… at the Inn at Brandywine Falls!
Located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and for a limited time, this beautiful historic Inn is hosting holiday high teas.
Tea dates: November 24-December 23, 2023 and January 2-7, 2024
A snip of history:
This historic Greek Revival home was built in 1848, and was originally the home of James and Adeline Wallace. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Homes.
In 1988, Innkeepers George & Katie Hoy, after obtaining a lease from the National Park Service and after making necessary renovations to the home, officially opened their charming and historic Inn to guest from around the world. To delight of thousands of guests, the Inn truly became their home away from home. In 2018, George left this world leaving Katie to run the Inn along with her staff until new Innkeeper(s) could be found.
Earlier this year, the Inn welcomed its newest Innkeepers, Melanie and Vicki. Although, George and Katie will always be remembered as the most gracious Innkeepers, I am happy to report that George and Katie have left the Inn in wonderful, loving hands.
(Katie can still be spotted around the Inn from time to time.)
Time to enjoy tea!
Being a lover of tea, I could not wait to snag one of the holiday pop up tea reservations to enjoy with a friend. Upon our arrival we were welcomed by both Innkeepers, followed by Vicki sharing a quick and informative bit of Inn history.
Tea is served in the dining room or the library. (If you have a room preference.)
Our tea consisted of a delicious cup of soup, a delightful salad, tiered tray of tea sandwiches, a fruit cup and scones, as well as jam and clotted cream. And if that was not enough food, we were also treated to a plate sweets. (I needed a to-go box.)
Grace, our waitress could not have been more pleasant. She also made sure that our teapots stayed filled.
If you love tea time, I would highly recommend you make reservations before all the slots are taken.
Things to know before you go:
*Reservations must be made at least 24-hours in advance.
*Reservations must be at least 2 guests
*Seating times are 11.30 AM or 2.30 PM (cannot arrive more than 15 minutes before your reservation, seating times are limited to one and half hours).
Menu – Christmas Themed
*Tiered Tray of High tea sandwiches or quiche
$40 pre guest plus gratuity (Cash and credit cards are accepted.)
Menu changes weekly
Call for your reservations: Space is Limited.
(Let them know where you learned about the tea.)
Before leaving make sure you shop their little gift shop area. The Inn Cookbooks always make for a great gift.
Why not stay?
Looking to getaway from the hustle and bustle? The Inn offers all the comforts of home. There are three suites available in the main house, including the James Wallace’s Parlor (pictured above), which is located on the 1st floor. The Granary Suite and Loft Suite are located in the Carriage Barn. Just behind the home. A plated breakfast is available every morning in the Dining Room from 8am-9am, or for an additional charge breakfast can be served in your room.
The Inn is located adjacent to Brandywine Falls and within a few feet of walking trails. A quick hop on the freeway and you can visit the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, as well as numerous northeast Ohio attractions. The Inn is very centrally located and best of all its located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, where you can enjoy a train ride, hiking, seasonal concerts, markets and so much more.
But the best reason to stay at the Inn, is the total relaxation you will feel, listening to the waterfall in the distance.
If you want to learn more about the Inn visit innatbrandywinefall.com.
Article and photos, unless noted by: D. Rock, MyOhioFun.com
Diane Rock is the owner and editor of MyOhioFun.com and the Tea Cup Rescue Society. She is an avid baker, gardener, Little Free Library owner, who loves to read and travel. She spends most of her days sharing her love of things to do in Ohio, as well as creating destinations and itineraries for group tours and individual travelers.
***Disclosure: Diane was not asked to pay for her tea. My Ohio Fun receives compensation from advertising banners. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***
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