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Campbell House Celebrates 17 Years with Enhanced Curb & Guest Appeal…

Filed under: News — condensedkid at 12:03 pm on Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Campbell House B&B has been a work in progress since I purchased the residence with quilt shop in 1993.  Sometimes the work was overwhelming, sometimes slow, many times taking 4 steps forward only to take 5 steps back.   Today, after 17 years of never ending work…I feel Campbell House (both inside and out) has “arrived” to the place I have always envisioned.

The trim on the B&B is now painted “wine glass” a beautiful burgandy color-after years of yearning for a entrance door to compliment the custom storm door with an oval (there wasn’t a Home Depot or Lowe’s when I had Cumberland make the door) I was able to purchase a door at Longbarn in Ebensburg.  Nothing is square or plum in either the B&B or motel…so every project is more time consuming as well as costly.   The door has been installed…what a beauty as well as an enhancement to the look I have created.   The sidewalks have been replaced…flower beds now surround the front porch.  New lights have been installed over the Campbell House sign…with the swags taken away.  The downspouts and gutters have been cleaned…next both porch floors will get a fresh coat of paint, along with replacing one of the canvas blinds on the front porch… 

It took 17 years, a lot of work, tears, money and love…

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It’s April 1st…A beautiful Bride on a Sunny day…perfect for a Campbell House Wedding in the Diamond.

Filed under: News — condensedkid at 11:58 am on Thursday, April 1, 2010

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I am such an Optimist…I knew Spring would arrive & it did today!

Filed under: News — condensedkid at 12:56 pm on Saturday, March 20, 2010

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March sleds in to Ligonier on snow…With Luck it will go out green.

Filed under: News — condensedkid at 10:45 am on Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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While Ligonier and Campbell House are adorned in snow, plans are under way for St. Patrick’s Day, Escape from Cabin Fever, Anniversaries, and Elopement guests.

Snow men and woman decorations have been packed away along with the pine adorning the stair case…  The breakfast parlour is “wearin of the green”.  Shamrocks replace Snow People!
St. Patrick’s green and white decor is my personal favorite.  St. Patty’s table settings look so bright and cheery-such a sharp contrast to gray days of winter.

I have been able to have a connection to St. Patrick because he was my name sake…I could wear green, celebrate St. Patty’s day because of this small connection…make no mistake I am of Italian descent, Campbell is Scottish of which I came by a former husband so I hang on to a very fine connection line.  The line is even finer…as I legally changed my name from Patricia to Patti last year.   It is Patti with an i–never a y.

I will be wearing a green apron and shamrock earrings… no
“Kiss Me I’m Irish”  for this Patti.

Valentine’s Week-end for Romance & Lovers of Snow…and it keeps on coming.

Filed under: News — condensedkid at 5:51 pm on Sunday, February 14, 2010

valent.jpgGuests arrived from Pittsburgh,  2 couples from New York City, Greensburg, Jeannette (my former home town) Pittsburgh, Johnstown, and Reading all braving the Blizzard of 2010 to visit Ligonier…   There was a bride and groom who spent their honeymoon at Campbell House…what a delight they were (and they loved my breakfasts).  The parking spaces were limited but no one had to park on Main Street.   Some guests relaxed, some shopped while some came to play in the snow…

Guests walked through the snowy streets of Ligonier to dine at The Ivy Cafe and Ligonier Tavern…Romance was in the air…warming the hearts of all who braved the never ending snow-Yes, Romance was in the air.

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First time celebrating Valentines week-end together…First time at a B&B spent in the Campbell Suite.  Such a beautiful couple.

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