by in warmth and reverie. From this ground-floor guestroom you can gaze through the bay window to witness the setting sun glorify an aged tree, planted by Bronson Alcottâs own hand, or study the intricate outline of Nathaniel Hawthorneâs home that stands directly across the roadway.
The Emerson room is appointed with a Pineapple Four-poster Queen bed, room-size Oriental rug, Eastlake loveseat and Asian and American antique side tables. The colorful striped wallpaper and balloon curtains convey the design sensibility of the 19th century and compliment the variety of artwork on display that include antique ukiyo-e prints by Hiroshige, Kunisada, Takeuchi and Hokusai, Indonesian bas-relief of birds and flowers and a decorative fireplace mantle, hand-carved by the Innkeeper. A doily, made by Margaret Sydney [author of Five Little Peppers], is displayed above the claw foot desk. An ample bathroom with cherry-wood floor provides a pedestal sink and Kohler Bubble-Jet bathtub.
Sleepy Hollow Room / Canopy Double Bed
A radiance brushes the skylight and bathes your west-facing guestroom in a natural glow, highlighting the peach tint of flowered wallpaper and formal green swag curtains, as you rest from a dayâs activities and sink into the down-stuffed Henronden armchairs.
This cozy, ground-floor room is furnished with a [c.1820] Double Canopy bed made of tiger maple, Eastlake commode and a pair of Sheraton [c.1820-1830] bedside tables. You will be intrigued studying the artwork hung for your pleasure that include 19th century works by Toyokuni and Hiroshige, Indonesian wood carving and Balinese mask. Double windows look out over birdfeeders and quarter-acre field. Bathroom offers tub/shower and west-looking window.
Punkatasset Room / Canopy Queen Bed
Your eyes are pleased by the exciting contrast of subdued shadow and vibrant color. The play of sun through skylight washes the lace-draped iron and brass Canopy Queen bed, Italian glass lamps are lit from within and a marvelous red velvet Empire daybed calls you to lounge by the windows and smell the flowerbeds that lie beyond.
The stunning wallpaper of this ground-floor guestroom is the perfect backdrop to showcase fine furnishings. Here you will enjoy Empire and Sheraton [c.1830-1840] bedside tables, a museum quality [c.1740] George III handkerchief table, Empire side-chair, a rare [c.1870] Stevensograph from Hangchow, a framed example of the âForbidden Stitchâ and a lovely Ukiyo-e diptych, by Toyokuni, dated 1857. An intimate bathroom with walk-in shower shows a bold stroke of color and is hung with original artwork.
Musketaquid Room / Canopy Queen Bed
The second-floor Musketaquid room offers respite upon a Reed-post Queen Canopy bed that is flanked by black and gold Chinese lacquer cabinets. Beside the Victorian [c.1860] marble-top, walnut table you will find a leather armchair for reflective moments studying the wall decorations: Balinese screen mirror, hand-stitched panel depicting koi and woodblock prints [c.1840] by Eisen and Kunisada. The drop-front paneled desk [c.1840] offers workspace and a leaded-glass window ushers light into the agreeably cozy bathroom with walk-in shower.
Alcott Room / Canopy Queen Bed
Double entry doors add privacy to your airy corner retreat where you may find the Rice-post Canopy Queen bed as inviting as the sweeping view from the bay window. Take your ease upon the intricately in-laid fruitwood settee and give thanks for the treasures that you hold in your heart.
A Victorian butternut bureau [c.1850]. Rococo Revival slipper chair and an elaborate ball and spool table [c.1860] are reflected in the full-length mirror against a backdrop of delicately flowered wallpaper in this second floor guestroom. Look out your window and see the Alcott/ Hawthorne home or contemplate the objects dâart in the display cabinet. Your attention may be drawn by the varied framed art works that include an original brush painting by Kagetashi [c.1930], ukiyo-e print by Toyokuni I [c.1810], and 19th century bird prints from the USGA Survey. Tiled bathroom offers pedestal sink and tub/shower accented with a hand-made batik shower curtain.
Walden Room / Canopy Queen Bed
Lace subdued windows open through flowering-vine impressed black wallpaper, Chinese-red walls create a counter point below the white painted chair-rail, and you relax in a pair of Renaissance Revival chairs sharing memories of your journey.
A sense of security permeates this second floor guestroom enhanced by the solid forms of antique furnishings. Appointments include a Captainâs Davenport desk made of walnut [c.1870], English Georgian cock-bead chest [c.1800], pair of Chinese hand-painted lacquer cabinets and 19th century ukiyo-e woodblock print by Kunisada. The color scheme continues in the L- shaped bathroom that features tub/shower, fir floor and Chinese grass paintings.
Concord Room / Four-Poster Queen Bed
A Swiss armoire [c.1860] painted with Natureâs inspiration, a Larkin desk holding an unfinished journal, the platform rocker from generations past, and the quiet of a moonlit night invites your repose. The second-floor Concord room offers a foldout bed, for an extra overnight guest, and provides a tiled bathroom with walk-in shower
Breakfast Is ServedThe rich scent of the Innâs own blend of organic coffee, fine teas brewing and warm muffins mingle in joyful greeting as you join the convivial common table for an ample breakfast. Find your place, set with hand-painted Dedham pottery, and enjoy the daily offering of succulent, seasonal fruit. You may choose to head straight for the popular Hawthorne Inn homemade granola, topped-off with a generous dollop of yogurt, before exploring the variety of wholesome fresh-baked goods, specialty jams and aged cheeses that offer themselves up to satisfy your desires.
Something to sate a variety of tastes is offered daily and may include Marilynâs hot and nutty Fruit-Crisp topped with mascarpone, chilled Fresh-fruit Cup, Gregoryâs Cold Cherry Soup or our Award Winning Hickory-Dickory-Bosc (poached pear with hickory syrup). Homemade treats and the yield of niche bakeries contend for your attention, including wholesome Caraway-Rye, Pumpernickel, Harvest and Pepper Jack breads. Or richer items like: Currant or Cinnamon Scones, Coffee Cake laced with spices and nuts, hot Gingerbread or buttery Croissants. Regional and imported cheeses, boiled eggs, yogurt and cereal round out the morning repast.
See our Recipe section for the Innâs Specialties.