If you are a tired of snow, snow removal, gray days, dirty streets, porches and cars-I invite you to visit. White and green is the color of the season. St. Patty’s Day is coming and you don’t need to be Irish to enjoy breakfast at tables decorated in St. Patty’s colors. Enjoy coffee or tea in a “Himself or Herself” mug. Shamrocks grace the napkins and the tables. Just looking at the St. Patty decorations cheer me up while making me forget about the winter humdrums. I will pretending I am Irish as I will be wearin of the green…I think I can get away with it as my namesake is St. Patrick. So if you are weary of winter-come to Ligonier.
The busy days of summer and fall have passed quickly. The B&B and motel were filled with guests from far and near. Guests came for a getaway, to visit friends and family, for an anniversary, to drop or pick up kids from camp. Sadly several guests came to the area for memorial services. Guests arrived as a couple, single or in groups to enjoy Ligonier… Many came to tour the Laurel Highlands, some to celebrate an anniversary or birthday. As the Campbell House Wedding Planner, I booked many Elopements, took so many photo’s, made wedding albums so the wedding couples would have wonderful memories of their special day.
The life of an Innkeeper is both rewarding and frustrating…as well as never ending work. The expectations and demands of some guests of an Innkeeper is often times frustrating. This year I have experienced the highs and lows of innkeeping…From damage to theft…from rudeness to treating my property and me with disrespect making it very difficult to smile-smile-smile… The rewards of praise of breakfast, comfortable beds, luxurious robes, access to snacks and beverages, decor, taking care of tours and directions is exhibited by comments in the room journals, as well as referrals and repeat visits. Rewards are not limited to financial…My rewards are from the hundreds of guests who have enjoyed their visit and the good bye hugs I receive. A hug makes all the long hours and hard work worth while. I have been hugged by those tall and small…Every hug has been a great reward which I cherish.
Campbell House B&B wears her red, white, and blue proudly under a beautiful sky this Independence week-end. It is a glorious day in Ligonier.