Inn at 7 Central.
Under four distinct proprietorships, 7 Central Street has served as a guest house for more than a half century. Since 2014, it has been the Inn at 7 Central, with 13 rooms, run by Cory N. Conley and Curtis W. Helmus. Their website has some delightful tongue-in-cheek notes for prospective guests, like: “Please note that we no longer have a hot tub, but we offer you the entire Atlantic Ocean at no additional charge!” Previously, it was the Carriage House, run by David McFarlane, a Cypriot software executive, and Ken Hassett, an Irish designer. They opened the lodging in 2000. Before that, beginning in the 1980s, it had been Lady Jane’s Inn, owned and operated by Jane Antolini, who also served on the Board of Selectmen in the 1990s. She bought the property in 1976 from Mary A. Cabral, who had owned 7 Center since 1929 and had run it as a guest house for at least part of that time, in the mid-1950s. Antolini told me in 2021: “I bought the house in 1976 and the adjoining empty lot in 1977. The large wing to the main house was added and opened in 1986 with 10 separate rooms with all private baths. The main house was not used for guest rental until we sold it in 2000.”
¶ Last updated on 13 September 2021.
Cory Conley wrote on 22 June 2014: My husband Curt Helmus and I bought it this January after having careers in Boston and have renamed it the Inn at 7 Central. Still a guest house, we are simply making some aesthetic changes to contemporize it a bit.