I already wrote about a couple of guests that stayed on our farm because they were looking for the farm experience. I hope to write about some more of them in the near future. Today I am writing about those that stayed at our bed and breakfast for other reasons.
We had a young couple with 2 small children come and stay for nearly a week. They were from south central PA and came to the area to visit some extended family. They were looking for a quiet place that was fairly close to where their family lives. They were here over their anniversary and so we were able to babysit the children while they had some time alone to celebrate their anniversary!
We are located in the 1000 Island region and so some of the guests that stay here are spending time touring the 1000 Islands. We have had people from many different areas of the country like Arizona, Iowa, and many from other parts of New York state, and so we enjoy visiting with them and learning about their home area. We have also had several guests from China and Israel. So it is almost like we can tour the world without leaving home!
Some of the comments that we have gotten back from some of these guests are; "Perfect cabin, clean and charming with very friendly and accommodating hosts!" "This listing far exceeded my expectations. My friend and I were looking for a place to stay on the American side of 1000 islands. The cabin is even more adorable in person. At night you can see the stars above and it is a peaceful serene place to stay." "The serenity, quiet and peace were a perfect complement to our busy vacation which was only 25 minutes away at the 1000 islands in Alexandria Bay. We had a wonderful deep sleep!"
We really enjoy having guests stay in our cabin whether they are here because they want to have a farm experience or they just need a quiet place to spend the night as they are passing through the area.
We have had a Bed and Breakfast on our farm for nearly 4 years now and I thought it would be fun to reminisce about some of the guests that stayed here. I am hoping to do a short series here so I will only cover a few today. One of our first guests was an older lady that heard about our farm on the Mars Hill Radio Network. She lives in the city of Syracuse New York and had a lifelong dream of milking a cow. She was able to realize that dream! Here is a quote from a thank you note she sent after staying here; " Glad you gave me a docile one (cow) to practice on - she surely knew that this was someone who didn't have a clue what she was doing!" We were glad to provide her with the opportunity to milk a cow. She also appreciated all the barn cats and our very friendly dog, Shadow. Another quote from her thank you note; "Thanks so much. You guys were great. It felt good to be with family again; I miss my own so very much. Thanks for the great meals, the beautiful cabin and the hospitality. Thanks for sharing your life." That is part of why we put in the cabin for the Bed and Breakfast, so we can share our lives with others!
We also had a couple from Fort Drum, New York spend a weekend in our cabin. He was interested in the farm because he was nearing retirement and had dreams of going into farming when he was done in the military. He was able to help with feeding the cows as well as helping milk the cows. We were able to discuss the many aspects of farming and had a great time together. A quote from their thank you note; "First, what an amazing weekend! I can't believe everything we learned and how gracious you were in answering all of our questions! Second, you are such kind people and such a wonderful, welcoming family. I loved being able to share conversation and experiences with you all. I only wish our weekend wasn't so short!" Another reason for starting the Bed and Breakfast business was so that we can share our farm life with others as we did with this couple!
I will write about other guests in the future. Not all our guests come because they want to milk a cow or work on the farm. So next time I will write about some of them.
Hello, if you are a follower of this blog you will remember that Angela was doing the blogs. Well, things have gotten busy for her and so Stan, her dad, is filling in for now. I am not as techno savy as her so I am not sure how this will work but I am going to try and post on a hopefully regular basis.