art-of-innkeeping

The Art of Innkeeping

Welcome to the Deer Path Inn, where we celebrate life with the quintessential style of a classic English manor house and a special attention to the things that matter most.

If you are a returning guest, you may notice more than a few new pieces of artwork as you stroll around the Inn. Naturally, you’ll find plenty of the English sporting scenes popular in the grand manor homes of the English countryside. Yet, you’ll find that the artwork at the Deer Path Inn, as with everything else, tells a story that is quite its own.

Take our lobby for example, it features a lovely 19th century coach scene painted in the manner of Henry Aiken, a sporting artist of some renown, along with two fine examples from the British School, Portrait of an English Gentleman and Landscape with Sheep. Together, they help welcome our guests by providing the traditional ambiance of a quintessential English manor house.

The Hearth Room invites you into an atmosphere of reassuring comfort where guests are invited to gather, to mingle or simply enjoy a favourite book. It features, among others, a series of beautiful oil landscapes by three American artists who lived and worked in the late 19th and early 20th century, George Elmer Browne, Mabel C. Pollard and Henry Ward Ranger. Spanning the influences of the Barbizon School to American Impressionism, these works are notable for their strong sense of composition and wide use of colour.

In the English Room, if you can manage to redirect your eyes from the culinary artistry of our own Chef Khellil, you will notice a lovely range of paintings by a list of prominent American and British artists. These include a pair of untitled landscapes by Alfred Jansson and Elmer S. Burge, Sheep Grazing by Charles P. Gruppe, River Landscape by British artist Edmund John Niemann, along with additional landscapes by George A. Aldrich, Frank Alfred Bricknell and Henry Bacon. Together, they add to the stately grandeur so reminiscent of the dining rooms of England’s grandest homes.

At the Deer Path Inn, we tend to think of every aspect of our hotel as a work of art in its own right, each playing its own part in adding to the comfort and enjoyment of our guests. If you have any questions about the artwork you see displayed around the Inn, please do not hesitate to ask.