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The Village Inn

Nanette and I fell in love with the bed-and-breakfast during our travels in England – where a “B & B” sign outside a home (its only advertising) promises comfortable lodging, good company, and a hearty morning meal. If you want to learn about a place and its people, stop at a B & B. There’s no substitute.

That’s why we’re so delighted to see intimate bed-and-breakfast and charming country inns becoming so popular in our own country – and each with its own distinctive character. This B & B features climbing blue wisteria and ornate white wrought iron furniture that invites you to enjoy the verdant lawn.

I softened the focus just a little, and heightened the romance of a very romantic setting to make The Village Inn my dream and vision of an intimate, utterly charming bed-and-breakfast.

High-rise hotels can be quite comfortable, but Nanette and I prefer the charm of a quiet B & B where we feel more “at home.” I hope this country inn will make others feel “at home” as well.

  • In an ongoing tribute to his wife Nanette, Thomas Kinkade has hidden three N’s in The Village Inn.
  • The Village Inn is the second painting in Thom’s series – Country Memories Collection.
  • Thom modeled this painting after a real bed-and-breakfast called Sutter Creek Inn, built in 1859 in Sutter Creek, California – located just off the historic Highway 49.
  • The owners of the bed-and-breakfast encouraged Thom to paint their inn, and now they own the original of The Village Inn.
Title The Village Inn
Published May 1993
Subject Location Sutter Creek Inn in Sutter Creek, California
Collection Country Memories II

Image Size

16" x 20"

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