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Rarus Room

This moody, romantic room features the colors of nature – a queen bed with down comforter, gas-flame corner fireplace, widescreen HD television featuring hundreds of Time Warner channels.

Relax in a private bath with a 72″ Jacuzzi whirlpool tub/shower combination and feel all the stress leave your body.

The Story Behind the Name…

Rarus Room

rarus-4“The Great Fatherless Trotter Stabled with Noble Companions.  …Mr. Bonner paid more for Rarus ($36,000) than he has ever paid for a trotter before, save Pocahontas. Rarus attracts more attention than he otherwise would from the fact that he is without pedigree.” New York Times, 1879.

In typical Bonner fashion, the purchase was a surprise headline. The day before, Rarus had been a no-show in Hartford, disappointing 15,000 fans and earning a lifetime ban from racing. It turned out that his owner, hoping to sell his horse that day, had been in negotiation with a buyer, who, wanting to protect his investment, refused to let the horse run. Mr. Bonner, desiring to save the horse’s reputation, and fulfilling his wish that all champions be allowed to retire with dignity, paid an unjustifiable fee to add the horse to his stables.  Broke world record twice: 2:14 and 2:13 1/4 in 1878

"Thank you for everything you did to six of us while we were staying there. Also I appreciate your trouble for kindly exchanging e-mail to my office. I am pleased to tell you that I met the curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland as scheduled. I am enclosing herewith photographs taken together with you. These are unforgettable souvenirs for me. Getting back from cool and green Tanglewood to scorching hot Tokyo, I am at my wits end. Hope I can visit your place in the future. Please take good care of yourself."
John Lennon Museum, Tokyo