Cancellation at the Wayfarer?!

Yup, I cannot believe it but I’ve had a cancellation for a sweet cottage. Read on…

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cottage 5

cottage 5

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Cancellation due to financial hardship: The recent cancellation for cottage 5, the Chickadee, has gotten bigger yet.
So now, if anyone is interested, it can be had from July 5th until the morning of the 10th.

Anyone who is interested, I will make a deal so that this guest does not have to pay for the rental. I will take $ 10 off per night, if you take at least 4 nights.

Sorry to use this forum to drum up business. I wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t important.

Now back to your scheduled program 😉

Adding on to the Wayfarer?

We’ve had some little fellows here from Great Britain. England to be exact. This was their second visit at the Wayfarer.   They are 11 and 8 years old and REAL boys.  One morning they decided, with their dad, to build a “cabin” at the end of the driveway.

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Dad had to collect the building materials, the boys kept me at bay with bow & arrow and a sword 😉

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They even managed to get a sleeping bag in there…

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Free TV with one Night Stay

Mike and I were staring at all those


that we replaced with shnazzy,  new 29″  TV’s the other day.

What to do with the “antiques”?

Here is our solution:

Stay one night, take home a free color TV with remote control 😉

Any takers?

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Yup, that’s how we do business at the Wayfarer 🙂

Wayfarer – Art Gallery

The Wayfarer hosts many different kind of folks.  Today I am going to tell you about the young artists that we host every year.’

The first work is from Helena. You might remember her from our blueberry picking afternoon last summer. She drew and colored a water scene.  You can see this work in The Bluebird cottage (#4)

Wayfarer Artists

Moving along the gallery,  2 pieces of art can be found in The Heron (#9)
The one on the left is by Jimmy, he used to be my boyfriend and as he grew older he was my birdbath filler boy.  He made this fabulous drawing of The Cardinal cottage (#10) a couple of years ago.

On the right you will see the drawing of our fishing boat, with sail, by Vivian.  I think she captured it perfectly

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Close-ups of the works

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Last but not least, the very first work I ever received and it is by Grayce. It is a portrait of me and our chocolate Lab Bear.
This work is hanging in cottage Cardinal (# 10) where Grayce and her parents stay when they stay 😉

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There you have it – The Wayfarer Art Gallery.

I cannot wait to see my little artists this summer. They are all scheduled to stay again and hopefully they’ll  have more works for me to put up in “their” cottages.

Crystal Gardens – ahhhhhh

Yesterday I stopped in at Crystal Gardens.  Being there is always so wonderful.  Everything is manicured, the green houses are stuffed with beautiful plants.  Butterflies are dancing around one’s head, the smells are so sweet – I love being there.

When I got out of the car, I could hear the peacocks and peahens screaming but I didn’t see them.  I slunk past the “Barn Swallow”  and went in search of little things for my flower boxes. Of course I found them and so much more.
Ochhhhh, to hold on to your wallet at any nursery is tough but here, it’s near impossible.

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It had started to rain and yours truly was not prepared. I got wet. This lady was prepared.

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piles and piles of these colorful pottery.

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Could you resist buying something here?

Remember the Toilet Paper Incident?

Rusty wrote last year :

Well, now Rusty has posted to his own blog a story about Frankfort in general and then another on the Wayfarer in particular.   I am so flattered that someone, like Rusty and his wife Beth – whom I respect and lourve as much as I do, would take the time to write these nice things about us.

So, if you don’t mind, I will re-post this very nice article here.  Please feel free to roll your eyes at this self indulgence.

Innkeeper’s Wife

Actually, the innkeeper is the wife.
My brain is still up north in the Frankfort area. It’s such a beautiful, clean, fresh area that leaving is difficult. Arriving is easy. For the past ten plus years, we have arrived at a group of small cottages called Wayfarer Lodgings. Built sometime around the 1940s, the cabins are like a second home. Not because they are quaint and relaxed, but because the innkeeper and staff are always welcoming.
Iris and Mike Jones have owned the Wayfarer since we discovered it. Over the years, we have come to know them and look forward to seeing them every summer. We now have jokes and stories to tell about each other. Our children have come to enjoy the Wayfarer as much as we do.
Six months of the year, the innkeeper’s life is full tilt. Without her continuing warm welcome, the whole atmosphere of the little settlement would change. Her returning customers do not just mean full beds, but old friends who have bought into the Wayfarer charisma. The prices are reasonable, but one returns for other reasons. The ten cabins are a micro-town. Iris is like the mayor, greeting everyone and resolving problems.
To guests, the town seems to operate smoothly. When you think about all the pieces that must fit together to provide a great stay, you realize it doesn’t just happen. The innkeeper and her staff are there keeping everything working so we can have a relaxing visit.
Just like any other business, a smooth operation means a combination of brains and hard work. Thanks Madam Innkeeper.
Thank you for reading this note.