Cornerstone Inn

54 East Franklin Street , Nashville, IN 47448 USA (Show map)

About

Getaway. Celebrate. Recapture treasured moments. Create new ones! 38 exemplary guest rooms and suites, meeting facilities, common areas, beautifully landscaped grounds. Downtown, Nashville, Indiana. At Cornerstone Inn, rest and relaxation flow with a restorative rhythm. Settle in. Shop awhile. Visit our private dining room, indulge in complimentary signature treats. Visit more shops, conquer a hiking or bike trail at Brown County State Park, or hit the zips at Rawhide Ranch or Explore Brown County. Meander country roads or through our gardens, rest in our rockers or on a swing. Delight in conversation over complimentary dessert or games. Take a short stroll to catch a show at the Brown County Playhouse or enjoy live music at "Out of the Ordinary or other local restaurants. Afterwards, indulge yourself with another round of our complimentary treats available until bedtime. Retire to your carefully appointed guest room, continue the dream and awaken slowly. Top off your getaway with Cornerstone's Inn complimentary breakfast. Go ahead, stay another day! Then, re-enter your world rested, refreshed and resolved to return.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Thoroughly Enjoyed Our Stay

4.8 on November 06, 2017

All of the staff we encountered were very pleasant. The food was amazing and our room, as well as the entire complex, was very clean. We can't wait to return!


Cozy B&B

5 on November 05, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay; the rooms are comfortable with attention to detail. There are evening snacks provided and the breakfast has healthy, hearty, and decadent options. We have been there many times and will return!


Beautiful Inn

5 on October 05, 2017

We were in town just one night. The Inn was recommended by a friend. It was very nice. It was within walking distance of everything. The staff was very friendly. The evening snacks and desserts were delicious. The breakfast was homemade and fresh. I would definitely go back.


Another great stay

4.6 on September 29, 2017

The Cornerstone inn is always a wonderful place to stay. It's very clean, has friendly employees, delicious food and they always go above beyond for their guests


a breath of fresh air

4.4 on September 23, 2017

We loved the gentle nudges to focus on our Creator and His many undeserved blessings. We felt a holy presence. We felt encouraged, loved, and strengthened. Breakfasts were generous and delicious. Evening desserts and unexpected treat. A little pricey, but we were glad to pay it and would do it again.


Food

3.2 on September 13, 2017

I was disappointed with the breakfast choice of the hot foods (they also had cereal, etc.) because it all had a lot of different things, like peppers & mushrooms that I can not eat. Older people have certain diet restrictions. At night the snacks downstairs would have been great, if not for the fact that they had ladies doing quilting in the same room & no matter how early I got there - the good looking things were already TOTALLY gone. The people at the front desk were extremely helpful with anything I needed to know.


Cozy with all the comforts

4.8 on September 07, 2017

All the desired personality of a bed and breakfast, with great staff who are kind and helpful, and perfectly situated for in-town access yet still retaining secluded comfort. Full of little touches that make for an outstanding stay.


Love it here

4.4 on October 21, 2016

We've been making a trip to Nashville, IN an October "must do" for years and have stayed at Cornerstone for the last 3 or 4 years. We usually stay in one of the cottage rooms and they are amazing... king beds, gas fireplace, whirlpool tub, fridge, coffee maker, screened in balcony.


Tudie's Cottage is Lovely

5 on June 01, 2016

The cottage is very comfortable and inviting. Very clean and it has a fully equipped kitchen. We love the screened in porch where we read, ate, played games, talked and watched the birds. The breakfasts and snacks provided are delicious!!! The staff is always friendly. Look forward to our next annual stay.


We Love You Tudie !!

5 on May 01, 2016

Out stay at Tudie's Cottage at the Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast Inn was fantastic! The cottage is lovely, and so comfortable. This was our 2nd year at Tudie's and there will be more trips in the future. The breakfast and snacks provided are DELICIOUS!!!


