SLIDE SHOW: Historic Inns

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Barns at the working farm at The Inn at Valley Farms.

Barns at the working farm at The Inn at Valley Farms.

On the way to collect eggs at the farm.

On the way to collect eggs at the farm.

A warm fire awaits guests in the library at The Inn at Valley Farms.

A warm fire awaits guests in the library at The Inn at Valley Farms.

The Inn at Valley Farms family game room includes a checkers table in the corner.

The Inn at Valley Farms family game room includes a checkers table in the corner.

The Seacroft Suite at Candleberry Inn.

The Seacroft Suite at Candleberry Inn.

A framed nautical print at Candleberry Inn.

A framed nautical print at Candleberry Inn.

One of the many beaches near the Candleberry Inn in Brewster.

One of the many beaches near the Candleberry Inn in Brewster.

Exterior of Inn at Valley Farms in Walpole, New Hampshire.

Exterior of Inn at Valley Farms in Walpole, New Hampshire.

The Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville, Vermont.  The structure dates back to 1792.

The Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville, Vermont. The structure dates back to 1792.

Setting the tables for dinner at The Inn at Weathersfield. Meals feature inspired farm to table creations.

Setting the tables for dinner at The Inn at Weathersfield. Meals feature inspired farm to table creations.

Freshly baked bread in the dining room at The Inn at Weathersfield.

Freshly baked bread in the dining room at The Inn at Weathersfield.

Candleberry Inn is located in the historic district of Brewster, Massachusetts on Cape Cod.

Candleberry Inn is located in the historic district of Brewster, Massachusetts on Cape Cod.

The Old Inn on the Green in New Marlborough, Massachusetts, is surrounded by a fresh dusting of snow.

The Old Inn on the Green in New Marlborough, Massachusetts, is surrounded by a fresh dusting of snow.

Step back in time to eat in one of the dining rooms at the Old Inn on the Green. The rooms are lit entirely by candlelight.  Most of the architecture and decorative details are true to the inn's early history.

Step back in time to eat in one of the dining rooms at the Old Inn on the Green. The rooms are lit entirely by candlelight. Most of the architecture and decorative details are true to the inn's early history.

Room 191 at the Old Inn on the Green is an authentically restored bedroom furnished with antiques and country furniture.

Room 191 at the Old Inn on the Green is an authentically restored bedroom furnished with antiques and country furniture.

Architectural windows and a soaking tub in a bathroom at The Old Inn on the Green.

Architectural windows and a soaking tub in a bathroom at The Old Inn on the Green.

Wavy glass creates a beautiful back drop for a still life in one of the bedroom windows at the Old Inn on the Green.

Wavy glass creates a beautiful back drop for a still life in one of the bedroom windows at the Old Inn on the Green.

Happy chickens in the henhouse at The Inn at Valley Farms.

Happy chickens in the henhouse at The Inn at Valley Farms.

Headed back to the inn with freshly collected eggs.

Headed back to the inn with freshly collected eggs.

All photos/art by Julie Bidwell

Photographer Julie Bidwell captured four of our favorite historic inns during the holidays. The preserved character of these establishments can be seen inside and out. Each location offers a different experience beyond the inn whether exploring the quiet beaches on cape cod or a classic new england town.

View more of Julie’s images on her photography web site.

Learn more about the inns featured in this slide show:
The Old Inn on the Garden
The Inn at Weathersfield
The Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod
The Inn at Valley Farms

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