Gary and Martha Hall, along with Hurshel and Edith Hall purchased the historic home of Dr. Ruhl in 1989 to make into the Arcadian Inn. In 1990, they opened the Arcadian with 5 rooms which eventually grew into 8 rooms. The Arcadian Inn has won many awards, being named Reader’s Choice #1 Bed and Breakfast since 2000.
Gary, along with Martha’s brother Matt, keeps up the cottages and grounds. That means either a lot of mowing, weed-eating or snow removal. Matt and his wife, Wendy, prepare your cottage for your stay and clean up after you.
Breakfast is prepared by Hurshel and Edith at the Arcadian Inn. You don’t want to miss Edith’s “to die for” Vanilla butter sauce on your fresh waffles! There is a bottle of that syrup in your fridge along with either waffle or pancake batter for your breakfast plus a seasonal egg dish and fruit.
The “land” as we call it is untouched so hike at your discretion. We are particular about not disturbing other guests so “walk away from the cottages”!!!
The Hall Dynasty began with Hurshel and Edith Hall who fell in love and married in 1952 over 60 years ago. Hurshel has been cooking since he was 13 years old. He retired from Deaconess Hospital after nearly 30 years of his famous fried chicken, chili, and Thanksgiving dressing.
Gary and Martha married in 1979 after growing up together around Deaconess where both our folks worked. Celebrating almost 35 years of marriage and friendship, it is our desire to encourage and strengthen the bonds of love and marriage for our guests as well.
When we opened the Inn, Mark was 7 and Stephen 2! They grew up at the Inn, even home-schooled there. Mark lives next to the Inn with his wife, Danyell and their children, Allie age 12 and Christian, age 8. Stephen and his wife, Jenn, live just a few blocks from the Inn. Jenn manages the massage clinic that serves our guests.
As you can tell from our “Dynasty” pic, we enjoy riding together as well. The boys have graduated from dirt bikes to the big ones. Now the grandchildren get to ride the dirt bikes. It’s a big treat when everyone can take off and go for a motorcycle ride together!