Everyone who knows me knows that I love to cook. However, even professional chefs get a day off and I'm in serious need of a vacation. My husband and I are planning a trip to Atlanta, Georgia to visit his relatives. While looking for hotel reservations, I discovered a great website that offers just about any type of accommodations, as well as vacation packages, discounted airline tickets and rental cars. But, the best part is HotelReservations.com offers Bed and Breakfast packages too!
I found the most adorable B&B, called The Gaslight Inn. The inn is located in the historical Virginia-Highland neighborhood near downtown Atlanta. It's close to shopping, restaurants, theatres, art galleries and museums. This is one of my favorite areas near Atlanta, so I was pretty excited when I found this place.
I absolutely cannot wait to be served breakfast in bed. No cooking, no clearing the table, no washing dishes. Just a yummy Southern breakfast served directly to our room by a friendly staff and all we have to do is eat it. Life doesn't get better than that, does it?
After much discussion, my husband and I decided on the Stress Relief package. For a mere $50, we'll receive a bottle of our choice of wine or champagne and can relax and unwind with an assortment of in-room spa products. Plus, we get to wear those plush white robes that are so comfy you could walk around in them all day.
We're still debating on whether to book the Suite or Deluxe Room with Kitchen. The Suite is only $16 more than the Deluxe Room; however, it has two Queen beds. The Deluxe Room has a Queen poster bed, which I think is quite romantic. The problem is, I don't want to be in a room with a kitchen because I'm trying to get away from cooking!! And, my husband loves my cooking so much he doesn't want us to go anywhere without a kitchen, LOL!
At HotelReservations.com, they claimed they could save us up to 75-percent. Being the skeptic that I am, I looked up the Gaslight Inn and located their website. Much to my delight, I discovered that we could save around $50 per night, depending on our date of arrival, by booking through the HotelReservations.com website. Even with the addition of the Stress Relief package, we're still saving $50. I, for one, like to get more bang for my buck. After all, they don't call me the Cheap Gourmet for nothing!
If you're looking to get away for the weekend, think about heading off to a Bed and Breakfast. There is an incredible aura surrounding these places. Most are transformed from grand historic homes and carriage houses. It's like stepping back in time.
I'm certain I'll be writing a review on the Gaslight Inn and can't wait to share the experience with you. I desperately need a vacation and am anxiously awaiting being served breakfast in bed!