It’s that time of year again. Just one week until Christmas! Unlike other years, my wife and I are pretty relaxed. Peggy is a wonderful organizer, and we got the shopping done early; it’s all wrapped. Cards went out (a first for us!) and the tree is decorated and lit. We’ve even had some time to sit and enjoy the tree, a good book, a glass of wine, and a roaring fire (our first of the season). Wow! It almost sounds like an innkeeper took care of us.
There are many inns that stay open for the holidays, preferring to take advantage of a lucrative time for travel. Other innkeepers close their inns to spend personal time with family and friends or simply to travel themselves. But one thing is clear, those inns that stay open for the holidays usually go all out, decorating to the nines, opening their inn to the community, and generally doing what they do best: spreading some holiday cheer. While they may enjoy it, it’s a sacrifice to be working hard to make the time wonderful for strangers. If you’re staying at an inn this holiday season, remember to thank your innkeeper. They may be celebrating in mid-January!
Whatever your choice, open or closed, at home or on the road, it is our sincere wish that you revel in the joy of the season with friends, family, or new friends made at the inn. May peace surround you and fill you with hope and joy for the coming year. At The B&B Team we’re excited and look forward to sharing some time with you in 2008.