April 13th, 2010

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A loud cheer for the bed and breakfasts

Please pardon me if I skip a day or two of entries over the next few days or weeks; I'm in the process of moving to Lynchburg, Va., from the northern part of the state. (The transfer is job-related.) As part of it, I'm staying for a few days at a site called Acorn Hill, a bed and breakfast that used to be a large house.

So far, it's been great. The room is cozy, features satellite TV and a well-stocked shower and bath, and the breakfast this morning was pleasant. It got me thinking about another bed and breakfast we've occasionally discussed here...

...the Carole Lombard House in Fort Wayne, Ind., the Victorian residence where Jane Alice Peters entered the world on Oct. 6, 1908.

I've seen the house, but never stayed in it. One of these days, I will. In the meantime, some links about the place.

First, the Lombard house's Web site: http://www.carolelombardhouse.com

Second, three reviews from people who have stayed there: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=6981782825941387816&q=Carole+Lombard+house&hl=en&gl=us&view=feature&mcsrc=detailed_reviews&num=10&start=0&ved=0CHkQtQU&sa=X&ei=zITES8yFJ5j-ywTCr_SJBw

Third, one of the reviews noted the house's beauty in snow. Barring freakish atmospheric conditions that cause bizarre, out-of-season weather (as what happened to the eastern U.S. in the summer of 1816), you won't be seeing snow on the house until late fall at the earliest. For now, view this:

If you go to the site where the photo is housed, http://www.flickr.com/photos/mchavs/4329200974/sizes/m/, it will lead you to a supersized version of the image, which really gives you an idea of the architectural beauty of the building.

Finally, for information on the place where I'm currently staying, go to http://www.acornhilllodge.com/. (And no, I am not getting compensated for this plug.)
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