Monday, February 23, 2009

Weekend Getaway

It's amazing what a mere 24 hours can do for your well-being. In such a short amount of time you can relax, rebuild, and rejuvenate yourself and your relationship. Wes and I enjoyed a short jaunt to Burlington's Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast this weekend. It was nice to escape the day-to-day grind of housework, job, and yes, even precious Colin. I think all relationships need some time away, some time for just the 2 of you. I was able to relax for the first time in a while and just enjoy the company of my loving husband - what a nice treat!

It certainly didn't hurt that the B&B was in such a lovely setting and pretty darn near perfect in every aspect! These innkeepers have truly thought of everything and left no stone unturned. From the fresh baked cookies waiting on our bed, to the steam shower and ultra-luxurious spa tub, to the his and her robes hanging in the closet, the huge selection of movies for your private viewing, books upon books, and a gourmet breakfast to boot, what more could you possibly ask for?! Oh perhaps your own personal sitting room with a warm and cozy fireplace? Are you in heaven yet because we sure were. We were supposed to meet some friends for dinner, which we did, but it was so hard to leave our cozy suite. Just look at some of my pictures capturing the homey feel of this beautiful home.

The warm and inviting sitting room with the gas fireplace.

An alternate view of the sitting area.

The bedroom - notice the fresh baked cookies and bottled water on the bed.

The exquisite bathroom.

The piece de resistance, the steam shower! Have you ever?!

and the enormous, multi-colored lights, tub!

Are you sold yet? It was an amazing place to recharge and unwind. I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone looking to get away for pleasure or business. They will meet and exceed your every need. I've stayed at several B&B's and this one is at the top of the list. Oh and if you check out their website, be sure you look at their gourmet breakfasts! My little heart is going pitter-patter just remembering that luscious creme brulee french toast and breakfast pie!

Distance does make the heart grow fonder. We couldn't wait to see our little Colin when we got home. While I think he had a good time with Grams and Grandpa, he was glad to see his Mommy and Daddy. He clung to me like glue for most of the night which was just fine by me! We missed him but it was good for all of us! Wes and I both agreed that it would be nice to do this more often (you know, more often than once every 3 years!).


  1. What a great idea! My wife and I are close friends with a B&B owner. He's a really cool guy. Justice does tours of the home and gives you the history lesson if ya wanna hear it. There is a museum area in the house as well.

    I bet they would bring in a lot more people if they had a Steam Shower in the rooms. Great idea!

  2. We had a great time at Boca with you guys! Glad to hear the rest of your visit was good :)

  3. That sounds fabulous! I'm so happy you all had a fun getaway!

  4. Great pictures, aren't B&B's fabulous. Glad you had a nice relaxing and invigorating trip. The mention of the creme brulee french toast is making me hungry.