The Wheelwright Suite, refurbished in 2016 in peach tones, dover white trim, and dark slate blue floors showcases how Esquire Sullivan would have lived in the early 1800s. With the imposing king size four poster bed, the original Federal style fireplace, a palace style Persian rug and blue silk window treatments, this suite is perfect for a family of four, with its adjacent room with two twin beds and full bathroom. With period lighting, including two Wedgewood side table lamps, with an antique dark green onyx coffee table, this suite is also complimented by a small study with a burl wood antique desk which is juxtaposed with a beautiful modern bar with refrigerator inside.
Named for John Wheelwright, a Puritan clergyman in England and America, he is best known for having been banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony during the Antinomian Controversy, and for subsequently establishing the town of Exeter, New Hampshire. Raised in a well to do family, he attended Sussex College where he was a close friend of Oliver Cromwell. He left for Boston in 1636, and although warmly welcomed he soon fell out of favor and was banished from the colony. Wheelwright went north with a group of followers during the harsh winter of 1637–1638, and in April 1638 established the town of Exeter in what would become the Province of New Hampshire. He returned to England in 1655 but after Cromwell’s death, he once again returned to New England and became a minister in Salisbury, Massachusetts, where he died.