9/15/20 When you run a bed and breakfast you have to be “company ready” at all times. For the most part we know when guests will be staying with us and we can prepare accordingly. With online reservations, however, guests may book a room at any hour of the day or night. Or we get … Continue reading Unexpected Guests
The Eastern Shore boasts interests for everyone! We have a rich artisan community, Onancock is a little foodie heaven, Kayaking and SUP-ing, antiquing, and we are a perfect base camp for any other Shore experience. In this BLOG, we will just go through a general list of all the things to do, and in subsequent … Continue reading What is there to do?
“I can summarize my experience with three letters and a punctuation mark,” offers one guest of this Virginia Eastern Shore inn: “OMG!” Here, owners Matt and Kim create a convivial vibe that encourages rubbing elbows with fellow guests. Gather at Wine Down Hour to enjoy generous pours of local wines, “enticing hors d’oeuvres,” and “a … Continue reading Voted in Top 25 B&Bs of 2017
August 9, 2017 A decade ago, I began to work at a boarding school and I lived on campus, which meant – of course – it is time to get a dog. I have had dogs for most of my life and because of my current life circumstance, I thought it would be fair to … Continue reading Look Honey, a Puppy!
I wonder if you read on for the same reason so many watch car racing – waiting for the crash, waiting for the scandalous story about what we saw, heard, or experienced with a guest – next time, maybe. This brief story captures our slogan “Arrive as Guests – Leave as Friends” very well. I … Continue reading Some guests are just a pain in the….
I had such a nice gift over these last few days! Let me back up a few steps to set the stage. I am a person of deep faith and my church family has been a very important part of my life for the last few decades. I also have a colorful story that has … Continue reading Thank you, Pastor
March 11, 2017 Two buzzards are boarding a plane when the flight attendant reminds them that they are only allowed one carrion (wait for polite laughter). Life here at the inn is not all roses and chocolate (mostly, it is). There are occasionally the inconveniences that baffle and befuddle us all. In this one case, … Continue reading Two Buzzards….
March 6, 2017 Quite a few years ago, Kim stepped onto her first SUP (stand up paddleboard) and gleefully maneuvered through lakes and rivers alike. She simply loves being on the water. Whether paddling, rowing, sailing, or power boating, any photo of Kim experiencing water life shows her smile wide and true. We have hilarious … Continue reading ‘sup SUP
March 5, 2017 We hosted three couples for the last few nights. I arrived home on the first night of their stay after a short family visit during our Wine Down hour. The conversation, as usual, was engaging, inclusive, and fun. When I introduced myself to each the guests, one man gave me his name … Continue reading Our Home Our Guests
February 26, 2017 Business travel has afforded me the opportunity to visit some of the best and most undiscovered cities in the country, and because of our experience as owners of a B&B, we have me a sense of travel like few others. One question that seems to pop up more often than we would … Continue reading B&B vs. Hotel
February 24, 2017 The long-awaited opening of the newly renovated Island House restaurant took place just a couple of weeks ago, and we were eager to experience it for the first time. Four of our recent guests experienced the opening before we, and their visit came with a heart-warming story. The view from nearly every … Continue reading Island House Memories
We stopped in to visit and tour the Riverside Hospital campus that is opening on February 25, 2017 and we were very, very impressed. Having recently relocated from the Boston area, where health care is arguably the best in the world – and, having had experienced that healthcare as a patient more times than I … Continue reading Riverside Hospital is Amazing!
February 16, 2017 During the winter months, some businesses on the eastern shore take a well-deserved break and close more often than they would in Spring, Summer, and Fall. Lounging, reading, watching a movie, snuggling next to the fireplace are all great ways to spend time here at the Inn during the cold months, but … Continue reading One Way to Spend the Day Here on the Shore
February 12, 2017 Every now and then, we all make a decision that feels right from beginning to end. Our decision to make the shift from serving as nonprofit executives in Boston to serving guests at a boutique B&B on the eastern shore of Virginia is one of those decisions. We made it at a … Continue reading Deeply Interesting
February 7, 2017 We can’t think of a better time or better content to start the I@O Experience blog. February celebrates Black History here in the United States. The Eastern Shore is rich in history for all, yet has an especially powerful history for our African American brothers and sisters. Here is just one example … Continue reading I@O Experience