Alex and I have decided to open a Bed & Breakfast in the near future. It will take time and patience to get there but that’s all the more time and patience to research, prepare, plan and Pinterest. We’ve started with the unique idea of a Bed & Breakfast that caters to furry family members as well as people (pets will be allowed) and includes the experience of living on an Alpaca/Corgi farm with the option of even adopting a furry Corgi pal on the way out.
It sounds ridiculous at first but let me paint a picture for you:
Imagine a modern and comfy cabin in the rolling hills of the Wasatch Mountains, perhaps near a lake, with a log style fence and a small green pasture full of humming, long-necked critters: Alpacas. In the dog run near the side of cabin might be the latest litter of corgi pups hopping about and squeaking after their fluffy mum (who only births one liter a year) while two other adult corgs rest on the porch under a swing. They’re friendly pups who look up at you with a smile as you knock on the front door to check in. A cheery faced Panamanian girl opens the door with a big grin and welcomes you to the front desk where you sign into your perhaps color coded getaway of choice.
The key to the “Green Room” is your hands as you walk up steps and open a door to a cheery bright room with tasteful green accents. The smell of fresh, hand made mint soap wafts in the air mixed with the scent of dark chocolate and perhaps coffee or your preferred hot beverage of choice brewing in the background. The tub is maybe garnished with a jar of fresh rose petals (specially ordered of course) or maybe some luxurious massage oils and the softest robes you’ve ever felt.
You open the wardrobe to stow away your luggage and notice a pretty antique clipboard on the wall with a breakfast menu and a pencil attached to mark off your order. Maybe you’ll have Eggs Benedict with a side of bacon? Or instead, a bowl of steaming, steel cut oatmeal toped with fresh raspberries and honey? Donuts? (you might be planning to jump into that lake first thing tomorrow and breakfast is the last thing on your to-do list). You make your choice and leave the clipboard on the hook outside your door in the hallway and proceed back downstairs to the guest living room where people are playing checkers, knitting, and mapping out their excursions for the weekend.
A flyer on the coffee table lists off the farm’s activities for those wanting to spend the day “in”, while a bulletin board near the back screen door lists additional events and rentals available in the area. You skim the flyer:
~ Spinning Demonstration ~
~ Weaving Demonstration ~
~ Corgi Agility Racing ~
~ Alpaca Petting Zoo ~
~ Dog Training Workshops ~
And consider signing up for a “Picnic in the Pasture” with your beloved who will be coming to meet you soon…but ultimately find yourself giving in to the cuddly angora cat who’s made her way into your lap and is purring louder than the rumbling of your stomach. Is it dinner yet? Are those fresh cookies you smell?
I’ll stop there, but you get the idea and don’t deny that now you’re hooked. You’re excited. You can’t wait to book your first reservation!! Well don’t worry my friend, we’ll keep you updated. For now enjoy the following posts as we prepare for opening day. Give us a couple years. I promise you won’t regret it.
What do you love about Bed & Breakfasts? Tell me in the comments!