This was the last B&B in a series we stayed in during a week-long biking vacation. When we drove in the driveway, we knew this place was different. The drive is marked by a metal sculpture man holding the B&B sign, and it gets more interesting from there.
The house, which started as a trailer, has been expanded to at least seven times its original size. I don't think there is a conventional room in the building. There are artistic details, stained glass, metal sculpture and more in every room. We stayed in a suite with a large bedroom, living room with small kitchen and dining room table, and a bathroom. It was comfortable and private.
The owner was happy to show us his studio and the types of work he does, which is incredibly varied. We came to bike on the Lehigh river gorge, but the house is worth staying in just for itself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hill Home Forge is an authentic craftsman style bed and breakfast situated on 3.5 acres surrounded by Pennsylvania forest. Our bed & breakfast is perfect for a relaxing retreat, romantic getaway or an active weekend fishing or boating on the lake, rafting on the river or hiking and biking on the mountain trails. Our private woodland hideaway soothes the weary traveler, and offers art and sports lovers active days of art classes, recreation, dining, and shopping. We are on the edge of town where we are sheltered from the noise and traffic, but we are only 1.5 miles from all the attractions and restaurants in historic Jim Thorpe ... more less