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Artist's Inn & Gallery - Terre Hill, PA

117 East Main Street , Terre Hill, PA 17581 USA (Show map)

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Make your getaway picture perfect . . . Spend the night in an art gallery! We invite you to Terre Hill, a small town nestled among Amish farms. You'll feel like you've escaped to a simpler, gentler time as horse-driven buggies pass by the house and chimes play from the 19th century church. All rooms feature gas stoves, cd players, cable tv/dvd players, and two feature Jacuzzi whirlpool tubs. Browse through the colored pencil pictures in the gallery, featuring the work of Innkeeper Bruce Garrabrandt. At the end of the day, you'll find your bed turned down and home-made chocolates on your pillow. Mornings feature a four-course gourmet breakfast. Meals are made from scratch and feature foods from nearby farms. The Olde Stone Cottage and Carriage House are whole-house vacation rentals perfect for romantic retreats, family reunions or girlfriends getaways.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Beats Expectations

5 on April 26, 2015

The Artist’s Inn and Gallery, 117 East Main St., Terre Hill, PA, -- the heart of Old Amish Country -- surpasses expectations. Lovingly restored Victorian features uniquely decorated guest rooms by innkeeper owners, Bruce and Jan Garrabrandt. Artist and author Bruce’s paintings of climbing roses seemingly come alive from the corner of aptly named Rose Room walls, where we stayed. Jan is a multi-tasking extraordinaire. She not only sewed hand-made window treatments throughout the house, but also serves up a different four-course breakfast each morning on a table impeccable dressed. (Knife rests!) Forget lunch, you won’t need it. Each morning of your stay, you will be treated to a special delicious breakfast and Jan’s amazing hospitality! Prepare to be graciously pampered in a style that feels like it’s from your closest friend. Bruce’s whimsical colored pencil artwork and books for purchase also can be enjoyed in the library. Pot of hot coffee, electric tea kettle, nice teas, freshly made cookies always available. Hersey candies throughout the house – Hersey World is less than an hour away. Upstairs, a Keurig coffeemaker, small frig, game room. If this is your first visit to the Pennsylvania Amish Country, then The Artist’s Inn is an excellent way to enjoy the experience. Front and side porches, offer a comfortable place to watch the constant stream of horse and buggies clip-clop past. Jan is also superior to most any hotel concierge you’ll meet. She’ll explain that there are more than Amish in Amish Country – don’t forget the Mennonite – and more than one sect, so don’t be confused by seeing some faithful ladies wearing colorful print dresses while others are in black and some men plowing fields with horses and mules while others use tractors – with metal wheels. Jan prints out directions to various local points of interest. If given enough notice, she’ll arrange a dinner with an Amish family. It doesn’t get any better than that.


A Delightful B&B

5 on June 30, 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.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for posting a review. We're so glad you enjoyed the porch...porch sitting is a wonderful pastime in Lancaster County! We hope to see you again.


A wonderful stay!

4.8 on April 29, 2014

Our time at the Artist's Inn & Gallery was a WONDERFUL stay. The gracious innkeepers went over and beyond to make our stay enjoyable and pleasant. The food, very plentiful, was delicious and was presented on a beautiful table. We want to go back!


Spring Getaway

5 on May 23, 2013

From the start we were greeted with a friendly smile and a feeling of warmth. There was no awkwardness, but rather a "come in and sit awhile" feeling. As we were on our way out to the Sight and Sound show, Jan made sure we knew all the ins and outs of the house in case we came home late. Upon our return from the show our bed was turned down with chocolate turtle confections on pillows. We slept well, accommodations were superb! In the morning we enjoyed browsing through Bruce's whimsical colored pencil artwork (Even bought one!). Breakfast was wonderful ...Pecan waffles with Blueberry compote as well as home made zucchini bread. Great right down to the Stevia leaves which were a great treat! Thank you for your conversation and making us feel like we could stay for a week! A definite must try for anyone considering a visit! Fond Memories....Don & Barb Livingston


