in 1904 by James Hartness as a family home, the house is an
example of Newport shingle and stone architecture, rarely found in
this part of New England. Complementing the main building is a
unique stone tea house in the backyard.
The Living Room
The Entry Hall
The Tea House
his residence has been
welcoming guests as an inn since 1939. Each of its forty-five rooms are
air-conditioned and have private bath, telephones with voice-mail, and remote control
color television. Subtle improvements provide for guest comfort all
the while retaining the historical significance of another era.
Our Mountain Stream
Hartness House sits on 35 wooded acres, 25 of which contain
winding nature trails for you to follow, many along a mountain
stream crossed by stone bridges. Surrounded by foliage, our gracious
deck is the perfect place for breakfast or dinner or a cocktail. We offer beverages and
dining services on our deck. Also, picnic lunches are available for
activities on and off the premises.