Reviews Anniversaries • A great number of our guests visit to celebrate their wedding anniversaries, to get away, to disconnect and reconnect. You will find some guest reviews below from guests who stayed at The Mast Farm Inn for their wedding anniversary celebration.
We also have a special website dedicated to dining oriented Anniversary Celebrations at The Mast Farm Inn which you can see by clicking here. If you are interested in hosting an Anniversary Celebration at The Mast Farm Inn or attending a Celebration taking place at The Inn, you may benefit by taking a look there as well. While The Mast Farm Inn Anniversary Celebrations WebSite includes a great deal of information, if you are pressed for time, or have not found the information you need, do not hesitate to use the form available by clicking here, or to call the special events manager or front desk manager at 828-963-5857 for information or assistance.
"Put down that mouse & book this place right now!" • "My husband and I finally decided to try the Mast Farm Inn after hearing a friend rave about the place. It exceeded our expectations on every level. We stayed for two nights in Raspberry Hill, a nice big, quiet house on a mountain above the Inn. The hot tub on the porch was secluded and heavenly in the chilly air. Dinner was good beyond belief. I am a member of several gourmet societies and am pretty picky. Every course was perfection. Breakfast was just as good, if not better. They even have bee hive on the grounds. As a stressed out city girl, I found the quiet at this place totally transforming. One afternoon I took a blissful three hour nap. Put down that mouse…you won’t find a better Inn than this!"
"A Long Weekend Celebrating Our Anniversary" • "We just recently returned from the Mast Farm Inn from a long weekend celebrating our anniversary. The cabin was very nice and perfect for the two of us. It had a great rustic feel to it, but with all the wanted and needed amenities. Not to forget the flip switch gas furnace for the cold winter nights. The view from our window was gorgeous with a pond and the melting snow. Our cabin was tucked away towards the woods and provided a nice quiet experience. The breakfast gave us something to look forward to in the mornings, served at just the right time and not too early. There is always something sweet and something salty to begin the day. The people were very friendly and helpful. We took advantage of the nearby attractions during the day on nearby ski slopes, wildlife refuge, hiking and downtown Boone shopping. For anyone who enjoys driving, renting one of the Club Ferdinand Porsches for these twisty mountain roads is so much fun and a must! We hope to return this summer to see the Mast Farm Inn and surroundings in full bloom." ~ Dr. S
"A Wonderfully Relaxing Stay At The Mast Farm Inn" • "Just wanted to thank you again for such a wonderfully relaxing stay at the Mast Farm Inn. G & I enjoyed EVERYTHING about our weekend in Valle Crucis, Boone and Banner Elk. It’s so nice to be able to escape from the fast paced life we all live today. We especially enjoyed the older issues of "LIFE" and "National Geographic" Magazines. My parents actually have quite a few of them stored away so now I will have to pull them out for our own collection! G said this was the perfect trip for me… delicious food, beautiful gardens and shopping at the Mast General Store… We hope to visit again in the fall. Maybe we can make this an annual anniversary trip! Also, let me know when you your organic gardens are blooming… would love to see them! Best Wishes!" ~ G&M Gastonia NC
"Absolutely Perfect" • "My husband and I just celebrated our 10th Anniversary and stayed one night at the Mast Farm Inn. From the moment I made my reservation the customer service I received was spectacular! We had dinner reservations the night of our arrival and let me say, it was the highlight of our stay. They make dinner an unforgettable event! The food was fresh, beautiful and delicious. The chef accommodated all of my special diet requests. We were extremely pleased with our stay and look forward to our next visit."
"Anniversary At The Mast Farm Inn" • "We had a great stay in the Loom House on our anniversary. Everything was just perfect. We had a delicious dinner in the Inn. The next morning coffee was delivered in a basket to our porch. A delicious breakfast was served later in the dining room. Everyone was very friendly. We would love to come back one day."
"Anniversary Getaway" • "It was such a wonderful weekend even though it was stormy and raining part of the weekend. We enjoyed the Friday 5PM champagne and the 8AM wake up coffee. We spent time reading & swinging on the wraparound porch dodging the showers. The staff was fabulous with their help in locating points of interest and making dinner reservations for us. The food was outstanding and the servings were hefty. The MFI pays attention to every detail to make your stay as great as it can be."
