What better of a way to spend a weekend then with friends, wine and good food. Oh, and a comfy bed to sleep in at the end of the night doesn’t hurt either.
For a 2011 Christmas present my husband and I received a gift certificate to a bed and breakfast in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. After searching TripAdvisor for a place with good reviews, my mother bought us the certificate for Somewhere Inn Time.
The hubby and I left one night after work to drive to Ste. Genevieve, about three hours away. After arriving around 8:30 at night, we were welcomed by Gary and Mary Scheel. This was my third time to stay in a B&B and my husband’s second. We had rented Arthur’s Cottage which was actually a small building outside of the house behind the pool.
We quickly settled in and turned on some movies we had picked up from a Red Box on the way. The room we selected did not have satellite or cable, but that was clearly explained on the website so we came prepared.
With the room being separate from the house it was a bit on the chilly side, but there are several heaters in addition to the large one, including a small portable fireplace. The fireplace provided a nice ambience to the comfortable room.
With plenty of pillows and blankets, we slept well and awoke refreshed and ready to enjoy the day. We enjoyed an excellent breakfast of pumpkin and walnut pancakes, locally raised sausage, and a fruit and yogurt parfait. Just a word to the wise, you don’t get your food until your fruit is finished. This became a joke during our stay when Gary commented that when we finished with our fruit we would get our pancakes.
Some long time friends then met us and we went on our days adventures. A separate blog will follow with the adventures of the day.
We returned to Somewhere Inn Time later that evening after a light dinner. Even though none of us were hungry, we were all very tempted by the freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and decided to have a few and chat with the Gary and Mary. They have a coffee table book with the history of Ste. Genevieve and a photo album with the B&Bs renovation pictures that provided for nice conversation starters.
Our friends had reserved a room in the house, and it was large with two double beds. They had a fireplace and a jetted tub along with television programming and a DVD player. We all slept well that night.
Breakfast the second morning was even better than the first. After finishing our pineapple lightly dusted with coconut shavings, we were able to partake in the main course. We had their specialty breakfast dish which they called a stuffed French Toast. It was very similar to a bread pudding and had blueberries. The servings were so large that I don’t believe anybody was able to clean their plates.
We each went back to our rooms and packed up to return home. We had an excellent time and I have to say that we will definitely return to Somewhere Inn Time in the future.