Innkeeper's Blog

We Support – 14th Annual VARHA Benefit Auction

VARHA, Venango Area Riding for the Handicapped Association, will hold its 14th Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Wanango Golf Club in Reno, PA.

VARHA provides therapeutic horseback riding for children, adolescents, and adults with special needs.  Serving over 150 riders each year in a variety of programs.

The benefits of horse assisted therapy include psychological, physical, and social benefits. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jill Rhoads at 814-437-7433.


We Support – Dr. Owen R. Hartman Memorial Golf Classic

The Annual Dr. Owen R. Hartman Memorial Golf Classic will be held on September 12, 2015.  This event is held to raise money for various community projects which PASCO (Parker Area Community Service Organization) donates/participates in each year.  Some of their projects include the upkeep of the GAR Cemetery, Adopt-A-Highway, Display of Flags, Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas Lights, Angels for Christmas, Packages for Veterans, Parker Community Days, Adopt-A-Patient at Parker Personal Care, Breakfast and Christmas Gifts for residents of Parker Heights.

If you need additional information, please contact Beth Gardner at 724-399-2401.


We Support; Grove City Alliance Men’s 2nd Sportmans Seminar and Dinner!


Grove City Alliance Men will be presenting their 2nd Sportsman’s Seminar and Dinner at the Legacy Banquet Center on Saturday, September 12th, from 2:00pm to 8:00pm. The Keynote Speaker this year is nationally known speaker Wade Nolan. Wade is a biologist and whitetail professional who has published hundreds of articles and sold millions of DVD’s that relate to whitetail hunting. Wade Nolan is an authentic adventurer whose life can be described as a blend of National Georgraphic Explorer and Survivor man. Nolan’s “Whitetail Strategy” seminars have been features in cities across the country.

The Sportsman’s Dinner will provide a unique atmosphere with vendor tables being just staps away from the sportsman’s tables.


We Support; Scotty Hutchinson Memorial Ride and Benefit


At age 45, Scotty Hutchison was killed in a bike accident leaving behind a wife, two sons and a daughter.

Registration starts at 9AM, Kickstands up at 11AM. Ride will begin and end at the Beer Garden. Stops will be made at The Spillway, Millerstown Inn , St. Cloud, Riverstone and Otto’s. Benefit at the Beer Garden following the ride. Silent auction, door prizes, 50/50 and food.

$20 per single rider/$30 per couple. ALL proceeds will be given to Emily Wiles Hutchison. If you would like to donate please feel free to contact me on here or on my cell 412-295-4843. You can also contact Donna Hedrick Cumberland at 724-290-8282.

To visit their facebook page for the event, click here! 


Foxburg History

The first inhabitants of European descent to settle in the area was the Fox family of Philadelphia. These original owners were descendants of George Fox, the founder of the Quaker religion. His grandsons, Samuel Mickle Fox and George Fox, along with brothers-in-law Joseph Paker Norris and George Roberts, bought what amounted to 6,600 acres in 1796 from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This area was located between the Clarion and Allegheny Rivers and later was known as the Fox Farm. It was Samuel’s son, Joseph Mickle Fox, a practicing lawyer, purchased 1800 acres from his fathers estate after his fathers death. Joseph had already married Hannah Emlen and was ready settle down on the property he had spent many summer vacations during his childhood.
Dedicated in 1910, The Hannah Fox Memorial Library became a cultural meeting place for those in the community looking to enhance their knowledge as well as enjoy concerts, plays, and lectures, which still place to this day. The library today is now known as the Foxburg Free Library.

One of the first golf courses in the United States was built in Foxburg with the efforts of Joseph Mickle Fox in 1884 after discovering the game during a trip to play a cricket match in Scotland. On his return, Joseph had a five hole course built on the family farm, but after seeing its huge success, it was then moved to its present nine-hole site in 1887, thus establishing the Foxburg Golf Club. This golf course is now recognized as the oldest continuously-operated golf course in the U.S., which also houses the Golf Hall of Fame.

Other Foxburg attractions still grace the area such as the Episcopal Memorial Church of Our Father, The Hannah Memorial Library, and the Foxburg Golf Club – all testaments to the dedication of Fox family to the community. The Episcopal Church, built by the Fox Family in 1881 and dedicated in 1882, was an architectural design based on a Gothic church Hannah Fox had seen during a visit to England. Like the Fox mansion, all stone used for construction came from surrounding hillside quarries. A painting above the alter depicting the “Angel of the Resurrection” was created by the famed artist, Edwin H. Blashfield. The church courtyard cemetery still contains the burial plots of several Fox family members.

Book a room with us so you can explore this wonderful town! Call 724-659-3116 and visit our Facebook.




We support the 5K Brain Cancer Awareness

Join us in the fight for brain cancer. It is a cancer that has a high death sentence, very few if any pull out alive. It takes more than a few people to fight. We are asking you to help us in this brutal fight against a deadly cancer. The 5K Brain cancer awareness is organized  by fundraising chairperson  Kim Pollack. This event is Aug 22, 2015 at White Oak Park. Last year there were 450 generous participants! Without the sponsors and participants they would not have been able to donate $25,000 to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute to support brain cancer research. The family doing this event would like to thank you for all your support.




We Support; UMPC Horizon 10th Annual Poker Run


On Saturday, August 22nd, the UMPC Horizon Employees, Friends & Families will participate in the 10th Annual Poker Run. Last year, the proceeds from the event contributed to the transportation fund to help needy patients with transportation difficulties that was initiated through the proceeds of the event.

UPMC Horizon is located in Greenville, PA. We hope that they have a great turn-out and an even better day!



We Support; Clarion County Veterans Picnic


7th Annual Clarion County Veterans Picnic will be held this Saturday, August 22nd.

The picnic will begin at 12:00 noon and end around 4:00 pm. A picnic lunch will be served at 1:00pm.

The picnic is sponsored by the American Legion Family of Knox.

This is being held in acknowledgement of the military service and sacrifices made by Clarion County veterans and their families.

It is being held at the Clarion County park.


We Support; Butler Golden Tornado Marching Band Spaghetti Dinner


The Butler Golden Tornado Marching Band is holding a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on August 20th, 2015. The dinner will be held at the Senior High School Cafeteria . The band is known as the “PRIDE” of Butler,  and marches about 250 students. They are supported by a strong parent organization, outstanding students, and a community that holds arts to the highest standards.

Proceeds will go to the Marching Band, there will also be a Chinese Auction held at the dinner.




Fall is around the corner

Fall is coming sooner than what we think. When the leaves change it is a must see. Our hotel is right on the river and when the leaves change colors it is truly breath taking. This doesn’t last long because we all know what follows,…winter. Book your room with our hotel soon because this truly breath taking experience doesn’t last long, our rooms get filled quickly. Visit our Facebook page to see upcoming events as well. If there is any needed help please feel free to call our hotel at 724-659-3116. Enjoy the seasonal change.



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