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Rooms & Rates

16 Ruth Tilton

Two custom designed queen beds, large whirlpool in alcove, Ekornes lounge chair, antique secretary. First floor of the Main Building, with north facing window. Named after our beloved Aunt Ruth Tilton. Aunt Ruth was the Brown County music teacher, serving 4 grade schools and the Brown County High School until she retired in 1971. She opened her home and her heart to many - loving neices, and nephews as her own. Her home is still in the family at 23 N. Jefferson St, downtown Nashville.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

UR5 Taggart's Inn

Upper Rooms #5 has a large north window overlooking Main Street, a queen bed, full size loft bed, and loveseat/twin sofabed, Named for theTaggart family, owners of this portion of the Cornerstone Inn downtown campus for nearly 100 years. Ed Taggart and his wife established the Day Star Inn here in 1991. Upon his passing the property was renovated and became the Upper Rooms of the Cornerstone Inn in 2004.This room is located on the second floor of the Upper Rooms Building and is not serviced by an elevator.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

UR3 Village Motel

Upper Rooms #3 has a large east window, 1 queen bed,1 twin bed and a loveseat/twin sofabed.Named for Sylvia (Tudie) Kuhn, proprietress of the Village Motel which was located just east of the Upper Rooms from the1930 's to1996.This room is located on the second floor of the Upper Rooms Building and is not serviced by an elevator.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

UR4 Nashville House

Upper Rooms #4 has a large north window overlooking Main Street, 2 queen beds and 1 queen sofa bed. Named after the old Nashville House, which was a lodging establishment owned by James Tilton in the early 1900's. It is now a restaurant and general store located in the center of town, just 1/2 block to the west of the Upper Rooms.This room is located on the second floor of the Upper Rooms Building and is not serviced by an elevator.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

UR2 Pittman House Inn

Upper Rooms #2 has a king bed, an alcove with an east window, and a loveseat/twin sofabed. The Pitman House Room is named after the old Pitman House Inn. It was located in what now is the Nashville Christian Church parking lot and was an early1900's lodging establishment known for it's medicinal sulphur springs.This room is located on the second floor of the Upper Rooms Building and is not serviced by an elevator.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

UR1 Ferguson House

Upper Rooms #1 has an east window with 1 queen bed, 1 twin bed, and 2 recliners.Named after Allie Ferguson, who in the early 1900.'s, was owner of a local boarding house on West Franllin Street, affectionaltely known as the Ferguson House.This room is located on the second floor of the Upper Rooms Building and is not serviced by an elevator. It is nearest the common Upper Rooms dining and kitchen areas,

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

17 Mary Moore

Queen bed, twin bed, whirlpool in bath, reclining lounge chair. First floor of Main Building with large south facing window. Named after Great-great Aunt Mary Moore. Handicapped accessible.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

18 Benjamin and Rebecca Moore

Custom crafted king bed, whirlpool tub, microwave, mini frig, coffee maker. First floor of Main Building, north facing window. This room is a tribute to Great-great-grandparents, Benjamin & Rebecca Moore, who were among Brown County's first non-native settlers. Settling in the Bellsville area of southern Brown County, they established a tradition of faith, hard work and service, reverberating into 6 subsequent generations of Brown County descendants.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

03 James L.Tilton

Queen bed, reclining lounge chair, 2nd floor of Main Building, south facing window, elevator access. Named for Great-grandpa James L. (Jimmy)Tilton.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

10 J. Byron and Kathleen Walker

Marble 2 person whirlpool tub with skylights above, LCD TV over a gas fireplace, dramatic antique queen bed, dual reclining loveseat. 3rd floor of the Main Building, with north facing window, elevator access. Named after James Byron Walker and his wife, Kathleen. Byron was a local dentist and the son of Great-Aunt MamieTilton Walker.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

04 Dr. Ray and Ida Tilton

High queen bed, reclining loveseat, 2nd floor of Main Building, north facing window, elevator access. Named after Great Uncle Ray (Doc) and Aunt Ida Tilton.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

01 Rachel Tilton

Queen bed, private balcony, full size sofa sleeper. 2nd floor of Main Building, north and east facing windows, elevator access. Named after Grandma Rachel Gore Tilton.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

X MeetingRoom

Located just outside dining room on lower level of Main Building. A variety of table and seating configurations available. Direct and wireless high seed internet. A/V equipment, dry erase board, flip charts, projector and screen available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 50

12 Gladys Tilton

Queen bed, 2 reclining lounge chairs. 3rd floor of the Main Building, with north facing window, elevator access. Named after Gladys Tilton. The Main Building of Cornerstone Inn is located on property Fred and Gladys Tilton purchased not long after their wedding in 1939.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

13 Aunt Kate Woods

Queen bed and twin bed tucked in an alcove. 3rd floor of the Main Building, with south facing window, elevator access. Named after Great Aunt Kate Gore Woods.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

