Innkeepers Lloyd and Alexa Hamm reside with their family in the 1886 Victorian farmhouse on this beautiful and historic two-acre estate. They offer their guests the fully-restored and beautifully appointed 1905 Garden Cottage, overlooking the vegetable and flower garden at the end of a winding path. Guests are welcome to wander and enjoy the grounds at their leisure.
The Innkeepers' residence was built in 1886 by Henry T. Wilson, a local judge, and his wife, Adeline Hendry Wilson. The home was originally located about a mile away by the Peace River and was moved to its current location in 1914 by a team of mules rolling it on logs!
The Garden Cottage, originally located two blocks away was rescued from demolition in 2006 and moved to its current site. For more info about the renovation of the cottage, see our blog, https://openthegardengate.wordpress.com.
This inviting little outdoor room is a great place to get out of the sun, to read, relax and converse while enjoying beautiful music piped in for your enjoyment. The Gazebo makes a lovely setting for a wedding or tea party!
With three fountains and spectacular falls, you'll never be far from the relaxing sound of water.
Heirloom flowers, shrubs and fruit-bearing trees abound at The Garden Gate. Decades-old avocado trees, Japanese pears, Suriname cherry, guava, citrus and pecan trees dot the landscape and give their fruit in season. Camellia, wisteria and azalea blossoms are on parade in winter, while gardenia and magnolia take over in spring and summer. Something is always in bloom!
Any hour of the day is the right time to enjoy the vegetable and flower garden and its bubbling fountain. Star-gazing from here is fantastic!
More than anything, we want our guests to find respite. This is a getaway, so GET AWAY. Use the WIFI if you must, but take time for yourself, for each other. Read, sleep, relax, reconnect.