Isn't this gristmill just gorgeous? I fell in love with it, even on a very drab March day. I can't imagine how beautiful it will look in the summer, with lush green grass and trees all around. On acres of untouched land with a walking trail all around it, inviting visitors to watch it working as it has done for hundreds of years.
Today I invited a friend to join me for lunch at the Longfellow Inn, rich in Colonial American history. A place from the 1700's, preserved in beauty, handmade furniture, good food and drink for any meal. While here, you can only imagine it as it was for Longfellow himself, writing his poetry or Paul Revere stopping by on one of his rides.
Here's a little blip of it's history:
From its Colonial roots as an important stagecoach stop, to Henry Ford's historic preservation of the property as a living museum of American history from 1923 to 1945, the Wayside Inn offers a unique experience of history. The Inn is the perfect backdrop for your own memory-making occasions, as well as a unique casual touring and educational destination.
Part of the Wayside Inn Historic Site, Longfellow's Wayside Inn offers informative exhibits as well as atmospheric dining and guest rooms for the visiting public. The Inn serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch to compliment your exploration of the property's 125 scenic acres."
Driving up for lunch today, understated yet magnificant ~
This is the Tavern. Don't you just love all of the pewter mugs on the ceiling? The Inn is maintained in most of it's original pieces and furniture. It's understatedly simple, yet beautifully preserved.
The small dining room, where we had lunch, a lovely spot. The fireplaces are all wonderful. Large and warm, just perfect for a cozy drink or meal. The wide pine flooring is still lovely, even though very worn. I was so happy that they maintain the Inn's flooring, yet don't add shellac and update them. The ladder back chairs are so comfortable too.
And our lunch? Delicious too. My friend and I ordered the same thing for lunch and it was delicious. It's the Nantucket Lunchbox. A devine Lobster slider with a cup of their famous clam chowder. Just perfect we said ~
On our way out, a last glimpse of the Inn for this day....
A parting view of the gorgeous gristmill. Even with all of the clouds and no green grass, it is magnificantly beautiful. Don't you agree?
I hope you enjoyed this little tour. I totally loved my visit here today.