Common Areas

Dining Room

This is the original dining room which was used in 1854. The outside door to the cook house now enters into a closet which was part of a sun porch addition which was put on in the 1970s. Two bookcases were created in the dining room when the room was used as a family room in the 1980s. I have enclosed one of them to create a china closet. The other is decorated with glassware collected from my travels. The dining table, chairs and credenza are epitome of the grand European elegance, creating an old world feeling. The table top is inlaid with maple, olive ash burl, and walnut with a caramel finish and covered with glass for protection. The original hardwood floor has an inlaid Greek design surrounding the perimeter of the dining area. Please let Lyn know if you have any food restrictions upon check in.
 

Pantry

Coffee, microwave, and refrigerator are available to the guest 24/7. Soda, wine and water are provided in the refrigerator.
Pantry

First Parlor

The first parlor is decorated in a Victorian style. The room is centered by a large white marble fireplace imported from Italy. The ceiling is adorned above the chandelier with a large plaster medallion also imported from Italy. During the day it was used as a greeting room for guest and later used as a music room for the family. If guest became friends of the family they might be invited into the second parlor. At one time the parlors were divided by pocket doors. Unfortunately the leaded glass pocket doors of the Crawford House were sold off by former owners as well as the gas lighting fixtures in the two parlors. Many years ago this fireplace and the one in the bedroom above were closed off, possible because of a chimney fire. The bricks from the chimney were deliberately thrown down the flue to avoid its use in the future. All the hardwood floors on the first floor are original to the home built in 1854.
Second Parlor

Second Parlor

The second parlor is suited for the guest of the Crawford House Inn. Comfortable chairs make relaxing enjoyable. Literature on tourism in the area is available on a large table. Puzzles, cards, chess, and checkers can be played on another large table with four chairs. Magazines are also available. The room is centered around a second large white marble fireplace imported from Italy. At one time fires were burned in this fireplace and the one in the bedroom above. Since the painting of the parlors in 2008, the fireplaces are no longer in use. This ceiling is also adorned above the chandelier with a large plaster medallion imported from Italy.
 First Parlor

Library

The Library is the smallest of the rooms on the first floor. It has a secondary front door which was once used as the servants’ entrance, since they were not allowed to enter through the front door. This room centers around a large mahogany wood fireplace which now houses an electric fireplace/heater. The room has three outside walls and the heater helps keep the room warm and cozy. The décor of the room brings it back to about the 1880s with hand screened wall paper. None of it was made by machine, and it took two men 4 days to install it. An antique light fixture highlights the ceiling as well as the ornate wall paper above the fixture.
Three comfortable chairs furnish the room around the library table. The first is a needle point chair with a carved face of Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind, who once traveled with the Barnum and Bailey Circus. The second chair is a leather William Morris, fore runner to the recliner. The third is a very comfortable wing back chair with a wonderful antique floor lamp for reading near by.