Artist's Inn & Gallery - Terre Hill, PA

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

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 inn and chimes play from the 19th century church. All rooms feature gas stoves, fresh flowers, cd players, flat screen tvs, 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 or our gardens. We gladly accommodate special diets. The Olde Stone Cottage and Sisters House are whole-house vacation rentals perfect for romantic retreats, honeymoons, family reunions or girlfriends getaways. Our recycling/reuse programs and solar power on the Sisters House have helped us earn a Platinum Green certificate from Trip Advisor.

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Overall
4.8

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

Pleasant surprise near Lancaster

5 on August 26, 2018

Last minute search for an unplanned mid-week getaway turned up this Inn located in Terre Hill, PA about 10 minute drive from PA turnpike. Bruce is a talented, whimsical illustrator and Jan has an unbelievably creative talent in breakfast preparation and presentation. Each morning's meal was artfully presented with style and tasted great. Other than that, they are just ordinarily wonderful folks whose suggestions for local summer antique and quilt hunting excursions and directions were spot on and helped even the GPS challenged.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for posting. Your comment about being GPS challenged made us chuckle. Some of our favorite places are off the beaten path or never mentioned in the usual tourist information. We're so glad you enjoyed our recommendations for places to buy quilts and find antiques. Fun, fun, fun!

- Jan (innkeeper)


A Return Visit for our Wedding Anniversary

5 on August 23, 2018

Once again we had a wonderful stay at the Artist's Inn and Gallery! The room was comfortable and quiet. Jan's four course breakfast was excellent--another meal to remember! The breakfasts are always tasty, unique, and filling! We certainly enjoyed returning to this B&B for our wedding anniversary!

Innkeeper Response
We're so glad you were able to visit again. We are always happy to celebrate!!! We wish you many more happy years together.

- Jan, Owner (innkeeper)


A weekend well spent

4.0 on August 22, 2018

Bruce met us at the front door with a warm welcome, the Inn was cozy and comfortable from the time we stepped in the door you felt at home from the beginning. Jan is so friendly and charming and we felt like we had new friends. They really know the area and can help steer you to points of interest that would be easily missed if you just stuck to the tourist traps of the area. Breakfast was outstanding but the ratings wouldn't let me rank the dining as such. Jan has such a flare for setting a beautiful table and presentation of the food. It is true that you can go from breakfast to supper on what she provides! We slept so well, the town is peaceful and the bed very comfortable. We were very touched by the surprise treats on the bed each night with our bedcovers being turned down. We will definitely return to this special place.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for writing. I'm not sure why this site won't let you rate the way you want. You may have to contact them directly.... Thanks for posting about things to do - there are lots of out-of-the-way treasures to be found - and they change frequently. We're so happy to share our little corner of Lancaster County. Thanks for visiting.

- Jan, Owner (innkeeper)


Always an absolute pleasurable experience

5 on July 09, 2018

This was our second visit and an absolute pleasure. Jan and Bruce are the greatest, rooms, landscape, food outstanding. The greatest attention to detail and two of the finest, most interesting folks you ever want to meet. Joy and I love to ride around the area in search of different flowers, vegetables and landscape material. Jan share some of her favorites which turned out to be sensational. We couldn't want a finer way to celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary. Looking forward to returning. Gary and Joy Nokes

Innkeeper Response
Oh, it was so much fun to talk flowers and plants all through breakfast. Thanks again for including us as part of your anniversary celebration. We wish you many more years of happiness together.

- Jan, Owner (innkeeper)


The best!!

5 on April 04, 2018

We have the best time every time! What can I say other than this bed and breakfast is perfection!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much. Such high praise - we'll do our best to live up to that in the future!

- Jan (innkeeper)


Relaxing mini vacation

4.8 on March 20, 2018

Very relaxing and welcoming Inn. Traditional country setting in each room. Exceptionally clean and comfortable. Jan is an amazing cook! Breakfast was above and beyond - no need for lunch!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for posting a review. And for the compliments! Glad that you had more time for shopping and fun stuff and that breakfast carried you through lunch!

