Our Romantic Getaway Near the Twin Cities
Actually, we could call it a true "staycation".
Deb and I had a night last week with no guests so we decided to get away to this great little B&B called, the Arbor Inn. Yes we know that may seem crazy to you but it was awesome. We had actually never slept in our Garden Room and thought it was about time.
First we baked some fresh homemade cookies and then proceeded to check ourselves in. I built a fantastic blazing fire in our wood burning fireplace, Deb poured us a glass of red wine from Von Steihl Winery and we actually let little Munch come out and join us for a while. As always we had our XM Satellite Radio set to a romantic mood setting station.
After setting in front of the fire for a while we retreated to our cozy room. I am not really a huge "bath guy" but hey this is a romantic getaway so of course I would cozy up to my beautiful spouse and enjoy this HUGE, EXTRA DEEP, JETTED WHIRLPOOL TUB. I must admit that having wireless Internet is a real plus. Deb grabbed my laptop and to keep me in the tub extra long, we streamed a movie from Netflix. What could be better than a hot tub, candlelight, wine and a movie....lol... Well maybe a hot jacuzzi tub and hockey game, but that's another night. After our bath we decided to go out and have some hot tea and another cookie from the cookie jar. The fire was still going so we took that in for a while again and decided to turn in for the night.I was not sure how I would do on a queen sized bed after being used to our king size but wow was I ever surprised! The pillow top mattress was super comfy and the extra comforters were soft and warm. The Garden Room is surrounded by patios so it stays really dark, perfect for oversleeping and our guests have told us it is a fantastic room for a relaxing nap. Now we really understand why. We always wake up no later than 6:00 but snoozed until after 7:00. Since all of rooms have cable TV and this one has the newest flat screen, we brought our coffee to our room and watched the news for a bit before breakfast. You may be asking yourself if we enjoyed our gourmet four course breakfast that we always serve. The answer is HECK NO! The room, snacks, fire and jacuzzi tub were all great but that is where we had to draw the line.
That's the lowdown on our romantic getaway near the twin cities or as you may call it our "staycation" to our own bed and breakfast.
We always like to remind people how close we are to the Minneapolis, St Paul, "Twin Cities" area. You can truly be so close to home and yet relax and feel like you are miles away. We did and we were just through the kitchen doors.