If you are looking for one of the most cozy and unique getaways sure to bring you a sense of calm, relaxation, and comfort, Galvanized Inn & Art Gallery is the place to be! Upon arrival, my husband and I were greeted by one of the most amicable and hospitable couples we have ever met, Sherri and Ed, the owners of this awesome inn located in beautiful Pipersville, Pennsylvania. Within minutes of bringing our bags inside, Ed whipped up a piping hot and homemade tomato-coated crusted parmesan cheese appetizer, complemented with a full glass of Cabernet Sauvignon from nearby Buckingham Winery. While he was cooking in the kitchen, Sherri gave us a tour of the Inn. It is a 1754 historic farmhouse, with many original, nostalgic aspects still kept intact, such as the hardwood floors we were walking on. There are four incredibly beautiful rooms to choose from: Suite Victory, Suite Liberty, Freedom, and Independence. Each room is better than the next! The Inn offers a four-room discount perfect for a wedding or small group getaway. We were fortunate to stay in Suite Victory which most people refer to as “Wow!!!” Even though my husband and I are far from being newlyweds, having been married for twenty-seven years, the owners refer to this room as the Honeymoon Suite. Whatever you call it, this deluxe three-room suite covers the whole third floor of the Inn, featuring skylights in every room, providing natural light in every direction. The spacious bedroom is accented by a King-size bed and has several custom furniture pieces designed and hand-built by Ed. There is a separate sitting room with a dry bar, mini-fridge, and a special coffee table also designed by Ed, perfect for sipping on a glass of wine while playing cards and listening to music! There are even comfortable bathrobes next to the beautiful glass shower and an antique claw foot tub. What a beauty!
Galvanized is nestled on over six acres of what used to be a farmstead for centuries, now home to a renovated Bucks County bed and breakfast and micro-wedding venue. Attention to detail was evident in every single room we walked through! A bonus about this place is that it is in the middle of nowhere but close to EVERYTHING, including Doylestown, New Hope, Lahaska, Lambertville, and now one of our absolute favorite hiking spots, Ralph Stover State Park. There are rocking chairs on the spacious porch, chaise lounges by the inground pool, and a few shared spaces for guests which include the dining room (with little chocolates and bagged snacks for late-night munchies) and a family room with books of all kinds, including one of my favorites which is titled Bucks County Pennsylvania written by Kathryn Finegan Clark. I was paging through the colorful pictures and history of the area, one of which is where I live in the small town of Fallsington. Bucks County is so rich in history!
It was recommended to us that we visit one of the local restaurants near the inn. We decided to go to Plumsteadville Inn, also located in Pipersville. Because it was within minutes from Galvanized and it was the perfect spot. Many of the roads in this area are dark, quiet, and curvy. You will not feel like you are close to the city because of the very rural and expansive scenery. Matt, the owner, and Kiera and Jason, both managers of Plumsteadville were kind and professional, handling with care the many happy guests that were eating at this fine establishment. There was an eightieth birthday party happening in the room next door which contributed to the festive and pleasant atmosphere. We ran into a family friend and his wife and kids while visiting. Starting with a generous portion of Sweet & Spicy Chicken, sipping on a S’mores Martini and my husband a craft beer, was a great way to begin this fall evening. The Fall Harvest Salad consisted of baby kale with beets, roasted butternut squash, dried cherries, goat cheese, and pumpkin seeds-YUM! My husband munched on a South Beach Chicken Club piled high with grilled chicken breast, honey dijon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and bacon with a side of sweet potato fries. Are you hungry yet?
We slept like a rock and woke up to a beautiful sunrise which was visible from the high windows in the suite. Amazing. There is nothing better than waking up to the smell of fresh coffee directly from Pipersville’s The Coffee Scoop and bacon sizzling on the stovetop! After packing up we entered the dining room to the most beautiful place setting. Breakfast came in courses-we were treated like royalty. It consisted of a baked apple topped with crispy oats and sugar topping, garnished to perfection, and a homemade hashbrown-crusted bacon quiche filled with leeks and gruyere cheese, along with a side of a crispy sausage patty. The four fruit (raspberry, cherry, strawberry, and red currant) jam was just the icing on the cake, used to spread on the thick and tasty toast! This was the perfect fuel to inspire and energize us for the hike we did after checking out and saying our goodbyes. We will surely be back to the beautiful Galvanized where strangers become friends and spirits are rekindled.
On our way home, we discovered Ralph Stover Park and the beauty of nature it has to offer. We parked at High Rocks, where many guys and girls were gearing up to rock climb among the forty-five acres of the state park located in Plumstead and Tinicum Townships. Visitors come here to not only rock climb but to whitewater kayak and hike the amazing trails. We must have seen at least twenty hawks flying high among the cliffs. The sky was so blue and the fall air was crisp which was the perfect combination for walking the trails. We hiked for about two hours. Nature is the best medicine, in my opinion, helping to recharge and refuel for the week ahead.
Coming soon! Be on the lookout for the Art Gallery that will be opening shortly on the property of Galvanized. Ed’s work is truly amazing, unique, and creative. My husband and I loved his use of recycled barn wood and signage which was evident in every room on the property. You will be surprised by what he has created with razor blade art, an art form he invented 30 years ago! And wait until you meet his wife, Sherri. She is the most gracious host, charming, warm, inviting, not to mention an amazing baker and decorator. Whether you go with a group, a date, your brother or sister, your spouse, your parents, or yourself, you will not be disappointed when you make the trip to Galvanized Inn and Art Gallery and its surrounding attractions. Keep in mind, this would make the perfect getaway gift for a wedding couple, anniversary, birthday, or even family reunion. It is a must-see, must-experience bed and breakfast, full of art and a wonderful way to spend some time in the beautiful county of Bucks!