If you were here for the part one post, you saw all the public spaces for the Inn at Little Pond Farm from our birthday/anniversary trip my husband planned. Today I want to share some of the guest quarters with you. Now keep in mind, the public spaces were fine for photography because you can go in them at any time. The guest quarters are…well…private – unless of course, you happen to be staying in that particular room. So I will start with the room we were in . Frank’s craftsmanship and Gaye’s interior design skills are evident everywhere here, too.Our room was named Winterberry (love that name…has such a Christmas sound to it!) If you have looked at any of the rooms in our home, you know I am not a big fan of gray and white. Our rooms have color and pattern, but I loved these guest rooms because they had such a feeling of tranquility. When you are on vacation, I believe you are trying to escape the “hectic-ness” of life (or at least we were) so this style of room wraps you in a cocoon of calmness. All of the beds have European linens, and that pillow topped mattress was wonderful. I don’t normally sleep well away from home, but I slept like a baby there (of course it could have been from the hours and hours of riding in the car to get there. :))And the bathrooms…oh my gooooooodness. Talk about quality. All of the bathrooms were just beautiful…from Frank’s construction of the walls, trims, cabinets,and doors to the Waterworks fixtures to the lights to the plush towels.The bathtub was perfect for soaking and very deep – so deep I thought I might actually float in it!The last day we were there, Gaye took me up to see other rooms in the inn. It was Labor Day and most everyone had checked out to head home – so the rooms had not been cleaned yet, but I was able to photograph most of the bathrooms. This one had a beautiful cabinet for towels and toiletries.
Double pedestal sinks were in this one…And a large pedestal sink was in another one with a soaking tub.
Now I did not want to photograph an unmade bed that guests had just left, so I will tell you that this wall is in the room named Belledone.
What I really want you to see is Belledone’s bathroom – heated towel bar and all.Obviously, there was some master tile work done in here.This was the downstairs powder room.
One room that was ready for guests was Meadowsweet. The shutters are bifold and can be closed to completely cover the window.
This is Meadowsweet’s bathroom with its large walk-in shower.
This beverage area was probably my favorite space upstairs. (You know how much I love kitchens!) I am seriously thinking of painting all my brass hardware a dark bronze now.
The area to the left of the kitchen was a laundry room. Don’t you just love those shelves?
And then there was another laundry room in another area of the inn.
Look at how the levels of the shelves can be changed. Wasn’t that so clever (and pretty)!
And finally, I want to close our tour of The Inn at Little Pond Farm by explaining the story behind these last two photographs. My husband likes to build things, and he is very perfectionistic (not sure that is a word, but you know what I mean. :)) So while we were there, we/he talked a lot with Frank about how he built things. And of course, they talked about tools, and saws, and all things construction related. So while Gaye and I looked at finished rooms inside the inn, Frank took my husband around to see his shop and all his various woodworking tools. They would probably still be talking if we didn’t have to go home!
I climbed up the hill and wandered into his workshop too. Even I was impressed! I am not going to show you his extensive collection of woodworking equipment, but I want you to notice the craftsmanship in just the ceiling of his workshop! I was in awe. Yes, this is the workshop.
And there is even a cute little bathroom out there! And notice the colors. These are more my colors. Frank told us that these were the colors that Gaye originally planned to use throughout the inn, but somewhere in the many many years of construction something changed her mind, and she went in a different direction. I am sure it would have been quite lovely too.
And that, my friends, concludes our tour of the inn. I hope you have enjoyed seeing the rooms there. Wouldn’t it have been nice for us to take a field trip to see it together in person? I didn’t even mention the delicious breakfasts we enjoyed there…fresh fruit with yogurt and granola, pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, coffee, tea, and juice. If you are ever in Valle Crucis, Boone, or Blowing Rock, North Carolina, I hope you will have the opportunity to stay there. You can read more about the inn on their website here.
I have one more post to share with you from our trip -some food, the mountains, a very unique shop, and a number of gorgeous gorgeous houses.
Until next time…