This is an aerial view of the Chatelaine B&B just before we added the patio, gazebo, deck and renovation of the Carriage House.
This is a photo of the Birchfield-Bailey house in 1934 just after the Stephens family bought the 200 acre farm. Notice the galleries around both porches.
This setting emulates the many happy meals I had as a child in my grandmother's little house. Similar china, glass, tablecloth and the chocolate pie she always made for me. The Meringue was so sweet it wept golden tears.
We are having Steel Cut Oatmeal in covered crocks this morning.
The corner cupboard was handmade by my husband from vintage lumber and soft, sugar pine blocks glued together stairstep fashion to make carving the shell easier. The china was collected one piece at a time when I was a teenager working for my father on Saturdays.It is called Chelsea Bird. The hand painted fruit bowl is Rosenthal, and was a door prize to my grandmother in law at her china painting class.
Oriental Poppies in the front border.
May Apples in the woods across the way. We are hoping to serve one of Euell Gibbons' May Apple Chiffon Pies some day.
A breakfast setting with Limoges Berber and Seneca crystal. The green garnish is Sweet Woodruff, used to flavor May Wine in Germany.
This is a heberer, used to hold and serve wine. It was a gift from a friend who knew that my son in law was Peter Heberer.
At my Award Dinner as Hospitality Innkeeper of the Year, 2003. Colleague Nancy Noll and daughter Amanda McQuade.
The Chatelaine (keeper of the keys) accepting honor as Hospitality Innkeeper of the Year, 2003.
The Swan Room with Brass Canopy bed and propane fireplace. Premiere room of the Inn with its private en suite bath.
The Bombe desk and Birdcage in the Pink Belleek Room. Collection of Pink Belleek china in vitrine in opposite corner.
The Chatelaine is a Federal-style farmhouse just 6 miles from dynamic PSU and State College, PA. Our 4 guestrooms are spacious with king beds and ample sitting space. Loveseat sofa beds add space for a 3rd guest. Baths are private, with the 3rd floor suite sometimes sharing. The Patio is pleasant in the summertime, and the Carriage House hosts Bridal Events. Our breakfasts are ample, fresh, and delightful, with attention to your food sensitivities.