The Perfect Lodging & Itinerary
For Your Getaway!

Creativity is everywhere along Rt. 45, the Purple Heart Highway. That's what the special travel package "Art of Our Lives" is all about. The special people and places along this historic road are artists and inspiration enriching our lives! Out of a desire to inspire you, the following list of Bed and Breakfasts would like to assist in creating the perfect, artistic and relaxing getaway for the weekend, mid-week, or simply when the mood strikes. Each is an expert about the many options for the perfect, Purple Heart Highway Itinerary. If this scenic corridor doesn't inspire you, the long list of artists, attractions, events and environs will!

Choose a comfortable Bed & Breakfast, all with an Innkeeping Ph.D. and inviting you to "Come On Inn, the Highway's Fine":

The Chatelaine B&B, Mae & Amanda McQuade
B&B at the Rock Garden, Joe Thomas & Laura Stephenson
Stony Point B&B, David Hopkins - Innkeeper, Paul Carmine Zottoli, Jr.
Keller House, Tom and Maureen Range
StateCations/Rest & Repast, State College area B&B's
Laurel Ridge B&B, Kay and Wally Lester
Limestone Inn B&B, Carrie Kauffman and Dave Yoxheimer
The Springfield House B&B, Bill & Cheryl Speakman
House On Top of the Hill B&B, Jim and Sharon Au
Earlystown Manor B&B, Bob Vogley / Emily Slimak
PA.-Reservations An online booking service, Peg Dobrinska & Cheryl Bohn

Build the Perfect Itinerary with several or many of the following destinations, each with a brief note to acquaint you with their expertise, art and inspiration:

Artists & Craftsmen
Stitch Your Art Out, Thimble Finesse and Knitting Knowledge (See original creation "Stepping Stones" Quilt created by Kim Davis in photo at the top of the page.)
Cakes for all occasions by Kim Morrison, the Haut Couture of Sugar Art
For Heaven Cakes by Tracy Coleman
Heather Luse, Delectable Delights, the Coco Chanel of Sweets

Attractions (from West to East)
Carving One Thousand Steps of Stone to reach a Higher View
Fort Roberdeau, Monument to Pioneering Days
The Lower Trail, Enchantment close to Mt. Etna's Forge
Lincoln, Indian, Woodward Caverns and Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, It has been said one might spelunk from one cavern through all without ascending
Shaver's Creek, Where Raptors Nest & Learning Comes Naturally
Gardner's Candies, Plant Tour, and Downtown Museum, Home of the Original Peanut Butter Meltaway
Tyrone History Museum in the Railroad Station, exhibits show the elements of the development of Tyrone
Charming, downtown Boalsburg, the Keystone of the Purple Heart Highway
The Boalsburg Heritage Museum, Boalsburg, "so that the children may know"
Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion Museum, Renowned European Fine Art
Pennsylvania Military Museum & 28th Division Shrine, Home of the Brave
State College's Community Theatre at The Boal Barn Playhouse, in a humble setting
Duffy's Tavern, on the Square in Boalsburg, the Brigadoon of the PHH
The Arboretum at Penn State, with the Hosler Oak for Starters
The Penn State Ice Pavilion Ice Rink, Silver Skates as Artistry in Motion
The Sky's the Limit Ballooning, Heaven's Thoroughfare
Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery, A Sip of Nature's Magic
Centre Furnace Mansion, earliest Patron of PSU
Rhoneymeade Arboretum, Sculpture Garden & Labyrinth
Mountain Edge Alpaca Farm, Suris & Huacayas
Apple Hill Antiques, the Art of Collecting a Home
St. Joseph Institute, Spa, Retreat, Hands-On Therapies, Art for the Psyche
The State College Farmers' Market, TGIF and the Weekend is Imminent
Tait Farm Community Harvest CVA & Tait Farm Harvest Shop, Gifts from the Land

Every day is special on the Purple Heart Highway, but these special events add to the unique experience of participating in the Art of Our Lives:

A Day in Towne on Memorial Day, (Memorial Day), Boalsburg
Central PA 4th Fest, (July 4th in State College)
The People's Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts,
     A Showcase of Hundreds of Central PA Artisans and Crafters, Boalsburg
Ag Progress Days, A Celebration of Modern Agriculture
     and Vintage Farm Life, Rock Springs
Annual Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair, A city within a town, the last in the country

Special Promotional and Financial Support of the Art of Our Lives has been provided by:

The Barash Group, a Benefactor by any other name
Buyers Only Realty, for Homeowners searching for the Art of the Habitat, a source of artistic inspiration and recreation

We have been honored by the Military Order of the Purple Heart with permission to use the image of the Purple Heart Medal. A portion of our income from this Package will aid the Colonel Gerald Russell Scholarship Fund benefiting the children of deceased and wounded veterans, and a fund for Marine Eddie Ryan, Ellenville, NY. See MOPH and Nittany Leathernecks or send your help to Nittany Leathernecks, Attn: Russell Scholarship Fund, PO Box 956, Lemont, PA. 16851-0956