History of Colonial Acres


  Before and After: The Guesthouse prior to its
2001 remodel, and the Guesthouse today.

Colonial Acres Guesthouse was established in 2001 when owner Dave Taylor transformed a limestone farm building on his property into a cheery and comfortable "home away from home" for those visiting the Jefferson County area. The small stone building was built prior to 1870 and was used as a residence while the two-story colonial farmhouse - which now serves as the Taylor family home - was being built. The stone building also served as a summer kitchen and maid's quarters prior to its remodel.

Dave added onto the stone building, creating a full bathroom with an oversized glass-enclosed shower; a large, bright combination sitting room and kitchenette; and a roomy deck. Much of the original stone walls and beams remain exposed in the large bedroom, with a section of the 16-inch thick stone wall also exposed in the sitting room. The Guesthouse was remodeled with wheelchair accessibility in mind. All doors on the inside and out measure three-feet wide, and the deck features a ramp for easy access to the house.

Whether you're traveling for business or leisure, or just looking for a quiet night away from home, we hope you'll visit us at the Guesthouse!