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House of Health

House of Health
You'll get more than just overnight accommodations and a warm meal at this bed and breakfast. You'll experience and learn a lifestyle geared toward health and well being.

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The Kerr House itself shows what a healthy foundation can mean for you. The 130-year-old building maintains a beautiful composure much like the one you'll get on a weekend retreat at this health-centered establishment.

 

Recognized by "Good Morning America" as one of the country's highest rated spas, The Kerr House offers various programs to meet the needs of its guests. Ranging from one-day to five-night programs, these offerings fit a variety of schedules. No matter which program a guest chooses, however, she will experience the preventative measures embraced by The Kerr House.

 

"Our country also focuses a great deal on medications and doing things after you're ill, and those are very important," Director Laurie Hostetler says. "But if you can take care of yourself and prevent yourself from becoming ill by eating right and exercising wisely, I think that it makes a big difference."

 

051010HEALTH2.jpgThat difference starts with what each guest consumes. "We've never had a specific diet," Hostetler says. "From the time we opened, we've always focused on eating real foods." These real foods come from fresh, organic produce filled with nutrients. The staff at The Kerr House might discuss various diets, but they avoid presenting too much information that might overwhelm the guests, Hostetler says.

 

Beyond the food, meals serve as a relaxation time for the guests. Breakfasts are served in bed, and visitors eat dinner over candle light. A harpist adds a musical touch to every dinner as well.

 

In addition to meals, The Kerr House promotes wellness through yoga lessons. Each program entails a yoga lesson, which can complement any exercise routine. Hostetler herself has engaged in some intense exercise ranging from fencing classes to backpacking down the Grand Canyon and back. "I think there are a lot of very neat things to do [for exercise], but I just feel like yoga is so well-rounded I kind of balance everything with the 051010HEALTH3.jpgyoga," she says.

 

The Kerr House also provides healing spa services in each program. From massages and facials to whirlpools and saunas, each guest gets the chance to unwind through some treatments.

 

Only eight guests can stay at The Kerr House at a time, and they respect any woman's wish to have an all-woman's retreat. For more information on The Kerr House and its programs, head to TheKerrHouse.com or call (419) 832-1733.

 

 

PHOTO CREDITS

Photos courtesy of The Kerr House

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