The Farrington Bed
& Breakfast is located in the historical district
of Terre Haute, Indiana and was built from 1898 to 1901.
The facility brings with it a sense of nostalgia and old world comfort that is difficult to find in modern day lodging facilities. The Farrington has been restored to offer as much for the business person as it does for individuals who are looking for a romantic get-a-way or just a special time of rest and relaxation. It is also nicely equipped for weddings receptions, family gatherings, business meetings, and private group luncheons and dinners.
The overall style of the home is Colonial Revival but was adapted to the older Queen Anne form. The house is asymmetrical with jutting bays, porches, jutting gables, tall chimneys, and stained glass. To the rear of the house has a second story porch often called a sleeping porch at the turn of the century because when the home was built it was considered healthful to sleep outside on hot summer nights. Since most people didn't want to pitch a tent in their front yard, nor be caught in the yard in their night-clothes, second story open aired porches made sense. Over the years many of these porches were filled in and became another room. At the Farrington the second floor porches have been preserved and equipped with ceiling fans and lights. They now serve as private sitting areas for the guest rooms.
Victorian Elegance as well as charm and grace is what The Farrington Bed & Breakfast offers to its guests.
The parlor has many comfortable chairs and sofas that provide a wonderful and quiet place to read or chat with a friend.
The First Floor has a large parlor that was originally used for ballroom dancing and has a uniquely designed hardwood floor that has been preserved in its original design . At the east end of the parlor is a beautiful and original stained glass door and at the west end is a lovely hand carved wooden fireplace.
Also on the first floor, is a large foyer with fireplace, a large dining room with a beautiful ornate cherry wood encasement that was originally used to house a pipe organ, a butler's kitchen, and a completely modern kitchen. The dining room, foyer, and parlor all have beautiful chandeliers, with two of them being original to the house.
The Farrington has quite a few spectacular art glass windows, ornate wood throughout the house hand crafted by Italian craftsman, 6 fireplaces (4 in guest bedrooms), 3 chandeliers, and a number of nice antique pieces of furniture.
Farrington Bed and Breakfast is a member
of the following associations:
Indiana Bed & Breakfast Association
Hits Since 9/19/03