We’d like to thank all of our guests who have taken the time to write reviews for us on Trip Advisor and all the other review sites.  We really appreciate the effort and future guests love to hear your feedback!

The Heartstone Inn received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for 2012. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional businesses for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travelers on the site,” Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business, said.

Thought we would share one of our ‘green’ practices with you. We use Clean the World to recycle our guest room soap. There are 10 local B&B’s here that consolidate and ship our soap to these folks. We collected enough last quarter that 187 bars of soap were distributed to families worldwide. “Clean the World is committed to maintaining an environmentally and hygienically safe recycling process. As the world’s first, high volume soap recycler, Clean the World ensures that all bars of soap recycled and distributed domestically and abroad are completely safe and will not harm the end user due to disease or pathogens that can be transmitted if proper re-purposing does not exist.” It’s just one of the things we hope helps others in a small way.