Amazing couple, amazing hospitality. Jim and Joe are the kind of people that you can't help but become friends with. I originally booked the Hermitage for one night for a little getaway for my birthday, ended up staying one more night because I was so relaxed and felt at home. I felt like I had a great birthday, and they didn't even know it was my birthday!

Shunan 4/2017


Jim was such a gracious host! Jim and Joe's home is a one-of-kind hermitage that reflects their warmth and charm. From the stunning artwork throughout the house to the farm-fresh eggs for breakfast (from their own coop!) it was a cozy and clean getaway that far exceeds any expectations. We'll be returning as soon as we're back in the area!

Seamus 5/2017


We had such a nice stay at Beacon Hermitage. My friend and I were looking for a little escape from the city for the weekend and that's just what we got! Beacon Hermitage itself is such a unique place. The walls are adorned with an eclectic collection of art. The lounge/common area is comfortable and welcoming. Our room (The Blue Room) was beautifully furnished, and the bed was so comfy! The surrounding property also filled with cool outdoor sculptures and lots of seating (which would be absolutely amazing in the summer). Jim and Joe were such friendly hosts. Jim gave us tips on where to hike and what transportation to use. They also give you little menus to fill out the night before and then make you breakfast in the morning just to your liking. We had frittatas, pineapple, orange juice, and Scottish tea...everything was delicious! It's not too far from town, but it's necessary to take a taxi or drive in because the road up to the house is not conducive to walking (i.e. no sidewalks). So just be aware of that. Overall we had a lovely stay with Jim and Joe, and I hope to come to experience Beacon and Beacon Hermitage in the warmer months!

Jasmin 02/2017


Jim was such a wonderful host! The house was cozy, warm, and even better than described. The location was perfect for a weekend getaway from the city. The bed was SO comfortable, my husband and I slept better than we do at most hotels! Jim was welcoming and even made us special hot chocolate one night as we were relaxing in the lounge. The breakfast was delicious each morning with freshly laid eggs and tasty treats. We would recommend Beacon Hermitage in a heartbeat and can't wait to come back again!

Brent 9/2016