Rooms & Rates
While staying at the Silver Star B&B Inn, we invite you to relax in your guest-room or in our many public spaces.
It is our pleasure to provide warm hospitality, exceptional food, and comfortable beds, all in our log lodge cabin.
Off season rates are discounted $20.00 off regular listed rate January thru April 2017
We are closed Sunday thru Wednesday until May 2017 except for groups leasing 3 or more rooms.
No minimum stays November through April 2017
• Air conditioning • Private baths • Clock radio
• Full Hot breakfasts • Complimentary Snacks & Beverages
• Personal soaps, shampoo & body lotion • Reading materials
|Room #||Cost||Type Bed||Bath||Sleeps||Misc Info|
|1 Stieglitz||$167||Queen||Whirlpool/Shower||4||Pull-out sofa|
|2 Szarkowski||$149||Queen||Shower||3||Can add twin cot|
|3 Aperture||$159||Queen||Shower||4||Pull-out couch|
|4 Cameron||$149||Queen||Tub/shower||3||Can add twin cot|
|5 Brady||$149||2 Twins||Tub/shower||2|
|9 Eastman||$154||Queen||Tub/shower||2||Deck, wheelchair accessible|
|10 Magnum||$149||2 Full||Shower||6||Children & pets welcome
All prices are based on double occupancy.
Edward Steichen was born in Luxemburg in 1879 and was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Steichen submitted photographs to the institute of Chicago for exhibition and were accepted by a jury that included Alfred Stieglitz. Stieglitz was impressed with a photograph entitled “The Pool,” which he later purchased and called “a masterpiece.” He later purchased many pieces from Steichen, paying him $50 to $100 in 1902.
Alfred Stieglitz founded the Photo-Secession, a photographic organization, in 1902, which published a magazine, Camerawork, and in 1905 opened a photo gallery at 291 Fifth Avenue, NY. The Gallery, which was referred to as “291” was designed by Edward Steichen and directed by Alfred Stieglitz. Many photographers, most notably Edward Steichen, Clarence and Alvin White, Gertrude Kasebier, John G. Bullock, and many others, joined the Photo-Secession and exhibited at “291.” For the next twelve years, photographs by its members vied with paintings and drawings by Matisse, Marin, Harlley, Renoir, Cezanne, Manet, Picasso, Braque, and O’Keefe.
Our largest room has a foyer entrance, whirlpoolbath/shower, sitting area, four poster mahogany queen bed, antique writing desk, vintage dressers, hard oak floors, and sofa pullout. Enjoy!
John Szarkowski has long been one of the most compelling and influential figures in the photography world. As director of the photography department at The Museum of Modern Art since 1962, his exhibitions and writings brought new prestige to photography. He defined trends and discovered important photographers such as Diane Arbus and Garry Winogrand, setting contemporary photography on a track it would maintain until the late 1970s.
Nestle into your white shutter style bed covered by a Bob Timberlake comforter. Large bathroom w/shower.
Founded by Minor White in 1952, Aperture, a periodical, provides
working photographers, teachers, students, and intellectuals the world over with reviews of photo-related books and exhibitions, articles on current developments in photography, and portfolios of current work, with a special emphasis on emerging talents.
There are many fine issues available for our guests to enjoy in the library and several are on display in The Aperture.
Sleep well in your Queen canopy style bed. This room also has a sofa pullout in case you are traveling with others and want to share a room and a large bathroom w/vanity and shower.
Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) was endowed with a combination of eccentricities, energy, and inspiration that prompted her to photograph great Victorian personalities and enabled her to reflect their spirit, power, and character better than any portraitist. She concentrated on their heads, revealing their depth of mind as she revealed her own depth of feeling about them. It was the soul of her subject she was after.
This room features a Queen bed, vintage oak art deco dresser and private bath with tub and shower.
To photograph the civil war was Mathew Brady’s ideal and it burned fiercely in his heart. Brady took many of his best men with him into the field; by war’s end he had financed twenty teams which had covered practically every major engagement in every theater of war. Each was equipped with a wagon of photographic material which the soldiers dubbed a “what-is-it” wagon. Alexander Gardner and his son James were with the army of the Potomac; Timothy H. O’Sullivan was at Gettysburg and Richmond, and others were remembered with given credit for pictures published after the war.
