Monday, April 24, 2017

The Penrose Victorian Inn in Haydenville, Massachusetts

There are times in life when it's good to just get away from routine and the humdrum of daily living, don't you think? 

The Penrose Victorian Inn in Haydenville, Massachusetts, shown in this post, is a great place to escape to, particularly if one loves anything Victorian.

A visit there is a perfect opportunity to do what the saying on the dining room fireplace below says:

Why not feast your eyes on a dining room like the one shown above and below, and dream of a different time and age? 

                               (A look into the mirror, above the fireplace, of the main dining room.)  
The rose-covered wallpaper, itself, is swoonworthy to Victorian aficionados.

For an extra special treat, a visit to the Penrose Victorian Inn fits the bill.

If Victorian ambiance and decor are your cup of tea, this totally charming and elegant inn will keep you smiling.

The innkeepers, Nancy and Dick Zimmer, are as charming as the establishment they run.

They are world travelers, too, and will gladly tell you about some of their ventures to all the Continents!

Where else, besides the Penrose Victorian Inn, can one dine with a nearby parrot named Edna May for company?

Or hear the sweet melodies of an exquisite "player piano" drifting up to beautifully decorated bedrooms?

     (This is a scene on the top of the piano. The painting the Zimmers got when they visited Equador.)

Exquisite stained glass, picturesque lamps of every possible description, hundreds of antiques and Victorian decor in every direction are all yours for a few precious hours when you check in as a guest at the Penrose Victorian Inn.

We hope to have several posts on this darling inn so, if interested, keep checking back, from time to time, to Writing Straight from the Heart.

                                 (Even the back of a china closet in the dining room has rose-covered wallpaper!)

  Our daughter and son-in-law gave us a certificate to stay at the Penrose and it turned out to be quite  an unforgettable birthday gift!

Keep coming back for more posts and photos on the Penrose Victorian Inn, will you?




The Penrose Victorian Inn looks like a charming place. and the innkeepers look like quite the pair with their lovely parrot. . what a sweet birthday gift. worthy of a post or two.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I say any time you can get away, go for it. Looks like a place where there's must to enjoy and discover. Enjoy!

Linda O'Connell said...

I know you were right at home there. My daughter loves all things Victorian. She would live there if possible.

Susan said...

Look at all that pattern on the walls! Love the flowers and that Victorian era. Thank yo for the tour, XOXO

diane stetson said...

You sure were in your element. Glad you got that stay for your birthday

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a lovely place to stay! Hugs!

Chatty Crone said...

I have never stayed at any Bed and Breakfast Inn. It sure looks beautiful though - did your husband enjoy it too? Sandie

Red Rose Alley said...

Susan, what a charming place to get away for a few days. All the Victorian dรฉcor really warmed my heart, as I also love the Victorian era. That piano is grand, and wouldn't it be nice to hear a few songs playing while staying there? And the parrot, Edna May, is delightful. What a wonderful birthday gift your daughter gave to you.

love, ~Sheri

ps my mother is not living any more. She passed away about 9 years ago, but she
is in my heart always. : ) Thank you for your lovely comment, Susan.

Bookie said...

Such a beautiful place! Wish I could have gone with you!

Barbara Neubeck said...

... very beautiful Susan ....
I love visiting places like this .... but I wouldn't like to live there.
The Victorian era is pretty but too cluttered for my taste ... I love all the individual things that make up the decor style .. just not all together .. Barb xxxx

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