Hydrangea Inn

The Hydrangea Inn was built in 1930, by  Housby and  Lax. It was a home for the inn keeper's Great-Great Aunt, Jenny Harvey Tuttle.  It has been kept in the family for five generations.

The house was built of local, old growth redwood. The original fixtures are featured throughout the home . These authentic details include the beveled glass filled entry, gum wood doors, the light fixtures, wall sconces, door knobs, drapery rods, bathroom sinks, as well as the upstairs oversized bathtub.  One of the premier features of the home is the wide curved, gum wood, stairway. 

​The house was built during the Great Depression, when work was scarce.  The finest local craftsmen were employed in its construction. The workmanship and attention to detail throughout reflect this.  The walls and coved 9' ceilings are smooth like Venetian plaster. It was decided to remove the three, sometimes more, layers of wallpaper, throughout the house, to expose the plaster. Trudy Olsen and Cory Dare, local professionals, did months worth of removal and painting.  It was worth the effort once you see the walls.  You can still see the early wallpaper, in the dining room, that remains in the original state.  A nostalgic walk through time can be taken by enjoying 70 years of Christmas photos that show lights lining the picture windows and wrapped around the original wood columns.