Lodging • Nell’s Room | Nell’s Room is a Deluxe Farmhouse Room. Now furnished with a solid cherry four-poster king bed, Nell’s Room, our largest, is even more inviting. One of our brightest rooms, Nell’s is on the 2nd floor of the farmhouse. It boasts a spacious sitting area.
Two windows overlooking the side yard combine with the hint of peach on the walls to give Nell’s Room a sunny feel. The private bath has a standard tub and shower. Room air-conditioner in summer. All lodging rates include a country gourmet breakfast for two each morning. • Sleeps 1-2 • $149-$259, The average rate is $199.
The farm and family prospered through the 19th Century, and Finley and Josephine Mast built the first part of the farmhouse in the 1880s. Around the turn of the century, the Masts began offering meals and rooms to tourists, enlarging the house to accommodate the growing number of guests. By 1915, the inn had 13 bedrooms and one bath. It was called “the Mast Farm” or simply “Aunt Josie’s and Uncle Finley’s.” “Aunt Josie was a remarkable woman in any time or place. A slender, vigorous, gray-haired little figure filled with energy and warmth, she ran her part of the farm – the vegetable garden, the dairy and the house, with its dozen or so paying guests – with almost careless competence. She mothered the people of the countryside, who were forever coming to her with their troubles, which ranged from ailments (which she treated with herb remedies) and hunger (which she fed with baskets of food) to questions about the directions of their lives or the resolution of family conflicts. In her spare time she relaxed by going into the loom house and weaving several inches of bedspread, rug, or bag.” in 1913, when President Woodrow Wilson’s daughter, Jessie, is to be married, Josephine Mast gathers neighbors to help weave spreads and rugs for Jessie’s room in the White House. The president’s family is so impressed by the work they redecorate the room around the weavings. Some of Josephine’s weavings are in the Smithsonian. Josephine used the “Loom House” to make all of her weavings and was very well known for her outstanding work.
“Charming. Sweet. Kind. Such is the innkeeper of the warm and inviting Mast Farm Inn. The Inn stole our hearts. My husband and I were enveloped with such warm, inviting graciousness, we can’t believe customer service like this still exists. We shake our heads in amazement every time we reminisce about our stay.” ~ B. & P.
“To the staff at Mast Farm Inn, I just want to say thanks to you for providing a wonderful dining experience for my niece and her husband on their honeymoon. R. and E. called me as soon as they left the restaurant to tell me about the special evening they had. They told me that from the moment they walked in, you treated them like VIPs. They enjoyed the sparkling drinks that were served in champagne glasses and said the food was delicious. My niece said their salads tasted like the lettuce had just been picked and E. said his dinner (Scallops) was so good he wanted to lick the plate clean (Fortunately, he didn’t). They both said they had never eaten at such a wonderful place and it was an evening which will always be remembered. Thank you for helping me give them such a special gift. Sincerely,” ~ JP
“Back home and into the routine but well rested from our stay at the Mast Farm Inn. Thanks for the hospitality and we hope to be able to see you again soon.” ~ T & V