The Inn History

History

Myrtle Beach , Conway , and The Moore Farm House can trace much of their history to Franklin Gorham Burroughs. F.G. Burroughs, born in 1834 came through Conway on his way to Tennessee. Fortunately for many, he stayed in Conway.

He started with only $40 dollars and built a financial empire that at one time owned most of what is now Myrtle Beach and operated the largest turpentine manufacturing company in the United States .

F.G. Burroughs often shared his dream with his family “of a coastal resort on land almost exactly halfway between New York and Miami , Florida .” [1] While he never lived to see the fruit of his labors, visitors to The Moore Farm House Bed and Breakfast can.

In 1874, F.G. Burroughs gave 1450 acres of land “in consideration of the natural love and affection, which I have and bear unto my sister Mary Moore, the wife of James E. Moore…” [2]

James and Mary are pictured above with their family and original house built on that land. It served as the home for a large and growing family and the center of social activities in Conway ‘s Homewood area.  But…

One windy February day in 1914 one of the girls was helping with the wash by stirring the clothes in a large outdoor kettle when the wind sent an ember from the fire onto the wood walkway that leads to the house. Over the years, cotton fluff from the fields had collected under the walkway serving as a wick to quickly ignite the house.

With all lost, the neighbors banded together to help the Moore family. They milled rough-cut timber from the woods and in 1914 helped them build the present house on the same foundation of the original house. The house was built from heart pine with bead board on all walls and ceilings.

In 1989, the plumbing and electricity were updated and in 2003, additional work was completed to provide all the amenities expected by discriminating bed and breakfast travelers. Today, all bedrooms have private baths while retaining the original floors in the rooms and the staircase leading upstairs – all part of the caring labor of those 1914 neighbors.

[1] Excerpt from brochure for S.C. Hall of Fame honoring F.G. Burroughs, May 20, 1993
[2] Deed dated April 6, 1874

Common Areas

Library

Select a book from the well stocked library or chalk up a cue for a friendly game of billiards. The warmth of this room has become a focal point for many guests as they enjoy meeting new friends and getting to know one another.

Front Room

Join us in the living room for good conversation or a movie, all in a smoke-free, pet-free environment. The house is your’s to enjoy whether you’re staying for one night or the week. Make yourself at home! If you are in town for a wedding, family gathering, or with a group of friends, you might want to use The Moore Farm House as your temporary home. Reserve all four rooms for a minimum of two nights and make our house your home away from home.

Dining Room

A gourmet breakfast awaits you designed for guests of The Moore Farm House by our executive chef of the acclaimed Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, TN. Breakfast is generally served around 9 am with coffee, tea, juices and fruits available 15 to 20 minutes before breakfast service begins.

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Restful Bed and Breakfast Near Myrtle Beach SC

Over 100 years of Southern Hospitality

Our Goal is to provide relaxing accommodations and services in a warm hospitable environment that refreshes and recharges married couples and weary business travelers.

The Moore Farm House Bed and Breakfast offers a unique blend of the amenities expected by the discerning traveler with the nostalgia of a time gone by. Built in 1914 on the foundations of the James Moore family’s 1874 home.

Be ‘Moore’ Than Just Our Guest

You’ll stay in one of the four inviting rooms formerly occupied by the Moore daughters in the early 1900s. Select a book from the well-stocked library, chalk up a cue for a friendly game of pool, or join us in the living room for good conversation or a movie, all in a smoke-free environment.

When you ascend the original staircase to your room on the second floor, you’ll find all the comforts of home. Enjoy a relaxing soak in your own private whirlpool tub, slip into a soft terrycloth robe, and watch TV before you fall into the plush comfort of a bed that will lull you to sleep.

In the morning, a gourmet breakfast awaits you designed by our executive chef of the highly acclaimed Chattanoogan, in Chattanooga, TN.

Spend your day exploring Conway or Myrtle Beach SC.

During March and April, celebrate our 99th birthday  with a two day Sunday – Thursday stay at $99 per night!

