What an incredible experience! My girlfriend and I went to the Edwin K for her birthday, and it was like staying for the weekend in the movie Somewhere in Time with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. The home is decorated in so many antiques and fine objets d'art, you have to look out the big bay window in the living room to remember that you are in the early 21st Century, not the late 19th. You will be warmly welcomed by Marv and Laurie with a plateful of incredible chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies, and if you check in after 5 in the afternoon, you will be invited to partake in a glass (or two or three, should that be your pleasure) of fine sherry. Then you are escorted to your room (I recommend the Spring Room in which Carrie Billitz and I stayed, an upstairs megaroom with a sauna tub (lit by red bulbs, dig?) and a large walk-in shower), where the bed is very comfortable and you will sleep the peace of a time before radios, TV's and computers (although some beautiful classical music will be playing in the front living room when you arrive and for the entire evening, playing at just the right volume, not too soft, not too loud). And that just covers the bed part of this B&B. Now to the amazing, five course breakfast served every morning. I won't give it all away, but let us just say that you may not be needing lunch during your stay at the Edwin K. You are in easy walking distance of all the restaurants and shops in the Old Town section of Florence, so why anyone would stay elsewhere absolutely confounds me. Suffice it to say, that once you walk in the front door of the Edwin K, you will echo the words of Brigham Young when he came over the Wasatch Mountains and saw the valley of the Great Salt Lake: This is the Place.
Michael Lombardi and Carrie Billitz, Lake Oswego, Oregon
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1914, the Edwin K Bed and Breakfast defines the traditions of fine accommodations. You may choose from six spacious beautiful rooms that offer custom designed private baths. A five-course breakfast is included for those staying in the B&B. Tea, sherry, and cookies are served at 5:00 p.m. each evening. In addition to our B&B facilities, we also a separate Apartment Suite that sleeps 4 people and is suitable for families and/or those who want more privacy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Edwin K Bed And Breakfast Florence, Oregon