This Presidential Suite is a 3,600 square foot cottage which is named in honor of the late food writer and cookbook author, Craig Claiborne.
The House is not only a suite but also a private event venue. The Claiborne House features two bedrooms, two and one half baths, a living room, dining room, media room, and library containing many of Claiborne’s books and memorabilia from his illustrious career at the New York Times. The house, originally built in 1899 by a local carpenter, was completely remodeled and re-designed by Alan Greenberg – a Washington DC architect considered to be one of America’s foremost classicists. (He is the designer of the diplomatic reception rooms at the State Department in Washington.) The interiors are designed by The Inn’s London based interior designer, Joyce Evans.
Claiborne House is a stone’s throw from The Inn’s main building and looks out on our charming herb and cutting garden. The rear of the house has a large, two story veranda overlooking a private garden. The House is an ideal venue for a family gathering, reception, wedding, or for two couples traveling together. Some of the celebrated guests who have stayed at the Claiborne House in the past include Al and Tipper Gore, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening.
The house can accommodate up to 12 for a seated dinner in the dining room and up to 30 for a cocktail reception.
For more information or to check availability and pricing, please contact us online or at at 540-675-5218.