Beautiful St. Kitts and Nevis are known for its gracious plantation inns, and one great example is the the Hermitage Plantation, whose Great House dates back to 1640 and is said to be the oldest wooden house in the Caribbean and there is evidence that a processing mill was once below the house.  And that’s just for starters. When Richard Lupinacci bought the run-down property in 1971, he recognized the value of the original Great House –- but it was when he chose to expand his home into lodging that he became really inspired. To make room for more guests, he moved eight old wooden houses from other areas on the island where they lay in disrepair. Each cottage, lovingly restored, promotes an old island feel, an authentic lifestyle not found in other more modern settings, making the property a living architectural museum. Adding to the authenticity is an old slave privy from the 1740's sitting amidst the cottages (fortunately it is not still functional). 

Read more in Tripatini member Fyllis Hockman's post The Plantation Inns of Nevis - and Alexander Hamilton.

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