Created from a 1939 WPA stone schoolhouse. Four lakes within walking distance; fishing, hilltop views from large windows, unadulterated land, wildlife. farmland. Easy access from major highways. Try your hand making art with host in studio (extra fee).
You'll walk upstairs to the second floor hall, which opens to two galleries and two bedrooms. Guest bedroom includes a bath tub alcove and closet, with toilet and tiny sink half-bath accessible just outside the guest room door. Unique glass tower is part of the guest room where there's room for an air mattress/child's or two-person sleeping nook, in addition to the main bed. Sorry, the place is not handicapped accessible, however, you'll climb kid-size stairs to the second floor.
You are welcome to explore the art in the two classroom-size galleries, go downstairs and make use of the spacious studio (extra fee if you make art), or just browse the many art books there; have breakfast in the adjoining kitchen, walk to several lakes, relax in the secluded, park-like back yard, where you also can paint plein aire, or just have morning coffee on the deck. Sorry, no TV in guest room, but you can watch in the studio and kitchen.
I can help you if you want to learn about art, how to make it or appreciate it. Instruction and materials for oil painting, pastel and watercolor are available at extra cost. Evening TV is a possibility in the studio, where I usually stay until bedtime. Breakfast in the kitchen or summer deck; yogurt, fruit, granola, hot cereal, coffee, juice.
This is the American Heartland. Barnhard Arts is located on a landmark hilltop intersection, across the road from Tingvold Lutheran Church. A Unitarian church is six miles south, and Presbyterian and Catholic churches are about six miles north. There is slightly more traffic than you would see near the lakeshore, and occasional noise, but once you're inside this sturdy-built school house these distractions are minimal. Usually it's quiet here, and a very good place in all seasons. Fall colors; blue and white winter retreat with nearby cross-country skiing; green May, June and July; summer exploration. For fall colors, Glendalough and Maplewood State Parks are easy distances at 10 and 15 miles respectively. Otter Tail county seat, Fergus Falls, pop. 13,000 is 15 miles, a prosperous town that time continues to forget. Otter Tail Lake, one of Minnesota's largest, is six miles. Otter Tail County has more lakes than any other county in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes. The arts are accessible through Fergus Falls Center for the Arts (frequent live performances), Lake Region Arts Council, and Kaddatz Galleries; also, Art of the Lakes Gallery in nearby Battle Lake. The Great American Think-Off (NPR) originated in New York Mills (40 miles) at their town's art center. Phelps Mill is a historic landmark and serene park, five miles east, and marker for the birthplace of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, an FDR appointee. Underwood and Battle Lake Schools have won major national awards in recent years, four times for Underwood. There's a major Norwegian influence in this part of Minnesota, as reflected in art, music, performance, and decor.
Quiet after 10 p.m.; breakfast between 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Check out by noon.
Limited space is available in refrigerator, downstairs.
Dispose of feminine products without flushing; bag trash and tie shut with materials provided.
Strip bed on last day of visit; place sheets and towels on platform under window tower.
Piano playing in the studio is allowed before 10 p.m.
Leave key with host either in person, or by leaving it on the guest room dresser.
เจ้าของที่พักรายนี้มี 5 ความคิดเห็นสำหรับที่พักอื่นดูรีวิวอื่น
I am a retired university publications editor and lifelong artist. I've had numerous shows of my paintings and a retrospective invitational by the Lake Region Arts Council (serving eight counties). I tend to be reclusive and quiet so I can focus on creative work. I read a great deal, and think about what I've read. If you ask me to engage in conversation I'm likely to have more to say than you want to know. I will leave you alone, if you prefer. Or, if you want to visit my studio, I can share.
Five things I can't live without:
Cloth shopping bags
Blank paper and pen
There's a fantastic Unitarian Church only six miles down the road from my place.)
My style of hosting is businesslike, with possible forays into creative activity, if you want to go with that. I hope you will consider exploring here during the winter as well as summer, especially if you live in the city during the snow time. This is a place that is stress free. Whether you know it or not, if you live in the winter city, you deserve to come here, paint a picture, and unwind.