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One Tank Trip: The Inn at Bowman's Hill

Seems like a sign that it's time to exhale, let go of work and worries, for beyond the gates there's a vacation waiting.

"We have four words that I use. It's relax, celebrate, connect, and remember," said Michael Amery, Keeper of The Inn at Bowman's Hill.

You'll find the inn just outside of New Hope in Bucks County. The estate sits on five acres, with four rooms and four suites.

Ten years ago, Amery left the corporate world after 35 years, and his home went from private oasis to bed-and-breakfast.

"It has its ups and downs, but I would say the greatest thing about it is you know we meet so many interesting people," Amery explained. "We just met a bullfighter and we had a deep-sea diver from the Hudson River, so I get an education almost every day. And the older I get, I realize everything that I don't know."

What he does know is how to create a space where you want to stay. The inn has all the comforts of home, but better. You don't have to make your own breakfast, but if you'd like, you can take a walk to get it going.

"Several years ago, we decided that it would be nice to have chickens and they have become a big hit," Amery said.

There's a chicken coup out back, past the pool. It's a true farm-to-table experience as you collect your own eggs.

Map: The Inn at Bowman's Hill

"And I do believe there are some guests who didn't know that eggs came from chickens, so they get very excited about it," Amery said.

Rather sleep in? They'll get the eggs for you.

"It is geared to relaxation," Amery said.

It is easier to relax on a full stomach. A proper English breakfast is served.

"I am from the southwest of England in Cornwall. I grew up in Plymouth, where the Pilgrim fathers and the Mayflower sailed from, so I feel like I'm reliving history here," Amery explained.

In such peace, with quite a view.

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