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The deluxe Kate is the room we especially offer to our honeymoon or anniversary couples. Decorated in pink and mauves it showcases a king size canopy bedstead, comfortable seating area with antique blue floral parlor furniture, claw footed mahogany writing table, carved marble fireplace with candle inset all under the glow of a magnificent period chandelier. This room also offers its own semi-circular covered porch complete with white wicker chairs. A walk-in closet and spectacular bath with both a claw-footed soaking tub and separate oversized walk-in shower makes this room ideal for long romantic stays. The original built in wooden shutters offer privacy while the romantic lace curtains filter the bright afternoon sun. This was originally Kate Batchellers master bedroom.
A full cooked to order breakfast is always included!
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History of Katherine "Kate" Batcheller
Only Kate, the youngest of the Batchellers’ three children, celebrated her first birthday. Katherine was seven when the house was completed and eight when the family left for Egypt. A woman of the world, Kate left a diary that started in 1891, telling of her experiences and feelings. The diary is over three hundred pages long and is 100% poetry!
When Kate’s mother died in 1903, she assumed the role of her father’s hostess. For the next five years she would entertain kings, judges, politicians, and, along with her father, she would have a private audience with the Pope. Although she never married, there is one poem that indicates that she may have been engaged to a German Baron.
When her father died in 1908, Kate returned to the family’s house in Saratoga. She had traveled extensively for the last 30 years. Suddenly she had the most beautiful house in the city but no real home.
In 1910, Josephine Amelia Le Saux joined Kate in the house. For the remainder of Kate’s life she and Amelia shared what was referred to as a Boston marriage.
This room was designed for the child of wealthy parents. It was in this room that Kate was indulged, as are the guests today.
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