"Anniversary Getaway" • "The service was excellent at the restaurant at The Mast Farm Inn. We loved the breakfast. It was so delicious and very plentiful. I would love the recipes! The atmosphere was cozy. I don’t usually eat oatmeal but it was yummy!"
"Anniversary Getaway" • "This was our second visit to the Mast Farm Inn, and everything about the Gazebo Cottage was perfect, especially our basket of goodies I ordered ahead of time. Our dinner and breakfast was outstanding, and most of all, everyone at the Inn was truly lovely. I can’t wait to come back, and many many thanks for a wonderful time."
"Anniversary Surprise!" • "My husband and I decided somewhat last minute to take a trip to the mountains for our anniversary. We had always wanted to stay at the Mast Farm Inn, and when we called, to our delight, they had availability! Our room was incredible, the people were more than accommodating, but the true highlight was the food. We had dinner there and couldn’t believe how amazing the food was…especially for the price we paid. 5 stars in our book – we can’t wait to go back!"
"Awesome" • "My wife and I stayed 3 nights for our 19th anniversary. It was the most relaxing vacation we have ever experienced! Never have we had so many people trying so hard so make us happy. Being Vegan can be challenging while traveling, usually meaning I’m cooking while on vacation. But the chiefs were happy to accommodate. We were only fortunate enough to have dinner once, the night we arrived. The chefs prepared an excellent meal for us being careful of allergies and dietary restrictions and everything was served with a smile giving us a glimpse of what was to come. Our first morning it was cold outside but the Warmth, laughter and unbelievable food served with a friendly smile kept us happy all day. We could not wait for breakfast every morning. We stayed in the Maple springs cabin. It’s on the hill behind the Inn surrounded by deer and tall white pines. It was warm and private with a hot tub in the snow. What a great way to end the year. When we checked out it was like leaving family. We are already planning our next visit."
"Can’t Wait To Visit Again Soon!" • "My husband and I visited the Mast Farm Inn for out honeymoon and then again for our 10-year anniversary. We stayed in the house for our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. For our 10-year anniversary we stayed in the gazebo cottage and it was wonderful too. The breakfast that came with our room was so wonderful. The grits and breakfast casseroles were so delicious. We had dinner one night at the Inn and it was exceptional. You cannot get food like this just anywhere. We cannot wait to return again soon."
"Elopement" • "After looking at many Bed and Breakfasts online, I kept going back to The Mast Farm Inn. After our recent Wedding and Honeymoon there, I realized why. The Inn Keepers and staff of The Mast Farm Inn are absolutely amazing. We did not have to worry about any detail of our wedding except what to wear. The atmosphere in the Loom House was amazing and perfect for our very private and special ceremony. Even though Danielle was extremely busy in the restaurant, she made sure we had our evening meal on our wedding night in our cabin. Special touches like hot coffee and chocolate left by our door the next morning was so much appreciated. The food is outstanding. These ladies are very talented. I highly recommend The Mast Farm Inn if you want rest, privacy, good food, and to be treated like royalty. We intend to visit on our Anniversary every year. Thanks so much to everyone at The Mast Farm Inn for making our special day even more special."
"Everything Was Just Perfect." • "We had a great stay in the Loom House on our anniversary. Everything was just perfect. We had a delicious dinner in the Inn. The next morning coffee was delivered in a basket to our porch. A delicious breakfast was served later in the dining room. Everyone was very friendly. We would love to come back one day."
"Feels Like Home!" • "We celebrated our 30th anniversary in the "Raspberry Hill" cottage. What a nice time we had. The rooms were so comfy. We slept with the windows open and listened to the outside coming in! We would love to come back again and probably will soon! Thanks to all the staff and thanks to Danielle for breakfast, the wine suggestion and the chat!"
"For All The Little Things" • "Dear Henri and Sandra, On the many journeys we have taken during the course of our marriage, there are those in particular that remain extra special. We relish the getaways – sans children – that make for great memories together. Much thanks to you for all the "little things" that made our 10th Anniversary so incredibly wonderful… from the welcome note on our bed to the personalized menus at the table. Your warmth and friendliness created an atmosphere of family instead of just another place to stay the night. We really appreciate your incredible hospitality, and we hope to meet again. Until then, may God bestow his blessings upon you."
