CRAB ORCHARD - Sitting on the bright deck in your grandmother's white wicker chair, a lake breeze mingling with fresh iced tea, it is easy to imagine Howard's Inn as the edge of the world. The house once perched at the brink of a rolling valley now overlooks Cedar Creek Lake, sparkling the white-tipped color of dark, grape Kool-aid.
It is, in a single word, peaceful, said owner Jim Howard. It is also poised for summer growth.
The Lincoln County Fiscal Court met Wednesday for the final approval of a zone change allowing Howard to add several small cabins to his property, as well as pontoon and fishing boat rentals on the lake. At present Howard's Inn offers guests two sun-sweetened rooms and a country breakfast, but its prime location can support more, said Howard.
"It's a great get-away, and the million-dollar view is what really sells this place," he said.