Here's the story of the $100 Frog Ladder . . . After witnessing the resident frog in our frog pond struggle to get up over the edge of the pond, Will, our handyman and jack of all trades, suggested we build a frog ladder to help the poor thing get out of the water more easily. Sarah, the inn's owner, thinking the suggestion was kind but a little out there declared "Will, go ahead and build the ladder but I bet you $100 that the frog will never use it."
Initially, Sarah got to bask in a sense of "I told you so." The frog was studiously avoiding the ladder. After three weeks, however, there he was, right smack in the middle of the ladder. Now the frog not only uses it as a means of exiting the water but also as a favorite spot to stay partially submerged while watching the world. This of course meant that Sarah had to pay Will the $100 she had bet. So now we have what is probably the world's most expensive frog ladder. Even our amphibian guests get star treatment.