Abigail Alcott Room
Our Abigail Alcott Room, situated at the front of the house, is a soft and serene room decorated in subtle shades of moss, cream and rose with a lovely appointed queen bed. This enchanting en-suite guest room happens to be our smallest and most prized accommodation during the summer months. A sofa offers a comfortable place to relax with a good book during the day. What makes this room so special is the small attached balcony that overlooks the beautiful mountains of Ashland whilst enjoying a glass of wine or cup of tea.
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A Little History…
Abigail Alcott was named after Abigail Sewall born in October of 1800. Abigail was the youngest daughter of Colonel Joseph May and Dorothy Sewall, a descendant of the Quincy and Sewall families of New England. Her great aunt Dorothy was married to the first governor of Massachusetts, John Hancock.
Abigail Alcott, or “Abba” as she was known, is the beloved “Marmee” of Little Women written by Louisa M Alcott, her daughter. Abigail always went to great lengths to fight for women’s rights and abolition. She spent time in Boston as a Social Worker where she felt keenly the injustices of the world. She worked diligently for many causes. As her daughter Louisa often said of her mother, “… she always did what came to her in the way of duty and charity, and let pride, taste, and comfort suffer for love’s sake.” To her four daughters, Abigail Alcott was the “most splendid mother in the world.”