That’s a Whole Lot of Bananas! 

Just three miles from the inn lies a food lover’s dream.  Shady Maple.  It’s the largest smorgasbord in Lancaster County.  In a county that has quite a few PA Dutch restaurants, that’s saying something!  Here are the numbers:  40 items on the salad bar, 7 meats, 14 vegetables and over 25 desserts. Each day of […]

Inn with the Old! 

Most folks love new things and I am no exception, especially if it’s a gadget for the kitchen or pair of shoes.  But what really makes my heart beat fast is something old.  Something that has stood the test of time, been loved and cared for and has a well-worn patina. Bruce was brought up in a […]

A Visit to The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum 

It was a cold and windy day – a day when you’d prefer to stay inside.  Although sunny, the temperature was in the teens and the wind was unrelentless.  But we ventured out anyway and were so glad we did. We drove north about half an hour from the the Mid-Atlatnic Air Musuem at Reading […]

Greens at The Inn 

Maybe it’s all the Christmases of past that were spent in Williamsburg.  Or the two trips to Germany and Austria when I fell in love with overstuffed window boxes.  Maybe it’s the fact that we live in an old house with original shutters and window boxes that my Dad made.  Whatever the reason, I have […]

Thanksgiving – Was It Just A Figment of My Imagination? 

  There used to be a holiday this time of year – a day off work to gather with family and give thanks for life’s blessings.  But this year there doesn’t seem to be much evidence of it, and I’m afraid that next year it may disappear altogether. A local store is advertising the fact […]

Cookin’ Up Something Good in Lancaster 

It’s not often that an innkeeper can get away in the fall. Ah, but a bit of planning paid off last week when I attended a cooking class with Scott Martino at The Good Cooking Store in Intercourse.  You may remember that I met Scott on my first visit to this store –he was handing […]

Pumpkin Crazy in Lancaster County 

Whether it’s Fairytale, Cinderella, One Too Many or the plain old Jack-o-Lantern, Lancaster Countyis covered in pumpkins.  I recently visited two of my favorite farms to share some pictures with you.  They are right around the corner from The Artist's Inn. As the summer landscape gives way to cooler weather, there’s no loss of color […]

I Love a Piano (and More!) 

  It was a dark and stormy night last week when we set out to Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre  to see their new play – “I Love a Piano” – celebrating the songs of Irving Berlin.  The play is jam-packed with American standards and it tells the story of a piano that made its way through […]

Enjoying the Red, White and Green of Lancaster County 

Lancaster County wineries sure know how to throw a party.  Whether it’s jazz in the evening, picnics on the lawn or tasting new wines while enjoying the view, you are guaranteed to have a good time. Recent rains have turned the county green once again and views from many of the wineries are relaxing and […]