The Rooms at the Inn

Rooms at the Inn

Every room at the Inn has a story to tell. The decor in each room points to significant adventures and experiences of our lifetime. Charleston, SC, Philadelphia, PA, Cairo, Egypt, and Topeka, IN make subtle appearances.

Our world of travel and life experience taught us a lot about how we want our guests to feel when they visit. We love the historic charm of our inn but we remodeled the entire interior to make sure it meets contemporary expectations. You won’t find antique doilies or fragile victorian furniture at our Inn. What you will discover is a charming older home with all the modern amenities to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible. If you need to work – yes, the wi-fi is always free!

The four guest rooms all have Queen size beds and each has a private bathroom. One room is located on the first floor, all others on the second floor.  Our room rates start at $110 per night depending on the room selected.  Weekend, holiday and special event dates are reflected in our reservation system.

Guest Room One

Cairo, Egypt theme

Co-owner Kent Beck lived in Egypt two different times for most of the 1980’s. First time, straight out of Goshen College, Kent lived in Tanta, a rural overgrown “village” (tallest building five floors!) of nearly a million people situated in the Nile Delta between Cairo and Mediterranean city of Alexandria.  Kent served as director of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Egypt program, (a volunteer service & development agency of the Mennonite Church) comprised mostly of North American teachers and health professionals.

Kent traveled extensively within Egypt & the Middle East visiting MCC personnel and relating to schools, hospitals and programs supported by MCC.  Following graduate school (MS in International Education from Indiana University in Bloomington) and a semester of Mennonite seminary in Elkhart, Kent returned to Egypt and lived in Cairo in the area known as Heliopolis.

Guest Room Two

Topeka, Indiana theme

Co-owner Karen Lehman grew up on a farm south of Topeka, Indiana along with 4 older sisters and a younger brother. The family remained Amish until Karen was about 6 years old.  Most of Karen’s extended family is still Amish.

Amish heritage from the Lehman family and other Amish realia décor create a comfortable homey feel in Room #2 to return to after a day of exploring the beautiful Amish countryside, or from visits to Shipshewana, Topeka or Nappanee.

 

 

Guest Room Three

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania theme

While living in Bucks County PA, inn owners Kent & Karen enjoyed trips into Philadelphia. In fact, Kent took the train into Center City Philadelphia for several years while teaching at The Philadelphia Mennonite High School, now known as the City School.

Most often this included walking the mile or so from Suburban Penn Station to school, then jogging down past the Art Museum, running up the “Rocky” staircase and down along the Schuylkill River to board for his return trip at 30th Street Station.

Historically and culturally rich, Philadelphia is represented in this room. Wonder if you knew that the City of Brotherly love was home for a period of time for jazz-great John Coltrane or that it claims to be America’s beer capital?

Experience the love here!

Guest Room Four

Charleston, South Carolina theme

Inn owner’s son Caleb & his family live in Charleston, SC, which has become a favorite place for Kent & Karen to go and see their grandchildren.  From the beaches to the historic downtown, Kent & Karen have spent a great amount of time exploring Charleston and love the charm and culture of the south.