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 Homestead at Shaver's Creek B&B, Ed & Evelyn Connor
Blue Moon Farm and Forge B&B, Judy Berger
Stony Point B&B, Cummins & Peg McNitt
Laurel Ridge B&B, Kay and Wally Lester
The Chatelaine B&B, Mae & Amanda McQuade
Limestone Inn B&B, Karen Patzer
The Great Oak Inn B&B, Peg Ludovina
The Springfield House B&B, Bill & Cheryl Speakman
House On Top of the Hill B&B, Jim and Sharon Au
Earlystown Manor B&B, Zane & Anne Smilowitz
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
Log Cabin Gallery, Judy Berger, from Ironworks at the Forge to Maple Syrup at the Sugar Bush
Heather Luse, Delectable Delights, the Coco Chanel of Sweets
2nd Generation Antiques - David Donnelly Antiques, Bridget Donnelly Benner, Creating anew from Old Iron and Wood

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
Greenwood Furnace, Exemplary Iron Works near beautiful waters
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
Burley's Restaurant, on the Stream in Tyrone
The Golden Eagle Flyway on "Old Tussey", where you can count a "Squadron of Eagles"
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
Seven Mountains Campground, the Art of Life in the Great Outdoors
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 Belleville Auction, Amish farmer's market, every Wednesday 6AM to 6PM
The State College Farmers' Market, TGIF and the Weekend is Imminent
Tait Farm Community Harvest CVA & Tait Farm Harvest Shop, Gifts from the Land
Stone Soup Market, Pennsylvania's Community Marketplace, and Not a Rocky Road in Sight

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, (July 12 - 15), A Showcase of Hundreds of Central PA Artisans and Crafters, Boalsburg
Ag Progress Days (August 14 - 16, 2007), A Celebration of Modern Agriculture and Vintage Farm Life, Rock Springs
Hometown Christmas Celebration, (November 30 - December 2), Boalsburg
Boalsburg Bicentennial, (Spring 2008), 200 years of unbroken Community

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
ArtThrivesOn45.org, 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