14 Fredric Lewis Tilton

Fall 2015 - Total Makeover! Two former guest rooms have merged to become one amazing suite. Glamorous 1930's Art Deco theme, king bed, Solaris double-sided round fireplace, spacious bath with 2 person whirlpool tub, Brizzo fiztures, quartz counter tops, skylight, wet bar, microwave, mini frig. 3rd floor of the Main Building, with north and west facing windows, elevator access. Named after Fredric L. Tilton who with his first wife, Gladys purchased Lot 10, Nashville in 1939. The simple home on the lot was originally a barn. In 1992 the property was cleared in preparation for a whole new concept: Cornerstone Inn. The inn continues to be managed by his daugher-in-law, Pam Gould (fka Pam Tilton), and her husband, Bruce.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

15 Lewis and Elizabeth Tilton

Total Makeover Fall 2015. Dramatic suite, with towering vaulted ceiling, stately king bed, two person whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, curved UHD TV, microwave, mini frig, coffee maker, bar sink. 3rd floor of the Main Building, with several south and west facing windows, elevator access.This room is a tribute to Lewis and Elizabeth Lacey Tilton, who were among Brown County's first non-native settlers. Arriving by covered wagon in 1856, they established a tradition of faith, hard work and service, reverberating into 6 subsequent generations of Brown County descendants.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

02 Leona Tilton

Queen Bed, very large two person onyx whirlpool tub in alcove, two reclining lounge chairs. 2nd floor of Main Building, north and facing windows, elevator access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

05 Sarah Jane Moore Tilton

Queen bed, dual reclining loveseat, beautiful antique wardrobe and buffet. 2nd floor of Main Building, bright south facing window, elevator access. Named after Great-grandma Sarah Jane Moore Tilton.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

06 Dr. Frank L. Tilton

Queen bed, comfortable reclining lounge chair, 2nd floor room, north facing window, elevator access. Named after Great-grandpa, Dr. FrankTilton..

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

07 William Gore

Smaller Room, handicapped accessible, queen bed. 2nd floor of Main Building, west facing window, elevator access. Named after Great Uncle William Gore, a WWI army vet and a career army man. An antique flag hangs to honor him and his colleagues, alongside 1890's antiques: cherry drop leaf table, dresser from old river boat. Very easy access to the common balcony. This room is room is smaller than the others, yet perfect for guests looking for a simpler, more economical getaway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

08 Simeon Breech

Tall 4 poster queen bed, 2 sinks in bath, 2 reclining lounge chairs, 2nd floor of Main Building, north and west facing windows, elevator access. Named after great-great-great-grandpa Simeon Breech, an original settler of Brown County.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

09 Frank and Margaret Tilton

Queen bed, reclining loveseat. 3rd floor of the Main Building, with south and east facing windows, elevator access. Named after Uncle Frank G. and Aunt Margaret Tilton.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Goshen 2

Beautiful King bed with built in reading lights, 2 person whirlpool tub, screened-in porch overlooking gazebo and courtyard area, remote control gas fireplace with 42" LCD TV built in, microwave, mini frig, sofa, antiques. Located on the ground floor of the Goshen Building. Please, no children under the age of 12.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Goshen 3

Dramatic King canopy bed and matching furnishings. A favorite for anniversary celebrations and honeymoons. 2 person whirlpool tub, screened-in balcony overlooking gazebo and courtyard, remote control gas fireplace with 42" LCD TV built in, microwave, bar sink, mini frig, antiques. Located on the 2nd floor of the Goshen Building. Please, no children under the age of 12.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Goshen 4

King canopy bed, 2 person whirlpool tub, screened-in balcony overlooking gazebo and courtyard area, remote control gas fireplace with 42" LCD TV built-in, microwave, mini frig, bar sink, two reclining lounge chairs, antiques. Located on the 2nd floor of the Goshen Building. Please, no children under the age of 12.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Goshen 1

King bed, screened-in porch overlooking gazebo and courtyard area, remote control gas fireplace with 42" LCD TV built in, deep1 person whirlpool tub, microwave, mini frig, dual reclining loveseat, antiques, handicapped accessible. Located on the ground floor of the Goshen Building. Please, no children under the age of 12.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Shiloh 3

King bed, 2 person whirlpool tub, screened-in balcony overlooking creek, remote control gas fireplace with 42" LCD TV built in, microwave, mini frig, bar sink, antiques. Located on 2nd floor of Shiloh Building. Please, no children under the age of 12.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cane Ridge 4