"Great Getaway!" • "We stayed at the Mast Farm Inn this past weekend for a quick one night getaway for our anniversary. The Inn was so charming and the minute you walked in, you felt the stress melt away. From the personalized welcome note to the absolutely delicious breakfast (the homemade yogurt was so good), this is a perfect place to go when you want to escape from the real world!"
"Great Weekend Get Away" • "My husband and I spent a wonderful 4 days at the Inn, with no disturbances from the modern world, no phone, no TV, and no Internet! We had romantic dinners, hiking, and just spent the time rejuvenating. The gourmet breakfasts were superb, served with a warm welcome, and the special dinners are first class. Our special anniversary dinner came with a personalized menu. We would recommend it highly."
"Our 1 Year Anniversary Last Month" • "Hello, My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful weekend at your place for our 1 year anniversary last month. I must say he was a bit nervous about going, he wasn’t sure what to expect. Let me tell you guys that he had an absolute blast and loved everything about our stay, especially the food. He said once we got home that he would like to make that a tradition that we go every year on our anniversary!"
"Our 27th year Wedding Anniversary" • "With the date of mine and my wife’s 27th year Wedding Anniversary quickly approaching, I wanted to do something different, something simple, but yet memorable. I did as most executives do, I ask my loyal intern/friend, who (by the way) takes it as a personal "challenge and accomplishment" in life, to find the greatest deal, at the finest place, with the best food… all combined with an Architecturally Historic "story" and "atmosphere". Sounds impossible to find that "place", when it falls into the category of a "B&B for the weekend". It’s not impossible! The Mast Farm Inn! A GREAT B&B, in Valle Crucis, NC. A Beautiful Historic Register Architectural Showcase, with interior rooms appointed in fine decor, each reflecting individual character. We stayed in one of the several cottages (Gazebo Cottage), positioned on the grounds adjacent to the main house. The privacy was IDEAL! The facilities were CLEAN (spotless), The Staff was like family! The food was Fabulous, unlike any other B&B we’ve been to! and I must say that the front desk reservations manager, "Anna" was very courteous, informative, and professional (over the phone and in person)! We were located 5 minutes from the heart of Valle Crucis, 15 minutes from downtown Blowing Rock, and 15 minutes from AppState, where our oldest son will attend this Fall. At checkout, NO SURPRISES!! NO ADD-ONS, NO PENALTIES! It was exactly what we expected, and exact in what we had purchased! After everyone had checked out, (Sunday) we requested a quick walk-through, to view a few open rooms, so we could make a list of where we’ll stay in the Fall, when we return. All in all, the best "stay" away from home we’ve experienced. We will never have to "look" again for a fantastic B&B in the Boone, NC area."
"Our 30th Anniversary" • "We celebrated our 30th anniversary in the "Raspberry Hill" cottage. What a nice time we had. The rooms were so comfy. We slept with the windows open and listened to the outside coming in! We would love to come back again and probably will soon! Thanks to all the staff and thanks to Danielle for breakfast, the wine suggestion and the chat!"
"Our 30th Wedding Anniversary" • "The Mast Farm Inn staff made us feel like we were very special to them. They could not have been nicer or more accommodating. The gourmet breakfast was absolutely wonderful. This was our first "bed and breakfast" experience, I’ll never stay in a motel again."
"Our 35th Wedding Anniversary" • "The Entire Deschamps Family, N. and I would like to thank you all for such an enjoyable stay this weekend as we celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary. The accommodations in the famous Loom Cabin at the Mast Inn were simply outstanding. Needless to say, it was a unique experience staying in such a historical cabin. We will certainly remember the friendly staff and warm welcome throughout our stay there. The meals were extraordinary. Your Mom is certainly a master in the kitchen. I had to run four miles yesterday to work off the wonderful noon meal. In fact, we ate the dessert when we returned home some 200 miles later! Anyway, I am sure we will return. We wish you all the very best success in the days and months ahead. Thanks again for the champagne! That was an evening I know you hope to forget but you all showed real class in dealing with the situation at hand. :-) Kindest regards," ~ B&N
"Our 35th Anniversary Trip" • "Found Mast Farm Inn on Trip Advisor. Stayed for 2 nights for our 35th Anniversary. It was the best. We arrived for dinner and it was superb. The room and bedding was just as we had expected. We got a package to rent a Porsche for a day. We had it for 24 hours with a picnic lunch. Got it about 11 AM the first day and used it until 9 PM and they got up in the morning and drove it for 2 hours the next. What a treat. Definitely worth the expense. The breakfast was very tasty. Would recommend the Mast Farm Inn for anyone wanting something different for a weekend away. We loved it."
