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Archive for February, 2010

I no more than arrived at the IBBA conference when Sandy Timmermann, the association administrator and owner of the Timmermann House greeted me with a hearty hello.  She was so informative and got me set up right away where I needed to be.  She introduced me to everyone with her bubbly personality and southern Illinois ‘drawl’ that is so welcoming.  She is quite the coordinator of events and has quite the dance moves!  I want to make sure she knows how much I appreciate her help in getting me up and running!

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Upon arrival in Springfield, Illinois for the Illinois Bed & Breakfast Association annual conference, we had a tour of the Governor’s mansion and a reception at the Pasfield House Inn.  Innkeeper, Tony Leone, threw a mighty nice party for us!  I got the tour of the house and a passionately delivered history by Tony himself!  The appetizers and food we were served was outstanding!  For my first introduction to this association, I’ll rate it a 10!

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Another stop just outside Baraboo proper was Pinehaven Bed & Breakfast.  What a spread they have here!  The sun was getting ready to set and I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Lyle Getschman, the innkeeper at Pinehaven.  He was very kind to have me in to introduce innsitting services available and Amazing Innkeeper Relief.  Just as I was getting in my car to leave, I looked out back toward the bluffs and saw 6 deer grazing under the pine trees across the lake!  It was a breathtaking sight.  This would be quite the pristine and relaxing place to stay.

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Another gorgeous day out to visit the Baraboo bluffs to meet new B&B innkeepers.  My 1st stop was at the Inn at Wawanissee Point high atop the hills in Baraboo.  What a view they have overlooking the bluffs!   The drive through the country roads was spectacular!  Amazing Innkeeper Relief was excited to introduce myself to Dave and Trudy Holdener, the innkeepers, to share my innsitting services available for them.  I unfortunately did not call 1st, so there wasn’t anyone home, but I did leave my card in their front entrance doorway in hopes to return again when they’re around.

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My next stop in Galena was at the Aldrich Guest House.  My luck was running high because I got to meet Fran and Brian Onak, the innkeepers!  What a nice couple!  They invited me in to share my services that Amazing Innkeeper Relief can offer them.  In my excitement and awe of their beautiful inn, I forgot to give them my signature cookies that I like to leave with each innkeeper!  I’ll have to visit them again to make sure I deliver them!

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Today’s drive to Galena, Illinois was great!  I am on a mission to meet some of the innkeepers who may be attending the Illinois Bed & Breakfast Association annual conference the 1st of March.  I will be working the booth for the Interim Innkeepers Network and want to introduce myself and Amazing Innkeeper Relief innsitting services to some owners before I get there.  My 1st stop at Bernadine’s Stillman Inn was unsuccessful, even though I briefly spoke with Dave Anderson, innkeeper, by phone when he was out running errands.  I did leave my calling card at the front door for their perusal on their return to the inn.  This looks like such an elegant place to visit, I’ll be sure to come back in the spring.

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September Farms, La Valle, WI

My last stop on this Wisconsin winter wonderland day was at September Farms B&B.  Another beautiful countryside setting that had their collie and 3 cats greeting me as I got out of the car.  I wanted to meet Lynne Yauchler, the innkeeper, but this afternoon she was out.  However, I did introduce myself to the dog and cats and left a note in their door.  This Amazing Innkeeper Relief innsitter loves animals and will innsit them too!   I suspect this farm has other animals around in warmer weather as well.  I will be back to check that out!

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Since there wasn’t a cloud in the sky today, I decided to venture further north and see who else I might stumble into.  I drove to the Mill House on Main and chance had the innkeeper, Linda Schyvinck, at home today!  She invited me in to exchange information so I could share my Amazing Innkeeper Relief innsitting services with her.  She told me about The Painted Forest building and her partnership with The Arts Learning Center in nearby Valton, WI.   Many of her guests have visited there as well as the State 400 bike trail and Lake Redstone.   I do hope I get the opportunity to work for Linda if she takes some respite anytime soon.  I left her with a package of my signature cookies to enjoy while I headed on up the highway.

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I returned to Spring Green today to meet Kelly Phelps, the Innkeeper at the Hill Street B&B, after missing her in January when I stopped by.  This time I got the full tour and I got to meet Roo, the resident cat who was cozily napping when I arrived.  The handcrafted woodwork throughout this home is fabulous.  Kelly showed me the rooms and told me stories of some of her regular guests who frequent her hospitality and warmth.  My Amazing Innkeeper Relief and innsitting capabilities may come in handy for her from time to time in the near future.  That’s what an interim innsitter is here to help with!   We will be seeing more of each other, even if I am attending the APT theatre nearby and stop in just to say hello!

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Fox Run B&B Inn, Rockford, IL

Next on my spontaneous agenda in Illinois today was the Fox Run B&B Inn.  All snow covered, but beautiful sun everywhere that led me right to the Inn.  I wanted to meet Kurt and Karyn Brokhausen to share my Amazing Innkeeper Relief innsitting services, but no one was home on this early afternoon stop.  I did leave them a card in the front door so they can contact me too.   I will be certain to return for a visit later this year.

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