I rarely stray from the topic of my blog but here it is. This weekend the spousal unit and I went to The Lodge at Gorham’s Bluff a bed & Breakfast. This was our very first experience with a B&B and we had no idea what to expect. So here goes…rewind to the booking of the reservations. This was my attempt to provide him with a brief get-away that didn’t require a four or five hour drive. This place is about an hour and forty five minutes from home. That being said, it’s on the top of a bluff in Pisgah, Alabama. Population in 2000 was 706. Oddly, that was the most recent population I could find.
We arrived just after check in at 3:15pm on Friday. We walked around and took some pics for as long as we could stand the cold wind and viewed noteworthy sites (see video). We went back to our room and relaxed until dinner time. We were a bit surprised to discover the dinning area was more formal than casual but we carried on. We were provided a delightfully rich four course dinner. I’d like to say I handled myself like a champ but four courses later I felt like I waddled to bed. The food was great, but my poor body was in shock. We got up Saturday and headed down to a nice and simple breakfast of fruit, eggs, and bacon. We went exploring a bit more and came back to a boxed lunch, one of which would have fed us both. A fresh grilled chicken sandwich with spinach and of course more bacon (I love bacon). After lunch we decided we needed to walk more. We walked around the lovely little neighborhood of Craftsman style homes, past the old original Pisgah School House that had to have been built around 1930 or 1940 and then back to The Lodge. I imagine during the summer months it’s a divine little get-away, with its porches off of each suite and rockers overlooking the spectacular views. All in all it was a lovely get-away, but I suspect this isn’t your average B&B. It has given me the idea that perhaps there is a B&B geared more toward the fitness buff, on a lake in a small town in Guntersville, AL in my future.
Music credit to Chicago.