I arrived at the beautiful Spongie Acres estate last Monday, August 05, and stayed until Thursday, August 08. I took a trip down to Bowling Green with my aunt to see the area, and we wanted to stay somewhere other than a "run of the mill hotel chain."
From the minute we pulled up to the front gates of Spongie Acres, I knew we had made the right accommodations! The fenced in area of the estate must be upwards of 8 acres, and it is meticulously landscaped. The only place I have seen better grass is on a golf course!! Also, if you are staying with a big group, there is plenty of parking on the grounds (even enough room for a FEW RV's).
Upon arrival, Clint and Juannie (inn keepers/ owners) were very friendly and well mannered. They showed us to our rooms which were in pristine condition. I chose to stay on the lower level in "The Captain" room because I like to go out at night, and then be able to sleep in a bit in the morning undisturbed. There is only one other room on the lower level, which was vacant when I was there. So, I basically had the entire lower level of the house to myself, which includes: an exercise room (with air hockey!), full bathroom, kitchen, living room with a huge 60" TV and surround sound, and a separate pool table room with more TV's and a bar area!! This was great because a couple nights I got in very late, and I was able to relax in my own personal living room and watch a movie on the big screen while enjoying a couple beers!
The next best thing was waking up to a delicious home cooked meal every morning! Juannie really does a great job at providing the best home cooked meals you could ask for when away from home. The first morning I was there, she made blueberry pancakes from scratch! Amazing! Along with eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, fresh fruit, juice, milk, and fresh ground coffee!! Needless to say I ate like a pig, was completely stuffed, and wanted to return to my nice cozy bed.
They also were great at recommending great places for dinner. They told us about the local Shogun hibachi restaurant, and if you are looking for dinner and a show, this is where you want to go. Amazing food, and a great night of fun for the whole family. We really appreciated that they recommended that to us because we definitely would have missed out on that experience.
Clint is also a huge bicycle enthusiast, and he has quite an impressive collection of high end bicycles out in the massive, modern barn on the premises. I decided to go with him on a ride the one day when my aunt was out shopping. It was a terrific experience! He took me on a nice casual ride through the back country roads showing me all the different farms, and lovely views. It was also great because I got some much needed exercise while having a blast!
Well, I could go on and on at what great people Clint and Juannie are, and the quality of service you get when you stay at Spongie Acres, but I think you get the point by now. If you are looking for a great "home-style-accommodation" in a gorgeous home while on vacation in the Bowling Green area, you would be a fool to stay anywhere else.
If you like to sleep in a little, ask for a room on the lower level; you will sleep like a baby!
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