J came up with a great idea this year. He thought we should take a weekend a month and stay at an inn nearby. Preferably one with a restaurant, so we could have a nice dinner and some wine without worrying about driving home right away. This weekend was our first adventure.
We stayed at the Crescent Lodge, which is just up the road from us and has a restaurant as well. Thus meeting our requirements ;) We had a blast.
Our room was lovely. OK, if you look at the picture, it definitely has a Grandma's Room from 1982 vibe. Complete with a dish of hard candies on the side table, and an ancient TV with the world's largest remote. But you know what? It all worked, the room was clean, the shower was hot, the bed was comfortable, and we had a ton of room.
We enjoyed our dinner as well. We had a cocktail at the bar, and the bartender knew his stuff. The food was yummy, including dessert. We shut down the restaurant, then returned this morning for breakfast (included with our stay). We will definitely go back again for dinner at the very least.
I can't wait to see what next month brings.