Comments from First Farm Inn guests

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This mom was so enchanted by her daughter’s sweet note about riding horses at First Farm Inn that she photographed and forwarded it.

We ask bed and breakfast guests to share ideas with those who come after them in journals in each room.  We are honored to have the opportunity to help create good  memories for our visitors. Here is a photo of a note a happy child was inspired to write and her mom forwarded.  And here are some of the most recent comments from our guests.

“Our breakfast was fabulous.”

“My son and I died and went to heaven!  We came here for a spring break getaway.  We both love horses.  We enjoyed the horse grooming, riding experience.  Jen is very knowledgeable.  She helped me feel comfortable riding when I had not been on a horse for many years.  Her home is clean, inviting, lovely.  Our breakfast was fabulous.  My son and I loved our ‘quality time’ here.  I will definitely be back.”          March 2016, Columbus, OH

“Thanks again Jen & Dana, for another lovely, peaceful weekend.  You have such a charming way of making people feel at home.  We’ll always remember your lovely place as it’s where we got ENGAGED today!  See you next time.”  April 2015, Georgetown, KY

A recent note.

A recent note.

“You have such a charming way of making people feel at home.”

ride horses Kentucky, horseback riding, trail rides, Cincinnati“It was So much fun for me to stay here!  I LOVED playing with the cats and Odo is so adorable. It’s fun to play ball with him!  Dana has a huge talent. I enjoyed his piano playing! Breakfast was delicious—chocolate chip and banana pancakes.  Thank you so much for letting us ride the horses!  Thank you for the hot tub.  It was hot, but I got in and it was heavenly!  I enjoyed my stay VERY much and I slept well.  I WANT a lot to come back next year or sooner!”  Lewis Center, OH

“Steve, Sue & Bella stayed here for two nights and absolutely love it.  Jen is the nicest, most patient, most go-with-the-flow person ever.  Bella just loved her time as a farm dog!  Can’t wait to ride tomorrow.  Wished we lived closer.  I’d make this permanently in the rotation. Awesome place!”   2016, Freedom, WI

“Thank you so much for a most lovely weekend. Everything from the food to the horses to the accommodations was wonderful!! Oh, and your company was delightful!  Hope to be back in the future!” 2016

“Thank you so much for the wonderful stay.  It was a perfect place for our daughter’s 10th birthday and I’m sure that the memories will always be cherished.  It was a pleasure to meet all of the animals and experience life on the farm and in the B&B firsthand.  Most of all we enjoyed meeting all of you and having the chance to be a part of your lives – if only for a moment!  Clinton, IA

“I’m sure that the memories will always be cherished.”

red-n-yelo-tulips“Your breakfasts were wonderful – served so elegantly.  You are so artistic! Your home has been so comfortable and cozy.  The yard is so green and the flowers that are up are beautiful.  Will bet they will be magnificent this summer.  The horse instruction alone was well worth coming to KY!  Your sensitivity to the horse’s perceptions and experience sets a standard so high!  I will try harder always to see and think from their perspective.  Thank you most of all for that.  You invested in someone’s life today and I doubt it will be forgotten.  You are a gift.  You gave a gift!  Thank you.”  Franklin, NC

“Thank you for all that you have done for us.  I love all your animals (horses, cats, chickens and Odo).  I really enjoyed the horseback ride and lesson.  I really learned a lot.  Your house is so beautiful.  I loved looking at all the lamps, pictures and glassware.  Our room was very comfortable and cozy.  The dining table is set so elegantly.  I felt like a queen sitting in the dining room with such delicious food.”  Franklin, NC

“You are really nice.  Thank you for making us so comfortable in your house, and for the wonderful breakfast that you cooked just for us.  Also the wonderful two-hour horseback ride with you around the barn.  You have been a wonderful blessing, for that we all truly appreciate.  Thank you again soooo much.”  Franklin, NC

“Thank you for all that you have done for us.  I love all your animals (horses, cats, chickens and Odo).  I really enjoyed the horseback ride and lesson.  I really learned a lot.  Your house is so beautiful.  I loved looking at all the lamps, pictures and glassware.  Our room was very comfortable and cozy.  The dining table is set so elegantly.  I felt like a queen sitting in the dining room with such delicious food.  Thank you again.  You are such a blessing to us.”  Franklin, NC

“The kids really loved all the swings, hammock & general running around on the grounds!  Thanks so much for sharing!”  Robinsville, NC

 “Breakfast was awesome and yummy and your trail rides were so fun.”

“Thank you for letting me stay in your lovely home.  I had a great time.  Breakfast was awesome and yummy and your trail rides were so fun.  Thank you for everything.  I also loved riding Blue and Oakley.” Akron, OH

“Your hospitality will be treasured for years to come.”

