Ralph Waldo Emerson Room (102)
Fashioned from a palette of corn silk yellow with cranberry florals, this ground floor room is ideal for those who want to minimize steps. Accessed from our side brick patio and garden, the Emerson Room offers a private entry and personal deck set with table and chairs for use in good weather. Within lies a fresh look combining cherry appointments with exposed brick, a comfortable burgundy reading chair and floor lamp, a generous cherry bureau, writing desk and roomy bath measuring 66 square feet accomplished in green stone on the floor and around the tub and shower. Oak built-ins extend your storage opportunities in the bath complemented with soft mocha-inspired walls. Two four by four north-facing windows overlook the deck. This room adjoins the breakfast prep kitchen of the inn (though breakfast is served upstairs) and is subject to hearing prep clatter or voices mornings to early afternoon. Privacy draperies cover the second egress doorway to minimize noise transfer. A private (but steep) stairway could connect the Emerson Room with the Shelley Room above when both rooms are booked together. Advance reservations are suggested as this popular ground floor spot is one of only three offered in the entire historic district. In winter, an interior passage is provided for guests as we close the courtyard for snow accumulation and icy conditions.