At the famous bend on River Road, the traveler experiences a cluster of stone buildings that are most reminiscent of an 18th Century European Village. At the nucleus of this “village” is the Inn at Phillips Mill. The genesis of this stone building that houses the Inn, is Circa 1913, as the Holmquist School for Girls. For generations, the Inn was the scene of quiet, inspired dinners bathed in candle light with the sounds of fireplaces crackling along with the comforting view of the rich and stately timber and paneling covered in a century old patina. The various dining spots throughout the Inn were filled with deep conversations and hearty laughter. If one were fortunate enough, a coveted seat in the “secret gardens” would be available. Five bedrooms with baths were waiting for the weekend visitor or the nightly guest. Interesting artifacts adorned the Inn…from the all wood Otis elevator to a phrase carved into a central beam borrowed from the Roman poet, Horace. Over the years, the Inn closed and receded back into history. This treasure of a building, with the correct period restoration, could become, once again, a stellar and sophisticated dining venue, or a proper private home that would challenge the architectural aesthetics of any structure in the area. As the quote by Horace Aptly captures, “This corner of earth smiles upon me above all others.”Showings can begin on Wednesday, July 7th on.