Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall Chores at the B&B

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The fall chores are piling up - just look at those leaves
and that pile of wood.
Despite the fact we only have two small birch trees in the garden, the patio quickly fills with leaves. I am not much of a raker but I do enjoy laying in the leaves since they cushion the bricks a bit. Stacking the firewood is another big job this time of year. A cord was just delivered this morning and Mark is hard at work stacking it. I can just picture the warm fires in the Great Room fireplace this winter - sometimes I sneak in and lay next to the fire. We also have the garden to cut back and the patio furnture and garden decorations to put away. I am thinking we will be very busy in the coming weeks!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Get Away for the Holidays

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It is hard to imagine but the holiday season is right around the corner. Here at the Benjamin F. Packard House we are already booking up for the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend. What a great idea to get away for a long weekend to relax, unwind and take in all Bath has to offer. Think about it - a relaxing stay at our B&B with gourmet breakfasts and afternoon tea in front of the fire in the great room, Thanksgiving dinner at one of the great local restaurants (no clean up for you) and experience Bath's kick off to the Christmas Season with all the events planned for Friday and Saturday. You may even get your Christmas shopping done early! Start a new tradition and spend your holidays with us.

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