I wanted to do something special for my wife's recent birthday (it being a milestone), and as we're both fond of B&B's, I made arrangements at the Bundling Board Inn, which we've wanted to visit for a while.
There's something nice about being greeted by name, as I was by Merida Johns, who runs the place with her husband Russell. They introduced us to a very friendly dog named Bruno and welcomed us to sample some excellent trail mix brownies.
After taking the tour of the place, we were put into the small but utterly comfortable Mildred Deslippe Room, where a vase of birthday roses sat ready to greet my wife. After we came back from an evening's stroll through the Square (and dinner at an exceptionally good restaurant), we found the bed turned down and fragrant rose petals strewn upon the sheets.
Before turning in, we spent some time in the parlor, reading up on the history of Woodstock in general and the Inn in particular as we enjoyed some tea and another brownie or two.
After a refreshing sleep, breakfast was blueberry pancakes, a sort of mini-quiche, and sausages, complimented by fruit smoothies, coffee for my wife, and tea for me. Merida sat and chatted with us for a while, and we really had a pleasant time.
We thank the Johnses for their hospitality and kindness (especially in sending us on our way with a bag of those same brownies!), and will definitely return to the Bundling Board someday!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and personalized service at this meticulously renovated 1910 Queen Anne Victorian Bed and Breakfast. Featured on WTTW PBS television and in The Best of Everything Magazine, the Bundling Board Inn considers every detail to make your stay memorable. Footsteps from the historic Woodstock Square, shops, dining & live theatre. ... more less