Burlington's Willis Graves Bed &Breakfast Inn
Summer Scenes at Willis Graves 13 Jun 2013, 10:25 amHello friends and guests! We've been so busy this spring that the blog went silent for a bit. But we are back, and just in time to give you some ideas for summer travel. Later this week we will have a list of some summer attractions in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area, but first, here is our video redone to highlight the inn during the spring and summer months. It sure is a beautiful time of year!
New Espresso Machines and Nancy on the Morning News 9 Apr 2013, 11:31 amGuests at the inn will find a new update in their favorite rooms and suites. Espresso machines have been added in all five accommodations, so you can enjoy a warm and comforting drink in the morning before breakfast, during the day to relax, or as a nightcap after dinner.
|Photo source and description: http://www.nespresso-us.com/machines/u/|
Thank you! 7 Apr 2013, 9:10 amJust wanted to THANK YOU so much for all your support over this last week! While we came in just 39 votes shy of moving on in the Breakfast Tournament yesterday, we sincerely appreciate all our AMAZING guests and friends that voted. You all are the very best, and we couldn't do what we do without you. Thanks again!
Check Out Our New Video! 6 Feb 2013, 8:06 pm
Taylor Morris Update 23 Jan 2013, 10:52 amNancy and Bob's son, Dan, was teammates in the Navy with Taylor Morris, whose story we have shared with you along his journey to recover from an explosion in Afghanistan. This week, Taylor and his girlfriend were invited to the White House for the swearing in ceremony, to be on the Citizen Co-Chair float in the parade, and attend the Commander-in-chief Ball.
As you read their latest blog post update, I have no doubt you will be as inspired as we all are by how Taylor is recovering from injuries that led him to be the 5th person at Walter Reed to ever survive a four limb amputation. At the end of the update, Taylor's girlfriend shares they are heading soon to the x-games in Colorado and Taylor has been fitted for a snowboard. Wow!
Taylor is truly a hero.
|(photo from www.taylormorris.org)|
Gift Idea for the Holidays 29 Nov 2012, 6:16 pm
We can customize gift certificates for any amount over $25 to be used toward a romantic and relaxing stay at our inn. The recipient can choose between two masterfully restored early and mid-1800s buildings: the 1850s log cabin and the 1830s Federal brick homestead. In every detail, from the luxurious whirlpool baths and steam showers to our full gourmet breakfast served on individual tables dressed in white linens, guest comfort is our top priority. Our goal is to understand our guests and deliver a lasting impression that involves all five senses: the sight of antiques and comfortable surroundings, the sound of soft music, the touch of plush towels, the smell of the freshly ironed sheets, and the memorable taste of homemade cookies.
Halloween and Fall Events 19 Oct 2012, 2:41 pmFall is in the air! If you are looking for reasons to come to the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area to getaway and celebrate there are a variety of events such as:
- Sunrock Farm Pumpkin Patch Tour
- Howl-O-Palooza in Soak City - Kings Island
- Pumpkin Days on the Farm - Benton Family Farm
- Trick-or-Treat with the Dinosaurs - Kings Island
- Pumpkin and Gourd Festival - Bonnybrook Farms
- USS Nightmare - BB Riverboats Newport Landing
- HallZOOween - Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
And if you are looking for decorating ideas, don't miss last year's blog post on how to make vellum window decorations (http://www.willisgraves.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-decoration-ideas.html).
Taylor Morris Unstoppable Event 14 Oct 2012, 2:47 pmAs you may remember from earlier blog posts, Nancy and Bob's son, Dan, is in the Navy. Taylor Morris and Dan were part of the same team in Afghanistan, and Taylor was injured.
As one way to show our support, we wanted to pass on information about a special event for this courageous young man:
Mountain Biker Review 17 Sep 2012, 12:30 pm
"If you’re a mountain biker or recreational trail rider the England-Idlewild park is the perfect place to ride when staying at the Willis Graves Bed and Breakfast Inn. It’s just a short ride from the Inn. The park’s rolling terrain is spider webbed with paved trails and bridges. If dirt is your preference then the hike n bike trails are great. You could ride for over an hour on the well maintained wide single-track over lumps, bridges, roots and through berms (banked turns). The hills were manageable even from a standing start. The trails are well marked and you’ll probably meet a friendly cyclist or two along the way. I know you’re on holiday but getting a ride in early before a fantastic breakfast might be worth it. Of course sleeping in here is good too and if you’re staying more than one night, problem solved. I hesitated about bringing my 29er at first, but it was worth the trouble because it just simply added to a great stay at the Inn."