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, and two feature Jacuzzi whirlpool tubs, cable tv/dvd players. 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. All our food is made from scratch and features 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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
4.6 on March 29, 2011
I just had the most wonderful visit at the Artist’s Inn and Gallery! I have been to Lancaster County several times and believe I have found the most perfect place to stay in this unique and loved destination. Terre Hill is a charming, quaint little town which overlooks the surrounding farmlands. The location provides such peace and an air of country living while still being convenient to all the tourist attractions of Straussburg, Bird in Hand, Intercourse, Lancaster City and all the area has to offer. But if you are looking for a getaway where the only thing on the itinerary is sitting out on the porch leisurely reading a book or going for a stroll in the country side to take in some fresh air and gorgeous views, The Artist’s Inn & Gallery is the place to come and unwind. The innkeeper Jan is a concierge extraordinaire. She has the key to the county with an extensive list of contacts of local merchants and service providers. Whatever it is you would like to do Jan can arrange it for you, map it out for you, get you coupons and still will ask you to call if you get lost. I came to her door in a sorry state after my vacation plans fell apart and Jan whisked up a perfectly tailored itinerary indulging us for the next two days. I feel like one need just arrive and everything else would be taken care of by Jan and Bruce. Breakfast is sublime. Served by candle light and coming in five courses it is a warm and delightful experience which will leave you full well past lunch. Jan and Bruce are foodies and it shows. They go well above and beyond the typical B&B fare with local fresh ingredients a wide variety of tastes and choices. So conscientious, they will adjust the menu for dietary needs and tastes. Jan really throws down in the kitchen. You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend this Inn. It is perfect for family holidays, romantic escapes, girlfriend getaways, and personal me times. I can’t wait to go back
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.
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.
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.
Countryside, Small town
Lancaster, PA (LNS) 10 miles
On Route 897 (Main Street) in Terre Hill - 15 miles south of Reading, 15 miles north of Lancaster City.
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
Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine , Art Gallery, Fresh Flowers, Private Porches, Extensive Gardens, Puzzle Room
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, 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
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
Jan & Bruce
Cats , they are in private quarters
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.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , gluten-free
Crepes stuffed with two kinds of cheese and sauteed and served over blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.