Wednesday, November 23, 2011

as luck would have it

Can you imagine what it would cost to reserve a whole restaurant just for the two of you or even better, a whole rustic lodge all to yourselves? That is what happened to us purely by accident.

I bought a Groupon for a Glamping {glamorous camping} overnight in a town about 2 hours away from home.

We made our reservation for a weekday night, after the leaves had fallen from the trees, and before the winter snows begin to fly {off season}.

As luck would have it we were the only guests at the lodge that night and the restaurant isn't open to the public during the week.

A "better than camping" room with a view {of the forest}

A glass of wine, a bit of reading, a few games of dominoes, peaceful chatting, and a steak dinner all in front of this roaring fire.

Ham and cheese omelet for breakfast made by Rich the friendly owner, proprietor, and chef. In fact Rich was the only other person we saw during our stay.

A morning walk in the woods and then headed for home refreshed, relaxed and pampered.

I would definitely return and maybe bring a friend or two.

{the rest of our photos}


Ali said...

How lovely!! Looks like it was a relaxing time!

I checked out your Thanksgiving menu too after looking a the other pictures....sounds delicious! What is going to be Lauen's Thanksgiving signature drink??


dee dee said...

Now that's what I call a fantastic blessing!
Dee Dee

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Oh Wow! No. I can't even imagine what it might cost...sounds dreamy!

Looks tucked away and quiet. No one else there? Sounds like I might enjoy that kind of environment for a day or two.

...Happy Thanksgiving...Pat

Wendy said...

A perfect get away...peaceful, relaxing and beautiful! Have a wonderful holiday!

Pondside said...

That sounds just about perfect!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful; glad you got this opportunity.

lindsey said...

What a great treat...looks a lovely place

Mecky said...

How wonderful!! I am glad that you were able to have such a nice get-away!

Just a little something from Judy said...

This definitely looks like my kind of place, especially the picture of the two blue chairs by the fireplace. Oh my, what fun it would be to sit, share, and drink coffee there. So happy for you that you had this privilege.