Johnstown Motorcycle Warehouse

A spacious warehouse in Johnstown, Pennsylvania offers visitors a nostalgic stay with amazing views of the city.

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After ascending the wooden staircase to the second floor, guests will find a refurbished space uniquely decorated with a motorcycle theme. There is a smartly designed bathroom and several bedrooms located down a long, narrow hallway.

Each of the bedrooms offers a balance of comfort and style.

Continuing passed the bedrooms, the end of the hallway opens into a dining room with its own view of the city.

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The kitchen welcomes plenty of natural light with windows spanning two walls.

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The massive living room offers multiple sitting areas and an array of interesting decorations.

Whether guests desire to listen to music, take in the city landscape, or simply enjoy a bit of rest and relaxation, there is something here for everyone.

Our favorite space was the enclosed rooftop great room with panoramic views of Johnstown.

“Appearances are a glimpse of the unseen.”  Anaxagoras

Storybook Cottage

When visiting Ghent, West Virginia guests can stay in an amazingly creative Storybook Cottage.

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The charming refrigerator and matching microwave and coffee maker were the initial items purchased for the Cottage.  The kitchen was then designed around these appliances.

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We were welcomed with homemade baked goods fittingly served in a picnic basket a bit like that carried by fairytale character, Little Red Riding Hood.

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Each of the rooms is smartly organized with a whimsical air in the decorations.

The vintage bathroom has a gorgeous clawfoot caste iron tub.

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Most carpenters strive to attain straight lines of construction, but the Storybook Cottage is designed as a deliberately crooked structure as is evidenced by the roof design.

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The Storybook Cottage comes with its very own guard….Gobbling Guard that is.

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The turkey stands guard day and evening, and enjoys sharing the back porch with guests.

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A gorgeous pond, teeming with life offers the perfect backyard view.

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We were greeted by several chickens each morning, and there was a steady stream of cats and kittens finding their way between the main house, the cottage and the barn.

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The main house is in the process of being converted into a castle and a pencil museum is also in the works alongside a future saw mill.

Other storybook style structures on the premises continue the Storybook theme throughout the property.

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“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.” Albert Einstein

Harmony Oaks Cottage

Harmony Oaks Cottage offers a fun stay on an Alpaca Farm in Madison, Georgia.

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The space is warm and inviting.

Guests are welcomed with a basket of snacks in the stylish kitchen.

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Just beyond the kitchen is a spacious bedroom with an adjoining bathroom.

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While staying at Harmony Oaks Cottage, guests will experience relaxing and peaceful setting with horses grazing in the side corral and alpaca playing in the fields behind the barn.

During our stay, we were invited to help feed the alpaca.

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It was a friendly and whimsical herd of alpaca.  Definitely the highlight of our stay!

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”  Masanobu Fukuoka

Seaboard Coast Line Caboose

Guests can stay in a refurbished Seaboard Coast Line Caboose in Clyde, North Carolina.

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The woodwork in the Caboose is strikingly beautiful. The kitchen showcases the wonderful balance between functionality and style found throughout the Caboose.

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The Caboose layout is functional and stylish.

Original items can be found seamlessly worked into the areas of the Caboose such as the original sink in the bathroom and the hand rails in the bedroom.

A separate building designed with a train station feel houses a laundry room, gift shop, and game room.

The game room offers a variety of games, books, and toys for the young and young-at-heart visitors.

From full size train cars to model imitations, there is something here for every train enthusiast.

In addition to trains, there is a wide variety of animals on the property as well.

The highlight for us when staying in the Seaboard Coast Line Caboose was the view. A herd of bison grazing and playing could be enjoyed from the comforts of the Caboose.

During warmer weather, guests can relax on the large attached deck.

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“If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.”  Buddha

Summerville Guest House

There is a delightful Guest House in Summerville, South Carolina.

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Visitors enter the Guest House from the backyard. The main house is on the right attached to the Guest House entrance on the left by a wooden deck.

From the moment of entry, guests will be amazed by this stylish open space.

Rather than a traditional couch or sofa, the Guest House offers a swinging bed in the living room and two additional swinging beds along the far wall.

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There is plenty of outdoor space for children to play and adults to enjoy a chat around the fire pit.

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A visit to the chicken coup adds additional fun for the whole family.

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We had a wonderful stay at the Guest House and will definitely stay here again during our next visit to Summerville.

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“The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge.”  Meister Eckhart

The Round House

Guest visiting Perkinston, Mississippi can stay in a unique Round House. Visitors will feel welcomed from the moment of arrival.

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The downstairs bedroom has an artistic Southern charm.

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The open design of the second level is spacious yet warm and inviting.

The elegant Master bedroom leads onto a wrap-around balcony which offers the perfect place for morning coffee and an evening glass of wine.

Perhaps the highlight of the Round House is the Master bathroom with its jacuzzi tub and luxurious shower.