Beautiful, Peaceful, Friendly B&B

5 on April 19, 2013

We have spent many happy days and nights at this special inn but this time we were excited to share our experience with dear friends. From the moment we arrived, Jan and Bruce made us feel completely at home. The inn itself is beautiful with each piece of furniture selected and placed with care and thoughtfulness. Jan's famous cookies had to be sampled and the gardens demanded a visit. Our rooms were perfect- clean and ready with anything that might be needed. Bruce's colored pencil drawings throughout delighted each one of us. The porch on a beautiful spring evening was the most relaxing place any of us could imagine. Both couples agreed that the beds were very comfortable and we especially loved the amazing sheets. They had a luxurious feel and did not wrinkle. Jan's breakfast presentation each day was done with style and grace. Special tableware, napkins, napkin holders... The food was delicious and different each day. Jan is definitely a gourmet cook who takes pride in what she prepares and serves. This is a destination to which we must repeatedly return - as soon as possible.


Artist's Inn and Gallery, Terre Hill, PA

5 on April 22, 2012

We recently stayed at the Artist's Inn and Gallery in Terre Hill, Lancaster, PA. Innkeepers Bruce and Jan Garrabrandt are hospitable hosts. The inn boasts two of their rooms with king size beds, which is not customary for a bed and breakfast inn. Bruce is an artist with an incredible sense of humor, which is depicted in most of his colored pencil drawings. He is creative and whimsical and it is almost impossible to leave the inn without a purchase of one of his drawings or books. Jan's cooking is a culinary delight. They are both attentive to every detail, printing maps and coupons for guests, along with making wonderful suggestions for restaurants, antique markets. etc. We highly recommend the Artist Inn for a memorable stay in Lancaster. You may research their website at www.artistinn.com Tom & Carole


Rest, Refresh & Release

5 on October 09, 2011

My husband and I came to Lancaster and stumbled into the Artist's Inn. It was our lucky day because we really needed to unwind and relax. Although we were only with Jan for less then 24 hous, we were so impressed that we told all our friends and family. We even bought one of Bruce's beautiful works of art. We stayed in the suite and loved every minute, not counting a delicious breakfast by Jan the next morning. We are definitely returning. Hopefully, sooner then later. Anne & Charles, Medford, NJ


Artist's Inn, Terre Hill, PA

4.2 on September 22, 2011

The hosts are a lovely couple who were more than helpful in providing information about the area and points of interests. The breakfast was superb, produced by someone who, you can tell, loves to cook. The room was quirky (the toilet was separate in a closet), but when you are dealing with a 160 year old house that has been retrofitted for plumbing and electricity, it is to be expected. The one thing that was missing was we could have used a chair in the room.


Romantic, welcoming and peaceful.

5 on June 19, 2011

My husband and I have been to this lovely Inn many times but it will never be enough. As soon as we leave, we look forward to returning. Jan and Bruce are extremely caring and devoted to the comfort and satisfaction of their guests. The rooms are thoughtfully furnished and decorated. The Garden Suite, our favorite place to stay, has a large private porch from which I enjoy the view down into the valley. It's nice to sit there in the morning and read in the solitude and welcome a new day. Breakfasts are always delicious and filling enough to keep you happy all day. The gallery where Bruce's colored pencil artwork is displayed is a great place to spend time. It's impossible not to smile as you examine his humorous pieces. Every time we visit, we meet new and interesting people. Inevitably, most guests become "repeat offenders" because, like us, they find that once is not enough. Jan and Bruce can recommend a restaurant that will appeal to your specific taste. They can also guide you to amazing local nurseries and produce stands. The Terre Hill area is the only place now that we buy our plants each spring. Several dinner theatres as well as the American Music Theatre are within easy driving distance of The Artist's Inn and Gallery. Be prepared to become addicted to all the Inn has to offer, especially the sound of horse and buggy clip-clopping past on Main Street.


