October 28, 2013

Celebrating 9 years at a bed & breakfast

This past weekend Mr. H and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary.  We always make sure to take a little getaway to celebrate.  This year we are planning a trip to Europe over Christmas so we decided to keep our anniversary trip low-key and just drove an hour north to spend the day in Fort Collins.  After doing some research on Tripadvisor (I love that website) we picked Edwards House Bed & Breakfast.  In recent years, Mr. H and I have become big fans of bed & breakfasts. They're just so personal and make you feel so much more at home than a big chain hotel.
photo from Edwards House Bed & Breakfast website

The bed & breakfast is in a beautiful home built in 1904 in Old Town Fort Collins.  


If you didn't feel fall in the air here, you won't feel it anywhere!


  There are nine guest rooms and we stayed in the Lady Moon Room. You can't see it in the picture but the room has a gas fireplace which was perfect for the chill that night.
      
I love the small details of an older home: the door bells, stained glass, pink tulip lamps.


As you may know, I love copper and this copper coal bucket caught my eye. I love the copper (of course), the lion head detail on the side, and the blue and white porcelain handle.


One of the things that sets a bed and breakfast apart from a hotel are the small touches that the innkeepers leave around to make you feel at home like these freshly baked cookies. 

It was a nice, relaxing getaway. I'm already thinking of our big 1-0 next year! Maybe a trip back to France is in order for that one!

30 comments:

  1. This is the kind of anniversary I would like Khammany!! Congratulations to you both and CHEERS to many more happy years of married bliss to come!

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  2. Congratulations!

    My spouse likes Fort Collins. Thankfully, it looks like the historic downtown didn't get ruined.

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  3. looks like so much fun!!! CongratS!

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  4. This bed & breakfast looks lovely! Congrats!

    http://thedressylife.blogspot.com/

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  5. Oh, such a lovely anniversary. You live in such an amazing part of the U.S.! Congrats and wishing you years and years of happiness!
    Warmest of Hugs,
    Jemma

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  6. Happy anniversary Khammany. That place you stayed in looks amazing ... I too love older homes with all the period detailing. That one has been kept in beautiful condition. So glad you had a lovely break away.x0x

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  7. A beautiful place to celebrate, for sure! Happy anniversary, Khammany.

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  8. What a lovely place to spend the night. I love the old houses that have b&b's in them, this place has so many pretty details. That is half the enjoyment for people like us who love beautiful decor, isn't it.
    My hubby and I have stayed in a few b&b's, but not since leaving the west coast, there are lots of really nice ones on the coast of Washington state.
    Have a good night and I'm so glad you found my blog!

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  9. Happy Anniversary! What a lovely place to celebrate. XOXO

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  10. Belated congratulations. It looks like a lovely place to stay. As you said, the little details make it special.

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  11. Gorgeous B&B and happy anniversary to you and the Mr.
    Great way to celebrate
    M x Life Outside London

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  12. Lovely B & B that's my style. We too choose accommodation like that, it's much more personnel. I ran a B & B 30 yrs ago and always put little touches around to make my guests feel at home. Glad you enjoyed your anniversary who couldn't staying somewhere like that.

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    1. I always say it would be so fun to run a b&b. Then I get to thinking, what if I don't like a particular guest? Not like you can kick them out! But most people who stay at B&Bs are pretty pleasant, at least the ones I've met!

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  13. What a lovely way to spend an anniversary! A belated Happy Anniversary to you. Glad that you were able to celebrate in such a wonderful and gorgeous place..

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  14. Beautiful home. Have a lovely belated anniversary!
    Sherry

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  15. Dear Khammany~
    Happy anniversary to you all! What a lovely way to celebrate the occasion. That B&B is just beautiful. And very graciously appointed!
    Cheers,
    Loi

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  16. That room looks so cosy and so 1900's. A trip to France? I hope you'll tell me then!

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  17. What a beautiful place!! I've never been to a b&b before and I'd love to go to one someday! Happy anniversary!

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  18. Whqat a lovey house! Hubby and I have our 42 wedding anniversary. Yes 42 years! We live in Amish country Ohio and we sat in a log cabin in the woods with all the modern conviences for our anniversary.

    Pamela
    Ohio

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  19. Happy Anniversary to two special people...I love beautiful old B&Bs too and that one is great. Lovely building and gardens, and so many interesting details inside. Great post!

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  20. Hello dear Khammany
    It's so nice to create these family traditions - making memories than you can look back on in future years.
    Edwards House looks very gracious and I totally agree with you it's the little extra things that make it special and worthwhile returning to!
    CONGRATULATIONS on 9 years - I'm with you France sounds like a great choice for your 10th!!!

    Hugs
    Shane

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  21. What a lovely little place to stay. My mom and I stayed at a bed and breakfast on the coast several years ago and they are so charming and hospitable. Congrats on nine years... I'll be married nine years in November. We will be doing it in style.

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  22. Here's wishing you a belated Happy Anniversary. The B. &. B. you chose looks charming and very comfortable.

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  23. Congratulations to both of you on your 9th year of wedded bliss :) What a charming way to celebrate your anniversary! I love all the beautiful details of the B&B, especially the gorgeous coal bucket and the fireplace screen! Hugs, Poppy

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  24. Happy Anniversary! What a lovely bed and breakfast. I'm sure you had a delightful celebration.
    Mary Alice

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  25. Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful way to celebrate. I'm sure you had a wonderfully relaxing time in this cozy and charming B & B. The exterior is just as lovely as the interior, as well as those very autumnal trees!

    Poppy

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  26. How romantic! We love B&Bs too!
    Happy anniversary :)
    Susan

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  27. Happy ninth anniversary! Beautiful photos!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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    Online Beds and Mattresses shop

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