We make breakfast, but we party at dinner with our guests. Had a cool, delicious, relaxing dinner at the Greenside Golf Club Grill with guests who decided to stay several days longer at the Inn than planned. It was like a Stay-cation for us…lots of good conversation and fun. Thank you Angela, John, Steve, Dawn, Dave, Lynn, Karen and Tauyna for a great week.
Innkeeper, Chris, hosts “Howard cousins family reunion at the Churchtown Inn. Innkeepers Amish friends, Dave and Naomi Stoltzfus,who frequently serve Inn guests delicious family style meals, threw a surprise birthday party for one special cousin, Margie. Picture is taken on their deck (where guests eat in good weather).
Long time Inn sitter, Ruth Miller, now 88 stopped by for a visit last week. Now living independently in Robesonia, Ruth took care of the Inn while Stuart and Jim vacationed for weeks at a time. Being a self-taught piano player, she would entertain guests hosting sing-alongs in the parlor. Now when she visits us, she plays and recalls numerous stories about the guests and visitors to the Inn. She has kept a diary and photo album that we have copied and treasure.
The Churchtown Inn’s Victorian Parlors set the scene for a romantic Wedding Vow Renewal the last weekend of June. Reverend Ken Boyle imparted inspiring words to the participating couples, reminding us of the significance of our past commitment and our new promise to each other. One couple wrote, “It was wonderful to renew our wedding vows at the Churchtown Inn, our home away from home.” We loved everything; the pastor has such warmth and wisdom; the time after the ceremony in the parlor was made special by the appetizers and Champagne provided. The Amish Wedding Feast Dinner at Naomi and David’s home was a treat”.
Here we all are stocking up on our herbs; soon to be planted in our fragrant Herb Garden just outside the Breakfast Room! Within minutes of the Inn are multiple plant nurseries that specialize in carrying easy to grow, hard to find and reasonably priced herbs; i.e. sages (pineapple, variegated , purple); basils (Thai, Italian, Pepper); oreganos, thymes, and many more.
May 8th and 9th is this year’s Annual Landis Valley Herb & Garden Faire, Southeastern Pennsylvania’s most popular horticultural event with over 80 vendors of plants and garden-inspired products, as well as insightful and inspiring lectures and an array of healthy lunch options in our food court.
Rick caught the blooming forsythia in front of our beautiful Amish Farm view last spring and presented it to us framed. This year the group saw “Funny Girl” at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater. Looking forward to “Oklahoma” from June 18th to August 1st. Great breakfast conversations…thanks Lucille, John, Rick, Diane, Carol and Rich…see you next year if not sooner.