Goodbye 2023, It came with so much loss and sadness.

Words cannot express the love that we feel for all of you that have been with us since the day we opened our doors.  We had to endure COVID – take out – long hours – renovations – lack of help but we ended up finding our rhythm.

2023 started off with Jared becoming very sick and we were very unsure where things were going to go.  He was diagnosed with Lyme’s in July and he ended up selling most of his business off and taking a job working for someone else. It was hard for him too loose the one thing that he loved to do.  Before all of this we had found a farm we wanted to buy, but things can change so quickly in less than a year and we have since decided that this property is not for us.  Throughout this year we have lost friends to illness, accidents and tragically. Which has thrown things into perspective – we have lost something we can never get back :: TIME WITH OUR FAMILY.

We want to thank all of you who helped us along this amazing process.  We had people help raise the porch back to its correct location, sheet rock the walls that were crumbling and the folks that stayed and worked till 1am – our kids who lost time with friends while we were chasing a dream.  I thought that the Inn was our legacy and that we needed it to make a name for ourself but that couldn’t be farthest from the truth as our legacy lies within our children and they will never forget the journey we took together.  It has always been a family affair – to working to cleaning to cooking to fighting we have done it all together.  As Dominic would say “Team work makes the dream work”. Thinking about this brings tears to my eyes but they are not tears of sadness, they are tears of joy because we have been able to teach our children that hard work and perseverance can pay off. While we are not famous in anyway we can say without a doubt that our children will never forget what we have done as a family.

I have struggled with saying goodbye as the Rowell’s Inn will always be part of us and we are so fortunate to be able to say that we took her on at her worse and created something that we had really no intention on creating in the first place.  But we have enjoyed every piece of it to frozen pipes, to water leaking from the ceiling to unhappy guests. We can still remember the first nights we opened and it was a complete shit show and well lets face it sometimes it still is, but we have learned to make our show one of a kind.

Please don’t be sad for us, we have plans to do something great with what we love to do.

Let’s leave this as a see you later and not a goodbye as we have had to say goodbye to way to many things in the past year. We love you all and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your love and support these past several years.  We will never forget all the time we have had with you all.

January 11th will be our last day at the Rowell’s Inn – We hope to see you all one last time sitting in the seats that you have all grown to love. We want to hear laughter and stories and most of all we want you to eat one last yummy meal and know that you all will be leaving those main doors as friends. THANK YOU FOR SOME OF THE BEST YEARS!!!

WITH LOTS OF LOVE – THE SMITH FAMILY