This cozy, dignified room is located on the 2nd floor of the original mansion. The room features a double bed and private bath. The Russell Porter Room is named after famous room guest, and friend of James Hartness, Russell Porter; well known for his expeditions to Mt. McKinley and the North Pole, along with his artwork and inventions.
Sitting in this room, Russell Porter wrote, “I am sitting in this arm chair looking out the window at a winter scene in the waning light. I have been transported back to a time and place far from here. I can hear my mother downstairs doing what my mother did while raising five children in her house in Glasgow, Scotland. The cold, melting snow and leafless trees, it could be Christmas of my childhood. I don’t know if this is a special place or if this is a special time but the aura is wonderful. The past can never return but anything that conjures a memory is magical. I need to remember that this is a business trip but feel that I am cheating my company with an expense report. Enjoy your stay, for today is the past of your tomorrow.”
All Mansion Rooms feature Gilchrist & Soames’ BeeKind amenities, an environmentally friendly collection that supports bee research. A sophisticated approach to nature-inspired care, these naturally derived, healthful products help to support the honeybee and sustainable pollination research. BeeKind to yourself by not using products with parabens, phthalates or artificial colors.