October 11, 1990 |
Steve and Terry Kratz, innkeepers of the Joseph Ambler Inn in Montgomeryville, don't see much of each other these days. The husband-wife team has been managing a booming business and burgeoning staff since the bed-and-breakfast received permission in November 1989 to open its restaurant doors to the public. "We went from doing 15 dinners a night to 100 a night" on weekends, said Steve Kratz. On Sunday, the Montgomery Township Historical Society will host an open house and tours of the historic inn from noon to 4 p.m. to raise money for the society.
February 14, 1996 |
An ordinance to make it more difficult to operate a bed-and-breakfast in the township has been introduced by the commissioners in response to a local homeowner's attempt to turn his house into a lodging place. Thomas Fitzgerald, who wants to convert his house in the 400 block of Conestoga Road into quarters for paid lodgers, has submitted an amendment to the township's zoning code. A hearing on the proposed amendment will be held Feb. 26. Fitzgerald's two-story house has been on the market for more than two years at a reported asking price of $349,000.
January 3, 1993 |
Twice a month, the Wedgwood Inn in New Hope hosts tea and a tour of the bed and breakfast on Bridge Street where Washington's troops camped before crossing the Delaware. Last Sunday, Carl Glassman, who owns the inn with his wife, Nadine Silnutzer, welcomed the visitors.
June 2, 1986 |
When guests arrive at Debbie Markowitz's stately brick Georgian home in Rosemont, they are greeted by 4-foot-tall Caesara, a handsome Great Dane; two lively 16-year-old twin boys on skateboards, and all the trappings of suburban life - a pool, a garden and wooded grounds. Not exactly the Holiday Inn. But then, visitors looking for a chain hotel would not stay at Markowitz's, one of a couple of dozen bed and breakfast homes that regularly rent out rooms in the Main Line suburbs.
August 31, 1986 |
Overnight guests are coming. Would you like to serve something other than the traditional breakfast foods the next morning? Try pineapple souffle and croissants instead of fried eggs and bacon. The recipe can be found in the recently published American Bed and Breakfast Cookbook, written by four women who started out five years ago searching for alternative breakfast foods. Carol Yarrow of Paoli, Sandra Fullerton of Strafford, Joanne Goins of Wayne and Sandra Barker, formerly of Devon and now of Chicago, dubbed themselves the Bed Post Writers Group and decided to compile a cookbook.
April 5, 2012 |
Evelene Hinckley Dohan, 84, a former teacher at the Agnes Irwin School in Bryn Mawr, and later the owner of a Delaware County bed and breakfast, died of a lung blood clot Monday, April 2, at her home in Hershey's Mill, the retirement community near West Chester. When her husband, David, died in 1970, their three daughters were already students at Agnes Irwin, her son, Andrew, said in a Wednesday interview. So Mrs. Dohan asked a neighbor and friend, who was an official at the school, for a job. From 1970 until the mid-1980s, Mrs. Dohan taught English there, mostly to Irwin's high school classes.
March 10, 1991 |
A stately Victorian home on Medford's Main Street, built more than 80 years ago for the newly wedded daughter of a prominent local family, will become the township's first bed and breakfast. But for Patty Sullivan, the owner of the 20-room, three-story house, securing the township's approval has been a long and expensive ordeal. "It has taken three years and an extra $60,000 for paperwork just to get permits," Sullivan said. Last Oct. 25, Sullivan received the permits necessary to begin renovations.
February 25, 1993 |
St. Peter's Village, a charming Victorian village in northern Chester County, has escaped the sheriff's auction block for the time being. Seven buildings at St. Peter's were scheduled to be sold Friday to satisfy a $335,173 mortgage debt owed by Arthur Weiler to G&B Financial Corp. of Glenside. But the sale was delayed to May 16 after Weiler and his partner paid off part of the debt. Weiler bought the village in 1989 and has twice tried to sell it himself, with no success.
April 1, 1990 |
People who stay at Pattye Benson's bed and breakfast in Malvern tell her they've always dreamed of owning one. Benson, who has been running the Great Valley House for more than seven years, quickly counters with, "Come live here with me for a weekend, follow me around; it's not nearly as glamorous as it looks. " Bringing home the reality of bed-and-breakfast ownership to such dreamers was the focus of the first day of a two-day seminar, "Starting a Bed & Breakfast," on Tuesday at Pennsylvania State University's Great Valley Campus.
July 18, 1990 |
It appears to be a very unlikely place for a dream house. But the narrow and busy main street of Pemberton Borough is the wrong turn that led Marian Michaels to find the house at 31 Hanover St. that she will renovate into a bed-and-breakfast hotel filled with antiques. "It's been my dream for years, since we took our first trip to Ireland, to open a bed and breakfast," said Michaels, 46, who will operate the hotel with her husband, Dan, who is retired. "We never would have received the welcome we got at the bed and breakfasts in a hotel.