I have a potential booking for September 28 and 29, two weeks from now. I still have not finished the kitchen cabinets, which have been completely given a new look, or at least the lower ones have. The top is yet to be done. But the Master Suite, and the Sunshine and Guest rooms are finished except for hanging the drapes. The whole house needs the drapes hung and the windows that were replaced need new blinds, only the store cut them a half inch too big! ARgggggggh! I can either hang them precariously on the outside molding or ask to get them recut. I have a feeling they cannot cut them only a half inch. I will ask.
I still need 8 pillows. There should be pillow alternatives for each room. Some people love firm pillows while others like soft ones so they can scrunch. If you are not comfortable with your pillows, you will not have a good sleep. And some people feel they cannot sleep with down and require down alternatives. There is cotton or wool as well as synthetic to choose from. And then, that is about it. A final cleaning, organizing the kitchen, fire extinguisher update and inspection and we are good to go.
Here is a sneak preview of Moose HIlls Inn. The Master Suite is a deluxe room with the exclusive use of the upstairs lounge and the private ensuite. The bed is made from trees, yes, organic foam rubber with a Canadian maple patented dowel suspension support and the bed frame is a French country sleigh bed. The actual dresser, wash stand and armoire are eighteenth century Victorian antiques. There is a small screen with a blue ray player, though most people never touch it. Internet is not available except through phone tethering, so streaming movies is generally out. Instead there are many books to choose from, cards, games, a keyboard, drums and nature.
The Sunshine Room has two very comfortable twin beds with feather duvets and a choice of pillows. It may share the washroom with the Guest Room if both are occupied. The Guest Room is a no frills room with twin beds as well. These rooms are on the main floor with a deck and comfortable lounge.
In addition, a treatment room has been added for infra red treatments and spiritual healing. There will be more about that in another post. All meals can now be served at the Inn, including baking to take out to your meetings and lunches to go. The fare is organic farm to table simple suppers and gourmet breakfasts of delectable delights, such as Moose Hills Quiche, Light as Air waffles with real whipped cream and wild blueberries and fresh eggs omelets. The coffee is organic and made in an antique all stainless steel drip pot. There are several teas to choose from including Yerba Mates, herbals and Earl Greys. The Sunshine Room and Master Suite have fridges for their own beverages or snacks. No use of the kitchen by guests is permitted by Health Authority rules. The main floor has a small sink and a table to play, write or snack at. The entire Inn is beautifully decorated with period antiques, collected items of interesting and unusual natures and original art and prints. Staying at Moose HIlls Inn should feel inviting and at home.
There is not much left and time is pushing hard. Stay tuned for the next update in two weeks for the reopening of the Fat Ewe Farm Bed and Breakfast, now Moose Hills Inn. Oh, and I need to hang the new signs too! Ta da!