"Our 41St Anniversary" • "Thank you again for the delicious breakfast and wonderful service on the morning of our 41st anniversary. We had a memorable visit and are already planning for our next trip." ~ P&R
"Our 45th Wedding Anniversary" • "We spent our 45th anniversary there. The service was excellent, the food was wonderful, the staff went out of their way to make this a special celebration for us-something we will never forget!"
"Our 4th Wedding Anniversary" • "This was our second time visiting the Mast Farm Inn, and once again we loved it! My husband and I love the fact that the staff is so detailed and helpful with anything that we ask of them. They had the fireplace lit when we arrived there, and other small detailed things to make our trip enjoyable, relaxing, and romantic. I can’t wait until the next time!"
"Our First Anniversary" • "My husband and I recently held our nuptials at the Mast Farm Inn. The setting for the ceremony was very romantic, in addition, our small guest list enabled us to dine privately within the Inn. We, as with our family and friends, received impeccable service and the food was incredible. The on-site cabins were perfect accommodations for larger families who joined us for the ceremony. Overall, we were very pleased with the entire weekend and can’t wait to celebrate our first anniversary with a stay back a the Inn."
"Our Tenth Wedding Anniversary" • "My husband and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary at the Mast Farm Inn. It was our first weekend getaway in over seven years, and our first stay at a B&B. Our expectations were extremely high, and The Mast Farm Inn exceeded them by a mile. The inn is located in a most idyllic spot. I was charmed by the Victorian architecture of the inn, and the beautiful old trees, patches of wildflowers, and mountain views that surround it. Upon arrival, we were upgraded (at no charge) to one of the inn’s cabins for our weekend stay. It allowed us exceptional privacy, and we were very comfortable in this cozy, rustic cabin. We enjoyed one dinner and two breakfasts during our stay. The food was plentiful, filling, and scrumptious. Most impressive was the chef’s conscientious effort to accommodate my severe allergy to nuts. She prepared my food separately and provided me with alternative dishes, when necessary. All of the staff at the Mast Farm Inn treated us just as well. They informed of us nearby outdoor activities to our liking and entertained us in the evenings with pleasant conversations on the inn’s wrap-around porch."
"Our Wedding Anniversary." • "The Mast Farm Inn staff made us feel like we were very special to them. They could not have been nicer or more accommodating. The gourmet breakfast was absolutely wonderful. This was our first "bed and breakfast" experience, I’ll never stay in a motel again."
"Our Weekend Was Fantastic" • "Our weekend was fantastic – just not long enough… Your hospitality was excellent, the food (especially the French Toast) was most excellent! We felt very taken care of, pardon my grammar. Thank you again for making the Boxster available to us – that was an unexpected anniversary treat. I had to jump in the 993 when I got home to compare the feeling while it was fresh in my mind. Next time I’m up there in it, we’ll take a spin. Again, thanks for everything!" ~ R&K
"Peace and Quiet" • "My husband and I stayed in the Loom House – on the property of the main inn- for two nights to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The house was perfect – plenty of privacy, quiet and well-appointed. Rocking chairs on the little porch were a perfect way to spend time drinking coffee and chatting or reading. The breakfasts are amazing – so delicious and very filling, so much so, you can easily forgo lunch. The staff are friendly and helpful, even helping my husband figure out how to get flowers placed in our room as a surprise for me. I highly recommend The Mast Farm Inn."
"Romantic Getaway." • "The Mast Farm Inn staff treated us like royalty. We are very average people, whom they had never met before. The made our 30th wedding anniversary getaway an experience we will always treasure. It is a beautiful place, the breakfast was amazing, but the best thing about the Inn is the people who work there. Just Wonderful." ~ MM
"Romantic Place" • "We stayed in the Loom House, a log cabin set next to the main house. With a fire in the fireplace and the cozy bed upstairs, it was a wonderful setting for our anniversary. The old cabin is very historic and is purported to be the oldest house in the county. We dined at the restaurant, sitting outside in the garden. Breakfast in the dining room was wonderful. The barn across the street was the setting for some live mountain music at night, with wine served at the rustic outdoor bar. What a great surprise that was! Overall, it was a very memorable experience."
