But, I do enjoy that cozy feeling. You know the one. Sitting fireside just listening to the crackle and pop of the embers. Sipping on hot chocolate underneath the blanket. Fluffy socks in place. Snuggling with your honey. And really, winter is the only time we can get that cozy feeling. Have you ever had that comfy, cozy feeling while you're sweating your butt off in the middle of summer?? I didn't think so.
(Don't take me wrong-I'm not trying to dis summer. Summer is by far my favorite season. It's like I always say-The Hotter The Better!)
If you're looking for the PERFECT place to grab "the feeling" this winter, you need to book an evening or two at Second Creek Bed and Breakfast in Owensville, MO.
Many moons ago, Robby surprised me for Christmas by taking me here. I had no idea where we were going, he just told me to pack an overnight bag and he drove me to the middle of nowhere. Which is part of the charm here. The 2 story, gorgeous log lodge is set atop a hill on a several hundred acre farm giving you more peace than the last Miss America.
Upon arrival, we walked into the check-in office to check-in. Duh-obviously. The process was short and sweet. The lady of the lodge pulled out a tray of homemade soap and let us choose which soap we wanted for our stay. A small chunk was chopped and wrapped for us to take to our room. For some reason, I just thought this was the coolest thing. Homemade soap! I'm sure most of ya'll probably won't be as intrigued as I was but maybe there's another sappy soap soul out there.
We were escorted up the stairs to our room. Impressed. We were both totally impressed.
|Pay no attention to the clothes and mess we made here|
|Real, log fireplace!|
This place was no share-the-bathroom-with-the-folks-down-the-hall place either. In the corner of each room was an enormous jetted tub. Big enough to fit all the guests in the lodge. Well, that may be stretching it a little.....
Looking back now, I wished we had spent more time in that tub. I miss that big tub. Especially while the fire was roaring, which you can see faced the tub. How perfect is that!
The room was sizeable yet cozy. Here we are again. Back to "cozy". There was no tv, which we both thought was awesome. Who needs tv in a bed and breakfast anyway? We played cards and checkers from the cabinet in our room. We lit the fire. Well, we did not light the fire. Robby and Robby alone lit the fire. I should give credit where credit is due, I suppose.
The bathroom is simply separated by a folding partition (as you can see in the last pic). Which doesn't allow for much privacy but worked out just fine.
|Getting ready for dinner|
|The eating area was just beside the fire on the main level|
I'm not sure if the owner has training in the culinaries but she knew something about cookin'. Both dinner and breakfast the next morning were amazing! Alcohol was an added fee with dinner. We did sneak in our own wine supply for the room.
There was a pool table and books on the main level. There were walking trails and a lake for fishing available to all guests. The front porch had chairs for sittin'. Had it not been so darn cold we probably would have enjoyed the views and some front porch sittin'.
|View from the front porch. You can't get much more serenity, right?|
As a bonus, Robby proposed to me that night. So this is a place we will never forget!