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Jedediah Hawkins Inn opened in 2005 as a Decorator Showhouse, a fund-raiser for an area hospital, after extensive reconstruction saved it from demolition. Each of the property’s six rooms includes Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions with DVD players, Frette linens and towels, Malin and Goetz toiletries and heated tile floors in the private baths, and most of the accommodations come with remote-controlled gas fireplaces.
With each room conceived by a different designer, there is a unit to suit any mood at the inn. If you’re there with your better half for a romantic weekend, head upstairs to the dreamy Rose Room with its soft pink walls and shabby-chic white, wrought-iron bed frame. Pull out your e-reader by the brick fireplace, take a bath in the tub or just enjoy the view of the grounds and farmland from the large window.
If you’re feeling a little bold, go for the upstairs Cocoa Room, also known as the Marilyn Monroe Room thanks to the large print of the icon hanging on the wall. Decidedly more contemporary, the Cocoa Room has a walk-in shower and a sumptuous feel with brown velvet covering the walls and icy blue accents on the pillows and curtains.
The stately Sage Room, also upstairs, is a more traditional option done in creams, greens and blues with heavy yet elegant drapes that block out morning light. Staff will tell you this is the room to be in if you like sleeping in. This unit includes a bathtub and pretty quilt-like bedding which makes it feel like home.
Also upstairs is the Cider Room, an eclectically decorated space that feels enormous thanks to the oversized quilted headboard that reaches the ceiling. Bright corals and sleek bedding mingle with darker wood tones and antique-inspired furniture, striking a balance between the traditional and the modern that suits any sensibility.
The Indigo Room, located on the first floor close to the kitchen and dining areas, is handicap accessible and features a full-sized bed. Done up in a fun nautical theme that includes blue and white plaid and sailboat wall décor, the Indigo is a not-so-subtle nod to the area’s beaches.
Still, the crown jewel of Jedediah Hawkins Inn is the three-room Belvedere Suite on the third floor, accessible from its own private staircase and popular with honeymooners. Here, rustic meets romantic with an exposed brick chimney, barn board walls and cushioned window seats and floral fabrics setting the quaint mood. The sitting area offers a comfy couch to snuggle on as you watch TV and take in views of the Jamesport hotel’s gardens. Head up into the suite’s private cupola to look at the stars or steal a kiss with your honey. Staff says it’s also a great place to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July or for a bride to be photographed.