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Spruce Forest Artisan Village
Based on 23 traveler reviews
Dec 10, 2014 by: JGuarino from Sterling, Virginia
The village is o.k. but do not eat at the restaurant in the village. The food is way over priced and not fit for dogs! I had ordered a tuna sandwich, thinking that it's hard to screw that up. I was completely wrong. There was maybe 1% of tuna and the rest was mayo. The tuna (and I use this word lightly) was literally running out of my sandwich. I was not able to eat any of it. The interesting part was the waitress didn't even ask me if there was something wrong with my sandwich, as if she already knew it was terrible. Do not waste your time and money to eat in this place. Burger King would have been much better!
old log houses
Nov 18, 2014 by: JC0l from Proctorville, Ohio
for the most part it was closed for the season, but I walked through there and just enjoyed the aura of the place, like a step back in time
Beautiful setting to enjoy...
Sep 23, 2014 by: Vicki S from South Charleston, West Virginia
Beautifully set among a large grove of trees and beside a gently meandering stream that flows beneath a picturesque stone bridge, this little village of artists and craftspeople is a delightful stop while traveling or a destination in itself. With a wonderful restaurant, Penn Alps, located just across the parking lot, my family and I could easily make this a destination for a day trip, even though we live about 3 1/2 hours away. The Yoder home is a wonderful, educational step back in time, lovingly recreated by many Yoder descendants with attention to detail and authentic materials. Most of the individual artists' cabins are open at any given time and we found almost all the artists to be engaging, friendly, and eager to share and talk about their craft. There was one artist who seemed a bit "temperamental," but maybe we just got him on a bad day. Or maybe it is his artistic temperament. Regardless, his work was beautiful. Although we didn't buy anything, being on the first day of a 10-day vacation, we never felt pressured to do so and we found most of the pieces we saw to be rather fairly priced, in line with what we have experienced at other artisan locations. Had it not been the first day of our trip, we could have purchased many things. This is not a flea market by any means, either in quality or price. Great visit for families or couples. We've visited a couple of times over the years while traveling and always look forward to making our way back.
Sep 06, 2014 by: Janlee49 from Weston, West Virginia
This is a nice little place with small individual cabins for each artisan. Unfortunately, not all of them are open at the same time and many times only 3 or 4 are open. And they are not cheap.
Artisans and close up and personal
May 18, 2014 by: Joe S from Mason, Ohio
All the artisans are in old log cabins, or old one room school buildings. They are all very friendly and willing to discuss their craft. Cool place to visit.
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