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“Group Activities” package

Check out our “Group Activities” package! Looking for a place for a quilting bee, scrapbooking session, knitting class, craft activity, ā€œgirls night out,ā€ or other group activity? Gracefield Hall is the perfect place for any group activity! We can accommodate up to 20 people between our Parlor and Dining Room and also have four guest […]

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Southern Magnolia Blossom.

Magnolia Blossom

The Magnolia blossom opened! Last year we planted two 5-foot tall Southern Magnolia trees. We did not expect to get blossoms for a few years after the trees matured. Yet, last week one of the trees had a flower bud form. We kept an eye on it, enthusiastically anticipating its opening. Well, it opened yesterday. […]

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Red Tailed Hawk

Red Tailed Hawk

The red tailed hawk is back; at least I assume it is the same one that was here last summer. I see him circling and calling and have heard two of them but have not seen the second one. It might be his mate that was with him here last year. Last summer they sat […]

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Cherry Trees

We planted 3 cherry trees yesterday along the main house driveway in the front yard: North Star, a sour cherry; Bing, a sweet dark cherry; and Ranier, a sweet red cherry. Should have cherries to pick in a couple of years. Nothing better than sour cherry pie and you cannot find sour cherries in the […]

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Colonial House Tavern

Colonial House – Part 22

Colonial House On October 9, 2015, we received the final permit to open our bed and breakfast. We named it Gracefield Hall after the road on which we lived in Maryland before moving here. We have posted in the first floor passage a replica of an 18th century license to operate an ordinary. The license […]

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Colonial House Kitchen Fireplace

Colonial House – Part 21

Colonial House The kitchen has visible in the ceiling the exposed floor boards for the second floor, supported by exposed beams. Kitchens were typically left unfinished with whitewashed walls and ceiling. A large cooking fireplace at the far end of the kitchen provided a place to prepare meals and boil water for washing clothes. Kitchen […]

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Colonial House Chamber

Colonial House – Part 20

Colonial House The bedchamber at the rear of the second floor, the Green Guest Room, is the largest of the three guest rooms. There is no crown moulding in this room; just a chair rail. The woodwork is painted a bright green to enliven the room in the afternoon when the room gets minimal light. […]

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Colonial House Maps

Colonial House – Part 19

Colonial House The second floor passage provides access to three additional bedchambers, including ours. This area would have served as work space. An easy chair in the front of the passage provides a place to sit and relax or read. The two-piece crown moulding in the second floor passage is the simplest of all the […]

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Colonial House Bed Chamber

Colonial House – Part 18

Colonial House The first floor bedchamber, the Blue Guest Room, is in the room behind the parlor. Since it is a primary guest room, it is trimmed with chair rail and a single-piece crown moulding. The trim is painted a bright blue; a minor color in the hierarchy of important 18th century colors as would […]

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Colonial House curtains

Colonial House – Part 17

Colonial House A server at the far end of the dining room is accurate to the period, as is the gate-leg table at rest (folded) under the large mirror on the exterior wall. Above the server are the May and December lithographs from the 12 months of flower prints. These two prints represent the birth […]

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