“Thank you for the pleasant stay.  I wanted my grandsons to experience living in the country.”  Rochester, IN

riders-n-sign“Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.  The last four days were just what we needed after a busy week in Lexington.  I am so happy that I found your home on the internet and was able to make it work for my daughter and I.  The trail riding was a great experience.  You horses are just perfect. Bode, Koda & Blue were gems – but we love horses!  The breakfasts were delicious and kept us full for hours.  We appreciated the helpful information on where to go and what to do.  What a beautiful part of the U.S.   We feel blessed to have enjoyed it so much!  Thank you!   Tigard, OR

“Your hospitality will be treasured for years to come.  What a memorable and relaxing stay this was.  We dragged our feet leaving each day because it really, truly was hard leaving this beautiful sanctuary (unfortunately we had to eat and had family obligations).  To be welcomed by all of your animals every day was such a treat.  Thank you for everything.”  San Jose, CA

“Thank you for a wonderful weekend.  We had a great time.  Your place is beautiful.  Thank you very much for the great breakfasts.  I even enjoyed the horse riding, even though I was scared I was going to fall off the horse.  You gave us a memorable weekend.”  Dayton, OH

“Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us and for the best trail ride of my life! Easton, PA

“The food was a feast for a weary traveler.”

PageLines- slider-breakfast-02.jpg“On our girls holiday we were immediately struck by the beauty of this uniquely laid out house.  But what made it feel like a dollhouse was every thoughtfully laid, lovingly place detail.  We relaxed by drinking it in with our eyes.  The food was a feast for a weary traveler.  What made your home feel like a home away from home was our privacy!  How do you do that?  Horses, chores, fishing, hot tub, Odo.  We came with joy and leave with joy abundantly.”  Jonesboro, GA

“Thank you for the wonderful birthday getaway. We can’t remember the last time we were so relaxed and carefree.  The apple birthday cake with candles was very special, since we are away from family.  It made us feel at home.  Thank you for all of your awesome suggestions of paces to visit and for your patience with us on the horseback ride.  We picked this B&B for the animals and were not disappointed.  There were lots of cats around for some fur therapy.  We will be back someday.  Thank you again.”  Federal Way, WA

“Thank you so much for providing a comfortable and well-equipped place for us and our horse to stay.  It was really nice not to have to worry about “Kitty” being safe along our journey.  Look forward to seeing you soon on our return trip north.”   Mount Forest, ONT

“Dear First Farm Friends, Thank you for a great weekend.  Our family enjoyed our beautiful home.  The animals have adoring fans.  Jen, your breakfasts are amazing.  Your hospitality and kindness will be long remembered.” Knoxville, TN

“Shalom Dana, Jen & family!  Our stay was awesome!  From the moment we stepped foot in the door, a warm, peaceful feeling swept over us.  Each quiet rest was greeted in the morning by good company and food that seemed to have love cooked right into it.  Of course, the main attraction had to be the horse riding lessons.  The horses seemed to come alive with Jen’s presence.  She spoke to them as though they were her very own children.  Jen took the time to teach us so much about the care and handling of these incredible creatures.  Within no time, Vicki, Jake and myself were up and riding.  It was so exciting to discover that in order to take the trails with our horses, we’d need to apply the principles Jen was teaching us.  Each horse displayed his own unique personality.  In short order, each of us, including my 11-year-old son was riding, steering, trotting and cantering our horses.  It couldn’t go unmentioned that Odo and his cat buddies did a fine job of making us feel like welcomed guests.  We will miss your family, both human and non, the the made-with-love meals!”   Belleville, IL

“…food that seemed to have love cooked right into it.”

“What an awesome experience!! The breakfast was wonderful, soccer with Odo, snuggling with the cats, riding the horses and tether ball!!  We love it all and can’t wait to come back again!”  Belleville, IL

“First Farms!  Yeah!  Cool views. Warm bubbly hot tub!  Great amenities.  This is worth the short drive off the beaten path.  God bless you and yours!”  SC

“Thanks so much for a relaxing two days with my friends.  A needed respite from the craziness of our busy lives with so many kids!  Breakfast was the highlight – we didn’t have to cook it ourselves!  Beautiful place!  Clarksville, IN

“Thank you so much for a wonderful time! Even with all the rain, we enjoyed all parts of our stay!  We loved spending time with the animals!  We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Third and Main!  Then went to the outstanding conservatory – it was so beautiful.  The breakfasts were delicious and we hope to visit again.  Fishers, IN

“Beautiful landscapes and animals!

The house just feels like home!”

“My husband and I chose this place to get away from the city.  We had such a wonderful time here!  Beautiful landscapes and animals!  The house just feels like home!  We couldn’t have been more comfortable than we would have been with family! Absolutely worth every penny!  Jen and Dana, you are both such kind and friendly people and made us feel at home!  Breakfast was amazing and delish! Loved the precious kitties!  We hope to be back!  Thank you both for everything!”  Chicago

“This was the best B&B experience I’ve had!  You truly went the extra mile and made my long journey home far more comfortable.  I will recommend your First Farm Inn every chance I get! Thank you for your hospitality!   Lansing, MI

“Thank you so much.  You are perfect hosts!  Enjoyed meeting your daughter and your animals.  The breakfast – yummy, yummy!”  East Moline, IL

“Thank you!  We loved it here!  Thanks for a great meal, great company and a great ride!”  Philadelphia, PA

“This is a wonderful place to stay.  It feels like going to an old friend’s home to visit.  I had a lovely time and look forward to another visit.”  Colorado Springs, CO

“My mom and I came here to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  We wanted a unique experience and we got it!  LOVED all the horses and the ride we took.  The food (breakfast) was amazing!  We loved being able to play with Odo and enjoyed the company of the kitties, especially Thor.  Thank you so much for the lovely room, breakfast and the chance to stay in this amazing home.  Your hospitality was wonderful and we felt at home.  We wish we could stay longer!! We hope to return for another visit.  Brunswick, OH

“We could see how much hard work and effort you put into making this a great B&B.”

