Lamplight Inn a Country Bed and Breakfast

1680 Flemingtown Road, Henderson, North Carolina 27537
Innkeeper(s): Shirley Payne


Eggzalent recipe  brought to you by the chickens on the Tobacco Farm Camp at the Lamplight Inn, a country bed and breakfast

. Remember, if you choose, you can gather your own farm fresh eggs for breakfast–Blue, Brown or White.  Caroline and Georgia are Americaunas hens that lays blue eggs.

Mix all ingredients in the blender for 18 seconds,  pour into a 9 inch oiled pie plate.

3 eggs     1 large can evaporated milk             1 c sugar  3 Tbsp flour  2 Tsp melted butter          1 tsp vanilla

Dust with Cinnamon and Bake 35 to 40 min in 325′ oven

I serve this pie with fresh fruit and yogurt or whipped cream.

Brad’s Dutch Babies 22 Feb 2015, 5:14 pm

Eggzalent recipe of the week brought to you by the chickens on the Tobacco Farm Camp at the Lamplight Inn, a country bed and breakfast. Remember, if you choose, you can gather your own farm fresh eggs for breakfast–Blue, Brown or White.

Brad is a Barred Rock rooster with his own Rock Star Tour Bus.  The Barred Rock hens lay large brown eggs.

The secret of Dutch Babies is a very hot pan and a hot oven. I use a large cast iron skillet.

Place a cold skillet in the oven and turn the temperature to 400′. close the oven door.                    When the oven is hot place 4 Tsp of butter in the skillet and let it brown

Miix    4 eggs,   3/4 C milk.  1/4 C flour   dash of vanilla   pinch of salt

Add the mix to the browned butter and bake for 20 minutes.     (don;t peek)

This is a large serving for 2 people with yogurt (or whipped cream) and fruit

 20 Nov 2013, 1:11 pm

The “new” old shed is ready for visitors to come and enjoy the farm.

John Barnes of Henderson Vance Chamber of Commerce officiates

Your hosts are Shirley Payne and Gary Schambach

Grand Opening of Shirley’s Shed 20 Nov 2013, 10:41 am


Tobacco Farm Camp shares a 5 acre playground with Lamplight Inn, a country bed and breakfast. The 15 old buildings offer a unique experience with the Shed as a venue for events, the corn crib screened gazebo, the pack house fitness center and the curing barn mini museum. Water sports at Kerr Lake, the Raleigh Road outdoor cinema, and the Ridgeway Opry House are a few of the nearby attractions. On the farm, you can fish, play crochet, shoot hoops, pitch horseshoes, build a bonfire, do yoga on the platform in the woods or walk the 7 ring labyrinth.

Shirley’s Shed will soon be an EVENT FACILITY 7 Aug 2013, 2:59 pm

Fifteen old buildings offer great possibilities for creativity.

The big pack house is a fitness center and game storehouse.

Equipment includes a bo-flex and an elipse.

Watch this BLOG for details of the NEW event faiclity.

 Rustic charm beyond what you could create

Friends is the Fantasy Garden 12 Jul 2010, 10:40 am

Dolly’s friends are now with her in the Fantasy Garden.  I want you to meet Yellow Fellow, Mr. Kissable and Kitty Kat.

Then look for Florence Flutterbye as she sways in the breeze near the gazing ball and moonshine jug.

A NEW Fantasy Garden 15 Jun 2010, 9:49 am


What do you do with a bare spot under the huge shade tress where nothing will grow?  I love a challenge and decided to create a fantasy garden.  People driving down the road have actually stopped to inquire about the garden.  What fun!

A little girl finds her dreams  sprawled on her tummy on an old bench under the shade of the trees.  Nestled beside her is a contented cat and a whimsical whirligig of a cow jumping over the moon.  Stepping stones meander through this mulched bed surrounded by colorful potted flowers but the show stopper is the tower of tipsy clay pots.  The  pots are alive with different shade plants and stacked on a re-rod for support.  Yes, there is a live cat in the picture.  Taffy is enjoying the garden, too.  The fantasy is a labor of love unjoyed by young and old alike.

 25 Jul 2009, 6:19 am

A Civil War Bayonet has been added to the collection of artifacts at Lamplight Inn, a country Bed and Breakfast.

When I acquired the bayonet, I was told that it was civil war vintage and I have no reason to doubt that it is.  I pondered quite some time before I came up with a desireable way to display this treasure.

Civil War Bayonet and it's Sheath









I found the frame and solicited the help of my friends and tenants from the Tobacco Farm Camp.  Leonard and Becki Derr are always ready to give a hand, especially on a good project.  They made the shadow box  to attach to the frame.

Becki and Lenny at work









Now we needed a background to show off our treasure to it’s best advantage.

I painted the background  with the star field that represented the union flag at the top. In the middle are 13 stripes or stars and bars depending on which flag you are associating them with and at the bottom the confederate symbol that was used in the star field.



The shadow box is hung in the front hallway right at the entrance to the Gone with the Wind Room.  It seems an appropriate place to display this unique treasure.


Be sure to check it out on your next visit.