- Jan (innkeeper)


Charming B&B

5 on March 10, 2018

Spent a enjoyable weekend in this beautiful, charming home. The innkeeper Jan graciously welcomed us and was quite informative as where to go for eating and shopping throughout our stay. She prepared the most amazing breakfasts with portions that kept us satisfied until dinner. We were surrounded by gorgeous antiques and amusing artwork painted by her husband Bruce. We highly recommend staying at this B&B. Perfect host, home and area.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for posting a review. We're so glad that you had a good visit. Seems like there's always a lot to do in Lancaster County...no matter what the season!

- Jan (innkeeper)


A wonderful way to turn 60 years old!

4.8 on March 08, 2018

Everything about this Bed and Breakfast was wonderful. Jan and Bruce are perfect hosts. The breakfasts were outstanding. Close to many fun things to do and places to see. Will go back again sometime.

Innkeeper Response
Happy Birthday! We're so glad that you were able to visit for such a fun occasion. The more you learn about Lancaster County, the more you realize how much there is to do! We're glad to share them - especially the off-the-beaten path places!

- Jan (innkeeper)


Anniversary Weekend

5 on March 06, 2018

Just spent a wonderful weekend at this beautiful and comfortable B&B. Jan was so pleasant and accommodating and enjoyed talking with her while enjoying the most delicious and extremely generous portioned breakfast each morning. Beautiful antiques decorated the entire home along with the most amusing and clever artwork created by Jan's husband Bruce. If you are looking for a relaxing weekend surrounded by comfort and beauty then I highly recommend a stay at the Artist's Inn & Gallery.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for spending your anniversary with us. And thanks for all the kind words. We really do appreciate them. Ah, there's nothing ilke finding a warm fuzzy in your inbox!

- Jan (innkeeper)


Perfect Stay

5 on February 22, 2018

My husband and I celebrated my 60th birthday here. Jan and Bruce are perfect hosts. We felt right at home. We are already planning our next visit.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much - we love celebrations! I'm so glad that you felt comfortable and we're looking forward to seeing you again.

- Jan (innkeeper)


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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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $130 - $179

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $189 - $209

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $235 - $260

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $135

Stella Side of The Sisters House

The Stella side of the Sisters House is perfect for family vacations and girlfriends getaways. Located next to The Artist's Inn, it overlooks the gardens and has a great view of the the Weaverland Valley. t features a fully stocked eat-in kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, and enough food for at least your fist breakfast. The first floor queen bedroom has a bathroom with walk-in shower,and a washer/dryer. The living room is equipped with Flat screen TV with Roku. There's a sunroom and outdoor porch with patio furniture, hammock, gas grill and fire pit. Upstairs, the master bedroom boasts another TV and king-size bed. The other bedroom has queen bed and there's a full bathroom in the hall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 8

Sophie Side of Sisters House

The Sisters House is perfect for girlfriend getaways or family reunions. It's located next door to the inn, is solar-powered and shares the view of the gardens and Weaverland Valley.. It features an eat-in kitchen with dishwasher, first floor queen bedroom and bathrrom with walk-in shower, washer/dryer and living room equipped with Flat ScreenTV with Roku, Cd player/radio and I-Pod docking station on the first floor. There's a sunroom and outdoor porch with patio furniture, gas grill and fire pit. Upstairs, the master bedroom boasts another TV and king-size bed. The other bedroom has queen bed and there's a full bathroom with jacuzzi bath in the hall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 8

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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

Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

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, 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
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night required for renting the Cottage. We hold the credit card information until arrival for all other rooms.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jan and Bruce Garrabrandt

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , Confined to private space

About the innkeepers

Bruce is a professional colored pencil artist and motivational speaker. His pictures and books are on display in our gallery. Jan loves to cook and garden and has collected recipes for a lifetime. Guests are rarely served the same breakfast - even if they are repeat guests. Our current record holder for repeats is 47 times.

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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.


Recipes

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