King sleigh bed and a queen sofabed. It is beautifully appointed with a large whirlpool tub in the bath, screened-in balcony overlooking gazebo and courtyard, remote control gas fireplace with 42" LCD TV built in, microwave, mini frig, bar sink and a tilt top game table. Located on the 2nd floor of the Cane Ridge Building. Please, no children under the age of 12.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Cane Ridge 1

Located on ground floor of our Cane Ridge cottage building. 2 person whirlpool tub, screened-in porch overlooking gazebo and courtyard area, remote control gas fireplace with 42" LCD TV built in, microwave, mini frig. 2 full size beds. one twin size sofabed. Drop leaf table for games, beautuful drop front desk and large Eastlake Victorian mirrored dresser. Please, no children under the age of 12.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Shiloh 4

King bed, 2 person whirlpool tub, screened-in balcony overlooking creek, remote control gas fireplace with 42" LCD TV built in, microwave, mini frig, bar sink, beautiful Victorian antiques. Located on 2nd floor of Shiloh Building. Please, no children under the age of 12.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cane Ridge 2

Located on ground floor of our Cane Ridge Cottage Building. Amazing 1870's Eastlake Victorian marble top bedroom suite. One King bed, queen sofa bed. 2 person whirlpool tub, screened-in porch overlooking gazebo and courtyard area, remote control gas fireplace with 42" LCD TV built in, microwave, mini frig. Please, no children under the age of 12.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Cane Ridge 3

One king bed and twin size daybed with twin pop-up trundle bed underneath, 2 person whirlpool tub, screened-in balcony overlooking gazebo and courtyard area, remote control gas fireplace with 42" LCD TV built in, microwave, mini frig, bar sink, antiques. Located on the 2nd floor of the Cane Ridge Building. Please, no children under the age of 12.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Shiloh 1

One king bed, queen sofa bed, 2 person whirlpool tub, screened-in porch overlooking gazebo and courtyard area, remote control gas fireplace with 42" LCD TV built in, microwave, mini frig, bar sink, antiques. Located on the ground floor of the Shiloh Building. Please, no children under the age of 12.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Shiloh 2

One king bed and twin size daybed with twin pop-up trundle bed underneath, 2 person whirlpool tub, screened-in porch, overlooking creek, remote control gas fireplace with 42" LCD TV built in, microwave, mini frig, antiques. Located on the ground floor of the Shiloh Building. Please, no children under the age of 12.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Cabin 360 Tourist Home

This lovely log cabin, brought to Brown County in 1935 was originally a one room schoolhouse. Completely refurbished in 2013, Cabin 360 is almost totally new and is carefully furnished with an abundance of comforts: a queen bedroom suite, 2 full baths - one with a large two-person whirlpool tub, large fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, delightful front porch with 4 adirondack chairs, lovely landscaped wooded grounds with fire pit. With very easy access from State Highway 135, there is just a 3.5 block downhill walk to the very center of downtown Nashville. Since there are no sidewalks along one block of this stretch walking is not recommended for children. Bring your own fixins or dine out in any of Nashville's many nearby restaurants. Stayover service and food service is not provided. Cabin 360 is uphill from its parking area, for up to 4 vehicles. The master bedroom suite is upstairs. Special check-in procedures will be provided upon confirmation of reservation.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Tudie's Cottage

The main entrance to Tudie's Cottage, just off Cornerstone Lane, opens onto a large screened-in porch. The house has 2 queen bedrooms, a 3rd small bedroom with a twin bed and a loveseat, a living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, 2 full baths accessed from each of the queen bedrooms and is approximately 1350 square feet. The actual address is 123 East Main Street, just one block from the center of Nashville. Built in 1868, Tudie's Cottage is the second oldest home in Nashville. From the 1930's is was the residence of the manager of the Village Motel which was located on a portion of what it now the campus of Cornerstone Inn. Tudie Kuhn owned and operated the Village Motel from the early 1960's to 2000 and was a beloved neighbor and friend.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

11 Mamie Walker

King bed, sloped ceilings, reclining lounge chair, south facing window, 3rd floor of the Main Building, with south facing window, elevator access. Named after Great Aunt Mamie Walker.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The LOFT