"Thanks For Making Our Early Anniversary So Precious." • "You all spoiled us rotten! Just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed our stay. We were so ready to see our kids but you made the Inn a home away from home. We are definitely having to detox from the PC treatment we received this weekend. I guess we have no choice but to return to life as normal. Thanks for making our early anniversary so precious. You have a special place and you are so good at what you do! The personalization and attention to detail isn’t something you find everywhere. Blessings to all" ~ R&T
"The Best Time" • "My husband and I had the BEST time when we stayed for our anniversary – we are certain that my boss and his wife will have an equally wonderful stay. Thanks!"
"The Little Touches" • "Wow! My weekend was all I could have hoped for. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Not a negative thing I can think of – the bed was comfy, the food good, the hospitality delightful and sincere, and the coffee in abundance. I will definitely be back and hope to return soon with my husband for our anniversary. The inn is a great place for a girls’ weekend away or a romantic weekend with my husband. I look forward to many more stays at the Inn. Best wishes to all. PS: The little touches you add set the inn apart – the note in the bag, the coffee basket in the morning, the note at dinner, etc… Its the little things that count and make you stand out from other places I’ve stayed. Keep those up – they’re the best." ~ DE
"The Lodging And Food Were Awesome" • "Sandra & Family, I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay with you on March 8-9th for our anniversary. We felt so welcome there and the lodging and food were awesome. Most of all I enjoyed getting to know you personally. It really shows that you enjoy the gift of hospitality that you have. We would love to move up there one day and hopefully that will happen. You are doing a great job remodeling and the area you are in… there are no words to describe it as far as I am concerned. Thanks again, and hope to see you soon. God Bless all of you." ~ L&R
"The Perfect Week!" • "My husband and I visited for our 10 year anniversary and what a wonderful week. The staff was outstanding and could not have been more friendly and outgoing. We will absolutely return and will look forward to seeing our friends at he Inn."
"The Woodwork Shop" • "We stayed two nights in the Woodworkers Shop in October and loved it. The Staff that we had contact with was extremely courteous and helpful. We were on a road trip for our 40th Anniversary and special attention was given to us because of our Anniversary."
"This Was An Anniversary Trip To Well Remember." • "Wonderful surroundings with very personal attention provided at any time. Breakfast was fantastic each day we ate! Great place and hope to return sometime."
"Unforgettable Long Weekend Escape!" • "My husband and I had made reservations to celebrate our first wedding anniversary at the Mast Farm Inn in March. We read plenty of reviews prior to our arrival and are so pleased to say that our experience exceeded our expectations. We spent three nights in the Blacksmith Shop and really enjoyed our accommodations. Neither of us had ever stayed in anything resembling a rustic cabin before and we enjoyed the authenticity of our room. We were very fond of the gas stove, the soaking tub, the loft upstairs, the flat screen TV where you can only watch DVD’s, and the rocking chairs outside our room. It rained during the first two days of our trip so all of these amenities came in handy. We know we would not have had the same experience staying at a hotel/resort. The Innkeepers and staff were great, everyone was pleasant and welcoming. Everyone at the Inn made sure to congratulate us on our anniversary and seemed to genuinely care that we had a nice stay. We really did feel like we belonged there and at no point felt uncomfortable. Every aspect of our stay was wonderful, starting with the coffee basket delivered to our door at 8am, to the delicious 2 course breakfasts made with natural ingredients. We also had the opportunity to dine at Simplicity for two nights in a row and were extremely satisfied with the service and the quality of the food. We actually canceled our alternate plans for our second night to dine at Simplicity again. We loved the personalized menu’s that were very detailed describing course-by-course the treats they had in store for us. We really enjoyed the all-natural ingredients and were very happy with the portions served. It was an unbelievable experience to drive on the winding roads in NC while viewing the mountain ranges. This is a must do and we recommend it! Many thanks again to the Inn keepers and Staff for making this the BEST three day weekend escape! We can’t wait to book our next weekend escape!"
