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Seize the Day: Embracing the Present in August 2023

August 1, 2023
Seize the Day: Embracing the Present in August 2023
As August 2023 dawns upon us, it serves as a poignant reminder that time waits for no one. In the blink of an eye, days turn into weeks, weeks into months, and suddenly, another year slips away. Life's constant rhythm can sometimes lull us more

Happy New Month! Happy New Day!

By Elizabeth Clark   |  June 1, 2023
Happy New Month!  Happy New Day!
An InnKeeper's Life (Blog #2) Today is June 1, 2023! Happy new month! Happy new day! Each day is truly a blessing, and it's such a joy to be alive! Today, I want to share some heartfelt thoughts with you all. As I turn 60 in December this year, I find myself reflecting on life's precious moments and the incredible journey that lies ahead. How I wanted to live 60 more years! I feel immensely grateful to the Lord for the blessings He has bestowed upon me and my husband. One of our greatest blessings is our son, Timothy, who is now 20 years old. Timothy may not be in college at the moment, but he is here with us helping us operate Spruce Hill, -mowing the yard, building the pavilion, attending to guests, and that brings us tremendous joy and pride (and some disappointment, I admit. Because how I wanted him instead to be out of here in a city somewhere to further his education and have great adventures!) Yesterday, I had a heart-to-heart conversation with Timothy, where I expressed my deepest feelings to him. I told him, "Son, you are our legacy, your dad's and mom's only legacy. And we thank the Lord for you! You can be anything you want, and you have the power to change the next generations!. Please live your life well, honoring both God and your fellow humans. Go to college, learn great things, be the best of what you can be, to better yourself and the world! If only I could live your life, I would embrace every opportunity and fulfill all the dreams I hold dear. But my hope lies in you, my son, to accomplish those dreams on my behalf." I want Timothy to know that even though we may have our fair share of disagreements and arguments, my love for him knows no bounds. My son, you are deeply cherished, and my care for you is immeasurable. Your happiness and well-being are of utmost importance to me, and I will always be there to love you and support you through thick and thin. Today, I will go to my doctor for a checkup after 14 days since my ankle hardware removal surgery, and I am filled with a sense of purpose and a renewed vigor for the future. There are so many places I want to go to, things I still long to do and experience. I dream of leaving a positive impact, embracing new adventures, and cherishing every moment that life presents. So, my dear friends, as we welcome a new day and a new month, let us remember the preciousness of life and the love we have for our families. Let us seize every opportunity to make a difference and live our lives to the fullest. May this month be filled with abundant blessings, joy, and countless reasons to be grateful. (My 2 favorite photos: Jim and Tim in 2011 at a car shop, in 2021 at a courthouse. Hmm, if I could only predict the future: another photo of the two in 2031 at the hospital. -waiting for the baby! haha!) more

One Life. Just One.

May 25, 2023
One Life.  Just One.
Hello, guests, family and friends! Welcome to our blog series, THE INNKEEPER'S LIFE. So let me re-introduce myself: I am Elizabeth Clark, an innkeeper by trade, accountant by profession, and God's Events Planner by vocation. more

Somehwere We Only Know

By Keane/Glee   |  April 27, 2018

I walked across an empty land I knew the pathway like the back of my hand I felt the earth beneath my feet Sat by the river and it made me complete Oh simple thing where have you gone? I'm getting old and I need something to rely on So tell me when more

Make Time of What We Want

April 24, 2018

Enjoy this short and sweet sharing from a more

Fresher As the Morn

By Elizabeth Clark   |  April 24, 2018
Fresher As the Morn
This was taken exactly a year ago today. Wish I could post current colorful happy spring photos. Right now it is cloudy, gloomy, rainy, and my tulips are not out yet at all. Hmmm, we "old" people live on our memories, but we need to press on to more

Arise, My Love

By Elizabeth Clark   |  April 23, 2018

Southern Grace Brethren Women's RetreatApril 21-22, 2018Arise, my love, my lovely one come,Winter is past and the rains are gone.The flowers appear, it's the season of song,My beautiful one, arise and come with me.Who is it that appears like the more

