This sumptuous 1902 Tudor-Norman mansion used to open only during the warmer months. Now it cossets its guests year-round in its undeniably luxurious public rooms, dining areas, and bedchambers. A long drive curls up through 100 acres to the main manor, where guests enter a baronial lobby packed with imposing antique furniture, a massive fireplace, stuffed animal heads, and a carved and beamed ceiling suitable for the country home of a 19th-century blueblood. The main house holds 8 units and the nearby carriage 12, and there are 4 cottages. Dining -- in several interior spaces as well as in the garden and the glassed-in wing that overlooks it -- is of the highest order, as dictated by the Relais & Châteaux hotel association, of which the inn is an honored member. Coat and tie are required at dinner. If any place is worth these breathtaking tariffs, it's this one.