Guest post from one of our newest arrivals:
I’ve been travelling on the road for too long during business trips. And because of it, I have familiarized the most common bed and breakfast inns in every route, intersections and highways where I spend most nights if I don’t make it on time for my destination. One thing that I notice is that, in most bed and breakfast inns that I’ve stayed with, they all serve exactly the same thing in the morning, as if they all have a common denominator: Just the regular mixed coffee, some eggs, bread and bacons for their breakfast menu and a nice bed to spend the night with. What I do want to write about is the most memorable inn that I discovered on my way from my latest trip. I came across an awesome bednbreakfast in Wa State.
The inn’s located near a river and it looks sort of like a Manor that has been restored to its former glory. I’ve never actually tried to check in a historical place before and it actually gave me a different kind of thrill so I decided to give it a try. So the inn’s façade looks like a Victorian Mansion, the kind where you can imagine Sir Edgar Allan Poe sipping tea on its veranda. This is the perfect scenery for a gothic movie. This is creepy I thought, but I didn’t hesitate anyway. The place stood gloomy on the outside, but once I got inside, I could distinctly tell how it transformed into a vibrant, cozy house. In the middle of the living room was a Victorian style fireplace which accentuates the effervescent aura of the place. You’d feel most relaxed because of the red velvet cushioned couches and ottomans which you could comfortably sit on plus the wooden book shelf which houses several classical stories.
My host was a friendly and warm woman in her early forties. She told me that the house was built in 1900s and was inherited from her grandparents. She spent a portion of her savings on restoring and preserving its style. Somehow I wonder if there are ghosts lurking behind the walls of this house, knowing how old it is. Despite all that, my host’s kindness and hospitality convinced me not to head out of the door. Soon, she invited me over for a sumptuous dinner of tender lamb chops drenched in savory and flavorful Chimichurri Sauce. Now this is something that I haven’t experienced in my many road trips.
After that delectable meal, I finally head down to my room to hit the hay. My room, which was located on the left wing was as warm and cozy as the living room. I can smell the fresh linen and towels the moment I rolled on my comfortable mattress. My bed is just perfect, not hard enough and not too soft to hurt my back. I head out to take a bath and got surprised to see a bath tub lined with sweet smelling potpourri flowers and bath salts. This place is a huge jackpot! I thought.
I expected to see a lot of ghost haunting the place but what I saw was far different than what I expected. So the next morning, after a delectable breakfast of poached eggs, homemade granola with rhubarb sauce and sourdough pancakes, I told my host that I would definitely make this my home away from home whenever I’m in the area. I also asked my host to put up a sign outside so that folks like me could easily locate it. I’ m glad that she’s open to the idea that’s why she asked where she can get one. I gave her the contact information to a company I’ve used. The next few hours before I left the place was spent on giving her recommendations about the best decal designers in the nearby towns. I hope that she seriously took my advice so that I would be able to find her place easily the next time I visit.