Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Better Breakfasts

We had guests yesterday who had spent a week+ on the road, they had stayed primarily in hotels as they were driving a 24' truck. Many B&B's many not have parking available for a big truck, but we did! So we happily invited them to park in our parking area and relax here at The Claiborne House!
I saw a newsletter on breakfast choices, it was titled "Better Breakfasts" and it made me think about this couple. They told me they had specified hotel chains they used as they knew what to expect overall. They chose to stay with us the final night of their journey, and have soft sheets, space to roam around and a home-cooked breakfast.

~JUST SAY NO TO CRUMMY CONTINENTALS~
Why is a breakfast so much better at The Claiborne House than a cookie cutter hotel? Well glad you asked, let me try to explain:
HOME-COOKED
SERVED WITH A SMILE
MADE WITH LOVE
OWNER HOSTED
FRESHLY GROUND BEANS
REAL HALF AND HALF
SERVED HOT
BEST QUALITY
RELAXING SETTING
Home-Cooked
This means that your innkeepers plan the menu, shop for the ingredients, and make it all themselves. There is no sysco truck that pulls up and unloads frozen foods to be reheated.

Served with a Smile
That would be Tony, the girls and I. If you are here on the weekend you will probably see all four of us serving you in the B&B, midweek could be just myself, and maybe our daughters (when not in school or other activities). Why a smile? Because we care, we want you to have a great stay!

Made with Love
I am not cooking for just anyone, I am cooking for you! Many of you are here on a very special occasions, like last Saturday night - three wedding nights! Anniversaries, romantic getaways, or even business travelers who are tired of hired help and insincerity.

Owner Hosted
Again, we do everything here, so everything counts! We launder your sheets, make your bed, mow the lawns, mulch the gardens, fix the leaky toilets, and want your stay to be special.

Freshly Ground Beans
"Just say no to service station coffee!" You know what I mean, acid in the back of your throat coffee that has sat on some heating element since 4am.  We won't do that to you here, our motto is "Life it too short for bad coffee!" Dark Sumatra is The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast bean of choice.

Real Half and Half
I am not anti fake creamers, but I don't want to serve our guests chemicals in their coffee, it is just how I am. I prefer a real cup of coffee with real creamer. Our guests do notice the difference!
Let me cook you breakfast!

Served Hot
You know this is a pet peeve of mine, no matter how long you wait at a diner or other breakfast restaurant the food comes out tepid!  I don't do tepid! Serve it to me hot. This is what I want, a hot cooked meal, not a drive-through doggie bag.

Best Quality
If you have stayed here you will agree that we serve fresh fruit with every breakfast. Whatever is in season and the freshest is what we serve, trying to shop local if possible. Remember when you were young, you at least got an orange slice and bit of parsley with your meal, now there is no fruit on a breakfast when you dine out (unless in a tropical setting!)

Relaxing Setting
Allow us to serve you. We put the coffee out early for anyone wanting to innjoy a cup on the porch. We will then serve a plated breakfast to you, on real china with cloth napkins. It is not over the top, crystal and gold stemware, but comfortable. You deserve the best!

Learn more about our breakfasts here. Book your room online here and save $10.

ISN'T IT TIME FOR A BLUE RIDGE DAY Y'ALL?

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