Saturday, March 19, 2011

Wedding at the Inn

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We had our first wedding at the Benjamin F. Packard House on Friday morning! What excitement! The bride and groom performed their vows flawlessly in front of a crackling fire in the gathering room. Afterwards, in the dining room, champagne and a chocolate wedding cake were enjoyed by the bride, groom and her parents who served as witnesses. Everything looked lovely and everyone looked so happy. I am so glad I got to watch from the kitchen - it was my first wedding too.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Doing the Math

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Everyone in the tourism business is talking about rising gas prices and if this is going to deter people from taking vacations. I have been thinking about this and did a little math to show people that their vacation costs will not be out of control just because gas has gone up. Let's pretend you are coming to Bath from the Philadelphia area, approximately 445 miles, and your car gets 25 mpg. When gas prices were around $3.00 it would have cost you $54 in gas. With gas prices now at $3.60 it will cost you $65. So the difference is only $11 one way which really is not bad. All things in perspective as Mark likes to say!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Welcome Mud Season

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We are all ready for the ice to melt and Mud Season to take over our lives here in Maine. Mud Season is an interesting time - that time when winter is over but spring isn't here quite yet. To celebrate this special season, Amy and Mark have developed a Mudder of a Deal package which helps guests get into the mud spirit. Check out this package at our website, maybe it is just what you are looking for to revive yourself during this dreary time of year!

My Favorite Kitchen Spot

My Favorite Kitchen Spot
I love laying right here in the kitchen - this is the old floor that is going to be replaced soon.

Our Journey to Bath

Before Amy and Mark ever even thought about making me a part of their family, they were thinking about being innkeepers. About a year and a half after they adopted me, they left me in Erie, PA and took a trip to explore possible towns in New England to open their new business. While I patiently waited at home with a dog sitter, they journeyed to Bath ME, their first stop on the trip. It was December of 2004 so it was cold and raining in Maine but they fell in love with the town and the people they met. Driving to the next town in New Hampshire in a snow storm, they knew in their hearts that Bath was going to be our new home. They went ahead and looked at the other places as planned, but Bath was it. In February of 2005, they left me once again to look at a house on the market in Bath. It had been a B&B but had gone to a private home for the past couple years. Well, lucky us, they loved the house and put in a bid. It was so exciting when the realtor called us in Erie to say the Benjamin F. Packard House was ours! Things started moving quickly then. Packing up the house in Erie, making long distance arrangements for licenses, sprinkler systems and all the things that go with opening a new business. On May 14th, they packed the car and this time took me along too. We closed on the house on May 16th and in six hectic weeks, opened the new Benjamin F. Packard House B&B! My life as a bed and breakfast dog had begun.


Relax on my private patio

Come and enjoy a fabulous gourmet breakfast in my diningroom

Cozy up to warm fire with my complimentary afternoon tea

Enjoy the morning paper along with a cup of fresh brewed coffee in our parlor