Kids are getting ready for school but there’s still time to send them to a friend’s for a night or two and slip away for a much-needed escape. Come and be pampered and prepare for the start of the busy school year.
One of the largest adult tennis tournaments in San Antonio is taking place this weekend, July 6-8, at McFarlin Tennis Center, which is just four blocks away from us. Come on down and watch some great tennis!
San Antonio has announced that fireworks will be allowed this year! The Chamber of Commerce is bringing San Antonio’s largest and longest fireworks spectacular to the skies over downtown for the first annual Stars & Stripes over San Antonio, an Independence Day celebration. Twenty minutes of eye-popping sky explosions will light up the night at our beloved HemisFair Park and will be visible for miles. There will be live music, food, drinks and activities.
The Inn is in a position to be surrounded by fireworks, as Woodlawn Park will also have fireworks and if Ft. Sam has them, these are also visible from the Inn. Combine the holiday with a romantic getaway and you will be seeing fireworks all night. We still have availability, so come on in and make this a memorable Fourth of July!
This coming weekend (May 30-June 2) come and enjoy Othello at the Botanical Gardens. These innovative productions are always a treat, especially in such beautiful surroundings. The Botanical Garden is only a couple of miles north of us!
Only one mile from the Inn at the Japanese Sunken Garden Theater, you can experience the Taste of New Orleans! Come on down!
Whew! Spring break week is over – filled with weddings and booked up every night. On top of that, Gregg and I celebrated our wedding anniversary this weekend. I guess if we would have known we were going to own a bed and breakfast, we might have chosen another date for our wedding other than spring break week. However, as a former professor, I could either get married over spring break, or wait until the summer, and we didn’t want to wait. This year we managed to squeeze in a nice, romantic dinner out.
The biggest surprise was a beautiful flower arrangement and card from one of our couples, who happened to be celebrating their anniversary at the Inn this weekend! Thanks to everyone who stayed with us this year. Have a wonderful spring!
The new 2-person whirlpool spa tub in the Happily Ever After room! It’s been a long time coming, and we’ve received so many requests for it, that we’re glad to say that the project is complete. And we think it looks pretty good, considering it is an addition to an existing room. We decided to continue with the Victorian garden/cottage theme and surround it in real wood bead board, baskets and plants, and the flameless candles add to the romance. We also went the extra mile and bought an ultra-quiet, pipeless Sanijet tub, which is the kind used in hospitals for therapy. What that means is that it is the most sanitary whirlpool tub on the market. Since there are no pipes for water to sit in, there is never any fear of residue. It’s a pretty cool concept. Gregg and I tried one out at a B&B in north Texas and loved it. We know you will too!
This year with Valentine’s Day being in the middle of the week, we were busy with an abundance of romance packages the weekend before and the weekend after, as well as midweek. There were balloons, rose petals, and chocolate covered strawberries galore, but the most extravagant request came from one gentleman who wanted to surprise his wife with a room filled with bouquets of roses. Gregg and I are softies when it comes to that kind of utter romanticism and we enjoyed making the room look like a setting for a romance novel. I should have taken a picture!
This is starting off to be a great year! We recently received word that on Jan. 9, a special Valentine’s press release in NY listed us in the top 10 places to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
The article began “Top 10 Romantic Inns Toast Valentine’s Day with Complimentary Sweets and Romantic Treats—”
And the write up about us stated:
The Inn at Craig Place – San Antonio, TX: How do you love thee? At The Inn at Craig Place, you can count the ways including bouquets of roses, sweet treats, champagne, spa baskets, balloons, picnic baskets with a cheese and fruit board and more. An Italian Murano glass heart pendant presented with an Italian love poem and confetti candies can be a keepsake from this romantic rendezvous.
From Our Family to Yours:
We want to wish you a happy new year and pray that many blessings come your way in 2012. God Bless, Kelly, Gregg and our clan…