See more reviews here:

“The room was lovely with comfortable bed, cue decor and everything we needed. Hosts were warm, friendly and helpful…”

“Wonderfully relaxing place. Harry and Kathy are excellent hosts. The breakfast they served was very tasty, egg frittata and fresh fruit. […]“

“The innkeepers strive to provide everything you need to make your stay as pleasant as possible! “

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Wedding Packages

Your Wedding Day

You’ll want that day to be special in so many ways. The arrangements must be just so.  You have to remember the photographer, the florist, the minister, the music, the guest list.  Let The Moore Farm House Bed and Breakfast assist you.  If you are planning a wedding with up to 150 guests -we can help.

Our 1914 farm house has

– four guest rooms that provide gracious accommodations for eight.  Each has private bath and other amenities. No need for the parents or grandparents to stay in a motel.  Let them be at home at our house,

– room inside for 50 people.  Small ceremonies, receptions or dinners can be held in the gracious setting of this charming old home.

– room on the grounds to host a wedding of up to 150 people under the sky or in many various tent arrangements.

We will work with you to ensure this is a day you will long remember.  We also work with a caterer who can provide most anything you want and a rental company that will help you design the perfect setting for your wedding.

Basic Wedding Package  –  $1,500

Includes:

Use of house for ceremony, reception, rehearshal dinner

Capacity for:

Sit down dinner in one room – 20 (2 rooms available)

Finger food reception – 50 people

Four private bedrooms for 2 nights/each with private bath and breakfast each morning

(8 resident guests)

One public powder room in the library

 

Extended Wedding Package – $1,500

Includes:

Four private bedrooms for 2 nights/each with private bath and breakfast each morning

(8 resident guests)

One public powder room in the library

Use of grounds for wedding and reception

Coordination with caterer and rental company

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For more details and availability, call Harry or Cathy Pinner at The Moore Farm House, toll free at (866)Moore B B , (843) 365-7479

or e-mail info@TheMooreFarmHouse.com

Wedding reservations require a 50% deposit in advance.

See below for more details.

The Moore Farm House Bed and Breakfast

Wedding Contract

 

This contract is between Cathy and Harry Pinner of The Moore Farm House Bed and Breakfast and                                                                                             herein referred to as “The Wedding Party”.

 

The Wedding Party agrees to rent the Moore Farm House Bed and Breakfast for the purpose of housing guests, and use the facilities for a wedding and/or reception. Details of the arrangement follow:

  1. All four rooms (Alma, Celeste, Myrtle, and Vera) are available to “The Wedding Party” to be used to house a total of eight (8) Inn Guests for two nights.  The nights included in the package are                                                                            .
  2. Breakfast is included in the rate for the eight (8) Inn Guests.
  3. The upstairs area is available only to the Inn Guests and The Wedding Party.
  4. The kitchen may be used by the caterer as needed. All dishes, utensils, knives, pots and pans (etc.) must be provided by the caterer and/or The Wedding party.  No Moore Farm House Bed and Breakfast dishes or utensils (etc.) are to be used.
  5. The Moore Farm House Bed and Breakfast accepts no responsibility or liability for any other contracted services other than those listed in this contract.  Catering, photography, rental, flowers, etc are the responsibility of The Wedding Party.
  6. This wedding/reception is being booked as an          indoor            outdoor event and is subject to the conditions stated below.

 

Indoor Wedding:

  1. An indoor wedding and/or reception can not exceed 50 people.
  2. Food may be served and consumed on the first floor, porch and outside grounds only.
  3. Any additional chairs or tables needed must be rented.
  4. No tents or outdoor seating will be placed in the yard.
  5. All none Inn Guests must be out of the house by midnight.
  6. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted except for one toast.

Outdoor Wedding:

  1. Outdoor weddings cannot exceed 150 people.
  2. All food and drink is to remain outside the house.
  3. The dining room is available to The Wedding Party for personal use.
  4. One restroom is available for non inn guests in the Library.
  5. Parking is available for a limited number of cars.  Other arrangements can be made at a nominal fee.
  6. Any music must end by 9 PM.
  7. All outdoor activities must end by 10 PM.
  8. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted except for one toast.

