The Artist's Inn was our second stop on our US holiday. With a tight schedule of two weeks to travel through several states, we factored in a quick stopover in Lancaster County. Hoping to experience an authentic rural stay in the general area, the Artist's Inn seemed to be what we were looking for. And we were not disappointed. Bruce welcomed us into his and Jan's lovely home, showed us around the house and then left us to relax on the balcony with a much needed coffee and home made cookies. I must admit I could not sit for long as I had spotted just why it is called the Artist's Inn - every nook and cranny was filled with Bruce's art , much of it a hilarious take on everyday things. However, the rocking chairs on the balcony called again and as we sat, taking in the late afternoon sunshine and the cats as they lolled under the trees and the beautiful scenery over the surrounding countryside, the stresses of the day just melted away. Getting up the next morning (having stayed in the very detailed, comfortable and personal Kris Kindle Room , Jan had prepared such a wonderful breakfast of home cooking (your scones are THE best, warm, crumbly, I can still taste them, Jan),fresh blueberries, cooked breakfast and excellent coffee. But really what topped it off, was the wonderful chit chat we had with Jan and the other guests over breakfast which made us feel right at home. Then, outside, (several times ) both seeing and hearing the clip clopping local buggies passing by the front door made us feel we really had an authentic stay in Lancaster County.. Having looked again through Bruce's art, we could not decide what to choose and eventually, as we had to factor in a overseas flight home, choose one of Bruce's books to remind us of an all too-short stay. If you have been there, you will know what we found - if you have not, then truly go and have the Bruce and Jan experience.Many thanks to you both for such a memorable stay. P.S. Thanks too for the wonderful suggestion of the local smorgasboard - it was a great experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spend the night in an art gallery! Romantic bed and breakfast in charming Terre Hill (Lancaster County) a small town surrounded by Amish farms. Hear the buggies clip-clop past the inn, enjoy the innkeeper's colored pencil pictures in the art gallery, stroll through extensive flower gardens, or relax on Victorian porches. The Olde Stone Cottage is a whole-house rental with two fireplaces, a full kitchen, and a whirlpool tub for two. It's perfect for romantic getaways or family reunions. Gourmet breakfasts at the inn. The Carriage House provides enough room for your entire family with 3 bedrooms, two baths, a sunroom, kitchen and family room. Bring your bikes or hiking boots, go kayaking, zip-lining or for a hot-air balloon ride. There are also other activities like shopping, antique collecting and learning about the local Amish. ... more less
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