“I forget how much I love staying here! To marvel at what we’ve created. First time ever our son Ben was our wait staff server at dinner last night. Chef Janie did an excellent job with our meal. The Bittersweet cottage was spotless clean. Kudos to our housekeeping team. Too bad we couldn’t “laze around” this morning like most of our guests. Terry was up at 4:00am to fix the convection oven and clean the stove hood prior to cooking breakfast for our guests. But, we lounge in the whirlpool tub the night before. How lucky are we to get to enjoy and be surrounded in such slender all the time.”
Ben Lingo has learned lots from his father Terry (Innkeeper and the Inn’s developer) over the years. Recently, Ben returned from college to work with his parents and learn more of the “Inn trade”. Kellie, the Inn’s gardener and landscaper, gave Ben “free rein” to create new flower beds by the Inn barn/rooms. Using natural stone from the area, Ben used his talents to add an extra appeal to the Inn’s grounds.
This is our first year for picking apples from our trees. We are using them for fresh cider, in our apple bread pudding for breakfast and a variety of delicious desserts. We left one of the trees full of apples so that our staff and guests can take some home. This is Ben in the “tree tops” picking apples.
A night out on the town for Innkeeper’s Ellen and Terry. Pictured are James and Erika Decker, friends from Columbus and members of the Inn’s Advisory Board. They met them at the Wine Guy in Pickerington. James and Erika know all about the restaurant industry. James is the Exec Chef at the Lakes Country Club and Erika creates wonderful meals for individuals and small parties. Ellen says “it was nice for a night out. We enjoy James and Erika’s company and don’t get to see them often enough.”