This was the summer home of Henry and Lucy Bowen built in 1846. Henry Bowen was a self-made successful businessman. The docent told us how he made his money, how they ended up in Woodstock and of his family life. I will leave the details for those who wish to visit. One interesting point though, was that four different presidents had come to Roseland Cottage at one time or another.
The cottage is Gothic Revival design. They say that some of the boxwood in the garden is the original that was planted in the 1800's. The flowers were beautiful and let me stop blabbering and show you.
|Find the butterfly.|
|On the ceiling.|
|One of his jobs was tax collector.|
|A disguised safe in the bathroom.|
|This is the same exact doll as in the following picture.|
|This is the servant's side of the house.|
|This is the nation's oldest bowling alley. President Grant bowled here.|
|The left side of the building are the servants' quarters.|
We then went down the road and ate at a spot highly recommended by the locals. It was just a simple roadside diner with inside and outside seating overlooking a pond. The food was okay but afterwards we treated ourselves to kiddie sized ice cream cones and the ice cream was really delicious. George had plain vanilla and I had coconut chocolate almond chip. Yum!!!!
|The pond in back.|