Artist's Inn & Gallery - Terre Hill, PA

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

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 Carriage 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 Carriage 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

Great place to stay

5 on January 28, 2016

Great place to stay

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We truly appreciate it and are so glad that you enjoyed the cottage. We hope to see you again sometime.


Highly Recommended

5 on December 20, 2015

I recently spent a few days visiting with friends and stayed at the Artist’s Inn in the garden suite. I so enjoyed some quiet time in the suite, it is so inviting, and the reflection of the fireplace stove flames dancing on the ceiling at night is just magical. The inn and all of the amenities provided make for a very comfortable and cozy stay.


Serene

4.6 on September 09, 2015

Had a wonderful time here at the Artist's Inn. My husband and I were able to relax and just enjoy the scenery every moment that we were there. Bruce and Jan out do themselves to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Such a great place to stay if you want quiet, tranquil time to yourselves. Just a quick drive to shops or restaurants. My favorite thing was hearing the clip-clop of the horse and buggy going passed. BB.


Comfortable and Cozy

4.8 on July 10, 2015

Warm and wonderful both inside and outside. After driving all day, it was with a sigh of pleasure I opened the door to beautiful pine floors and cozy furniture in the friendliest of atmospheres. Freshly baked cookies and coffee cake awaited and I just had to set the coffee pot to brewing. Wonderful! The cottage is in a perfect location for exploring the Amish countryside, shopping and eating, eating, eating! Loved it all and will do again.


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


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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

Carriage House

Three Bedroom, two bath vacation rental located next door to the B&B. There's a complete stocked kitchen, sun room with views of the Weaverland Valley, and outdoor seating and grill. The downstairs is perfect for anyone with bad knees or hips because everything is on one floor - including a walk-in shower. Upstairs there are two bedrooms (one king and one queen) and they share a hall bath with a jacuzzi tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 8
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Queen , 1 Double

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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.
  • 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 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