Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Best Way to See the USA, According to the Red Chair

It has often been said that the best way to explore an area is to take the road less traveled, seek out some hidden gems and get to know the locals.

Sound like good advice?  Yep – even if it is coming from a new source....a chair.

A red chair.

The Red Chair.
The chair’s humble beginnings (you can read about them at taught it well.  Starting in New England, it is on a journey across America…courtesy of innkeepers from coast to coast.

Red couldn’t have picked a better group – innkeepers are some of the best concierges in the country – they love where they live, and they love to share their surroundings with guests--even guests of the four-legged variety.
We know that guests love to have fun and explore new places, just like Red.
They like to see things from a new perspective and take in the views.

  Guests like to learn about our local culture...

Lancaster County is known for the amount of food that we grow...especially corn
 lots of corn...
Just like guests, Red also enjoys meeting new folks,
like Senator Mike Brubaker,
Ed Stoudt, master brewer and owner of Stoudt's Brewery,

and Whoop-E-Pie of Shady Maple Smorgasbord!
Guests like to do something new and daring, like going for a hot-air balloon ride with New Horizon Balloon Team.

They also enjoy venturing out, looking for great food--like local organic cheese...

and home-gown produce.
The artist in Red knows he always looks good against green--that's his complementary color.

And most of our guests really like the animals...especially the cows.
And who could resist a swing at a local one-room schoolhouse?
At the end of the day, Red is just like all of our guests....they are looking for a great place to kick up their feet and relax,

perhaps have a glass of wine on the hammock,

and enjoy a chuckle or two from Bruce's artwork in the gallery.

  But most of all, guests (and Red) want to feel loved.

After all, life is about the connections you make.

And that is why Red has chosen to stay at bed and breakfasts across the country.  Red knows that no matter where his travels may take him, he'll find terrific hosts, a great breakfast and clean and comfortable accommodations. 

Bruce and I were honored to host the Red Chair at The Artist's Inn in Lancaster County and we hope that all our guests feel as welcome and special as the Red Chair.

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