On busy Route 1 just south of town, this pale-blue 1810 farmhouse has been an inn since 1978 and is decorated throughout with a feminine country look. Rooms and suites vary in size; some are smallish, with slanting angles and low ceilings, but you can expect touches such as four-poster beds, claw-foot tubs, wicker furniture, Jacuzzis, writing desks, and slipper chairs. And the exposed wood floors are absolutely lovely. The best rooms are the carriage-house suites, with their private entrances and extra amenities -- two of them, Captains Quarters and Bali Hai, share a private outdoor patio. The early evening hours feature a nice cocktail service, with cocktails made to order and lovely hors d'oeuvres for a small extra charge. (Fun fact: One of the owners used to work as a cocktail bartender on the real Love Boat cruise ship. Gopher, Isaac, and Julie would be proud.)