Jean Bonnet Tavern has had a succession of private owners over the years since the Indian trader, Robert Callender sold sold the building in 1779 to Jean Bonnet and his wife. The current innkeepers are Melissa and Shannon Jacobs. The Jacobs family has owned the Tavern since 1999.
Under the Jacobs’ ownership the historic building has received many necessary improvements, including new energy efficient heating and cooling systems, upgraded plumbing fixtures, electrical wiring and a modern kitchen. All exterior stonework was re-pointed. Stairways, walls, ceilings, and flooring have been lovingly restored, always under the guidelines set forth by the National Historic Registry.
Important safety features, such as fire alarms and emergency exit lighting are in place, but the building is not completely handicap accessible. We do not have a passenger elevator as this has simply not been possible in keeping with the historic nature of the structure. If you need special assistance, please let us know in advance or upon arrival, and we make every effort to provide assistance.
Below we share with you below some photos which illustrate just a few of the many construction and improvement projects undertaken over the years of Jacob family ownership.