The LOFT is a superbly appointed studio apartment. View photos for more details. NOTE: Guests booking the LOFT certify that all members of their party understand the risks and inherent physical challenges due to the design of the LOFT, are over the age of 12, are able and willing to climb stairs with their belongings, are able and willing to climb a ladder to reach the sleeping area, and do not sleep walk. No refunds will be given due to inability or unwillingness to negotiate the stairs or ladder. GUEST REVIEW: Our stay with you in the LOFT was extraordinary. A beautiful place that allowed us to relax and a warm place to come home to after shopping, eating, etc. I, personally, loved the decor. The mix of modern, glass and furniture, with the warmth of the pottery was stunning. The colors are just beautiful! Our experience at breakfast was divine. The food and service outstanding. We will definitely be back and will pass the word on to others. Kevin and Tammy Wilcox

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Brown County State Park, Indiana University, Brown County Playhouse, Yellowwood State Forest, Bill Monroe Music Park, Edinburgh Outlet Mall, TC Steele State Memorial., Village, Wine country

Airport

Indianapolis, IN (IND) 51 miles

Directions to property:

From INDIANAPOLIS: There are 2 possible routes: 1)Take I-65 South to Columbus. Take the Columbus exit #68 onto SR 46 West. Continue on SR 46 West 16 miles to Nashville. Turn right (north) onto South Van Buren St (also called 135 North) at the stoplight. A CVS store and a Speedway station are at this junction. At the 3rd street you can turn right onto,turn right(east) onto East Franklin St. Cornerstone Inn is on the left. Parking is on the east side of the building. 2)135 South:Take SR 135 South through Trafalgar and Morgantown, directly to Nashville. Continue south one block after the first stoplight (by the Brown County Courthouse). Turn left(east) onto East Franklin St. Go one block. Cornerstone Inn is on the left. Parking is on the east side of the building. From CHICAGO: Take the Dan Ryan or Skyway to I-65 South. Continue on I-65 South to Columbus. Take the Columbus exit #68 onto SR 46 West. Follow same directions from here as in #1 from Indianapolis, above. From CINCINNATI: Take I-74 West to SR 3 at Greensburg, Indiana. Take SR 3 South approx. 3 miles to SR 46 West. Continue on SR 46 West approx. 42 miles through Columbus. From 46/I65 junction follow instructions in #1 above.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, University, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Country Inn, Cabin

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Parking, VCR , Some amenities are available only in select rooms and include private screened balconies and/or porches, in room pod type coffee/tea makers, LCD TV's, ipod docking alarm clock radios, mini refrigerator/freezers. Beautifully landscaped property with several sanctuaries for relaxation or intimate conversation.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Nashville is one four Indiana Cultural Arts Districts. The best mountain bike trails within an 8 hr drive are two miles away. Many live entertainment venues are nearby. The village's pedestrian district is well known for its festivals, shopping and local eateries., Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only designated outdoor area
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes By prior arrangement only - some rooms exclusive for adults
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: some dates may require more than one night stay
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit required equal to the room charges for the first night of the reservation. Taxes will be charged upon check-in
  • Cancellations: All cancellation requests must be made by phone and acknowledged with a Cornerstone Inn cancellation number.Rooms canceled after 7 days prior to arrival are subject to a full charge.For reservations of 2 rooms or less, cancellations will be accepted up to 7 days prior to arrival with a full refund of deposit, less a cancellation fee of $25.00 per room per night. In the instance of cancellation of a reservation held with a credit card without a deposit, the per room cancellation fee will be charged.For reservations of 3 or more rooms, cancellation requests will be accepted in the following manner: for cancellation requests received up to 1 month prior to arrival, a full refund of deposit will be given less a cancellation fee of $25.00 per room per night; requests received between 1 month and 2 weeks prior to arrival will receive a 75% refund of deposit less cancellation fee per room per night; requests received between 2 weeks and 7 days prior to arrival will receive a 50% refund less cancellation fee per room PER NIGHT. For reservations where no deposit has been received, applicable cancellation fees will be charged. Some reservations have a multiple night requirement and a partial cancellation may not be allowed.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Bruce and Pam Gould

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Bruce retired after 42 years of service to USPS - 26 years as Nashville's Postmaster. He is still the inn's master gardener and hardest worker. Pam established the inn in 1993 and continues to manage it. Our passion is obedience to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and the increase of the Kingdom of God. We have 10 grown children including spouses, and the best grandchildren ever. God is so GOOD! We are forever grateful to Him, our staff, and our thousands of returning guests through the years.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 7:30am - 10:00am (flexible)
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Additional meals prepared on site for groups of 20 or more are available by by prior arrangement.


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