THE INN

Originally constructed in 1828, The Blackburn Inn was envisioned and influenced by master builder and Thomas Jefferson’s protégé, Thomas R. Blackburn. Blackburn – our namesake – was one of Jefferson’s highly recruited apprentices, and he was dedicated to creating and imagining buildings that were committed to elegance.

It is the belief that buildings can exert a powerful,
positive influence upon the lives who use them.

- In Jefferson’s Shadow: The Architecture of Thomas R. Blackburn


OUR STORY

The Blackburn Inn is a unique renovation of a historic building that was formerly part of the Western State Hospital. The Inn exudes a distinctive and unmistakably American look – characterized by red brick, whitewashed wood trim, classical moldings, and dramatic, light-filled hallways.

Blackburn consciously used architecture, design and landscape to create a distinctly welcoming environment to create a “powerful, positive influence”. In its renovated and restored state, The Blackburn Inn was designed to continue to inspire and awaken our guests.


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