Come Home to the Belvedere

The Porches & the Gardens

Come sit and relax awhile!! We have two fabulous sitting porches waiting for you. On the front porch, we have comfortable chairs for lounging, reading, talking, drinking or waving to strangers. Ceiling fans keep a cool breeze flowing. You may smoke on this porch. You can find ashtrays ( bug spray too) under the lid of the yellow, hand-painted bench. Early morning coffee will delight you. This porch is available for wine in the evening. If you think it is wine o’clock earlier, you can sip any time after 10am.

The east, or side, porch will become the eating porch on special occasions. We are using it now for breakfast if the weather permits. It will be open for special events and where we will be able to cook out.

The Front Porch by Patricia Garey

The garden and the yard will be under construction starting late June of 2021 and should be finished sometime during the summer of 2021. We envision a private courtyard under the Maple Tree with gardens and greenery surrounding the courtyard. I am hoping for a Pergola in the back yard near the fence, but that all depends on whether or not I can get Bob to do its construction. Let’s keep our fingers crossed. In keeping with the 1859 birth date of the house, the walkways for the courtyard will be made from brick and stone. Eventually, a small vegetable garden may be sited on the southeastern portion of the side yard. Our goal is to use fresh herbs (we have them now) and vegetables in our daily breakfast menu. We can’t wait to finish the yard. It will be a lovely addition to our beautiful inn.