This summer the old wihing well got a makeover. The 'wishing well' had seen better days and had some storm damage and it was time for a redo. When we removed the old structure, we tested the original well and was surprised to find that water could still be drawn after all of these years. The water that currently comes to the Inn comes from a newer and much deeper well but it's still nice to know that we could hand source water if it was needed. Bonus fun Wiki fact about wishing wells: A wishing well is a term from European folklore to describe wells where it was thought that any spoken wish would be granted. The idea that a wish would be granted came from the notion that water housed deities or had been placed there as a gift from the gods. This practice is thought to have arisen because water is a source of life, and was often a scarce commodity.