If for some reason if you can’t find innkeeper Laurie Bratton, check the greenhouse. Located on the three acre property, the big dome is tucked behind the garage and the secret to the gourmet breakfasts at the Arbor House Inn Bed & Breakfast on the River. In the dome can be found fresh spices such as thyme, oregano and chives. Green spinach, cherry tomatoes as sweet as candy, and cilantro are staples at the B&B greenhouse. Laurie says she doesn’t have a green thumb, but we know otherwise. Enjoy!
Category Archives: Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes Part IV – Piper’s Party Pit
Announcing the newest addition to the Arbor House Inn…Piper’s Party Pit! The third and final fire pit of the bed & breakfast is finally here. Perched underneath the porch swing with ringside seating and just steps from the river, this little gem
We’ve got the permits, we’ve placed the patio furniture, and now we’re ready for some s’mores and nights around the ring. As a guest of the Arbor House or Cottage on the Creek, ask Keith or Laurie for your s’mores kit and be prepared for chocolaty goodness and camping skewers served in a chalkboard pale to show up fireside. Keith will help you get the fire going if you need it, point out the tools needed on how to put it out when you’re done, and away you go!
Why is it called Piper’s Party Pit?
That’s a tale that starts at Camp Calvin. “Camp Calvin” is fire pit number one that is located on the far south side of the property tucked by the river by the willows and was named after Keith & Laurie’s first grandchild, Calvin. Many a s’more has been consumed by this little boy and his family at what he has lovingly adopted as his personal play space and has a wooden sign to prove it.
After his little sister was born, he was roasting mallows at Camp Calvin and a worried look came over his face. When asked what was wrong he simply asked, “Where’s Piper’s place? What does she get?” We’re not sure if he truly was concerned for his little sister having her very own spot or if he just didn’t want to share his own, either way, it was a good question.
Thus was born Piper’s Party Pit. With Cottage on the Creek being added to the B&B lodging options this season as a 2 bedroom riverside VRBO, it needed its own river retreat all to itself. Piper evidently did too.
So come, enjoy the new fire pit. Piper would love to share it with you!
Behind The Scenes Projects – Part III
All work and no play … not at the Arbor House! Granted, this place does not run itself, but thanks to the vision and dedication of long-time Arbor House owners Keith & Laurie Bratton, the peace and tranquility on these … Continue reading
Behind the Scenes Part II – The Greenhouse
As human beings, we are curious creatures. Sometimes we want a peek under the tent on what really goes on behind the scenes, we don’t just want to enjoy things at face value. We need to know secrets. At the … Continue reading
Work Weekend – Behind the Scenes Part I
It takes a lot to run a bed and breakfast, it takes even more to get it into tip top shape for the summer. That’s why every year we shut down the Arbor House Inn for a weekend in the … Continue reading
In The Beginning… B&B History
One of the questions we always get asked here at the B&B is how long we’ve been doing this. Grab a cup of coffee and we’ll tell you the story of how this place became the Arbor House Inn … Continue reading