 

Payment and Refund Policies

  1. 50% of the total bill to The Moore Farm House Bed and Breakfast is due at the time of contract signing.
  2. The remaining 50% and a $500 damage deposit are due 45 days before the check-in date.
  3. If notice of cancellation is received at least 45 days before the check-in date, all deposits paid will be returned.
  4. If notice of cancellation is received between 44-30 days before the check-in date, a $500 fee will charged and the remaining paid deposits returned.
  5. If notice of cancellation is received within 30 days of the check-in date, the full rental fee will be forfeited and only the damage deposit will be returned.
  6. The damage deposit will be mailed within three working days of the check-out date minus any damages levied.

 

The price for the package listed above is $                         .

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                             

The Wedding Party                                                                     Date

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                              

The Moore Farm House Bed and Breakfast                                Date

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Room

Check out our rooms to see which might best serve your needs for a Romantic Weekend, special getaway, honeymoon, or even a ladies retreat. We are located in Conway, South Carolina, only 20 minutes from Myrtle Beach, SC.


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Alma’s Room
Warm Richmond gray walls with a cherry sleigh bed and matching armoire are focal points in Alma’s room. View sections of the original bead board and wallpaper that once decorated this room. Slip into the soothing warmth of a whirlpool tub. The rich cherry armoire contains a 27″ TV with DVD player.  An antique desk with high speed internet connection included.
• The rate for this room is $135. Corporate rates are also available.
• This room has a private bath with a whirlpool tub and shower.
• This room contains a queen bed.
• Maximum occupancy for this room is 2.

To make a reservation request for Alma or Celeste’s room, click on the logo  

Celeste’s Room
This spacious room includes a pewter-finish queen size iron canopy bed with Old World style that hints of the 1914 farm house and a whirlpool tub Celeste never dreamed about. A beautiful armoire complements the lightness of the room and contains a 27″ TV with DVD player. Internet connection and a hidden dresser desk are included.
• The rate for this room is $135. Corporate rates are also available.
• The room has a private bath with a whirlpool tub and shower.
• The room contains a queen bed.
• Maximum occupancy for this room is 2.

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Myrtle’s Room
Myrtle’s room has the flexibility of a king-size bed or two twins. The shower is beautifully tiled and designed for two people with two shower heads and his ‘n her controls. The large pine armoire contains a 27″ TV and DVD player. The room also has an antique desk with high speed internet connection.
• The rate for this room is $125. Corporate rates are also available.
• The room has a private bath with a his and her shower.
• The room contains a king bed.
• Maximum occupancy for this room is 2.

To make a reservation request for Myrtle or Vera’s room, click on the logo

Vera’s Room
A farm house bedroom suite from the hills of Tennessee sets Vera’s room apart from the others. The bathroom has a tub and shower combination. While providing all the comforts of home including a 25″ TV, Vera’s room also brings back the charm of an old farm house bedroom.
• The rate for this room is $95.
• The room has a private bath with a bathtub and shower.
• The room contains an antique double bed.
• Maximum occupancy for this room is 2.

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Library
Select a book from the well stocked library or chalk up a cue for a friendly game of billiards.  The warmth of this room has become a focal point for many guests as they enjoy meeting new friends and getting to know one another.

 

Living Room
Join us in the living room for good conversation or a movie, all in a smoke-free environment.   If you are in town for a wedding, family gathering, or with a group of friends, you might want to use the Moore Farm House as your temporary home.  Reserve all four rooms for a minimum of two days and make our house your home away from home.

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Dining Room
A gourmet breakfast awaits you designed for guests of the Moore Farm House by the executive chef of the acclaimed Southside Grill in Chattanooga, TN.  Breakfast is generally served at 9 am with coffee, tea, juices and fruits available 15 to 20 minutes before breakfast service begins.

Click here to see the current breakfast menu.

RESERVATION AND CANCELLATION POLICIES:

Reservations require one night deposit in advance.

Deposits are refunded for reservations cancelled more than 48 hours before scheduled check-in from October through February or at least 7 days prior to scheduled check-in from March through September. Holiday weekends and specials are based on the March-September policy.

Cancellations made inside these limits will be charged for one night.

Reservations not cancelled or cancelled after scheduled check-in will be considered “No Shows”.

There is no refund for early departures or “No Shows”. The full stay will be billed.

