Thursday, October 27, 2011

Scenes from a Bed & Breakfast

Dian-Lee B&B, Bluefield, West Virginia
When we travel to New England, Stephanie and the World's Best Son-In-Law make arrangements for us to stay at a B&B on the way there and back.  When we were planning the trip to Virginia, I told her not to be concerned about our arrangements on the way there as I knew we would be very tired so we stayed at a motel by the Interstate.

One view of the wrap around porch
Another view of the wrap around porch

On the way home, however, she made reservations for us to spend the evening at a Bed & Breakfast near (practically on) the northwestern part of Virginia-West Virginia border.  Although it ended up taking us further away from the Interstate then we originally planned... and driving over interesting roads (how DO you mountain people handle those roads?)... it was well worth the extra time.

The room where breakfast is served

The B&B itself was gorgeous and the breakfast quite yummy.  We enjoyed chatting with the other guests over brunch.

All the other guests had been coming to the B&B for many years and were staying at least a few days (we were staying overnight).    It would be easy to get spoiled there.  :)

The owner and two-man staff have been working on the gardens for years.  One of the guests told me the men choose a new garden project each year and work on it all season.  Even though we were there in late summer-early autumn, they were still beautiful.

The inside of the house and the dining room set for brunch were all lovely.  The above pictures show just a little of the Southern charm.  It was a nice way to end the vacation although I admit... I was also happy to get home.  :)


matty said...

I have been there! How funny is that? What a pretty place, isn't it?? I love the bed in your room. It looks like it is fit for a Queen!

Rebecca said...

What an amazing B & B! My husband and I enjoy treating ourselves to a B&B once in awhile. It's been a long time since the last time, now that I think about it.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

It does look beautiful! I especially like the carving on the archway in the dining room scene. What a kind and thoughtful daughter you have! And son in law, though I think my two sons in law are the best in the world. We're both, obviously, blessed in that direction!

jAne said...

b&b's are wonderful!
there's a delightful one just outside gettysburg in ortanna. we've stayed there 2 times now for 3 nights each time while we're in that area. so beautiful and such wonderful scenery and rooms.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful place to stay! You are right, one could get spoiled there rather easily.

Vee said...

What a beautiful B&B! I'm so glad that you were able to stay there and enjoy it. I love that verandah and those wonderful pillows on the furniture. And, such a cheery place to begin the day in the breakfast room.

Mrs.Rabe said...

That's lovely! If that was your room - wow!

Fit for a queen and king.

What a special treat!


Cheri said...

Sigh. Love.

Years ago, we looked at a large 7 bedroom home with thoughts of turning it into a bed and breakfast.

It never happened, because we took a personality test for innkeepers. One of us didn't pass. :)

Anonymous said...

WOWEE...what a spread of food and such a lovely place indeed...thanks for sharing!!
Elizabeth in NC

Heather L. said...

oh!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Maybe someday my kids will make reservations for me to stay there!!! :) Good thing you trained Stephanie well!!! ;)

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