Tours of the house include seeing the hand-painted "wood-grained" woodwork, a sink pump, the working hearth and beehive oven
, the vast clothing collection, and the remarkable Rufus Porter murals.
Visitors will see the various aspects of the past, from the humble fireplace and beehive oven
where the original family prepared its meals, to the magnificent wall murals attributed to itinerant artist Rufus Porter.
Complete with many period details, visitors will be surprised to see the original beehive oven
still intact in the dining room.
One of them, in the family room, has a brick beehive oven
of the type found in most Colonial homes.
A beehive oven
next to the hearth suggests that this room, the warmest in winter, was the original kitchen.
The inn's beehive oven
has been featured in many stories written about the business, especially when competitors in the annual New England Apple Pie Contest used it to bake their prize-winning pies.
Nantucket scallops, spider cornbread (from a 1796 recipe, cooked in the footed skillet that prompted its name), and a wheat bread baked in a beehive oven
also appear every night at the 7 o'clock seating.
In addition to the writing sessions and tours you'll also learn to make the famed Italian limoncello drink and traditional Neapolitan pizza in a beehive oven
The north room contains the original kitchen fireplace and beehive oven
The text is augmented by numerous illustrations (although not one of a beehive oven
We liked the sound of that too, so we were happy to find Al Fresco Imports' Beehive Oven
, a stylish double-walled terra-cotta model atop a portable iron stand.
Plan to sample some tasty Indian foods: mutton and hominy stew, blue corn muffins, Indian tea, Indian fry bread, Indian tacos, and Zuni bread fresh out of beehive ovens