Loudonville Blackfork Inn Renovated and Renamed

The old Blackfork Inn in Loudonville has been purchased, renovated and renamed and an Open House will be held on Saturday, June 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Bed and Breakfast, located at 303 North Water Street in Loudonville, will now be known as the Blackfork Marken Inn.

The Inn was renamed in memory of Mac and Rena Marken, who purchased the Victorian home in 1948 and lived there until 1978. A granddaughter of the Markens -- Gwen Friestad Dierhoi -- purchased the Inn in August of last year and she and her cousins have been renovating the Inn since that time and will re-open it for guests the week after the Open House.

A grandson of the Markens, David Switzer, and his wife, Tonya, will be the innkeepers for the bed and breakfast, which features six guest rooms each with their own private bath. The website for the inn is www.blackforkmarkeninn.com.

The Blackfork Marken Inn is a charming Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast that was built in 1856 and is listed on the National Registry of Historical Places. The Inn stands as a landmark work of art -- a testament to the architecture and craftsmanship of the 1800s.

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