"We Both Loved Every Minute" • "Hi Danielle: R and I could not have found any other place as special as The Mast Farm Inn to have our Wedding and our Honeymoon. Our wedding was so very intimate and special. The dinner in our cabin was wonderful and romantic and the very special touches that you and all of the staff of The Mast Farm Inn provided made for a very unforgettable experience. We both loved every minute and intend to return for our Anniversary. Thanks so much for all everyone did to make our special day even more special. God Bless and we will think of you and The Mast Farm Inn with fondest of memories."
"Weekend Getaway" • "What a fantastic place and a fantastic setting for a weekend…or full-week…getaway! The owners and staff could not be more accommodating and we HIGHLY recommend a visit to Valle Crucis and The Mast Farm Inn."
"What a wonderful several days we spent at The Mast Farm Inn." • "Thanks to your attention to detail, talents and thoughtfulness we had a wonderful anniversary trip that will be remembered (and hopefully repeated) for many years to come. The food, decor, atmosphere and service were exemplary. We will return and spend other dates to remember with the Mast and its special people."
"When It Came Time To Plan Our Anniversary This Year" • "My husband and I stayed in the Loom House at the Mast Farm Inn. This was our third visit to the Inn since 2002. In the past, we have also given gift certificates for the Inn to family members. This was a special one-night getaway to celebrate our anniversary. We really adore Valle Crucis and the Inn and will always consider it one of our top choices for a romantic getaway. A little background on a past experience with the Inn: We have 2 small children – a 2 year old and a 9 month old – so it is always a treat to get some ‘grown-up’ time. We had reservations at the Inn in March 2007 as well. I was 5 months pregnant at the time and the day before we were to arrive for our anniversary weekend, I was unexpectedly hospitalized. My husband called the Inn and explained the situation and they were very gracious and understanding. Usually there is a penalty for a cancellation within the 14-day window, but not this time! Plus, we were using a gift certificate from my in-laws and I was concerned about that going to waste. No problem there, either. I ended up being on extended bed rest until our baby girl was born in June. No worries – she is one happy and healthy baby girl now! When it came time to plan our anniversary this year, the Inn was our first choice. I called Renae and explained the situation and she was very helpful. We were allowed to use our gift certificate from last year. That’s pretty amazing customer service and, unfortunately, not that common any more. Bottom-line: The staff was pleasant and helpful. The Loom House was wonderful, as usual. We really love soaking in the tub for two and building fires in the fireplace stove. No TV, no phone, no computer – my idea of heaven (short-term, anyway!) Also, we have never found the noise-level to be an issue. Breakfast was delicious – we lucked out because it was a French Toast day <<yummy>>. We will definitely go back again and again."
"Wonderful Get Away!" • "My husband and I visited the Mast Farm Inn for out honeymoon and then again for our 10-year anniversary. We stayed in the house for our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. For our 10-year anniversary we stayed in the gazebo cottage and it was wonderful too. The breakfast that came with our room was so wonderful. The grits and breakfast casseroles were so delicious. We had dinner one night at the Inn and it was exceptional. You cannot get food like this just anywhere. We cannot wait to return again soon."
"Wonderful Weekend Stay" • "My husband and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary at the Mast Farm Inn. It was our first weekend getaway in over seven years, and our first stay at a B&B. Our expectations were extremely high, and The Mast Farm Inn exceeded them by a mile. The inn is located in a most idyllic spot. I was charmed by the Victorian architecture of the inn, and the beautiful old trees, patches of wildflowers, and mountain views that surround it. My husband was charmed by the nearby line of Porsches, available for daily rentals through the inn. Upon arrival, we were upgraded (at no charge) to one of the inn’s cabins for our weekend stay. It allowed us exceptional privacy, and we were very comfortable in this cozy, rustic cabin. We enjoyed one dinner and two breakfasts during our stay. The food was plentiful, filling, and scrumptious. Most impressive was the chef’s conscientious effort to accommodate my severe allergy to nuts. She prepared my food separately and provided me with alternative dishes, when necessary. All of the staff at the Mast Farm Inn treated us just as well. They informed of us nearby outdoor activities to our liking and entertained us in the evenings with pleasant conversations on the inn’s wrap-around porch."