It took great strength of purpose and disregard of danger to coop oneself up in a wagon which invited a marksman’s bullet, and prepare glass plates in the semi-darkness for cumbersome cameras like the 8×10 inch view camera. To slow to stop action, Brady and his men trained themselves to see and take grim still-lifes that reflected the action frozen in death.
Ginny Lind style twin beds, perfect for friends traveling together. Floral quilts, antique dress and private bath with tub and shower.
Roy Stryker’s, head of the Farm Security Administration, objective was to investigate and record the human problems that beset millions of people living on impoverished, drought stricken land. He turned a spotlight on the lowest third, the third that President Roosevelt had referred to as “ill-housed, ill-clothed, and ill-fed.” The FSA existed for 8 years with more than 200,000 photos in its files.
Roy Stryker inspired the photographers “to give their fraction of a second’s exposure to the integrity of the truth.”
Features include a Queen bed with patchwork quilt, antique oak chair, small dresser and private bath
The vision represented by group F/64 dominated serious photography during the 1930s. The aesthetic beliefs of Americans exhibiting at “Film and Foto” were written up for the official catalogue by Edward Weston. Those beliefs were stark honesty in the use of materials and equipment, absolute control over composition and tonal range, and reality so keenly sensed and so meticulously re-created that it was like seeing the world for the first time.
Some of Weston’s followers and a newcomer, Ansel Adams, who later gave these artistic imperatives detailed, quantitative expression, formed “Group F/64” to promote Weston’s vision of photography.
Relax in your room featuring a Queen bed and Queen Ann dresser with antique chair. Private bath features octagon window and shower.
Joseph Nicéphore Niepce, in 1822, made the first photograph, a permanent image. He called these images caught in the camera obscura “points de vue.” In 1827, Niepce met with affluent prosperous Louise-Jacques-Mondé Daguerre, twenty years his junior. They became partners in 1829, after Daguerre convinced Niepce not to publish his process even though he felt he couldn’t improve it any further. Daguerre’s letter reads “…there should be found a way to get a large profit out of the invention before publication, apart from the honor you will receive.”
Although Daguerre did not invent photography, he did make it work, made it popular, and made it his own. Within a year after its announcement in 1839, his name and his process were known in all parts of the world. Honors were showered on him and wealth and security was his. However, the name of Joseph Nicéphore Niepce was practically forgotten. Daguerre’s principle of development of mercury vapor was original, a workable process based undoubtedly on knowledge he gained from Niepce. Niepce, however, contributed nothing further to the invention after 1829.
Daguerre’s process could not be multiplied or printed in unlimited numbers, as positives can be from a single negative; the negative-positive principle of photography was the invention of Henry Fox Talbot. It was Talbot’s invention of a paper negative from which multiple prints could be made that became the foundation of modern photography.
This eclectic room features a Queen antique brass bed, a primitive style armoire and side table and a patchwork quilt. Private bath has shower.
Through continued experiments, George Eastman developed what he called “American Film.” Its greatest virtue was its flexibility. A roll holder could be fitted to any camera. In 1886, Eastman designed and patented a box camera with a standard roll holder for 48 4×5 inch negatives, a focusing lens, and shutter. A perfect amateur camera was developed and Eastman coined the word that has been synonymous with “camera” ever since — “Kodak.” It was George Eastman’s slogan, “you press the button, we do the rest.”
Enjoy your private deck, oak flooring, queen bed and private bath with tub and shower. This room is wheelchair accessible.
In 1947, Robert Capa, David Seymour ‘Chim,’ and Henry Cartier Brisson co-founded Magnum Photos. Magnum is owned as a co-operative by its outstanding photographers, who supply illustrated journals and magazines of all the world with single photos or complete picture essays.
Two full beds and sofa pullout (Sleeps 6) interior entrance & direct access to rear terrace, desk, shower, tile floor, and braided rugs, Children and pets welcome (please inquire)