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New England Inn: Marion Slocomb Suite

  
  
  

King Suite 3, small JR.jpg After more than 60 years operating as an inn, Hampton Terrace’s guest rooms finally have names.   It is not that they needed names…King Suite 3 was pretty descriptive…but we decided that this was an opportunity to help tell the history of the property in a colorful way.   Our Main House Rooms have been named after pre-inn owners of the property.   Our Wynnstay Cottage Rooms are named after the famous race horses owned by the Bonner family, who lived here from 1917-1937 and gave us the name Hampton Terrace.  We have decided to name our king suites after strong women from our family.

The Marion Slocumb Suite

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Marion Slocomb (Winborn) 1911-1979. We dedicate this room to Susan’s maternal grandmother Marion Slocumb. Marion was a fiesty, Southern redhead, married to Magruder Winborn. They ran a lumber and hamper mill in Lumberton, Alabama. Later, they moved to Poplarville, Mississippi, where Susan, her mother and siblings lived with their grandmother while her father was stationed in Korea with the Army. The Slocombs lived for a century in the South, but when Susan and I moved to Massachusetts in 1999, we were returning to her roots. The Slocombs had a home in Sutton, Massachusetts in 1640, just twenty years after the Mayflower. And in 1691, John Winborn married Elizabeth Hart of Salem, who ultimately, at age 70, became one of the most famous of the accused "Salem witches" and spent seven months in prison. Winborn’s ancestors were Montegues who came to Virginia in 1635.

Ideal for Girlfriend Getaways or Families

Traveling with friends? Or family? Do you need an extra bed?

All our spacious King Suites provide room to relax. In addition to huge four-poster king bed, the living room has an overstuffed couch that converts to a second bed. Friends find it easy to socialize. Grab snacks from the refrigerator. Mix a favorite drink at the wet bar. Cozy up to the gas fireplace. Enjoy!

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