Sunday, September 14, 2008

Good Bye Hotels

In the heart of downtown Anchorage lies a little piece of paradise. I want to thank Anna and Sarah for encouraging me to look for it. A home you enter from an alley. Looks like any other condo untill you have walked through the door and met Linda. Linda owns this little piece of paradise...and runs it like a mom.

Upon answering the door she escorted us directly to our room. Introduced us to the house and what was available to guests....big screen tv in the common living room, refrigerator full of soda and water for .50...not a buck twenty five like your average vending machine. Wireless internet and for those that do not have lap tops...computers for your use.

From the living room you would not know you were down town Anchorage. The view of Mt Susitna is amazing. Books, movies and games, are available for the guests entertainment if going out on the town is not in their plans...but...going out on the town is made easy when one can walk from their room the the fifth avenue mall in just a few minutes.

Now the best part...our room. I think we got the best room in the house...no walls sharring bed rooms and the common living room above. We had our own private deck covered deck. Sitting here drinking my coffee and listening to the rain fall...kI see no other houses, but I see water, mountains and was even up early enough to watch the tugs pull the barges into the area....a totally new view of Anchorage.

My friends and family, for less then the price of a motel, I woke today to fesh coffee that neither me or my husband made...and I did not have to get dressed to get it. Pastries, cereal, yogurt and fruite are available in abundance just up stairs and I can bring my coffee back to my deck...so...I am NOT going home...I am gonna pimp myself to Linda...I will clean her bandb and live in a beautiful home...best of all...no one is saying...."mama its wakey time.." Ok I would start missing them after a week or so...lol...but for now. I hope the next two hours just creep by....I dont wanna return to reality.

Comments on "Good Bye Hotels"

 

Blogger Heidi said ... (9:31 AM) : 

Happy day... hope you enjoyed it. I was looking forward to having the kids last night...:(

 

Blogger Golden Granny said ... (11:08 AM) : 

So you really did it! Wonderful. You must tell me where this place is and what you paid. I've never been too keen on B& B's s0 maybe you could change my mind. I'm glad for you - and I assume Eric went also???

 

Blogger Stan said ... (5:31 PM) : 

You have reappeared! Sounds like you found a nice place to stay, what were you celebrating? I bet it had something to do with 9/5/2004! Hard to bleieve that yourmother beat me to the comment section by several hours. I was slow to move around this am. She did not mention iot, but she covered your camper. She just dropped the awning cover over the trailer and left the frame standing so it will be set to go come spring.

 

Blogger Shana said ... (9:13 AM) : 

forgot my pass word...hehe...changed it to many times...and father it was 9-6....but since we celebrated late I guess the date did not real matter this year. It was a wonderful place...I recommend it over a hotel for anyone that prefers quiet over the hustle bustle of your average hotel...mom- I was a bit concerned at first over a B &B especially one in someones home...but it was nice to have someone else prepare a meal for me...even if I had to retrieve it from the kitchen...which a continental breaky is not different...the only thing I could see that would deter me from one now would be private bath...ours had one...but a few of the rooms did not...I like my private bathroom...

 

Blogger Stan said ... (5:45 PM) : 

You must still be at that B&B or outside doing fall chores.

 

Anonymous Kirra said ... (3:54 AM) : 

Well written article.

 

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