Jackson House: Oldest Wood-Frame House in New Hampshire

I took advantage of a gorgeous New England fall day to take a day trip to Portsmouth, NH as there were still two Historic New England homes that I had yet to visit. The Jackson House, located just a block or so from downtown, was a great way to start our day! Historical Highlights The…

The House of Seven Gables: 1668 Salem Seaside Mansion

My first visit of 2021 was to The House of Seven Gables in Salem, MA. Salem is obviously well-known as the home of the Salem Witch trials, but I’ve learned so much since starting this project about the importance of the Salem Harbor and just how much wealth came to the state of Massachusetts because…

The Mount: Mansion & Grounds that Inspired Edith Wharton

As part of our recent weekend away to the Berkshires in Massachusetts, my husband & I stayed at the Seven Hills Inn which was right next door to The Mount. I found the two locations separately, but was thrilled to see that they were literally next door to each other! Not only did we thoroughly…

Seven Hills Inn: Farmhouse, “Cottage” and Inn in Lenox, MA

My husband & I celebrated our 10 year anniversary this year, and instead of our planned trip to Tulum, Mexico we thought heading out to Western Massachusetts for two nights seemed like a more sensible and safe way to celebrate. The leaf peepers were already packed up and home, but the weather forecast showed almost…

Nichols House: 1804 Beacon Hill Townhouse

I visited the Nichols House prior to popping the champagne for a friend’s birthday this past weekend. A hidden gem located on Beacon Hill just behind the Massachusetts State House, this house somehow blends in yet stands out among the rows of pretty brick townhouses that make up the famous neighborhood. I love a Boston…