My husband and I were treated to our first B&B as a birthday gift the first weekend in June. We stayed two nights in the 'Cottage' which was separate from the house: it was a cute little 3 room country cottage that also had a loft area with two extra twin beds.
The living room was quite large with a pull-out couch and coffee table. The room had color tv and vcr with a large selection of movies. Also in the room was a cute bistro table and two chairs next to a small refrigerator (stocked with cans of soda, bottled water, and even a bottle of beer!). A microwave oven sat on top and next to it was an old fashioned jar filled with snacks and microwave popcorn. The room also had a coffee pot and lots of coffee and creamer. Cups and eating utensils lined the shelf (including a large assortment of wine glasses...glad we thought of bringing along some bottles of wine!) At the back of the room was a french door that led out to a private patio / yard area which was fenced in. Bird feeders were placed about the yard and the sounds of singing birds was wonderful.
The bathroom was decorated in red and black complete with a red two-person jacuzzi tub and black toilet. The cabinets were stocked with towels and toiletry items. The ceiling was cathedral which also had a vented skylite.
The bedroom sported a queen size bed (which was so high that shorter persons would need to use the little step-stool at the foot of the bed). Plush bedding made it very comfortable and there was a ceiling fan overhead. The room also had a woodburning fireplace. The entire cottage had central heat/air. The lofted area was directly above the bedroom and you had to crawl up a very steep and tall ladder to view it (but it's worth taking a look!)
The main house was very quaint and I believe they offered 4 additional bedrooms that could be rented out - each having their own private bath. The front porch was quite large and had many rocking chairs and a swing for people to enjoy and view the Louisville skyline across the open fields. The air was filled with the sweet smells of honeysuckle growing along the fences.
In the back yard of the house was a large gazebo which included an 8-person hot tub. The caretakers of the house were very attentive and made sure the tub was clean and they lit tiki torches around it for us each evening.
One of the best parts of our visit were the gourmet breakfasts! We were seated at an elaborate setting each morning. The first morning, Carol, our hostess, served a homemade lemon coffee cake, juice of our choice, coffee, milk, and individual plates of fresh fruit (pineapple, bananas, melon, strawberries, etc). Once we were done (and I thought breakfast was over) she brought out plates of homemade German puffed pancakes covered in strawberries and cream, and crisp bacon. I was in heaven! The second morning she treated us again to our choice of juice followed with plates of fresh fruit. At the same time she brought out homemade scones fresh from the oven. And our breakfast was french toast and country sausage. YUM!! I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. Both mornings our breakfast experience lasted about an hour and a half (so be prepared to relax and enjoy).
It was a wonderful first B&B experience. I have no idea if other places are as good as this one but it's definitely worth a stop if you ever travel to Jeffersonville Indiana.
- Also Known As:
- Country Inn Jeffersonville
- Jeffersonville Country Inn