Breakfast at the Harkey House is served in the beautiful French Country Dining Room. This is set on a lower level than the rest of the house, which makes it larger and gives a sense of detachment from the immediately surrounding rooms. The black and white tiled floor, soothing fountain, antique French Country hutch, pellet stove and elegant chandelier create a sense of the Provinces.
Breakfast is an intimate and tasty affair, with lavender scones, Belgian waffles, frittatas, chicken apple sausage all made by the host and hostess. The Harkey House is even more a haven from the outside world in this light and airy room, filled with beauty, delicious food and good company. Vegan and gluten-free options are available.
The Living Room houses a memorable collection of ornaments and furnishings placed to enhance serenity. Many curious and exotic pieces, including an Erté sculpture, heighten the room's luxurious air, at the same time enhancing restfulness. Tasteful, sensitive floral arrangements as well as the beautiful crystal chandelier foster a pleasant and elegant atmosphere.
Of particular note, in this room rests an unusually well-traveled antique Chickering Rosewood piano. The stately instrument has traveled around the Cape Horn and represents the countless lovely components of the Living Room. This room also exemplifies the Victorian architecture evident throughout the house, which is particularly apparent in the bookshelves and entrance to the Dining Room.
A stunning Italian game table adds to the room's captivating look and feel. This elegant table has the ability to change into a chessboard or a board for backgammon and other games.
The Parlor, closest to the Harkey House entrance, suggests contemplation and solitude. A sense of history and calm pervades this room, playing over the books, the lush scarlet wall papering, chandelier, and the original marble fireplace. Trimmed with cozy, antique furniture and efficient, handsome fixtures atop the original fir floor, the Parlor lends itself to introspection.