A Prodigal Inn & Gallery, Bethel Maine
Just what possessed inn- keepers Tom and Marcey White to move from travelsmag Texas to Bethel, Maine in an effort to open a most specific inn, A Prodigal Inn & Gallery, is the query I had currently posed to this charming couple.
For those of you who’re unusual with Bethel, this tiny village is positioned in the western mountains of Maine 70 miles from Portland. Since its agreement in 1768, its population at approximately 2360, along with the surrounding faculty district groups, has remained pretty strong. However, all through the peak seasons it swells to about 6000.
What is noteworthy about this scenic area inside the coronary heart of Western Maine is its handy location to the popular Sunday River Ski Resort, as well as snowmobiling, looking, tubing, snowboarding, fishing, trekking, antiquing, kayaking, canoeing, golfing, ancient studies, and not to overlook the brilliance of the fall foliage.
Marcey indicated to me that once she and Tom moved to Maine, they were searching for a manner whereby Tom may want to depart the development/carpentry field and concentrate completely on his art profession. Apparently, about ten years ago Tom located that he had an innate inventive skills for sculpting and portray. Quite first-rate is that Tom is a self taught artist- hardly having taken a lesson!
Their objective became to find a property that might permit them to have an hotel and on the same time an area to display Tom’s art- work.
The result become the purchasing of an 1813 historic belongings that Tom unbelievably single- handed renovated right into a superb inn with an adjoining art studio. Previous to strolling the inn, Marcey had revel in within the food and provider industries and as a result she became capable of effortlessly transfer her talents.
The motel’s most uncommon call is patterned after the myth of the Prodigal Son and Tom’s tremendous bronze sculpture reflects its message. It is the hope of the innkeepers that visitors will enjoy the same welcome as depicted in the sculpture and tale.