One of my new friends was telling me about her recent trip to Boston and how they started staying at Bed & Breakfasts while on their trip and how much they enjoyed staying in them. I told her that I had always thought about how nice it would be stay at one till we stayed at the one I have affectionately dubbed, “The One From Hell”.
The oldest was going off to college and we had to go up to do orientation. Waited just a bit too long to get into a decent hotel in the area so we opted to stay in a Bed & Breakfast that we had found online. The pictures looked good, the description read well and there was a refund guarantee if you didn’t enjoy your stay. We were hooked.
Driving up there we were all excited, and even though they had a “policy” about not accepting late arrivals we had called the owner and made arrangements with her. We got there after dark and after unloading by the back porch,the vehicle had to be pulled around to the parking area by the barn. Since sweet hubby had just gotten out of the hospital I was driving and wasn’t too happy about walking back to the house from the barn in the dark.
When I got back to the house, we met the owner and encountered our first problem. We were supposed to have the rooms on the ground floor since sweet hubby couldn’t do the stairs easily and was lugging an oxygen tank. She had switched our rooms out for ones on the second floor. Fortunately there was a bathroom on the second floor which only our family would be using as, according to the owner, we were the only ones up on there.
Going up the stairs was hard as the railing kept getting lower and lower and totally disappeared by the time you reached the second floor. Made it very hard for someone who was having a hard time breathing and needed the railing to go up the stairs. I asked the owner if she was planning on getting it replaced to a full railing and she said no as she was trying to keep the house as original as possible.
Our girls were sleeping in the first room at the top of the stairs. It had a nice queen sized bed in it, a comfy chair and a medium sized color TV that we were assured worked and was hooked up via a satellite so had plenty of channels. I had noticed that the hallway outside of the bedroom had some dead flies and mentioned it to the owner. She said that there had been quite a few of them up there that afternoon but that she had vacuumed them up.