Thursday, January 9, 2014

the art of a bed & breakfast

i think it should be on everyone's new year's resolution 
list to visit a bed & breakfast this year. just for a night.
a good bed & breakfast is a lost art, and i was reminded 
how lovely they are when we stayed in the cutest 
 cottage inn & spa last weekend. there's nothing 
quite like feeling at home while you're away, 
which is exactly what a bed & breakfast does. 
the cottage inn and spa definitely has the art
of a bed & breakfast down. we loved our stay!
this place is steps off sonoma square, so it's an ideal 
location where you can have fun exploring town 
and then walk back to your darling little cottage just 
off the square. after exploring up north in kenwood 
for the first part of our stay, we loved coming right 
into sonoma, exploring the square, and 
staying in the cutest bed & breakfast in town.
^^ the rooms are stocked with 
juice, cereal, coffee and fruit,
and breakfast is delivered in a
little basket to your door in 
the morning...heavenly!
i love beds, and i love breakfast.
so i double love staying at a good 
bed & breakfast. this one was fabulous.
 not only is the cottage inn & spa 
so charming, it is in a great location
--- like i said, right off the square,
and close to great hikes, wineries, anything
you're interested in! we did the sonoma 
overlook hike and loved that the 
trailhead was within walking distance.
while i hiked further, chase went back
to the cottage inn to get the nicest
massage...another perk of this place
is the amazing spa! chase loved it.
the days were sunny and warm, but
it cools off fast at night! luckily
this place has a "fire & ice" room
that is amazing! they close all the doors
to this courtyard and light the fire,
so after our incredible dinner at
the girl & the fig and our movie 
date, we came back and soaked in
this warmth. so pretty!
haha, loving that fire.
^^ hubby, you're handsome.
and our room had a cozy little 
tea light fireplace..darling.
thank you, cottage inn & spa 
for a lovely stay! we'll be back!


  1. Happy New Year! What a beautiful, restful place and how cute is the breakfast basket!

    Louisa - My Family & Abruzzo

    1. it really was so relaxing, and i agree-- i want breakfast like that always! xo

  2. Um, when can I move in to this B&B?! Absolutely stunning! I love how tucked away it feels with all those vines. And I would never say no to a welcome basket filled with muffins. What a wonderful weekend escape! We've used AirBnB several times in our travels and it has made our travels so much more enjoyable.

    Amy | Club Narwhal

    1. right? i wanted to stay longer!
      i have still yet to use air BNB, i need to one of these days..xo

  3. I wish I lived closer to the west coast this place looks amazing! Looks like you had an amazing stay!

  4. You guys are the cutest :) I've never actually tried a B&B - probably because most of the ones I've come across in the UK don't look like this one!

    Kam x | A Married Couple & Their Travels

  5. i just want to win the lottery so i can travel as much as you two do! looks like the cutest place to start of the new year

    1. haha stop! luckily this little blog helps make it possible. i am waiting for you guys to come to SF so we can finally play!

  6. h wow, what an adorable Bed and Breakfast! Bed and Breakfasts are my favorite. So cozy and quaint. And breakfast! :)

  7. I've walked past this place many times but never actually stayed there (my in-laws live in Sonoma). It looks so adorable in person and in your lovely pictures! Glad to hear you guys had such a great time. :)

    (visiting from Nicole's link up!)

    1. lucky you to have in laws to visit there! Xo

  8. This looks so great! I have always wanted to stay at a bed and breakfast. I need to make it happen!

  9. That place looks adorable! I've been wanting to go to a bed and breakfast in Santa Fe for forever now. Maybe I'll have to convince the boyfriend that it's time!

    1. yes convince him!! also, i was just telling chase that i want to go to new mexico and stay in a cool ranch// spa, plus he loves newsies so we have to see "santa fe" from his favorite song! haha if we come i'll have to get tips from you! xoxo

    2. Oh awesome! New Mexico is wicked cool, btw. Go can go skiing,hike in a canyon the next day and then relax in some hot springs the next. It's insane.

  10. What a cozy spot. I've never seen this place. Looks like a great place to stay!

  11. ok this place looks so dreamy!! what a perfect way to kick off the year and unwind after a trip home for the holidays ya know what I mean;) hoping we can get up to napa again sometime soon!


  12. looks like fun! one of our new years goals is to take a vacation. even if its small. this place might be perfect. ryan just needs to be able to get more than a day of work so we can make it possible. haha. gosh dang that work.

  13. That inn is so cute & cozy- i love the decor. Glad you guys had fun!

  14. I was trying to plan a weekend at B&B but all the ones in Indiana are super country. I love the decor of the one you went to, very relaxing. I just can't relax with cows and flowers everywhere.


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