Inn at Cook Street | 7 Cook Street Condominium
Another ornament on an especially lovely street, No. 7 was constructed around 1836. W. B. Lewis owned the property in the early 20th century, succeeded in time by Neil G. Nickerson, who also owned the abutting 5 Cook in the mid-50s. It was the home in the early 1980s of the fisherman Carlton Emond (b 1937). The current proprietors are Lisa Feistel and Doreen Birdsell, who followed Paul Church and Dana Mitton. Kim Grant had warm words in the Explorer’s Guide of 2003, saying that the four rooms and two suites were “all very tasteful and highly recommended. Pick your room based on its sleigh bed (Gable), how much sun it gets (the Hobbit suite is very bright), or its deck access.”
Birdsell (b 1951) and Feistel, who then lived in Westport, Conn., were guests of the Inn at Cook Street that year and so were enticed when it came up for sale. They said they “knew it was a fabulous property and a gracious home. We also knew that time, resources, and opportunity had presented themselves. We pulled up stakes in Westport and embraced our vision.” They bought the inn in October 2005. “Our mission now is to provide an environment for you as our guests that is fertile for dreaming dreams spawned from the inspiration of the Province Lands,” they say on their Web site. There is no longer a Gable room nor a Hobbit suite, but there are two cottages on the grounds that are available.
• Historic District Survey, main house • Historic District Survey, Kol Cottage • Historic District Survey, Studio Cottage • Historic District Survey, shed • Assessor’s Online Database, Unit 1 • Assessor’s Online Database, Unit 2 • Assessor’s Online Database, Unit 3 ¶ Posted 2012-11-17