B&B overnight guests have free access to the sculpture gardens and art gallery 24/7. Based on a scheduled availability, day guests can schedule tours of both from 11:30AM to 5PM. B&B overnight guests get the extra privilege of fishing the gardens catch and release pond in addition to the night time experience of the sculpture garden grounds lighting effects that astonish visitors with unique house illuminations, lighted pond fountains and accented lighted iron, unique PVC, stone works and bronze statuary interlaced throughout the property.
The sculpture gardens feature Giovanni's patina bronzed life size children statues that fish the bass, brim and carp stocked, bean shaped pond; youngsters found riding horseback and reading on and under our grand oaks. The magnificent artwork offers you the opportunity to dream up intriguing stories of wonderment. Live the challenge of finding all the garden bronzes. Enjoy hours upon hours of birdwatching from our art gallery front porch at Bienvenue Mon Ami. The statue garden's tour begins with the unique iron works statuary of Austin Lanier greet you on entering the as part of our unique entry gates, signage and mailbox. Austin's work expands to iron bridges and trellis style artistic statuary swing structures. He also developed the artistically decorated iron and wood gazebo with its centered firepit's floating flue, unbelievable stylistic metal top vents and wooden ceiling designs. Come and read the posted time line history of the gazebo to understand how the charred wood came to be part of the art effect. In addition to the pond fountain the art gallery building features no fewer than four flowing water features. Numerous other garden statuary includes antique beds with paver stacks emulating box springs and mattresses that become the herb bed for the bed and breakfast. The horizontal slotted fence in the gardens seen near the art gallery uses iron and distressed painted wood to give the effect of windows overlooking the parked cars.
In addition to the find the bronze statue challenges, tackle the other guest challenges. Find all the outdoor Fleur De Lis's with an imbedded "A". Find the numbers on the statues. Find the artist signatures in the murals. There are more being developed that help make the B&B, sculpture gardens and art gallery a destination location unto themselves.
For those with a desire to keep up with the world beyond Bienvenue Mon Ami’s solitude, WiFi connectivity and satellite/antenna with HD TV receptions are available. Since COVID-19 restrictions are loosened, recent copies of the Wall Street Journal and a local paper such as the Daily Star are generally available near the common area's conversation circle in the art gallery area. Search the internet for interesting area events or print plane tickets from our guest accessible business center with a secure computer and attached printer.
A quiet walk on the statue gardens nature trails interwoven between fairways and forested areas is just what you need to break away from the business around you. You will feel as if you have stepped into another world at Bienvenue Mon Ami when the forest whispers, Welcome my friend.
For our overnight guests; Bocci ball, outdoor dominoes, corn hole and horseshoes are among the provided games in Bienvenue Mon Ami's gazebo area. You are welcome to bring your own games. When the weather is inclement or the urge persists, take the elevator to the loft level to enjoy an indoor pool table, air hockey, foosball table, chess, backgammon and board games galore! Speak to Laura and Jeff about the facility early in your stay. Ask about the surrounding area and discuss your interests to determine what can be done to accommodate your needs.