I had briefly described the Jeweled Turret Inn yesterday. We had a bit more time to poke around this morning, and to sample their fantastic breakfast.
The house was built in 1898 by James S. Harriman. The current owners purchased the house in 1986 and restored it, opening it as a B&B. The inn consists of seven guest rooms – each named for a semi-precious stone and each with its own unique characteristics.
The place is packed to the hilt with Victorian antiques. There are several common sitting rooms, and each has period furniture and articles. These are not necessarily the most comfortable, but they look unique. Laura has declared that while she likes Victorian architecture, she’s not so keen on that style of decor. But, it’s still interesting for a week or so.
This morning we started with breakfast at 8:30. This turned out to be a three-course meal of epic proportions. The first course was coffee with blueberry scones. That alone would have sufficed, but it was then followed with large fruit cups covered with a honey glaze. The main course was an herb fritatta, cooked in a star-shaped pan. We wouldn’t need to eat again for quite awhile.
In addition to being a fantastic cook, our host, Cathy Heffentrager, has been very helpful, suggesting places for us to visit today, as well as spots for dinner. I had browsed through a photo album showing Cathy and her husband restoring the inn, so they have invested quite a bit of time and money into this place. That shows.
Right now we seem to be the only ones here, but I think that will change mid-week. So far we’ve been busy enough so that we haven’t missed either television or air-conditioning.