SALISBURY — The Sassafras Bed and Break-fast is not the ﬁrst such enterprise for Sandy andPeter Oliver.They ran a bed and breakfast at 31 MillertonRoad from 2004 to 2006.Their latest enterprise, at 171 Canaan Road,opened up in October 2015 and, by Sandy Oliver’sadmission, “started slow.”But things have picked up since. In fact, thisinterview had to be postponed one week becausea guest decided to stay longer.That person was visiting a relative at NobleHorizons, which, along with Lime Rock Park, Salis-bury School and The Hotchkiss School, providesthe bulk of the business.There are three bedrooms in a variety of con-ﬁgurations; each has its own bathroom.The common areas are spacious and airy, andthere is a deck with a covered area.“We’ve met some lovely people,” Sandy Oliversaid.The Olivers live on one side of the house; afriend occupies the other side, which once had aliquor store.Sassafras gets a lot of repeat customers. “Peopleget comfortable and they come and go,” said PeterOliver. “It’s like having weekend guests.”For more information, go to www.sassfrasbe-dandbreakfast.com.
— Patrick L. Sullivan- Lakeville Journal Company, LLC-
PHOTO BY PATRICK L. SULLIVAN
One of the three bedrooms available at Sassafras Bed and Breakfast on Canaan Road has room for three people.