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What The Guests Are Saying

What our guests are saying about their stay at The Moore Farm House Bed and Breakfast:

 

The Moore Farm House Bed and Breakfast just opened in late 2003 but is already gaining a reputation as a fine South Carolina Bed and Breakfast well worth visiting.  Here are quotes from some of the guests who have visited the inn.

  • There was something about the house that made us feel at home the moment we walked in. Within an hour, all the other guests seemed like old friends.

                                                                                                                                  Sales

                                                                                                               Lumberton, NC

  • The food is awesome!

Veterinary Assistant

Jacksonville, FL

  • My husband and I had a wonderful time at The Moore Farm House catching up with our friends and our accommodations only enhanced the visit. The breakfasts were very tasty & not too heavy. Our bedroom was quiet, well-apportioned & comfortable. The bed was exceptional! This has the makings of a great inn and our recommendation as a great place to stay.

Attorney

Columbia, SC

  • I could have spent an entire day reading from the fine collection in the library.

Educator

London, England

  • What a discovery! It became our home for three days as we explored Conway, the great factory outlet shopping in the area, and just relaxed. We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfasts served. Definitely a top notch Country Inn.

City Planner and Attorney

Columbia, SC

  • We had a wonderful stay.  Thank you for your hospitality.  Everything was great – you will definetly see us again!
  • We spent a delightful weekend at the Moore Farm House in Conway , SC.   It is a wonderful place for a vacation or retreat. We enjoyed playing billiards (the well stocked library also houses a pool table). An extensive selection of movies was also available for viewing in our room or on the large TV in the living room.  

    The innkeepers, Cathy and Harry Pinner were gracious hosts and were dedicated to making our stay as pleasant as possible.

Educators

Lookout Mountain, GA

 

  • We had a marvelous stay from the great canopy bed to the wonderful breakfasts.  We look forward to returning next year.

Atlanta, GA

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Attractions

It used to be little more than a passing visage to vacationers en route to the beach. Now Conway is attracting beachcombers to a unique destination 12 miles inland.
The Sandlapper, The Magazine of South Carolina Autumn 2002

The Moore Farm House is located in North Conway only 15 miles from Myrtle Beach. Conway boasts a history rich in tradition and well worth a day. A city of only 15,000, Conway offers the tranquility of a time gone by. Built along the banks of the Waccamaw River, with streets lined with hundred year-old live oak trees covered with Spanish moss, Conway offers many activities for the traveler.

The River Walk stretches along the banks of the river and includes parks, wooded walkways, dining on the river, century-old warehouses (some used today as markets) and a marina where you can take a Riverboat Cruise aboard the  Kingston Lady or rent canoes or pontoon boats.

The Horry County Museum and Historical Society are rich with the history of this old river town. See City Hall which was once the court house and the “hanging tree” across the street. Stop by the Visitor’s Center (248-1700) at 903 Third Avenue to obtain free maps, brochures or arrange for a guided tour.

Beautiful gardens and sculptures can be enjoyed at Brookgreen Gardens -“An Inspiration for all Seasons.” Tickets can be purchased at The Moore Farm House. Click on a live oak for schedule of events.

 

Located on Hwy 90 just north of Rt 22, La Belle Amie Vineyard is an operating vineyard open to the public where guests are invited into the wine tasting room to sample their private label wines and a variety of gourmet foods. Click on either glass to learn more.

 

Only 15 miles from the Moore Farm House, Myrtle Beach offers a radically different experience. Stroll along the white sandy beaches, explore other spots along the South Carolina coast, take in a show or other special attractions, shop til you drop at Barefoot Landing or golf on one of the many golf courses in the area. Later, chose from the myriad of restaurants available at the beach or back in Conway, SC.

If shopping is your favorite activity, make sure you stroll through the unique shops of Conway and enjoy a special lunch in one of the many fine downtown restaurants before you head for the factory outlet stores in Myrtle Beach.

If it all seems too overwhelming, ask Harry or Cathy for some suggestions. They would be glad to help and make any necessary arrangements for you.

