Hartzell House, a casually luxurious 6000sf B&B, is a handsome example of Carpenter Gothic Victorian architecture, comfortably appointed with furnishings designed to pamper the discerning guest. Built c1870 by Judson Hartzell, the original structure has been carefully renovated and expanded to retain the flavor of the era while enhancing the measure of environmental comfort.
The historic West-wing holds three restful guest rooms, all well appointed with comfortable, high quality beds and fine linens. These rooms are uniquely decorated with specialty finishes, original art, and antiques. Downstairs you will find a well stocked library and business center, a private dining room and kitchenette with plenty of snacks and drinks available at will.
West Wing Parlor
The spacious parlor is well appointed with plush upholstered seating, unusual antiques, and original artwork and ceramics; a peaceful room in which to enjoy the company of friends or relax in quiet contemplation by the fireside. Hidden in a discrete cabinet made from the original interior shutters is a media center, and over 100 videos and DVDs of various venues are available for your viewing (Our viewing selections are compliant with the federal video piracy laws through our umbrella policy under the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation). Or just sit back and enjoy the artistic, naturally inspired vignettes that encompass the room.
East Wing Parlor
The East Wing, built in 2005, has a distinct flair of its own. While blending quite nicely with the original 1870 structure, it gives a nod to the Craftsman era with its Bungalow inspired interiors. The spacious, main level common area has built-in bookcases filled with a variety of reading material and DVDs. The furniture has a masculine vibe; a roomy leather sofa and chair, two cozy armchairs that flank the gas fireplace, a large satellite TV, and a tall, pub-style table that waits to accommodate a spirited game of skill or chance. On this level you will find a small kitchenette with a sink, refrigerator, and microwave for guest convenience, and cupboards stocked with hot and cold beverages and snacks.
This wing is home to three roomy guest suites, all with memory foam mattresses, full, private baths, and en suite seating areas. These comfortable rooms are fully equipped with amenities designed to delight the discriminating traveler. Our street level Patriot’s Suite is quite large and fully handicap accessible, with a spacious, barrier free shower. Upstairs, the Artist and Angler suites share an ample landing where snack baskets offer midnight munchies. Both of these spacious rooms have private baths, small refrigerators and individual heating and cooling controls. Don't be deceived by the angled 8' ceilings, the rooms were designed that way, and offer enough headroom for our taller than average guests! Please see our "Rooms and Rates" page for details.
The east wing connects to the greatroom through our airy sunroom ( a winter jungle, as we shelter our potted Tropicals and an eleven foot tall Ficus tree here during the ski-season), a perfect spot to sit and read, or wander out onto the deck that overlooks our backyard or dine outdoors in our cozy courtyard.
The Hartzell House greatroom is the hub of activity for the B&B. This 33 x 20 room houses our beautiful pool table and on the side adjoining our kitchen can accommodate seating for 20. Here we serve our two-course, made to order, gourmet breakfasts each morning and enjoy the company of those guests who want engage in a game of pool, watch a bit of sports or a current movie, or just mingle over a complimentary glass of wine or cup of tea and chat while we prep meals. This room is an excellent small venue facility for intimate receptions of up to 30, celebrations, or reunions, when Hartzell House is booked in its entirety. Ask us about catering your next small event!
Hartzell House Bed and Breakfast is dedicating the 2015 year to quietly completing our exterior face-lift, and hope to have the landscaping and outdoor rooms completed by the Fall of 2015. Come see our progress, and ask about our working vacation deals. If you know your way around a shovel, rake, or hammer, we have a place for you!