We had originally booked the MacKechnie House for our wedding party for later in July at a time when I was rather stressed as the entire town was starting to book up, and we were worried we might not have room for all our guests. Cathryn was nothing but helpful, going over and above to help me with my questions, and in providing suggestions and recommendations that have helped me so much (my fantastic hair and make-up ladies were her recommendation).
We came out to her lovely B&B early for one night, as we were in town for wedding-related appointments. She had also invited us to stay with her if we were ever in town, so we could check out her location ourselves before our wedding. I am so glad we did. We've stayed at many B&Bs before, as it tends to be our preference when traveling. Cathryn's beautiful MacKechnie House took my breath away and completely exceeded our expectations in every way.
The house itself is something out of a magazine. A very large historical house - it's more of a manor than your average home. We found out from another guest that she and her husband had needed to put quite a bit of work into restoring it, and it shows... their home is exquisite. If you are a lover of character homes and old things, you will love the MacKechnie House.
In general, her rooms are much larger and more well-stocked than the average B&B (if you think of the average home B&Bs are run out of). Each room is unique and tastefully decorated, and as a whole, her property is probably more of a well-serviced boutique hotel with a very personal touch.
Breakfast was another experience in itself. Cathryn is a chef and caterer by trade, and it really shows in her breakfasts. Can we say: one of the best breakfasts we've ever had? Everything was delicious... I had read a review complaining that the host (Cathryn) hadn't provided bread/toast. Why on earth would you want toast for breakfast, when you can have the gorgeous home-cooked spread Cathryn prepares for her guests? Anyway.
All I can say is I am so unbelievably relieved we lucked out and found Cathryn, and found her beautiful home for our wedding. It's going to be an unbelievable backdrop to our big day, and I'm glad Cathryn will be able to be a part of it, considering how much she's helped us.
I love it there so much, I'm considering having my bachelorette girl's weekend at her B&B... but that's still in the works and I just found out I'm not actually the one planning it. Oops! :)
July can't come soon enough.
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