Since we were the only couple staying two nights at the Inn at Twin Linden, you would think the innkeepers would make it easier on themselves. Not at this B&B! Norm and Sue Kuestner (owners/innkeepers) still gave us the five-star treatment we experienced the first time we stayed when they had a full house. Nothing makes guests feel more welcome than a warm smile and friendly greeting. This isn't something that can be taught but comes naturally to Norm and Sue. They are the epitome of excellent innkeepers. Norm is an exceptional conversationalist and has a great sense of humor while Sue mostly stays in the kitchen where she prepares outstanding breakfasts and Saturday night dinners. She is warm and gracious when she appears at meal's end and check-out.
We stayed in the Garden Gate Suite above the carriage house which is very private and relaxing. There is a deck overlooking a pastoral scene like something out of a travel magazine. We enjoyed a glass of wine outdoors while breathing in the fresh country air. After dinner we returned to our suite to find the bed turned down, lights dimly lit, creme de menthe in a crystal shot glass, and a Godiva chocolate mint on the nightstand along side a vase of white roses and red carnations. Open the door and listen to the sounds of nightfall descending. This is true relaxation and just what we needed after a week of pouring rain and flooding in our area.
After a great night's sleep, it's so nice to find a fresh carafe of coffee awaiting you inside the inn. The table is set with beautiful china and crystal and Norm pours freshly-squeezed orange juice while asking about your plans for the day. He is more than willing to help plan out your adventure with directions, maps, and brochures. Be prepared for a delicous and abundant breakfast prepared by talented chef, Sue. The fresh peaches stuffed with a cinnamon and brown sugar crumble were excellent, as were the cinnamon scones, spinach frittata, and ham. Breakfast the next morning was just as good with fresh fruit and yogurt, cheese biscuits, blueberry-stuffed French toast, and thick-sliced bacon. We even had to ask for doggie-bags so as not to waste a morsel!
During the day,we visited quite a few places we had never been before even though we come to Lancaster County quite often. It's fun to roam the countryside and you never know what interesting little place you might find right around the bend. If your schedule allows, be sure to partake of the Saturday evening prix fixe dinner at the inn which is outstanding. My husband and I had a wonderful time staying at the Inn at Twin Linden and highly recommend it to anyone looking for the "total experience."