 

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Murder Mystery Weekend

Murder Mystery Weekend

Enjoy all the excitement of a Murder Mystery in our Bed and Breakfast set in 1887. But be careful, one of your own  friends might turn out to be involved. Keep your doors locked!

      

Your Murder Mystery is set in the 1887 original house

If you and three other couples want The Moore Farm House to arrange a Murder Mystery just for you, gather your friends, select a few dates, and call us toll free at 866 MOORE BB. We’ll find an agreeable weekend and make all the arrangements for you.  Friday night, James Moore will tell you what he found in his barn the previous Tuesday and the fun will begin. You will be both super sluth and a character in the mystery.  Saturday morning after a more than ample breakfast, you can head into town where you’ll find a few more clues in some of the shops.  Saturday afternoon the Sheriff will post his report back at the Farm House.  Saturday night you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your superior investigative skills to your freinds by solving the mystery.  However, until the murderer is found, we suggest you keep your doors locked.    

Family Reunion

Make The Moore Farm House Bed and Breakfast your personal residence during your family reunion or that family event. Whatever the event might be, you deserve more than a place sleep. We want to share our hospitality and home with you for that special event. You will have four bedrooms with private baths, a large living room, library, and dining room that you can call home. Have a private dinner party for close friends or even an old fashion game night. Unwind with a book in the library or chalk up a cue for a friendly game of pool. Select a movie from the large supply of DVDs or relax in the soothing waters of your own whirlpool bath.  

We’ll do all the work and you savor the moment. Our catering service can provide you with a great variety of delectable finger foods or a sumptuous dinner for you and your friends.  

Contact us soon for details. Don’t get left in a motel. We look forward to letting you relax at home while in Conway, SC.

Marriage Conflict Management

Conflicts in marriage are normal. What makes or breaks a marriage is often the manner in which conflict is addressed and managed. Whether conflict in your marriage has caused a separation, pending divorce or if you want to make sure that oesn’t happen, this concentrated time learning how to manage conflict may be just what the doctor ordered.

You will spend two days and two nights in the rural setting at The Moore Farm House Bed and Breakfast listening and talking with each other through the guidance of a trained and certified Christian Conciliator. This is not a group session but personal mediation and reconciliation help using Biblical principles.

Valentines Special – Two dates available

Make this Valentines a memorable time with two romantic nights at The Moore Farm House Bed and Breakfast. Feb 11-12 or 13-14. When you check in you’ll have the opportunity to meet the other guests and enjoy some wine and cheese in a casual, relaxed setting.

After you ascend the 1914 staircase to your room, you’ll find homemade chocolate covered strawberries, and a bottle of champagne waiting for you. Call ahead and we’ll be glad to add any personal touches of your own. Tell us where you want to dine, what flowers you want in the room, or any other special touches we can arrange for you.

Two nights and two gourmet breakfasts for the two of you for only $295. Select the right room for your romantic weekend now and let us know how we can make this a very special Valentine’s Weekend you’ll both long remember.

Ladies Weekend Retreat

Ladies, gather your friends and give yourself a well-deserved break. The newly renovated 1914 Moore Farm House bed and breakfast can be your private weekend retreat. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the whirlpool tubs, a host of DVD movies – in your private spacious living room, two gourmet breakfasts and special pampering at the Rivertown Fitness Center Salon and Spa. The package also includes a 30 minute massage, spa manicure and a spa pedicure – All of this for only $230 per person. (Based on 8 people. Prices for fewer people and spa upgrades available.) Select two possible dates, give us a call toll free at (866) MOORE B B and we’ll make all the arrangements.

 

Romantic Get-A-Way

Enjoy the charm and amenities of the 1914 renovated Moore Farm House bed and breakfast for three days and two nights and a few hours of pampering at the Rivertown Fitness Center Salon and Spa. Your romantic get-a-way starts with wine and cheese upon arrival at The Moore Farm House. You’ll enjoy two nights in beautifully restored accommodations complete with whirlpool tub, cable TV, DVD player, a surprise or two, and a bed you won’t want to leave. Breakfast both mornings is designed by the executive chef of Chattanooga’s acclaimed Southside Grill.

