Burlington's Willis Graves Bed & Breakfast Inn
Updated Winter Video and Personalized Gift Certificates 8 Dec 2013, 9:47 pmOur inn video has been refreshed for winter by our talented videographer, Brian. Click on the photo link below to watch our new video on Facebook:
We can customize gift certificates for any amount over $25 to be used toward a relaxing stay. The recipient can choose between two masterfully restored early and mid-1800s buildings: the 1850s log cabin and the 1830s Federal brick homestead. Our goal has always been 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.
"Top 10 U.S. Bed and Breakfast Award" from BedandBreakfast.com 26 Nov 2013, 12:16 amThis Thanksgiving week, we are giving thanks for the news that Burlington's Willis Graves Bed and Breakfast Inn was just awarded designaiton as one of the "Top 10 U.S. Bed and Breakfasts" in the BedandBreakfast.com 2013 Awards.
Our Updated Video - Aerial Footage! 7 Oct 2013, 8:49 pmOur videographer, Brian from DiscoverBoone.com, just updated our inn video with some amazing aerial shots. We hope you enjoy this new vantage point as much as we do!
Summer Samples at Willis Graves B&B 27 Jul 2013, 7:12 pm
One of their products, Bite + Burn, is designed to help take “the burn out of sunburns, the itch out of bug bites, and even soothes the sting of razor burn.”
Steven is sending some samples to Willis Graves, so if you find yourself the unwelcome recipient of a bug bite outdoors or sunburn, then feel free to pick up a complimentary sample packet from us to use during your stay. After reaching out to Steven to let him know we were going to write about their product, he offered to provide a code for our readers to receive a discount on their website. If you are interested in trying any of their products, type in the code WILLIS during check-out to save 20% on your purchase.
Just to clarify for our guests, Robert’s Remedies did not ask us for an endorsement or to share a blog post about them, rather we contacted them about sharing the information with our guests and friends since finding products that actually live up to their claims is something worth sharing!
Happy summer to you all!
Summer Fun in Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati 18 Jun 2013, 10:39 amIt's the time of the year for family travels and summer getaways! Here are a few links to help get the fun started in/near Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. Enjoy!
- Burlington Antique Show - Held the 3rd Sunday of the month (April - October), the Burlington Antique Show has been visited by producers from the Antiques Roadshow and American Pickers. www.burlingtonantiqueshow.com
- Tri-State Antique Market - At the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, six times each year (1st Sunday of the month, May thru October) browse for antiques and collectables. www.queencityshows.com
- MainStrasse Village Antiques Marketplace - Held seven times each year (4th Sunday of the month, April thru October) in Covington, Kentucky. www.mainstrasse.org
- Cincinnati Antiques Festival - Sharonville Convention Center, October Dates TBA. www.cincinnatiantiquesfestival.org
- Florence Antique Mall (Florence, KY) www.florenceantiquemall.com
- Duck Creek (Cincinnati, Ohio) www.duckcreekantiquemall.com
- Grand Antique Mall (Reading, Ohio) www.grandantiquemall.com
- Ambassador's Antiques 513-934-5677
- Broadway Antique Mall 513-932-1410
- Gerhardt Tribal Art 513-932-9946
- The Lemon Tree Antiques 513-934-3077
- Miller's Antique Market 513-932-8710
- Oh Suzanna 513-932-8246
- William & Mary 513-932-4030
- Website for all: www.historicdowntownlebanon.com
Waynesville, twenty minutes northeast of Lebanon, is
the home of Benner’s Colonial Traditions, who crafted the custom kitchen cabinets in our kitchen and several bedroom furniture pieces.
- Benner's Colonial Traditions www.bennerswoodworking.com
- List of additional Waynesville antique shops: www.waynesvilleohio.com
- Cowan’s Auctions (Cincinnati, Ohio) - www.cowanauctions.com
- Main Auction Galleries (Cincinnati, Ohio) - www.mainauctiongalleries.com
- Forsythes’ Auctions (Russellville, Ohio) - www.forsythesauctions.com
- Cox Auctioneers (Hamilton, Ohio) - www.coxauctioneers.com
- Marty Malette (Cincinnati, Ohio) - www.malletteandassociates.com
Located in Covington, Kentucky, BB Riverboats offers lunch and dinner cruises on the Ohio River. www.bbriverboats.com
A short drive takes you to Union, Kentucky, where Big Bone State Park is located. Giant mammoths, mastodons, ground sloths, and other prehistoric animals, driven southward towards the end of the Ice Age, were attracted to the salt and minerals found in the swamp area now known as Big Bone Lick. Many of these prehistoric creatures became trapped and perished in the quagmire surrounding the swamps' ancient sulfur springs. Today, there are hiking trails, camping and picnicking grounds, a gift shop/museum, and a herd of buffalo. Visit Website
Unique merchandise and gifts. www.bigbonelick.com
Kentucky's Boone County Fairgrounds, located in Burlington, is home to the Boone County Fair, antique shows, horseshows, bluegrass festival, and car shows. Check schedule for events. www.boonecountyfair.org
Boone Links and Lassing Point Golf Courses www.boonecountygolf.com
Cabin Arts and Quilt Shop
Located down the street in Burlington, the Cabin Arts and Quilt shop has everything for your quilting and gift needs. 1,500 bolts of fabric, quilting supplies, handmade toys, quilt and craft classes, unique local handicrafts, quilted treasures old and new. www.cabinarts.com
Behringer-Crawford Museum www.bcmuseum.org
The Dinsmore Homestead
The Dinsmore Homestead, located in Burlington, is a living history site. Learn what rural life was like in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Check schedule for special events and operating days. www.dinsmorefarm.org
Eagle Bend Farm
The Eagle Bend farm, located in Burlington, is where our inn gets the farm fresh eggs used at breakfast. It is also the largest alpaca farm in the state. Tours are available with advance notice. Their Fiber Workshop store is filled products for sale such as beautiful raw fleece and items made from the alpaca. www.eaglebendalpacas.com
Little Britain Farm
For horse lovers and those seeking an unique location, the Little Britain Carriage House is available for tea, weddings, receptions, and group functions. www.littlebritainhouse.com/links.htm
Rabbit Hash General Store
In the nearby historic community of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, visit the General Store. Open every day, year-round, 8 AM to 7 PM. There you will find Bybee Pottery, Elmwood Inn Teas, Shortbreads, Curds, Berea Brooms, Sunflower Sundries, Soap, and other Kentucky-made products.
Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati Ohio's premier outdoor concert facility. Riverbend Music Center hosts many genres of music. www.riverbend.org
Casino is located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. www.hollywoodindiana.com
Home of the Lane's End Stakes and Kentucky Cup Day of Champions. Live thoroughbred and simulcast horse racing. www.turfway.com
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.
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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)|