Greetings from The Gambier House! The House is full of alumnae so it must be Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial beginning of summer.
The weather sure feels like summer, hot, humid and — after a long, cool, damp spring — pretty fabulous! Iris, peonies, rhododendron and roses all abloom. Our spring CSA has commenced. This means that various local organic goodies are finding their way into our breakfasts before the Gambier House official planting season begins. And Strawberries!!! They have begun, very early this year, but are wonderful.
I must report that our weekends are booked pretty much through the beginning of August (this is a BIG year for weddings at The Gambier House). Weekdays have much wider availability, so do think about that midweek cycling or kayaking getaway, not to mention the college visiting.
It is with profound sadness that I announce the death of our beautiful Hotspur: breakfast supervisor, greeter and all around extraordinary English Setter. He was nearly 13 years old and has been with me almost since the beginning of my innkeeping tenure. He was a treasure and a huge loss. All who knew him are very lucky indeed. Our dear Pogo, the Cockapoo, has big shoes to fill in the House but I can already tell she is up to the task. Hope you get a chance to meet her soon.
As always, Amish country is just up the road and the Kokosing Gap Trail is green and getting shady, with plenty of exciting bird action. Floating season on the Kokosing River has begun.
We hope you’ll join us on a porch rocker, they are ready for you.
E.J. Heer and Pogo, Innkeepers