The Barn was opened as a bed and breakfast in March of 1986, by Tom and Marcella Ryan. The Ryans and their four children had spent several years renovating this century old barn that was first designed with horse stanchions, a milking parlor and provided hay storage. It also served as a pig farrowing operation just prior to the Ryan family beginning their renovations of the structure. It took several years before The Barn became a livable space, but once completed the Ryan family moved in. As the Ryan children grew up and began leaving home, Tom and Marcella started to wonder what to do with all the extra bedrooms and living space now unoccupied by their children. That is when a family relative suggested The Barn would make a lovely bed and breakfast. When the inn originally opened in 1986, it had just nine guest rooms, a large living room, kitchen and dining area and an atrium.
Three years later in 1989, with the addition of more guest rooms, living and dining space, an indoor pool and hot tub, The Barn became the inn you see today. Since opening, The Barn has been host to over 400,000 guests from across the United States and around the world. These guests include individual couples looking for a getaway, family reunions, church and business retreats, small weddings and groups looking to host an art and craft or sporting event. They will all tell you that the great service, delicious food and warm hospitality at The Barn are some of the many reasons they return again and again.
Tom & Marcella Ryan (center) with their four children Tom III, Mary, Catherine & Patricia, their spouses and grandchildren.
Innkeeper Patricia Miller (center left), husband Michael (far right), son Alex (far left) and daughter Kyra (center right).
The Barn is currently owned and operated by Patricia Miller, the youngest daughter, of Tom and Marcella Ryan, who after many years managing the business for her parents took over the role of innkeeper upon the passing of both of her parents. Patricia is assisted part time by her husband, Michael, and their two adult children, Alex and Kyra, as well as several other family members and part-time staff. Patricia was thirteen years old when she started working at the inn and combined has over 20 years experience working at the bed and breakfast. She continues this family business with great pride. Patricia is also a registered nurse and though she has taken a leave of absence from nursing to operate the business, she continues to maintain her RN license. Patricia and her staff welcome you to make a reservation and enjoy all that The Barn has to offer.