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Artist's Inn and Gallery
Ranked #1 of 1 Terre Hill B&B and Inns
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Ireland
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29 reviews
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“Our Stay”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

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!

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Green Features: .Careful awareness of protecting the environment is evident in the Artist's Inn.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ArtistInn, Owner at Artist's Inn and Gallery, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Raylene and David - Thanks so much for posting. We loved that conversation at breakfast and wish you could have stayed longer! It's so much fun to "visit" other countries without even leaving the dining room. We wondered about you the next week because of the first hurricane of the season and are glad to hear you are home and safe. Lancaster County is home to many fun things to do and learn and we were glad to provide a breath of fresh air between your days in Philly and D.C.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

The perfect Bed & Breakfast experience! The owner was fantastic and it was the most relaxing stay. Incredible food as well. We were really impressed with everything....we stayed in the Kris Kringle room.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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ArtistInn, Owner at Artist's Inn and Gallery, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Wow - Perfect - We are truly grateful and will strive to keep that in mind every day! Thanks for posting and we hope you can visit again.
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

I stayed in the Kris Kringle room and it was bright and comfy and spacious. Bathroom very nice and amenities all available. Jan is amazing and trust me, after breakfast you will NOT be hungry for awhile. She is an amazing cook! Several places within the house to escape and read or just sit. Inside and outside. I had booked one night but the room was available and I stayed a second night. I didn't want to leave! The area is not in the touristy part of Amish Country but a very close drive to all local attractions. Jan gave me information on places that were not on the beaten path and they were like treasures when I found them! I wanted some solitude and serenity and I got it.
Bruce was away on an art trip. His artwork is fascinating and his sense of humor plays into much of it. I even purchased a print. I am sure I will buy more. I live 9 hours away and I will go back just to stay there again! You will be very pleased.
Felt like I had known Jan much longer than two days when I left.

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Green Features: Excellent! Conservation in action with convenience.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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ArtistInn, Owner at Artist's Inn and Gallery, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Ann - Thanks for posting. I'm so glad you were able to go to some of the out-of-the-way places that we enjoy. I really enjoyed spending time with you watching the evening primrose bloom, the fireflies dance and the super moon rise. Sometimes everything just falls into the place and the world seems in harmony.
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

We recently stayed for a friend's birthday. It was centrally located for our needs. We visited several wineries around the area on the proprietors recommendations. Jan is a fabulous chef and her husband was also a wonderful host. We thoroughly enjoyed their company as well as the accommodations. They provided us with a cooler and blankets to take to an outdoor concert so we didn't need to run out and purchase them. Just wonderful people!!

  • Stayed June 2014
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ArtistInn, Owner at Artist's Inn and Gallery, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
I'm thinking that you were here with Carmen's group for Sue's birthday. What a fun weekend you had. Since Carmen usually comes with her family, we were happy to point out some adventures that she normally doesn't get to experience. So glad you had a good time! Thanks for posting.
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Thorndale, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We stayed at the Olde Stone Cottage. It served our purposes to the tee. The Cottage had a very pleasant homey feel to it with a fully equipped kitchen which we put to use right away getting ready for our family reunion in Elizabethtown the next day. The place had everything we needed to be comfortable including a Jacuzzi and even a piano! We especially liked that we could pull right up to the cottage to unload since we had quite a bit of stuff. We fully enjoyed our stay at the Olde Stone Cottage and would recommend this B&B establishment to anyone in the area looking for a quiet getaway. The clip-clop of the horse n buggies was especially peaceful in the evening as we were preparing for bed. Jan and Bruce were gracious hosts and kept a very nice clean place. If we are ever up Lancasger way again, we will definitely look into staying at the Olde Stone Cottage again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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ArtistInn, Owner at Artist's Inn and Gallery, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Thanks for taking the time to post, Dawn. Your family reunion sounds like a lot of fun - I'm glad everything worked out and the cottage kitchen was put to good use! After eighteen years of living in Terre Hill, we still love the sound of buggies as they clip-clop down the street.
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Alloway, New Jersey
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This was the first time I stayed at a B&B and was pleasantly surprised. Jan and Bruce were so nice that we felt welcome the minute we walked in the door. The house was beautiful. We stayed in the Kris Kringle Room, which was so cozy and bright with everything we needed. I hated to leave the tranquility. It was only a one night stay, but we plan to go back in the near future to stay longer and bring our friends too! Thank you Bruce an Jan! Sincerely, Suzanne and Jon.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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ArtistInn, Owner at Artist's Inn and Gallery, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Suzanne and Jon - Thanks so much for trying our B&B. People are often pleasantly surprised of how much bed and breakfasts have to offer, and we really enjoyed welcoming you into the B&B world. We'll look forward to your next visit and meeting your friends.
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

I doubt I can find the proper words to express our satisfaction with The Artist's Inn and Gallery. Although we only spent one night, we throughly enjoyed ourselves.

On our arrival, Jan greeted us, gave us a tour of the property, then settled us into our room. We had the Kris Kringle Room and it was tastefully decorated in a Christmas theme. The bed was nice and comfortable.

We spent most of the evening on the front porch sitting in rocking chairs with a bottle of wine watching the Amish pass by in their buggies.

In the morning we were treated to a delicious four course breakfast served by Bruce. I feel the word delicious is understated in this case because the food was so good.

Jan and Bruce provided us with a wonderful ending to our week-long drive vacation through Pennsylvania and the Virginias. We have not stopped talking about it and will be back to enjoy the hospitality of The Artist's Inn and Gallery and explore more of Lancaster County.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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ArtistInn, Owner at Artist's Inn and Gallery, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Jim - Thanks for posting a review. Guests love to sit on the porch in the rockers - it's a pastime that is still alive and well in Terre Hill! We hope that you find time to travel back to Pennsylvania - there's so much to see and do. Thanks for including us on our trip.
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Property: Artist's Inn and Gallery
Address: 117 East Main Street, Terre Hill, PA 17581
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Terre Hill
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Terre Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Artist's Inn and Gallery 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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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