December 28, 2012

A Peek Inside Princeton's Historic Nassau Inn


Nestled in the heart of Palmer Square directly across from Princeton University, is the beautiful  Nassau Inn. The original Nassau Tavern was built by Judge Thomas Leonard in 1756. However in 1759 after the death of the Judge, his own beautiful and elegant town residence was turned into the College Inn. At the turn of the 19th century the College Inn was renamed The Nassau Inn.


There's my crew...they look so cozy sitting next to that roaring fire!



 The Inn boast 188 guest rooms and specialty suites along with 14 gorgeous banquet facilities.


Which can be transformed into this...


And then there is the charming Yankee Doodle tap room.


This tap room houses a wall of pictures of famous Princeton alumni including....


Brooke Shields ~ Class of 1987


Jimmy Stewart ~ Class of 1932


Charles L. "Pete" Conrad Jr. ~ Class of 1953
Apollo 12  ~ Took the Princeton flag to the moon.

And one of my favorite newscasters, Charlie Gibson ~ Class of 1965
Plus many many more!
So if you are ever in the Princeton area the Nassau Inn is simply a must see! I couldn't resist posting this beautifully decorated Inn especially as it is all dressed for the Christmas season. I have more to share with you about our trip today to Princeton, including of course the fabulous architecture of Princeton University. 
Have a wonderful day!!!
XO
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8 comments:

  1. absolutely beautiful photos. you must have a great camera, they are so crisp and enjoyable to look at. Those red leather chairs and red rug caught my attention. Wow that looked like a fantastic place to go. Just love going up north, and the eastern coast..so much history there, and beauty. It seems I have a kindred spirit that makes me want to discover in that direction. they were beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

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  2. What a charming place. The pictures are beautiful.

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  3. What beautiful photos. I love all the portraits, too. Charles Gibson- forever captured as a young man...xo Diana

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  4. Barbara! I just found our blog and read the beautiful story of your family. I love your heart and your style. Sending love from a little town in Canada!
    xo
    Bethany

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  5. Hi Barbara, I very much enjoyed this post as I'd love to visit Princeton. We met Charlie Gibson, when he and Diane Sawyer were on Good Morning America. Thanks for sharing such a special place.
    Yesterday, I added your blog to my blog roll, because I enjoy your adventures that you share.

    Happy New Year,
    Helen of Helen's Decor

    P.S. Love your book, too!

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  6. Hi Barbara - what a beautiful place! If I visit some of my relatives in NJ, I will have to see if we can stop by there. It's beautifully decorated for Christmas.

    Hope your Christmas was beautiful...mine was. Ate too much, but I guess that's why New Year's resolutions are made!!

    Hoping you have a great 2013!!

    Linda

    PS - How cute was Charlie Gibson!!!

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  7. You have brought back memories to me. My son graduated from Princeton. We would eat lunch at Nassau Inn. Thanks

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  8. It looks like a wonderful place to stay and I love the history that goes with it :)

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