Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Thistledown at Seger House...

Across the Diamond and down West Main Street is a beautiful, red sandstone building with a long history.  This Ligonier landmark was most recently a hospital (for 66 years) and before that, a private home for the Seger family.  It is now home to Bo-Peep Fine Yarns and Thistledown at Seger House Hotel and Cafe.

Michelle and Adam Gardner took on the monumental project to restore and renovate the impressive structure and give it new life.  I met up with Lynne Suprock for a coffee break and we were fortunate enough to get a tour from Michelle of the new incarnation of the Seger House.

The new hotel features eight rooms on the second and third floor that are luxuriously furnished and outfitted with stylish private bathrooms.  The beds are plush, each room has a flat-screen TV with satellite cable, and some of the rooms have gas fireplaces.  The nightstands have mirrored fronts in a Hollywood Regency style, the lamps are made of Mercury glass, and coincidentally, some of the walls are painted in "Knitting Needles"silvery gray.  Don't look for a Wild West Themed room here!  All of the rooms are cohesively decorated in this comfortable, contemporary style.  What I love is that even though they've updated the rooms and made them very posh, they still pay respect to the heritage of the building and leave architectural details like original woodwork, stained glass windows, and lighting fixtures, old telephone decals and traces of evidence that alludes to the provenance of the building.

On the first floor is the super cute new cafe.  They offer an assortment of freshly baked goods, coffee and espresso beverages, cold sandwiches and hot panini sandwiches.  (They also offer gluten-free bread options for those interested.)  I had one of the Strawberry Pie Packets and was quite pleased with my selection!  It was bursting with strawberry flavor and it was only $0.50!   

Also on the first floor is the new home of Bo-Peep Fine Yarns.  They moved the fibers shop from their spot on the Diamond to the newly renovated building.  The shop is light, airy and filled with a rainbow of color!  

Michelle and Adam have done such a nice job!  Everything is simply lovely.  They've put a lot of time and energy into maintaining the legacy of this great Ligonier landmark and starting a new chapter in the Seger House's history.  CLICK HERE to visit the Thistledown at Seger House Facebook page and CLICK HERE to visit Bo-Peep's website.


Simply Pretty Stuff said...

a beautiful place once again in quite a gem of a historic town.....
Your pictures captured all of the welcoming smiles, and the inviting colors that clearly spoke to each customer through rows of precious yarn and panes of original, turn of the century, stained glass.
beautiful surrounds and delicious coffee and snacks pair well with good company. :)

Anonymous said...

It looks beautiful and sounds charming, I just love old homes and buildings.