"Home again home again jiggety-jig." For those of you that remember those words from the "Old Mother Goose Rhyme" you will understand. For this is exactly how I felt when when we turned the corner and I saw Wildwood 1884 for the first time. Wildwood is simply a gorgeous Victorian home that sits on a level above the street and is really an impressive sight. I really felt like I was coming home and that feeling never went away. My wife and her sister and another friend stayed at Wildwood in July of 2010 for three days on a ladies get-a-way and I heard about this magnificent place for an entire year. All during this time she "encouraged" me to go back there with her this summer knowing I have a particular love of the Victorian period and breakfast. With her encouragement we booked a 5 night stay beginning July 17. Now you know when someone has glorified anything for an entire year it never stands the test, or does it? Let me assure you either I had not been listening closely, althought I doubt that, or she had simply not done it justice. Let me tell you some of the highlights of our stay. This has to start with Rebecca and David our hosts; it was more like a family reunion than a paid stay. The four course breakfasts are simply to die for and are prepared by Rebecca. I played golf early one morning and was assured that I missed the best breakfast of the week which included blueberry cheesecake muffins, ham and veggie quiche with fresh fruit on the side and strawberry pancakes. I'll never made that mistake again! The tour and history of this glorious house after our first breakfast was conducted by guess who, Rebecca. Listening to her weave the history of Wildwood you really felt like you were transported back in time and one expects to see Rebecca appear in a Victorian Bustle Gown at any moment. Our room was the Blue Parlor Room which is one of the smaller rooms and both David and Rebecca offered to move us to a larger room due to our long stay. However I would have none of it because I had chosen that room in no small part due to the large private balcony with its wonderful porch swing. A great place for that first morning coffee. My wife stayed in the Rose Room during her previous stay since it slept three and is quite a large beautiful room. The brownies, cookies, popcorn, chips, cokes and ice machine in the pantry were available 24/7 as was the coffee and tea machine with individual flavors in packets in the dinning room. The big beautiful trees surrounding the home makes it really seem like your own personal residence, I wish, especially from my, I mean our balcony. One would think I really liked this magnificent place and that would be correct beyond a shadow of a doubt. If you are not familiar with Hot Springs or the surrounding area be sure and check with your hosts they will not steer you wrong. Oh and by the way on the next to the last day our stay my wife asked me if I would like to stay another day. So yes we got another one of those amazing breakfasts.
- Also Known As:
- 1884 Tinkerbelle`s Wildwood b&b
- 1884 Tinkerbelle`s Wildwood Hotel Hot Springs