A beautiful, flowered countryside atmosphere in a vibrant university town.. The Scene Built by real-estate magnate brothers in the early 1900s, these two mansions feel as if they have been set adrift in a sea of flowers. Their architectural integrity has been thoughtfully maintained over the years, and the public spaces have been upgraded with carpet, paint, wallpaper and antique furniture.
The Details Original accents give these houses their personality, from the paneled sloping ceilings in the Honeymoon Suite to the wood floors and tray ceilings in the main sitting area. The 40 guest rooms have been redone in striking pinks and greens that make it seem as if the gardens have been brought indoors. While the mood is old-fashioned, all come with private baths and data ports. Each morning a full buffet breakfast includes eggs, bacon and biscuits; it can be enjoyed at the cafe tables on the sprawling back patio. Free parking is offered on a space-available basis.