The living room offers an amazing sound system for enjoying a movie or listening to your favorite music.

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There are artistic touches with a nod to New Orleans throughout the house.

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The woodwork on the ceiling evidences the gorgeous lines of this unique house.

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A short walk down a country path through the tree line behind the Round House leads to a quiet, idyllic pond.

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The Round House offer both style and comfort in a natural country setting. The perfect place for a relaxing break from a busy lifestyle.

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“Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.”  Alfred North Whitehead

The Squeeze Box

The Squeeze Box is an apartment in historic downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi.

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Clarksdale is the birthplace of the blues. Muddy Waters, one of the influential bluesman, lived a few miles outside of Clarksdale picking cotton on Stovall Plantation.

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Upon entering The Squeeze Box, guests will be struck by the smart décor clearly inspired by a musician’s soul.

Just inside the front door is a sitting area.

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The dining booth was one of my favorite places in The Squeeze Box. Rather than a recording booth, it was a booth of records.

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The kitchen is both stylish and fully functional.

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Just off the kitchen is a sliding metal door that leads into the bedroom.

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The spirit of the blues and the musicians who put their souls into this music is captured in the décor of the bedroom.

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Every corner is a reminder of Clarksdale’s roots.

The Squeeze Box is located within walking distance of the music venues, museums, and restaurants.

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“If you got something you don’t want other people to know, keep it in your pocket.”  Muddy Waters

Repurposed Church

A repurposed Church offers a charming stay while visiting Martinville, Louisiana.

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The main entrance has stately wooden doors beneath a stained glass window.

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Upon entering, guests will be struck by the open floor plan, including many features from the original church.

The dining area includes church pews for seating.

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The spacious kitchen replaces what was once an altar and offers all of the essential appliances for a full culinary experience.

There are two bedrooms.  The downstairs bedroom opens to the other living areas on the main level.

The upstairs bedroom can be found in the former choir loft and includes its own bathroom.

The ladder leading to the upstairs is also both functional and aesthetic.

Stained glass through the church enables the light to colorfully dance throughout the space.

The view from the loft was quite majestic!

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“The things that we love tell us what we are.”  Thomas Aquinas

Hobbit’s Dream

Hobbit’s Dream is a magical and incredibly creative place to stay in Fairfield, Virginia.

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Guests will feel as if the Hobbit will return at any moment. The space is designed to feel real, not staged. The pathway leading to the Hobbit hut is lined with pots and vegetation alongside a full garden where visitors can enjoy fresh herbs and vegetables from the garden when in season.

Staying at Hobbit’s Dream is an experience far beyond merely a place to rest. The mailbox holds personalized mail and small gifts for visitors.

When guests arrive at the front gate to Hobbit’s Dream, there is no doubt what lies beyond the gate is a magical place.

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The view from the front entrance of Hobbit’s Dream overlooks a pond and cottage that has been remodeled to fit the landscape of Tolkien’s The Hobbit. There is even a Buckleberry Ferry where guest can enjoy a drink or meal while floating across the pond.

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All of this is experienced before even opening the round door to Hobbit’s Dream. Once guests step through the front door, they are transformed into a full Hobbit experience.

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Upon entry, guests are greeted by a warm fire in the majestic fireplace.

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To the left is an inviting bedroom.

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To the right is a stylish kitchen.

The dining table is set and ready for guests to enjoy a glass of wine or some coffee in a Hobbit Mug.  There is even a Hobbit-sized loaf of homemade bread which is incredibly delicious!

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It is the perfect place to enjoy some or all of the traditional 7 Hobbit meals.

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No detail is left to chance.  Hand forged swords, hand crafted brooms, and even a miner’s helmet grace the walls.

For the more adventurous guests, the hosts offer workshops on carving walking sticks, making wooden pipes, and crafting straw brooms in a nearby building. There is an additional fee, but well-worth the time invested!

This was the perfect place for us to read The Hobbit while immersing ourselves in the life of a hobbit at Hobbit’s Dream.

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“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”  J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Tiny House at Good Earth Farm

The Good Earth Farm in Ocean View, Delaware offers three different stays on their property for guests, including an apartment in the main house, a cabin, and a tiny house.

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We stayed in the former potting shed that has been converted into The Tiny House.

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Guests will feel welcomed from the entrance to every nook and cranny in The Tiny House.

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The main level houses a full kitchen, comfortable living room, and plenty of storage.

The loft offers a cozy sleeping area with plenty of natural lighting.

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If visitors need a bit more space, the cabin would be ideal.

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The cabin is stylish and spacious, including two bedrooms and an open design. There is even a screen porch to enjoy the outdoors during all sorts of weather.

One of the highlights of staying at Good Earth is the Good Earth Market and Restaurant.

During warmer weather, visitors can dine outside in one of the various spaces throughout the Good Earth Garden.

Bethany Beach is only minutes away with an awesome shopping selection.

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“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”  Hippocrates