Sharing a little of our haven with you in the Hocking Hills

We had heard such wonderful things about the beauty of the Hocking Hills area and wanted to take some time from the busy life we lead to unwind, enjoy each other, and explore God's Creation.We never could have imagined the wonderful weekend we were about to encounter! We feel so blessed to have been a guest at The Feathered Nest. We were not familiar with the "Glamping"term but now we are defiantly Glamping Fans! Our weekend as your guest as we celebrated our 40th Anniversary was absolutely delightful. Nancy and Bill's hospitality made us feel as old friends, from the warm welcome as we arrived to the hugs as we said our good-byes promising to see each other soon. Nancy's passion for her Bed and Breakfast shines in each act of service she offers. She had a most delicious supper awaiting us, as we arrived late in the evening. Her breakfasts are nothing short of phenomenal! We loved each tasty bite! The cabin is so delightfully decorated. It brought peace, tranquility, and joy to our souls. Being a guest in late October we were not sure if the cottage would be warm enough. We had nothing to fear as heaters made it very toasty. The bed was so comfortable we slept late both mornings. The remote control candles were my favorite! They really added to the ambiance.We never missed having electricity and the absence of a clock just added to the peacefulness. We admire Bill's craftsmanship in building the cottage and the beautiful bed. The cottage is equipped so well with the beautiful antique dishes, silverware, grill, & cooler. Outdoors the porch swing, the fire pit, and hammock were all inviting. Nancy even had a fire going for us to enjoy one evening! Nancy & Bill were helpful advising us in exploring the beautiful Hocking Hills. Being fellow agriculturists we really enjoyed seeing your farm, hearing your farm family history, and sharing our life stories. Our weekend inspired us to slow down our lives and enjoy each other. A special thanks Nancy, for the most beautiful arrangement you made for our anniversary. My husband called ahead to ask if you could have a small arrangement delivered as a surprise to me. You harvested the beauty of your farm and garden to create a spectacular, perfect arrangement for me. It is the centerpiece of our living room. From the bottom of our hearts we cannot thank you and Bill enough for your hospitality, your warmth, your laughter, and our new dear friendship. God Bless you many times over! Planning to see you soon!

Bill and Nancy’s Response:
Hello Keith and Paula~ How wonderful to hear from you both! What a heartfelt review!!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!! As Bill and I were reading it, we both welled-up with such emotion! As you described your stay at our sweet little Feathered Nest and how you loved how we cared for you ~your words perfectly pinned our dream for how we want our guests to feel while being at Arhaven Bed and Breakfast. And the timing for your review was perfect. Today, I'm formatting all the reviews to place on my website, so when I found your recently submitted review (I just found it today in my mailbox) how confirming to Bill and I both that we are really doing this and doing it well. This is our dream and our guests have made it a fabulous reality!!!!!! Let's keep our promise and get together in 2016. We would love to visit the farm. Heartfelt thoughts, Bill and Nancy

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Paula P. said...A Most Delightful Stay! (The Feathered Nest)  Jan 3, 2016

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Just what I needed...thank you for opening your home and your lives to weary souls like me

I found Nancy & her small piece of heaven on a quick visit to VRBO. I didn’t know what I was looking for, but the Lord pointed me towards Hocking Hills. I needed a few days away from my every day stresses & life in general. I’ve traveled alone a few times, but never to a place where love abounded everywhere you looked. Her Feathered Nest Cottage appealed to me electricity, no TV & the “away from it all” vibe I was searching for. I found out that since the Feathered Nest was ‘off grid’, they didn’t open the cottage until April 1st, but found the Haven Nest suite in the main house was available for the few days I could get away. From the moment Bill & Nancy greeted me, I knew I had made the right decision to stay at Arhaven. I arrived late Thursday afternoon & my getaway started immediately. Blue Valley Massage had a therapist arrive at Arhaven & pampered me with a facial & massage. They relaxed me & put me in the mindset to turn off the ‘home’ worries & focus on me. Nancy’s attention to details were amazing: from the softest fleece sheets I’ve ever slept on, to the in-wall fireplace next to the bed, to the scented lavender hand soap in the bathroom to the selection of ‘stress relieving’ lotions in the bowl beside the bed. The food was wonderfully thought out & then presented perfectly. The food was to die for & I cannot tell you what I enjoyed the most, the baked french toast or the cream cheese banana bread. The fresh fruit & the smoothies were great too. I don’t believe there was ANY food that I didn’t appreciate & then consume. I was given my alone time but was invited to dine with Bill & Nancy a few separate times for dinner. They included me as if I was family & that means a lot to me. Reviews are decision makers for me. After reading my review & all the ones before me, your decision should be made. That is…you should seek out the peace & quiet at Arhaven that I found. I plan on returning & staying in the Feathered Nest later this year. Hearing about it and reading others reviews makes me want to experience it myself. The friendship that I made with Bill & Nancy is priceless. I can’t stop talking about my experiences while I was there. I’m also in love with their K9 family member, Bella May. She’s the perfect B & B dog, making sure to greet you throughout the day. There are not enough thank-you’s to express how relaxing of a time I had in your home. I returned home refreshed and renewed – which is exactly what I was searching for.

Bill and Nancy’s Response:
Hello Mara~ Where has the time gone? It seems like you just left! And now I'm reading your review and daily filling our calendar with upcoming reservations! Many who remind me of you with their request to seek a place that will allow them to rest and renew. And how delighted we are you were able to leave feeling just as you had hoped! To express to us that love abounded everywhere you looked at Arhaven just leaves me grinning ear to ear; however, please know you were so easy to pamper and it was my delight!!!! And if you loved the Haven Nest wait until you spend a night at the Feathered will feel the nester in you take over and your soul will love the "slow lane" mode our little cottage creates! Can't wait to see your name appear again in 2016 for a Feathered Nest booking! All our best, Bill and Nancy Messbarger, Owners and Hosts Arhaven Bed and Breakfast (740) 215-6745.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Mara N. said...(Haven Suite #730602)  March 11, 2016