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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
B&B Mythbusting...Albert Shafsky House style
A while back my pal Jay Karen from PAII aka the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII) wrote a bit about myths and bed & breakfasts. The title of the 27-Apr-10 article was "The Top 5 Myths About Staying At A Bed And Breakfast Inn". While the article certainly pointed out common misconceptions, some of them were once true (and maybe still are in parts of the country!).
Myth 1: B&B decor is limited to lace doilies, paisley wallpaper, antiques and patchwork quilts.
At the Albert Shafsky House B&B there is the occasional doily, I will admit it. But there are also books, trunks, and trains. We do live in a Queen Anne Victorian, in a historic part of town....and there is still some wallpaper. That being said, I don't think our inn is very frilly...it is just not us. We are more MIssion style furniture people, where it is comfortable, not dainty.
Myth 2: You have to share a bathromm with other guests.
Not at the Albert Shafsky House: All of our guest rooms have private baths.
Myth 3: You have to eat breakfast with total strangers and eat whatever the innkeeper prepares that morning.
Yes, you will meet new people at breakfast, but the innkeeper at the Albert Shafsky House will take your special food allergies into consideration when making breakfast. Vegan/vegetarian/we want you to have a memorable stay and that includes breakfast....just please tell us ahead of time so we can prep something for you.
Myth 4: You have to adide by a curfew set by the innkeeper.
All of our guests have their own key to the front door and while it is locked at all times, you are free to come and go as you please.
Myth 5: B&Bs are only for couples and strictly prohibit children and pets.
We are happy to welcome all ages, and relationship status. We are unable to have your pets stay with us though as Lily is Queen of All She Surveys! We are happy (and so is she) to have you pet her all day if you are missing your furry friends.