From Our Editors
Established in 1856, Asa Parker House lists among the most notable examples of Greek Revival architecture in the Midwest. A pair of two-story columns borders the entryway, resembling the towering sugar maple, ash, birch, and hickory trees that abound on the property. Four guest rooms feature antique touches, such as a nineteenth century walnut bed in the lilac-hued Isabella Parker room, original hardwood flooring in the Sarah Louise room, or hieroglyphs of John Quincy Adams in the Laura Rose room. Each morning, a four-course breakfast of fresh fruit, homemade pastries, hot entrees, and freshly ground coffee greets guests in the formal dining room. The house purposefully does away with modern technology, such as televisions, phones, and laser-guided toaster ovens, though WiFi access is available and some rooms feature whirlpools or Jacuzzis.