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The Fairbanks Inn is all the tranquility and elegance of an authentic colonial residence. Built in 1776 for a sea captain, today’s inn has retained nearly all of that long ago gentle decorum. Included in the inn’s 14 guest accommodations are spacious studio apartment and an airy private penthouse, each carefully decorated with antiques, original 18th century wall coverings and historic artifacts. All but two rooms have private baths that are tidy but small, a small sacrifice for modernity amidst the perfectly preserved setting; each room has a television and air conditioning, while some have VCRs (we now have HD-TV and DVD players) and refrigerators. A most hospitable innkeeper prepares an extended, homemade and complimentary continental breakfast each morning.
One of our favorites——-
Historic charm and gracious hospitality
are in evidence throughout this exquisitely restored 1770s sea captain’s home.
When you see the carefully restored 18th-century sea captain’s home that is The Fairbanks Inn, you might well expect high prices; however, you’d be wrong. Despite the charming building and fairly extensive amenities…the guest rooms are quite reasonably priced, all year-round.
Beautifully maintained, this colonial mansion boasts gleaming wooden floors softened by rich Oriental rugs, and romantic sleigh and four poster beds. A patio, porch, and roof top sun deck lend themselves to pleasant socializing. The attention to detail throughout the inn makes this one of the top places to stay in town.
An exceptional, lovingly restored and maintained 200 year old Captain’s house. The authentic period furnishings and modern amenities are exquisite…Unbeatable charm and warmth.
The heavenly scents of homemade breads, muffins and cookies entice you to linger lightheartedly.
One of the outstanding reasons to visit New England.
One of the top places to stay in town.
Colonial highlights with personal service that usually accompanies higher prices.