"WITH OVER A HUNDRED ACRES TO EXPLORE FOR RELAXATION, ALL IT TOOK WAS 4 SQ. FEET OF PORCH."
Finding the above quote in my guestbook was one of the nicest gifts I've ever received.
I had a variety of reasons for opening a B&B. I enjoy playing Chief Cook and Bottle Washer, while Mr. Dancing Bean, who hates to travel, likes nothing more than meeting new people. And, of course, a little extra money (triple underline little) is always nice.
What I hadn’t expected was to offer a retreat service. No, not the kind of retreat where you meditate and think deep thoughts. Or the kind where you coax unwilling joints into bending like human a pretzel Nor the kind where workshop leaders will get you motivated--although you are free to do any of those things during your stay here.
Last summer, I had the privelege of providing a quiet space for a two-career couple who just wanted to unplug and spend downtime together. (I thank them for the above quote.) Another guest came for a very different reason. Recently widowed, she needed private space to work as a part of her journey of grieving.
These are just two of the guests who found the peace and quiet (other than the sounds of nature and the barking of our Awesome Dog Pack) they needed here at the low-tech Dancing Bean Ranch. They helped make our experience as B&B owners especially rewarding.