Altemus Corners House Bed & Breakfast Inn
About Us

The Altemus Corners House

 

Nickolas Altemus III and his wife Sally Ann Saylor Altemus came from Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania and built this Federal style cream city brick house in the early 1870’s.

 

His great grandfather, Peter Altemus, from Koblenz, Germany, received land from the family of William Penn in 1740 when he arrived in Philadelphia. His grandfather, Nickolas I, served in the John Griggory company during the Revolutionary War.

 

Nickolas III arrived in Stoughton in 1855 expecting to work as a harness maker/blacksmith. Since the city already had men in these trades, Nickolas III turned to farming in Dunkirk township. He raised grain, corn, hay, tobacco and had livestock including cows, pigs and sheep.

 

This farm house was built to serve a family of seven children and the hired help needed to operate a labor intensive farm of the 1800’s. True to their Pennsylvania Dutch heritage, in which food is important, the dining room with its seven doors was central to the house. A kitchen with a fireplace and Dutch oven in the backroom was built in a wing off the main house. A large, full basement and seven bedrooms completed the house.

 

For more than a century, Altemus Corners House has been a landmark when describing directions east of Stoughton. Through the years people would stop for further directions, ask to use the telephone, park their cars in the driveway, and picnic under the willow tree. The property is owned by the grand daughter of Nickolas III and her husband.

 

For a map and directions, click here.  

 

 

Altemus Corners House Policies

 

  • Reservations may be held with a payment equal to 50 percent of the amount of the first night's lodging.  
  • Payment: MasterCard/Visa, Discover, cash or check. (All credit card reservations must be done over the phone for security reasons.)
  • Cancellations: Full refund if cancelled one week prior to reservation date, or if a room can be re-booked. Party will be charged if room can not be re-booked.
  • Extra Person: $15 charge for third person in a room.
  • Smoking: Outdoors please.
  • Children: Welcome, but not recommended.
  • Pets: Sorry, pets are not allowed. 
  • Check-in: 3 p.m.
  • Check-out: 11 a.m.

 

Altemus Corners House now offers
free wireless Internet access throughout the home.

     

     

     

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