It’s About that Time of Year
Once a summer or so we get the phone call. Well, actually, the email is more accurate these days. It is always an email that I look forward to getting, but yet it is also one that gives me a moment of panic. The email usually reads something like this,
“Hey, we thought we’d make a long weekend out of heading up your way for a quick getaway. Any recommendations of where we should stay?”
So, my question is this…. Where you do recommend that people stay?? Because it’s about that time of year again, and I’d like to be prepared.
Typically, the emails I get are from college friends (who I am always PSYCHED to see) but who come from places where you can easily book a Hilton…or a Marriott….or a Hyatt….or a Sheraton. All are choices that we don’t have here. Now, let me be perfectly clear…I LOVE where we live and I love the variety of quaint choices that we have to offer visitors, but I’m never certain of what their expectations might be.
I’ve had some good luck…and some bad luck…with my previous recommendations. I feel like a have a pretty good handle of what the options are, but I haven’t stepped foot in many of them. Likewise, I know that I can read Trip Advisor or many other reviews, but I’d rather ask you. And…as I tell my students…let’s keep it positive people. I have no desire to slam any local businesses so, while I’d really love some feedback, let’s stick to places you WOULD recommend and respectfully not mention the places that made your guests want to bathe in scalding water for days. Not that we have any of those places here, but hopefully you get my point.
I’m so curious as to what you all have to suggest and share!! Thanks in advance!!