50 Shades of Fun and Romance at the Borland House
The Borland House is located in an area that offers a variety of fun for a variety of people. National Geographic Traveler just named the Hudson Valley as one of the “must-see” destinations for 2013! And, it doesn’t get better than this: last summer, a couple enjoying the rocking chairs on our front porch was treated to a bit of local color. Not every B&B can offer whooping and waving as the vintage tractor parade toots by.
Winter here means snow-tubing at Thomas Bull Memorial Park, five minutes away or hiking the Mohonk Preserve or enjoying the Walkway Over the Hudson. And, it’s never too cold to enjoy the Shawangunk Wine Trail or a stroll through the Village of New Paltz.
We love the eclectic mix of guests that stays with us. At breakfast, while Bill and I are zesting the panna cottas we’re amazed at the guffawing we hear coming from the dining room. We often will find that the gay couple from the Upper West Side is helping the three retired nurses from Peoria plan their visit to Manhattan. We have even heard genetic Yankee fans engaged in witty repartee with Red Sox fanatics!
Question: What do you call a group of ten people walking down the street to go out to dinner together?
Answer: Borland House guests. We love to invite guests to join us in the parlor for wine before dinner. These intimate gatherings often have had an infectious impact. One evening, all the guests ended up deciding to go out to dinner together. (Good thing we have an “in” with the local restaurants and could get a last-minute table for ten at “88 Charles Street Cafe“).
As for romance, well, we recently received an email and photo of a guest’s newborn baby. Loved that they took the time to share the good news with us. Then, we read their last line:”and Madison was conceived at the Borland House”. We added this birth to a rather impressive list of Borland House babies.
Borland House works its magic once again.