Historic Oak Cottage
& The Mill
The piece of history known as
Oak Cottage is
FIRST FLOOR: Upon entering the front door of Oak Cottage you are in a foyer with a
2nd floor and a hallway leading to the kitchen are in front of you. The kitchen is at the
back of the house. The kitchen is flanked by a formal dining room to your left - and a
great room to your right. There is also a covered back porch off the kitchen. There is
a half bath off the great room - and a laundry room off the gentleman's parlor.  The
laundry room / mud room is also directly accessible through French doors - to the
right of the front porch. (The foyer, hallway, kitchen, laundry room, & bath have Indian
Slate floors - the other rooms have all original hard wood flooring.)

SECOND FLOOR The 2nd floor consists of: the Master Bedroom with full bath, five
additional bedrooms, and one additional full bath. (Three of the bedrooms are
carpeted - and three of the bedrooms have original hardwood flooring. Both 2nd floor
full baths have Indian Slate floors.)

Interesting facts: Facing the house the bedroom on the left (the room with the window
which has a red/white/blue panel with 4 stars) is also known as "The General's
Quarters". Historically, General U.S. Grant is known to have periodically signed the
visitors log of the hotel which was across the street from Oak Cottage. At this time Oak
Cottage was owned by and was the summer residence of the owner of that hotel. It is
rumored that General Grant sometimes stayed in Oak Cottage - and that the
quartered panel with 4 stars on the front of the house represented "4 Star General's
Quarters". .... Another interesting thing about this room is that you must step up into
the room because it was built OVER the ORIGINAL Oak Cottage. The original Oak
Cottage was exactly the size of this room - and consisted only of the amount of space
in the formal parlor below. We discovered this when we removed the plaster ceiling
from the formal parlor and found *the original hip roof on the original Oak Cottage*!
(And it remains there for future generations to discover as well!!)
THIRD FLOOR is composed of a 'great room' and a half bath.

APPLE DISTILLERY MILL / CARRIAGE HOUSE is 2 floors plus a basement - and is
an added bonus feature to the property!  Most recently, it was set up and used as a
wood working shop - to rebuild windows, trim, etc.- for the restoration of Oak Cottage.
Originally it was a water turbine powered "apple cider distillery" -- providing beverages
for the 3 area hotels.
Oak Cottage Details