Our stay at the England House B&B was day one of a decadent honeymoon road trip and the bar was set during this brief one night stay. No detail was missed during Richard's welcome preamble about everything from the history of the house, age and origin of the antiques (including the 200+ year old bed we were going to sleep on), where to eat dinner, a warning not to test how much complimentary wine we could drink with the 6,000 feet altitude, where the fresh baked cookies could be found, what time breakfast would be served, etc... Later I met Laurel who gave me a good book recommendation based on my Celtic heritage. We stayed in Song Catcher. It was a Monday night so the inn was not full. Richard offered we could take one of the other available rooms, but we really liked the ambiance of our room: the dark wood furnishings and the antique tub (which was great for a pre-dinner soak). The location is fantastic because we could just walk into town for dinner. My car was safe in the drive-way which was good because it was filled with wedding presents and leftover wine. In the morning we were treated to our first ever candlelit breakfast! Paper wedding bells hung over the table and Laurel presented us with a wedding gift (who would have thunk?). It was a lovely surprise. Breakfast was ham, apple and cheese croissants. I mentioned to Richard I have a future dream of owning an inn and he was very generous with tips and advice and even gave me the recipe for the croissants. Not used to such a fancy breakfast we could not finish the delicious pastries so Richard kindly wrapped them in foil (complete with a napkin artfully tucked into each package and our initials written on them to avoid confusion). True to Richard's prophecy the croissants made an excellent road snack later. You can tell when someone loves what they do and puts that love into their work. Richard and Laurel clearly care about all their guests and are invested in the history of the house and the history and culture of Flagstaff and the surrounding area including the Grand Canyon. Thank you for making the first stop of our honeymoon so magical and memorable.
- Also Known As:
- England House Hotel Flagstaff