A Thousand Years

By Elizabeth Clark   |  April 15, 2018

I love weddings and honeymoons! I enjoyed preparing cottage 128 for the lovely young newlyweds, the Euletts -Brian and Elizabeth. Lord, bless this beautiful young couple! May they love each other for a thousand more more


By Elizabeth Clark   |  April 15, 2018

Took some photos of Cottage 121 and the outside yesterday afternoon. Maybe finally, it's spring. LOL. Then I came across with my song BETH, and i thought of using it as music for this short video. Enjoy! Happy Spring everyone! more

A Blade of Grass

By Elizabeth Clark   |  April 5, 2018
A Blade of Grass
Winter has overstayed, and spring has failed to download so many times. Like a blade of grass, I too have been longing to break through. It has been over six months now since that horrific morning in September when my small world was hit and more

Spring-Winter Mix

By Elizabeth Clark   |  April 2, 2018

Enjoy Spruce Hill when it is both spring and winter, where you see both death and resurrection! Don't you just love the clear blue skies, the white cotton-like snow, the towering bare trees, the unchanging evergreens, the magical pond, the more

13 year-old singer/philanthropist to visit Mansfield

By Tracy Graziani, Richland Source   |  October 17, 2013

Matthew Parry-Jones, accompanied by AJ Mantero and Lou Baron, will bring their Hollywood stylings to Mansfield to perform a red carpet meet and greet concert at the more

Taste-of-Town Dinner Dance Benefit

By Elizabeth Clark   |  September 30, 2013

Come with your love one to a fantastic fall evening of good food, great music, and grand cause! Grace us with your presence to this Taste-of-Town Dinner-Dance fundraiser event to kick-off a 3-year special campaign: “SH 10,000 Nights” on October 25, 2013, from 6 to 9 pm at Spruce Hill Inn & Cottages, Mansfield, OH. Hollywood artists Matthew Parry-Jones, AJ Mantero, and Lou Baron are coming to highlight the night with their best song performances. Local businesses and couples are invited to enjoy a delightful dinner prepared by local restaurants; dance the night away with romantic tunes and happy beats; and meet, greet, listen to Jim and Beth Clark present their vision for Spruce Hill. Spruce Hill aims to build a Multi-Purpose Youth Hall and Conference Center by leveraging on its unique assets and maximizing its full potential with the support and patronage of the community. Tickets are prized at $100 and $50. To buy your tickets, call 419-756-2200 or go to more

Awww -Ohio weather! You gotta love it!

By Elizabeth Clark   |  January 14, 2013

Well, we did enjoy some warm weather with the rain lately--felt like spring for a few days. a nice break somehow when all the snow on our hills and roads melted! (My daisies, tulips and knock-out roses were confused --I saw new shoots!) And now back to cold and chilly weather again --so I can hear Snow Trails' smoking guns blowing snow all night and all day! So we should be good this Martin Luther King weekend when you come -- we will have lots of man-made snow and on Monday we'll see fresh natural snow topping the ski slopes! Awwww- Ohio weather! i love it! more

100% Thumbs Up!

June 23, 2012

There were 16 couples who have redeemed so far their Ohio Romance Escape vouchers for the past two weeks here at Spruce Hill, and we were so tickled with the feedback that we got! Thank you, thank you, thank you... Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement! more
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2012 Contests at Spruce Hill

March 7, 2012

For 2012, here at Spruce Hill, we are loaded with different exciting contests and raffles in partnership with our generous co-sponsors, just as almost for every one, for every thing, for every day special. Check back this page regularly as we feature new ones very often. Win a Romantic Getaway for yourself and your loved one, a Dine & Stay package for yourself and your mom or dad, a Dinner with Grace package for your beloved pastor, a Getaway- Treat for you and your pet, more
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Snow Trails & Spruce Hill get high marks in Columbus Dispatch

February 12, 2012

Steve Stephens of the Columbus Dispatch just wrote a nice piece about his stay at Spruce Hill Inn and his experiences at Snow Trails. Read his story more

Sign Our Guestbook!

January 29, 2012

Please take a moment to sign our guestbook. more