On busy Route 1 just south of town, this pale-blue 1810 farmhouse has been an inn since 1978. It’s decorated throughout with a floral, 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,  triptych mirrors, antique writing desks, and slipper chairs in various configurations. And the exposed wood floors are absolutely lovely. The best rooms are the carriage-house suites, with their private entrances and extra amenities—two, Captains Quarters and Compass Rose, share a private outdoor patio. In the early afternoons, there are baked goods and tea to be had, with a nice list of beer and wine available for purchase. New owners in 2019 have spent recent years brightening the place up with fresh paint and some new bedding and fixtures (they also have some tales to tell from their days cruising the world on a catamaran).

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