Tucked under the eaves on the third floor of the Rivertown Inn is a cozy, warm and entertaining bedchamber named for Lewis Carroll, aka Charles Dodgson. Lewis Carroll, the famed author of the Alice in Wonderland books, was a multifaceted man: photographer, mathematician, minister, writer and poet. This excerpt from “Through the Looking Glass, and what Alice Found There” was first published in 1871 and is very appropriate for this month of winter:
A Winter Poem
I wonder if the snow loves the tree and fields, that it kisses them gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; perhaps it says “Go to sleep darlings, till the summer comes again.”
We chose this author as our decorating inspiration because the room is quirky, with odd under-the-eaves roof lines, and a charm about it that just spoke the name, “Alice.” This comfortable space – while the smallest bedchamber in the inn – has every amenity that the other guest rooms have for winter enjoyment: a warm fireplace, a beautiful hot tub, a pair of cozy robes and many interesting books by as well as about the author.
With im-proper scale, skeleton keys, a Cheshire cat, a mad hatter hat and fantastic old books – as well as a photograph of Alice Liddell (the original Alice) herself – this is definitely a room to consider when staying at the Rivertown Inn. Our current blog special is a complimentary bottle of wine with your room reservation in March or April. Simply reserve on-line at www.rivertowninn.com and enter the word BLOG as the promotional code, or call us at (651) 430-2955. This offer can not be combined with any other promotions or discounts.
We are looking forward to seeing you very soon.