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Artist's Inn and Gallery
Ranked #1 of 1 Terre Hill B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

My husband and I spent 2 nights at The Artists Inn and Gallery in October for our 5th Anniversary. We stayed in the Kris Kringle room, which faces the street and it was a delight to hear the occasional clip-clop of the Amish buggies going by. Everything was wonderful! Jan was extremely friendly, helpful, and thorough in showing us every detail about her home. We were made to feel "at home" as soon as we arrived. Jan was more than willing to help us with area advice and directions. The room was decorated beautifully and was spotless. The bed was comfortable and the basic amenities were provided, along with a couple of extra "treats." A Keurig coffee machine is available in a nearby hall (loved that!). Our bathroom was small but sufficient and has a shower (no bath tub) which is fine with us. The highlight of our stay though, were the outstanding breakfasts! The choices and presentation were phenomenal! One of the things on our agenda for the weekend was to see a presentation at Sight and Sound Theatres. I thought maybe we were a bit far of a drive from there but, it wasn't bad at all....in fact, it was a lovely drive! So, all in all, we highly, highly, highly recommend The Artists Inn!

Room Tip: I would recommend any of the three rooms; however, our experience was only the Kris Kringle.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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ArtistInn, Owner at Artist's Inn and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2012

Jan, Thanks so much for writing. We're delighted that you had a good stay - and more importantly, celebrated your anniversary! Lancaster County is a romantic place to visit. Many of our guests go to Sight and Sound to catch the latest show - next year they will be bringing back Noah - it's one of my favorites.

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Reviewed 5 November 2012

We lost power during Hurricane Sandy and wanted to go somewhere that had power quickly. I called Jan at noon and was at the inn that afternoon. It was our third trip and we enjoyed it immensely. My wife is on a very strict diet, which Jan followed perfectly, while providing the rest of us with wonderful, large breakfasts. The jacuzzi in our room was a substitute for my missed chiropractor's appointment. Finally, it was enjoyable to see Bruce's art and read his books. We highly recommend the Artist's Inn.

Room Tip: Garden Suite has the jacuzzi and porch.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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ArtistInn, Owner at Artist's Inn and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2012

Jim and Gail - Thanks so much for posting a review. We were glad to host you and be able to help you in some small way. Thanks for letting us know that your power finally came on - two days after you arrived back home.

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Reviewed 24 October 2012

My girlfiend and I are psychiatric nurses who lead very stressful lives at work. We decided to take a couple days away from our lives' hectic schedules "to recharge our batteries"! The Artist's Inn and Gallery was a wonderful experience for us! The Garden Room was beautifully decorated with incredibly artisticly painted walls and an appropriate saying over the jacuzzi tub in the adjoining room. It doesn't get any better than this, to relax in a bubbling tub full of hot water, prior to collapsing in a king size bed, that has the silkiest sheets to fall into at night. There is also an adjoining porch that can comfortably seat 2-4 folks with a beautiful view of the countryside as you listen to the clip-clopping of the Amish buggies going by. In addition, there is another small room right outside your door, that one has access to a small refrigerator and a Kuerig machine with coffee and condiments provided. In the room across the hall, one is provided with books, games, a couch and a small basket of cheese crackers and candies. However, the "icing on the cake" is the multi-course breakfast served at 8:30 a.m., "to die for". We just wished we had bigger appetites. Jan and Bruce are very hospitable and we hope to be able to return again someday, when our schedules permit.

Room Tip: The garden room was very quiet and peaceful! All of the rooms are immaculate and beautiful. One draw...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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ArtistInn, Owner at Artist's Inn and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2012

Audrey - Thanks so much for writing. It was such a pleasure to meet you and Janet - I can see why you've been friends for many years. We're so glad you enjoyed the Garden Suite, even if the room that houses the toilet is a little small. It's the best we could do with the space we have. I did want to claify that the Rose Room does have a Jacuzzi tub - it's not a tub for two though, just one person, with a shower overhead as well. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 18 October 2012

Jan the innkeeper is very nice and very accommodating. She made breakfast early for some of the guest so we could get on with our day. There are three rooms at the Inn itself. We stayed in the one without a hot tub/jacuzzi. It was great. We thought the street noise would bother us since we are "country folks" but it did not.

Everything was clean and well kept.

Jan is a great cook and it shows that she likes to cook.

Being in Amish country is a big plus if you are not used to that.

Room Tip: The larger room at the back of the house is away from the street noise and has the best veiw (from t...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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ArtistInn, Owner at Artist's Inn and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2012

Pam and Dave - Thanks so much for posting a review, The weather was nice enough that we had the windows open during the day and the fireplaces on at night! A few days earlier, we had the air on. Gotta love October weather! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed 15 October 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Inn. I would highly recommend the Inn. I would definitely stay there again. It is very welcoming, charming, clean and a great location. Jan was such a gracious hostess. Her breakfast was delicious.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are lovely
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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ArtistInn, Owner at Artist's Inn and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2012

Cathy and Paul - We're honored that you picked our inn to celebrate your 35th anniversary. It was great to meet you both; we hope to see you again. Thanks so much for telling others about our inn.

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Reviewed 5 October 2012

We spent an incredibly relaxing few days at The Stone Cottage which is owned and run by Jan and Bruce of The Artist's Inn. We arrived to find this charming, totally renovated two bedroom cottage with sunny living room, dining room and beautifully decorated quaint kitchen whose refrigerator was filled with more than enough goodies for all our breakfasts...fresh eggs, bread, a small local smoked ham (yum) AND a large plate of home baked chocolate chip scones, complete with a personal welcome note from Jan and Bruce! Looking on the counter, a huge cookie jar filled with Jan's cookies...off to the Living Room, a candy dish full of my favorites. I think I'm liking this just fine! Open a door off the LR and step onto a lovely covered porch with wicker furniture. When the weather permitted, we sipped our coffee there in the AM and something a bit stronger in the PM listening to and watching the peaceful, beautiful Amish buggies go by! The bed is comfy and the jacuzzi a treat. A friend joined us overnight which was fine, even though there is only one bath. This cottage offers you the best of both worlds with the ultimate in privacy and also Jan's cheery voice on the phone whenever you need anything. (Bruce gave us a great lead...AND coupon...to a nearby restaurant .). We love Lancaster County, were busy, shopped, saw a spectacular show at Sight and Sound AND had the Cottage to come back to and Enjoy! Can't wait to go again. You will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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ArtistInn, Owner at Artist's Inn and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2012

Thanks Barbara and John - You two certainly packed a lot into a few days! Hopefully you were able to get the furniture home! So glad you enjoyed the cottage - it was a labor of love and we're happy to share it. Thnaks for stopping by to see us - it was a treat to meet you - and for sharing your thoughts on Trip Advisor.

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Reviewed 28 September 2012

With my family (my wife, 2 boys + 1 girl and me) I have been for 2 days (only, unfortunately) in this terrific place. Being Italian, we use to stay in B&B in Tuscany, in South Italy or in the South France but sincerely we never found a paradise's corner like this. The location is excellent to visit the peaceful and lovely Lancaster County, the house is a jewel full of pretty things, the rooms are very nice as well as quite large, but the most important reason to come here (again, for us) are the owners. Jane and Bruce are really good persons, quite friendly. You immediately understand that they love what they do. Finally : Jane's breakfast is really a masterpiece of quality and quantity.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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ArtistInn, Owner at Artist's Inn and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2012

Walter - Thank you so much for writing about your stay. We truly enjoyed meeting every member of your lovely family. Folks like you make our inn so much fun and truly shrink the world. We hope you enjoyed the Springsteen concert!

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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: $169 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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