Monday, July 25, 2011

My Rural Room

Earlier in July, Puff and I made our first joint pilgrimmage to rural Michigan to visit his family. I was not one to hide my animosity for the trip. Nothing against his family... but the incessant talk about the lack of anything to do there wasn't exactly pumping me up for the excursion.

I was, however, able to score a fantastic room at a "Luxury Michigan Bed & Breakfast" a reasonable drive away from the in-laws. And I'm here to totally pimp the place! It's called The Rooms at Grayfield and it's in a one stop-light town called Jonesville, about 45 minutes from the Ohio border. So, basically in the middle of no where. It's in a gorgeous old train station that has been converted to something straight out of a Pottery Barn catalog. (Rain shower included!)

However... with amazing gardens like these:

And amazing Garden View rooms decked out like this:

What's not to love?

If I were my brother-in-law & sister-in-law, I'd totally be booking a romantic night to get away RIGHT NOW. Sure, it was a bit pricey, but totally worth it. We loved having the privacy of our own place (versus bunking with the fam) and spent a glorious few hours one afternoon with the balcony door open, warm summer breeze blowing in, reading a trashy novel and watching "Finding Bigfoot."

There's nothing like the smell of fresh squatch in the morning. (Classic!)

The wonderful proprieter, Dee, also set us up for a romantic breakfast for two at a small table on the old train platform. The calm, tranquil setting was a beautiful, perfect, getaway. So... if you ever find yourself in need of a place to stay in a small, out of the way place, I'd definitely give Dee a call!

If we ever end up back in that part of the world again... there's no place else I'd even consider staying. And I'm a GIANT hotel snob!

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