A long weekend in William Morris

My girlfriend and I decided to use this last weekend as a late Valentine’s getaway, and the hosts at 1900 made it everything it could possibly be. From the second we pulled into the driveway, we knew we were going to enjoy our stay at this beautiful Bed and Breakfast within walking distance of downtown. Shawnie showed us our room in the cottage out back, and even gave us a small bottle of champagne with some heart balloons to share in our Valentine’s experience.

Unfortunately, my girlfriend was sick during the trip, but that just meant we got to stay longer in the beautiful room. Heated floors, a steam shower, a gas fireplace and a water jet bath combined with a lovely king size bed were all well used as we spent most of the weekend inside so that she could rest. My only real complaint would be that the TV they provided in the room was a little on the small side, and kind of tucked away in the corner where it was awkward to watch from the bed – and that the wifi was rather slow and made streaming netflix onto the laptop I brought. But we solved this issue by simply watching some DVDs instead.

What else can I say about this wonderful place? The fact that they brought us breakfast every morning (if you’re in the cottage out back, you get your breakfast brought to you, whereas those in the main house get to dine together – though we were invited to join the main house diners if we wanted to), and honestly, the chorizo breakfast casserole they made on Saturday still has my mouth watering, and they happily omitted the blueberries from the pancakes to satisfy a berry allergy we have.

Emily, the young lady that works for them, was amazing at helping us book reservations and suggesting local places to eat around town for us, and did her best to sit and listen to what we wanted out of our trip and customizing her responses just for us.

Lastly, I can say we were pleasantly surprised by the Saturday night social hour when they had some local folk/bluegrass musicians come in and play some songs for us by the massive fireplace inside the main house while Willy insured our wine glasses were constantly filled.

It’s one of the more expensive trips these college kids have gone on out of their own pocket, but every penny we spent was well worth it, and we plan on going back again as soon as we can afford to take some more time off.

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