Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Room Updates: Flat-screen televisions

For those of you who may not have been at the inn lately, all five rooms/suites now feature flat-screen televisions for you to enjoy during your stay!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Margaret Retires July 6th

Many of you have grown to know and love Margaret over the years during your visits. Margaret and Nancy are both from Mt. Healthy; Margaret’s youngest sister was even Nancy’s best friend in high school. Twenty-five years ago, Margaret was hired by Bob’s medical group, and over the last eight years she has also worked at the bed and breakfast.

As Margaret prepares to retire on July 6th, we thought our guests would want to know of her upcoming transition. If you so desire, please feel free to send us an email message or card to celebrate Margaret’s hospitality over the years.

She will be missed!

Margaret making the famous Creme Brûlée French Toast
E-mail: inn@burligrave.com

Address: 5825 N Jefferson Street, Burlington, KY 41005

The Amazing Cooks in the Kitchen!
Margaret, Jean, and Nancy

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Survey Update and Going Green

Our thanks to everyone who took time to share your thoughts about our breakfast offerings and other aspects of your experiences in the recent email survey. We were flattered by all your kind comments! Based on your feedback, don't expect any changes to the menu, but as always please let us know if you have any special dietary requests.

In the survey responses, one guest inquired about what green and environmentally friendly practices take place at Willis Graves Bed and Breakfast Inn. Thanks for asking! Over the years we have adopted several changes to do our part to help the environment, such as:

- We have replaced the bottled water in guest rooms with water pitchers and glasses.

- We have changed our cleaning products used for housekeeping throughout the inn.

- We have changed our in-room shampoo and soap toiletries to BeeKind products by Gilchrist & Soames. The in-room sizes reduce plastic waste and include organic ingredients. In addition, according to the company website, "A portion of the net profits of this product supports honey bee and sustainable pollination research."

- Each bathroom has a sign with directions to give guests the option of hanging towels that do not need replaced during their stay.

- Weather permitting, we line dry all our sheets to save on power/electricity. This previous blog post provides additional details and tips if you decide to try this at home: http://www.willisgraves.blogspot.com/2009/10/tips-for-freshly-ironed-sheets-and.html.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New In-Room Binders

We recently updated our in-room binders so that guests have the most up-to-date information about guest amenities, area attractions, restaurants, etc.

If you want to check out details about various itineraries and attractions before your arrival, you can visit our website (www.burligrave.com) or check out the in-room binder pages on Flickr.com using this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/willisgraves/sets/72157629840944540/detail/.

As always, just ask us if you have any questions we can help you with as you plan and prepare!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Area Attraction: Eagle Bend Alpaca 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 and 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. This farm is one stop of the Ring of Boone County tour; the itinerary can be downloaded from our website at: http://burligrave.com/images/boone-county-tour-itinerary-1.pdf

Additional information about Eagle Bend Farm can be found on their website (www.eaglebendalpacas.com) and Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eagle-Bend-Alpacas/121108911908?v=app_2309869772&ref=ts).

Some pictures from our visits:

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Taylor Morris: Navy Hero

As many of you know, Nancy and Bob's son, Dan, is in the Navy. Taylor Morris is a member of Dan’s team in Afghanistan, and he was injured about one month ago, and is now a quadruple amputee. He’s doing better than expected, but has a long, tough road ahead. According to an article online:
Upon his arrival, Taylor became only the 5th person at Walter Reed to ever survive a four limb amputation. His physical progression in the last three weeks has defied everybody's expectations, "My body is responding well. I'm already sitting up. I'm very fortunate." Just yesterday, the stitches in his arms were removed and he was fitted for prosthetics.
As one way to show our support, we wanted to take a moment to share links to websites that share the story of this courageous young man:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Snapshots from Monthly Burlington Antique Show

As many of our guests know, the Burlington Antique Show is held the third Sunday of every month, April - October. Show hours are 6:00am - 3:00pm and in addition to furniture, signs, trinkets, and other antiques, there are several food vendors if you are hungry for lunch during your stay.

Remaining dates for 2012: 
June 17 
July 15 
August 19 
September 16 
October 21 

Don't forget our multiple night special rate for reservations in the Graves' Suite, William Rouse Suite, and William Rouse Retreat over the weekend.

Snapshots from April's Burlington Antique Show