Thursday, February 19, 2015

Flashback Thursday Old Homestead Bed and Breakfast Barnet, Vermont

Located in the peaceful village of Barnet, Vt, The Old Homestead B&B has it’s own homey charm. Our room was located on the second floor and was reached by climbing some very steep stairs. The room itself is good sized with a king bed and also a love seat that turns into a single bed which was perfect for us since we were traveling with Brandon, our grandson. There are hooks on the wall for anything you might want to hang up and also an open closet (more of a niche in the wall.) There is also an antique dresser with a doily on top. Two luggage racks are provided for those who are luggage challenged.

With this room you also have two porches, one screened and one with windows. It gave us lovely views of the backyard and the very pretty flower gardens. The porches both have seating areas and there was a small table and chairs in the glassed-in one. I sat there with my computer and was able to get some work done. We had arranged with Gail to arrive a little outside of her target time 4-6 p.m. and she was there to greet us with a smile when we arrived. Brandon’s bed even had two stuffed animals waiting which was a very nice touch. It is not always easy to find a bed and breakfast that is willing to tolerate children and here they are made to feel very welcome and Gail encouraged Brandon to go out and explore in her expansive yard.

The bathroom is basic with a shower and toilet and plenty of towels. The pedestal sink was located within the bedroom. The bed was very comfortable and covered in a white spread with floral shams and king sized pillows, there was a chenille throw if you want to lie down and not mess up the bed. Al had an end table with a lamp on his side of the bed, I had a small table covered with a floral cloth. There is a large ceiling fan as well as lighting on the ceiling and two other lamps around the room. The floors are wide wooden boards and are covered with a carpet in the center and several throw rugs around. The feeling is warm and comfortable and you would think that you are visiting a member of your family.

This is a traditional bed and breakfast where you come to get away from the stress and the hustle and bustle of daily life. There are no TVs, telephone or WiFi in your room. At first it scared me but reading and relaxing is a very good thing.

Breakfast is served between 8 and 9 a.m., family style. Great attention is paid to any allergies you may have and no wheat or eggs were used in the delicious pineapple upside-down cake we had.

For those who may have difficulty with stairs there is one bedroom located on the first floor.

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