 

During your stay with us he can enjoy a one hour therapeutic massage while she experiences the pleasures of a complete spa facial. Mix or match and enjoy a complete workout in the fitness center while your partner is pampered with care. All of this for only $395. Upgrades are also available.

 

Find the room you want, check for availability and let us know when you want to schedule the massage and facial. We’ll take care of the rest.

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For more details and availability, call Harry or Cathy Pinner at The Moore Farm House, toll free at (866)Moore B B , (843) 365-7479 or e-mail info@TheMooreFarmHouse.com

Or, to make reservations, click here 

Reservations require one night deposit in advance.

 

Cancellation policy:

October-February:

Deposits are refundable if cancellation is 48 hours before scheduled arrival. Holiday weekends and specials are based on the March-September policy.

March-September:

Deposits are refundable if cancellation is one week before scheduled arrival.

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Meet our Wedding Team

Cathy and Harry Pinner have owned and operated the historic Moore Farm House for ten years.  Concern for detail and hospitality are what sets them apart. They will make sure your special day is as perfect as possible.

Our Wedding Coordinator, Michelle Moore, is complimentary with your wedding package. She will help you work through the maze of wedding planning from vendor selection to “I do!” Her goal is to make sure your wedding goes off without a hitch.

Emma Ray’s Catering While you need not use our catering, with more than 25 years catering experience, Emma Ray’s  Catering provides a wide variety of fine food options for weddings and special events. Equipped to prepare food fresh on-site, Emma Ray’s successfully delivers creative menus for every palate ranging from the simple and traditional hors d’oeuvres buffet to brunches, dinner or dessert only menus…the choice is yours.

Conway Rental Center provides us with quality products and services at discounted prices so we can make your special event complete yet affordable.

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Wedding Menu

Emma Ray’s Catering

Hors d’oeuvres Reception

Cold Selections

  • Crab or Salmon Spread with assorted crackers
  • Dijon Deviled Eggs
  • Assorted Cheese & Cracker Display
  • Assorted Fresh Vegetables with Dip
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit Cascade with Dip
  • Chilled Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
  • Spinach Dip
  • Sliced Ham Biscuits
  • Assorted Pinwheel Sandwiches
  • Assorted Sweets Display
  • Assorted Miniature Croissants (ham, turkey, roast beef & condiments)

Hot Selections

  • Baked Stuffed Mushroom Caps
  • Meatballs (Swedish or marinara)
  • Creamy Salsa with Tortilla Chips
  • Chicken Tenders with Honey
  • Assorted Miniature Quiche
  • Smoked Cocktail Sausages
  • Chicken with Sweet-n-Sour Sauce
  • Assorted Rangoons  (spinach & cheese, chicken, etc.)

Package Pricing

Package #1:

Light Hors d’oeuvres: $17.95 per person (includes 4 cold and 3 hot selections)

Package #2:

Medium Hors d’oeuvres: $19.95 per person (included 5 cold and 4 hot selections)

Package #3:

Heavy Hors d’oeuvres: $22.95 per person (includes 6 cold and 5 hot selections & one carving station)

Carving Stations Available:

(these items can be added to any of the above packages)

Breast of Turkey: $3.50 per person

Honey Glazed Ham: $4 per person

Thinly Sliced Prime Rib: $5 per person

*All Reception Packages include Complimentary Iced Tea & Punch

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Romantic Weekend

The Romantic package includes wine and chocolate covered strawberries

Enjoy the charm and amenities of the 1914 renovated Moore Farm House Bed and Breakfast for three days and two nights. Your romantic get-a-way starts the minute you walk into the house.  Enjoy homebaked cookies, a large box of chocolates or chocolate covered strawberries (when available), and chilled wine or champagne in your room. You’ll enjoy two nights in beautifully restored accommodations complete with whirlpool tub, cable TV, DVD player, a surprise or two, and a bed you won’t want to leave. Breakfast both mornings is designed by our executive chef.

During your stay with us you can enjoy a side by side one hour therapeutic massage (massage cost not included) in the privacy of your own room. Prices vary depending on services desired, room selection, and season. Call for pricing and appointments.

Find the room you want, make reservations, and let us know what services you want to make this a special weekend and we’ll take care of the rest.

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