Our Stay Was All We Hoped For and Then Some

4.8 on April 18, 2011

My husband surprised me with a visit to the Inn for our 18th anniversary. He could not have made a better choice. Jan and Bruce are the perfect hosts with warm conversation, excellent service, plenty of assistance when it came to information about the area, suggestions of places to visit, and directions. The room was beautiful and comfortable. The gourmet breakfasts Jan prepared were scrumptious with so much offered it was easy to overindulge. Jan went above and beyond when we arrived back at the inn after a celebratory dinner out and found our bed turned down for the evening with delicious homemade chocolates and a complimentary bottle of chilled champagne. Our stay was, to say the least, delightful. We hope to return again soon.


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Rooms & Rates

Rose Room Suite

Hand-painted walls cascading with roses create a romantic atmosphere, complemented by century-old furnishings. This room was featured in the book, Beautiful Bedrooms by Tina Skinner. The Room rents for $130, the Rose Room Suite ($179) includes a sitting room with fireplace, sofa, table and rocker, doubling the size of the room. The sitting room contains a full sofabed, offering privacy for a third person.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Garden Room

Luxury and privacy await you in the two-room Garden Suite, with a king-size bed with a handmade Bargello quilt and a private porch, perfect for listening to the clip-clop of Amish buggies as they pass the inn. . If you can pull yourself away from the porch, you'll enjoy the whrlpool tub for two, massage shower, and fireplace in the adjoining room. A third guest can sleep in the daybed in the adjoining room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Olde Stone Cottage

This luxury accommodation is ideal for a romantic honeymoon, girlfriends getaway or relaxing private vacation. Sit on the porch and watch the Amish buggies travel down Main Street, Guests are offered complete privacy - maid service is available for an additional charge. The Blue bedroom features a king bed, Sani-Jet whirlpool tub for two, and gas stove/fireplace, and the Yellow bedroom has a four-poster full bed and reading area. Both bedrooms have clock radio/CD players. A bath with a massage shower completes the upstairs. Downstairs has a large living room with Queen sofabed, cable TV/DVD/VHS, MP-3 player, and gas stove/fireplace. The large dining room and eat-in kitchen is stocked with home-made bakery from the inn, a full cookie jar and your first morning breakfast. There is an outdoor porch complete with grill.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

Kriss Kringle Room

Decorated in French antiques, fabrics of forest green and cranberry, a child's sleigh from 1850, and Kris's favorite things, including paintings of Christmas.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Amish Country, Countryside, Small town

Airport

Lancaster, PA (LNS) 10 miles

Directions to property:

On Route 897 (Main Street) in Terre Hill - 15 miles south of Reading, 15 miles north of Lancaster City.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Our town (including our inn) has some of the best views in the county!, Local quilt shops, Amish farm markets, Antique stores, Covered bridges, one-room schoolhouses, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine , Art Gallery, Fresh Flowers, Private Porches, Extensive Gardens, Puzzle Room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, A great place to bike, Hot Air Ballooning, Amish Attractions, Culinary Tours and Demonstrations, Antiques Capital of the USA, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only on Victorian porches
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well-behaved children over 12
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on holidays, two-night minimum on Garden Suite on weekends
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Cancellation deadline is five days prior to arrival date of reservation. If you cancel before the deadline, you will only be charged a $15 cancellation fee. After that deadline, you will be billed for the days you have reserved unless we can fill your room with other guests.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jan & Bruce

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , they are in private quarters

About the innkeepers

Bruce is a professional artist specializing in finely detailed colored pencil. Jan enjoys cooking and gardening, We both enjoy meeting new people and pampering them.

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Meals

Breakfast

four-course gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Victorian Porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , gluten-free


Signature Dish

Three-Compote Blintzes
Crepes stuffed with two kinds of cheese and sauteed and served over blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.


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Special Package

Procrastinator's Special!

We all put off things we need to do. If you've put off getting away, call us! If it is less than 24 hours to check-in and we have a room available, you'll be able to take 20 percent off the room rate. For example, a Saturday night stay becomes available after 4 p.m. on Friday. Make sure you mention this special when you call.

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Details

117 East Main Street , Terre Hill, PA 17581 USA (Show map)

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