This Old House, a time-favorite for home improvement fans, declared Rockland’s historic neighborhoods among the Best Old House Neighborhoods 2012. To celebrate, the four Historic Inns of Rockland will open their doors to those who love to see historic homes and offer tours of their distinguished inns every Monday through October 15, 2012. Plan to take a self-guided tour through Rockland’s historic neighborhoods, with dozens of homes and buildings on the Historic Register, stopping at each of the four Historic Inns of Rockland for tours and light refreshments on Mondays throughout the summer and early fall. Those reserving tours will not only learn the stories and history behind the four Historic Inns of Rockland, but will also take home a collection of the innkeepers’ favorite recipes in the bound INN DULGENCES, Recipes from the Historic Inns of Rockland cookbook.
Monday tours are self guided, beginning at 12:30pm at the Berry Manor Inn. Next, it’s on to 1:30pm at Granite Inn, 2:15pm at the Captain Lindsey House and 3:00pm at the LimeRock Inn. Innkeepers will offer tours of common areas and some guest rooms (if available), offering a history of the building, anecdotes about the life of an innkeeper and tidbits of trivia about each of the buildings. Guests are responsible for their own transportation between inns. Maps are provided at the inns. All proceeds from the tours support the Pies on Parade event held January 27, 2013 as a fundraiser for AIO Rockland’s local food pantry.
The Monday Tours are $15 per person and $25 per couple and include the tour of the four inns, one cookbook per person or per couple and light refreshments. Cash or credit cards are accepted for payment. Reservations are required in advance by calling 207-596-6611. Tours will take place every Monday for those pre-registered to attend with the exception of Monday, July 16, 2012 when no tour will be held.
Did you know that LimeRock Inn was featured on This Old House? Each of the four Historic Inns of Rockland have been featured on everything from Food Network to CBS News, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and many, many additional magazines and newspapers. Time to come and learn what’s behind the walls of these beautifully preserved “old houses”. We hope you’ll join us for Monday Tours.