About the Hamar House B&B
This area is embedded in history. At the Hamar House, my daughter and I desire to provide you with the experience of living in a part of that history. We invite you to enjoy a time gone by, in a refurbished, historical home. As your host, I cook a full breakfast each morning, with Hamar House signature recipes, and fresh roasted coffee, served in the dining room. In the evening, a lighted buffet will entice you to relax in the parlor or retire with home baked cookies, fruit, assorted roasted nuts, chocolate covered dried fruits and more. My goal is for you to relax, on the original front porch, with a book in the Great Parlor, or in the secluded back courtyard and gardens. We have a collection of games including a hand carved Cribbage board, and even Croquet for the front lawn outside. To help you explore this area's history, we have a number of beautifully photographed books for your perusal. I look forward to hosting you, and introducing you to some of the wonder that is the Hamar House, in historic downtown Chassell.
A word about the historical Hamar House:
Built in 1903, this was the home of Edward A. Hamar. As the general manager of the Worcester Lumber Company, Edward built not only his home but also many 'Company Homes' in the township. This three story home was built on a foundation of the prized Jacobsville sandstone. The stairway, built-in dining room china cabinet, fireplace mantle, and so much more were all handcarved with the finest wood, care and dedication.
Until 1990, the house was lived in and owned by the Hamar family. It then was purchased by Barbara and Harry Wilson, who subsequently opened it as a Bed & Breakfast for the next 21 years. When we, the Wells family, purchased the house in 2010, it became a private residence. Already well maintained, we continued to refurbish the house and added breezeway and garage. It was the Hamar families wishes that a number of family pictures remain with the home, and so we displayed them in the 25' breezeway, turning it into what we call Hamar Hall. At the conclusion of the renovations we were invited to participate in the Chassell Old Fashioned Christmas Home Tour. This was the first time that the entire house was put on the tour. Over 400 people came through this house in that one day!
In the spring of 2015, I decided to reopen it as a B&B. Myself, with my daughter Kathryn, wish to share the Hamar House and it's history with you, that has been such a treasure to us.
The Two Feline Residents
We have a new senior cat, Angel, who is Barbara's precious one.
She is calm and enjoys petted but not picked up, but may also come join you on the ottomans.
A miracle happened when a neighbor told us of a beautiful and special cat, Roland, who needed a loving home. He and Kathryn bonded immediately. He is a gentle, loving, and creatively playful young kitty. He resides on the third floor with Kathryn.