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Apple Crest Place reopens as bed and breakfast

by Randy Moll | November 23, 2021 at 10:52 a.m.
Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL Deborah Stripling (center) cuts the ribbon on the Apple Crest Place Bed and Breakfast in Gentry on Friday. Stripling reopened the facility as a bed and breakfast after she and her late husband, Ric, had used the facility to care for disabled adults. Former owners Terry and Diann Meythaler (left of Stripling) will operate the business. Among those also present at the ribbon-cutting were Ashlie Stripling, Ryan Stripling, Pete Squire, Pastor Gary Wheat, Crystal Wheat, Pastor Kyle Coslett, Nora Merrit, Vonne Couch, Andrea Tunn, Kristi Hollaway, Gentry Mayor Kevin Johnston, Gentry Chamber of Commerce director Janie Parks and others.

GENTRY -- The Apple Crest Place, located across from the Sleepy Hollow store on Arkansas Highway 59 in Gentry, is once again open as a bed and breakfast.

A ribbon-cutting was held on Friday, with Deborah Stripling doing the honors, accompanied by former owners Terry and Diann Meythaler, who will operate the business as innkeepers for Stripling.

The ribbon-cutting was sponsored by the Gentry Chamber of Commerce, with friends and family of Stripling and Chamber members in attendance.

Ric and Deborah Stripling bought the large home from the Meythalers in 2016 and used it to care for disabled adults. Following Ric's death from covid-19 just over a year ago, plans changed and the three-story Victorian-style home is again open as a bed and breakfast.

Apple Crest Place includes five theme rooms and a carriage house suite. The home, at 12758 Arkansas Highway 59, was built in 1998. For room reservations or more information on the bed and breakfast, call 479-525-6052 or visit https://applecrestplace.com.

Deborah continues to care for disabled adults but at a new location.

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