Our visit to Whispering Pines was our 1st B & B experience and will not be our last. We needed an "escape" from work stress but only had 1 day to get away. When my husband sent me the advertised special for WP, I jumped on it. NE City in the fall-What could be more relaxing? We did have a little trouble finding places on the map that was sent, since the locations were not identified. When we arrived, we were greeted by the warm and friendly Jeanna who oriented us to her accommodations. We stayed upstairs in the Traveler Room, which was quaint. I was pleasantly surprised since I took "Traveler" to mean the room was designed for an in-and-out business person. Instead, the room was decorated with a world traveler theme. The set up of our 2 rooms felt like something we would find in Europe. The bedroom had a wall-hung TV that could swing around for viewing from the sitting room. I enjoyed all of the little details in our room that gave me sense that I was in another place and time. I kind of felt like I was in one of those old romantic movies. Even the small fridge was tucked away under a covered table so as to not interfere with the nostalgic decor. The modern shower was cleverly positioned in the sitting room in a way that did not distract. The commode was tucked in a closet-sized space with only a curtain for privacy, which was a little odd; however, a door would have made the space too tight. I very much enjoyed our room, although the bed was a tad bit uncomfortable. After dinner and a walk around Arbor Lodge, we returned to WP where we found the place to ourselves. So, we grabbed our bottle of champagne and headed to the outdoor jacuzzi. What a blast! Although there was only one visible star in the sky due to cloud cover, we enjoyed the cool, crisp air while we were enveloped by the hot bubbly water. As we curled up sipping our beverage, we watched a big buck just feet away taking drinks from the small pond on the property. This was actually the 2nd deer in the yard that we had admired that day. In the morning, we were treated like royalty as Jeanna served us a lovely breakfast. It was quite a treat. After breakfast, we headed to Jane's for our complimentary coffee to take along for a stroll through the Sterling grounds. We were disappointed to find it closed. We did, however, very much enjoy the stroll! On the way out of town, we stopped by the Lewis and Clark museum (which was not yet open) and took a hike through the wooded hillside that overlooks the MO river. It was a splendid escape and I am ready to go back!