We have two exciting announcements over here at the Patch; first, welcome to our Briar Patch Blog!  We thought it would be fun to update the site with some of our visitors stories and events that happen at our cozy bed and breakfast.  Now, we promise that Briar Patch is by no means going high-tech (no telephones or cable entering our cabins any time soon)! But for those of you who have loved Briar Patch for your 1 or 2 week stays in a year, we wanted to bring you a little something more.  With a beautiful photograph of the grounds, a funny story about Wooly and Bully, or a Briar Patch event, we hope that we can keep the magic of our special place in your hearts all year round.

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Allen, Jo Ann, and Maryanne smiling at the camera at Briar Patch Inn
Allen and Maryanne with Briar Patch owner Jo Ann.

Secondly, we are pleased to announce that Lyra, our favorite classical strings duet, has returned to for another summer season.  Marking their 24th year with us, guitarist Maryanne Kremer-Ames and violinist Allen Ames will accompany breakfast by the creek side every Thursday through Sunday for the entire summer season.

In addition to performing at the Patch, Lyra has also performed throughout the state of Arizona, California, and New York.  They have recorded with several notables including the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and Dave Brubeck, as well as their own personal recording which is available in each of our cabins for your listening pleasure (we especially like their rendition of The Beatles’ classic tune, “Blackbird”).  All four of their albums are also available in the office for purchase.

Our breakfast by the creek is from 8-10 every morning and Lyra will be performing from 8:15 to 10:15 Thursday through Sunday mornings.  For those of you who have an upcoming visit, breakfast is included in your stay.  Local guests or just passersby are also welcome to come for breakfast; please call the office in advance to make a reservation.

Maryanne and Allen Ames playing guitar at the Briar Patch
Allen and Maryanne creekside.