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Outside the Granary

Continued practice from Kim Klassen's Beyond Layers e-Course.


Blogged about here...


Where Edster and I spent our wedding night...close to home...before heading to Maine. The Granary (where we stayed) is on National Geographics top 10 list of places in the United States National Parks where one should beg to stay.


The Inn is an impeccable Country Place and a part of the tapestry of 33,000 acres of parkland (Cuyahoga Valley National Park) and adjacent to Brandywine waterfall. Built in 1848 as the home of James and Adeline Wallace, it was a centerpiece of the then thriving community of Brandywine Mills. The Wallaces owned the mills as well as 800 acres of land. Now their fine place provides six rooms for visitors, many with sitting areas and all with well-appointed private baths. Each guest accommodation is distinct in Ohio historic decor and ambiance.


A little barn just behind the main house has been renovated and made into elegantly rustic suites called "The Granary" and "The Loft". Each has a main floor and a sleeping loft.


As Innkeepers, we know we live in paradise.


-- Katie and George


The Inn's main house is also the home of Katie and George Hoy, who encourage guests to enjoy the living room, library, dining rooms, porches and kitchen as they would the home of good friends; along with the spacious grounds and surrounding parklands.


Guests find the Inn by word-of-mouth or from newspaper and magazine articles, since the Inn does no advertising. Most who come to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or whatever, feel they have escaped the pressures of the "real world". Business and travel guests claim they feel "at home".


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Taken on September 17, 2012