Friday, July 11, 2008

The Oaks Victorian Inn

The sun had already gone down behind the massive oaks when we first arrived Wednesday evening. The sunlight dappled through the leaves as evening shadows crept across the lawn, but the 115 year old Inn shone like a dazzling gem in a sea of green!Photobucket Our excitement peaked as we drove up the drive toward the Inn, as old homes always makes us sizzle with wonder, who had lived here, or which wayfarers had found respite from their weary travel within this space... each nook and cranny promising secrets to be discovered.Photobucket Just to traverse the wide expanse of veranda is to revel in a glory of a time gone by that calls my name, "come home, this is the place you want to be!!"PhotobucketAnd then we were ringing the bell, but alas the Innkeeper had gone to dinner so we were to let ourselves in and quietly explore on our own. PhotobucketAlright, by me!
Our room, the Alexandria was exquisite, to say the least. The bed , a marvel!
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketThe bath, a jewel!PhotobucketAnd then we went exploring!The parlor was elegant!
PhotobucketPhotobucket. The hallway beyond led to the gorgeous stairway, we did not use because our room was on ground level.PhotobucketThe breakfast room was completely charming..reminscient of an English Inn.PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket Relete with an amazing collection of teapots!
Photobucket And that first night the inn tucked us in for a very peaceful, cozy night of sweet dreams!Photobucket
Thursday we started our day following a delightful candlelit breakfast of orange bread with chocolate chips, fresh fruit cup, and decadent bluberry croissants slathered in between with a yummy melted creamy cheese!And then the secret garden beyond called to us. PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket Innkeeper, John, fed the brood of fish in the pond!
PhotobucketPhotobucketSometime we would love to come up and stay in the hide-a-away garden cottage.Photobucketand then we were off to town to check out the sights.First stop, Cambria, PhotobucketThe old rail station is a testament to a bygone era. Now the area sports antique shops where we whiled away several hours!Photobucket
Later that evening we met out dear Amanda and Joshua at the prestigious Summit Restaurant to celebrate.Photobucket A lovely old victorian, each room hosts lavish decor to sate the eyes even as the food sates the palette. Photobucket Delicious crab cakes were the fare of the day for Amanda and myself!PhotobucketPhotobucket
This morning we enjoyed our coffee in the library. The morning air on the veranda was almost too cool even with my sweater.PhotobucketPhotobucketOur happy butler kept us company while we awaited out breakfast call, which included Belgium waffles with lemon zest, (yummy), homemade butter, maple, nut balls, fruit cup, blueberry banana nut bread, and did I ever say, the best coffee in four counties! And then we enjoyed our last visit to the veranda.Photobucket I loved tht little chair with the flowering basket so much I went to a shop this mornin g and bought one to bring home. It will be my Show and Tell Friday, later.PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketYou can probably tell I was loathe to think about leaving. we enjoyed the bird song so much and the trees being at least 150 yesrs old were glorious. I can't believe I didn't get a picture of them! And then we were saying, farewell, but not goodbye! We'll be back!Photobucket

3 comments:

  1. What a lovely blog! (Don't we wish someone had come up with a better name than "blog"?) The B&B is so nice. I think I'll add you to my google reader and come back more often - you have beautiful pictures!

    Mary Kathryn (from the J. Karon site)

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  2. Love the froggy butler! SO CUTE~ and I'm glad you found a chair for your flowers! :)

    love, dd

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  3. What a magnificient B&B! I would love to visit there, and the food sounds delicious!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Katherine

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