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!
Congratulations to those of you who got engaged over the holidays! How romantic and memorable! Our phone is already ringing for couples looking to book their upcoming weddings. Check out our 2012 wedding special on our wedding page. http://www.craigplace.com/weddings.html
For those of you out there who have been to the Inn and know us, you know that we’re usually going a mile a minute, so this is a pretty big commitment to say that we’re now blogging. More than likely you will be hearing from me (Kelly) since I am the resident language major whereas Gregg is the finance whiz around here. You should see how fast he can use that little number keypad on the computer without even looking at it! But his two-finger pecking at the letters doesn’t make for fast typing, so it will be left to me.
So where do you begin when you aren’t starting at the beginning? I still haven’t figured that out, quite honestly. We don’t even have an “About the Innkeepers” page, like so many other B&B’s , and have avoided posting pictures of ourselves on the site. I guess it’s because our philosophy is that your time at the Inn at Craig Place is all about YOU – not us – and we bustle around behind the scenes as much as possible to make your stay or wedding day as wonderful as we can possibly make it. Recently, we had some guests who have stayed with us several times tell us that they love to come and sit on the balcony or in the library and pretend they live there. I smiled and thought that it was just the illusion I like to create, and if we were always visible, it might destroy their fantasy.
Even with our room decor our goal is to create a fantasy, a romantic atmosphere where each room offers guests a new experience in an intimate, private setting. Maybe the room contains something that they have always wanted, but more than likely won’t buy for themselves. For instance, I always wanted a canopy bed as a little girl, so how much fun would it be to sleep in one, if only for a night or two? Or what does it feel like to soak in a 120-yr-old clawfoot tub with bath scents that conjure up fields of wildflowers? Or have you ever thought of having stars that glow painted over the bed? Not those plastic ones that you stick to the ceiling, but stars that are invisible until the lights are out, just like real stars are invisible until it’s pitch dark.
I still haven’t answered my question of what to blog, but I guess we’ll just see what lies ahead and hope that we have something worth sharing and reading.
Until next time…. Sweet Dreams
Kelly and Gregg