PageLines- EO.gif“We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your beautiful and welcoming home.  We could see how much hard work and effort you put into making this a great B&B.  The room was so comfortable and inviting.  The food was wonderful as well.  Thank you for the early morning coffee.  We were looking for a place to “get away” from everything and just relax.  The porch provided that bit of peace for us.  Enjoyed playing ball with Odo too.  Thank you again.  We look forward to coming back.”  Bryan, OH

“Thank you so much for all you helped us with, getting Roger to the hospital and bringing my van to me at the hospital.  I wish our stay could have been more enjoyable.  You have a lovely place here.  Maybe we can make it another time.  You have been so gracious.  Thank you just doesn’t seem to be enough.”  Newton, KS

“Thanks so much for a lovely stay.  You are “gem” found by chance on a visit to the “Creation Museum.”  We are traveling on a 2-week vacation from North Carolina.  Kentucky is a beautiful state (almost as beautiful at NC! Ha!)  You have been such gracious hosts!  A great “home away from home” place.”    NC

“Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing weekend.  Next time we hope to spend more daylight time here.  Wonderful breakfast.  God bless you.”  Beecher, IL

“What a wonderful time we had here at First Farm.  Our room was beautifully appointed, with everything we could want, including the goodies.  The breakfasts were delicious feasts – Jen, you outdid yourself with the presentation and portions. Your graciousness and conversations will be remembered.  We loved our stay.  Thank you!”   Bryan, OH  Oct 2015

“We had a wonderful Gal-entine’s trip!  The house is lovely.  All the animals are so sweet.  Breakfast was delicious, and we made new friends.  Thanks for everything!  We hope to visit again soon.” Muncie, IN Feb. 2016

“We had the best time.  The food was so good and I’m looking forward to trying some of the recipes in the cookbook.  Yoda was the best cat.  We will miss her.  We have to come back in the fall.”  Oblong, IL

“We came for a sister trip for Leah’s 30th birthday – her husband Jim planned the trip as a surprise and we all had a wonderful time.  We really enjoyed horseback riding and loved spending time with all the kitties and Odo.  We also had a great time at Tousey House. That was a great recommendation for dinner!  Thank you for the wonderful girls’ trip.”  4-2016 Cincinnati

“We wanted to say thank you for your generous hospitality and opening up and sharing your home and farm and wonderful farm animal friends.  We had a great time with both of you.  We really enjoyed the conversations, the warm beds.  We watched movies under the stars in our room, had some good belly laughs and playing with Odo and your cats and petting the horses – it was all great! Thank you for deciding to open your bed and breakfast 18 years ago!  I hope we get to come back soon.  Your new Louisville friends.”   Louisville, KY  

“Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us.  It is so peaceful and relaxing.  Breakfast was so delicious.  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to our next visit! We also loved your furry family members!”  Indianapolis

“Very cozy, casual attitude here.”

about-gallery-01“We had a wonderful first B&B experience here at First Farm Inn!!  Horses, kittykats and a great breakfast made our trip very enjoyable!”  Cleveland and Nashville

“Thank you for your hospitality.  I slept like a baby.  It brought me much peace and joy to be in the comfort of a home.  See you soon.”  Rochester, NY    Jan. 2016

“Every B&B experience is unique and this was one of many great experiences.  Very cozy, casual attitude here.  Loved the grounds with the horses, cats and dog and chickens!  Restful sleep, peaceful, quiet days and amazing food.  Thank you for the rest we needed.”  West Chester, OH March 2016

“My young son and I have had a wonderful time here!  It’s our first experience staying at a bed and breakfast.  We have enjoyed it immensely and appreciate the wonderful hospitality from Jen!  The breakfast was simply amazing!  And our room very cozy and comfortable!  We also loved riding the horses and grooming them.  The Creation Museum was originally our goal in staying here because it was close, but being here has been the best part of our trip!  Thank you so much!” Shepherdsville, KY Feb. 2016

“Thank you soooo…..much for being my port in a storm. “

“Thank you soooo…..much for being my port in a storm.  I am so thankful that the barn owner, where I bought my new horse suggested  “Horsehotel.com”  I found your beautiful B&B and I cannot say enough about the gracious hospitality that was given to me and my friend and new horse.  Never, in my wildest nightmares did I think I would be caught in an ice storm.  I think I was holding my breath up until I pulled into the driveway of First Farm.  I hope to see you again, Jennifer — either at the Horse expo in Ohio, or at your farm as a guest again. Thank you again for opening your home and farm to me and my new horse.  It was such a relief to have a safe haven in the storm.”               Jill E March 2014