Wildwood was designed for entertaining back in the late 1800's and is still perfect for receiving and entertaining guests today. Located on a beautiful acre lot, Wildwood is nestled among trees taller than the house.
Come on in! The ballroom entry is breathtaking! The room is very open and large, with a magnificent ornate cherry staircase, intricately carved fireplace mantel, and two gorgeous stained glass windows. The main level is 2300 square feet of common area for guests to enjoy. All rooms open into each other with huge pocket doors and 15 foot ceilings.
The Gentleman's Parlor has fireplace tiles hand painted by Sarah Ellsworth. She also carved wild roses above pocket doors and below the three windows. This room is great for reading and enjoying music.
The Ladies Parlor features Minton fireplace tiles showing scenes from Shakespearean plays. Used by the original family as a music and game room, it continues to be a gathering spot for guests wanting to watch a movie from our DVD library on the large flat panel TV. We also have a large collection of games for our guests to enjoy. Movies may be taken upstairs as each room has flat panel TV's with DVD players and cable.
The formal dining room is the place to be at 9 a.m.! The Ellsworth family hosted many multi-course meals and we continue in that tradition for breakfast.
The Butler's Pantry is now our snack room where guests can help themselves to homemade snacks and drinks. Gourmet coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate and cider are also available at our coffee bar any time during your visit. Ice machine, refrigerator, sink and microwave are also available to our guests 24 hours a day. Across from the Butler's Pantry is the dumbwaiter used to bring up wine from the wine celler. The old kitchen provides our guests with a back door entrance to the house. Innkeepers live on a separate floor of the house so no worries about privacy or curfews.
If you are interested in the history of Wildwood, and the Ellsworth family, we offer a tour of the home, including the old servant's quarters, complimentary to our overnight guests. This tour gives quite a bit more information that is available on our web site and is given after breakfast on most days. Sunday is the one morning the tour is not offered as Innkeepers attend worship services.