California bed and breakfast innkeeper Melinda R wrote us a note about how by staying at a bed and breakfast her daughter made the right college decision and has now happily graduated. (This also speaks to the problem of traveling on college road trips and how a poor motel colors the whole experience.)
Here's what she said about the inn called, "The Grateful Bed".
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I'm So Very Grateful!on 06/06/10
When my 17 year old daughter wanted to look at the university in Chico, California, I was at a loss where to stay, and we ended up in a horrible motel, which tainted our visit to Chico State, even though we had a great tour and she loved the campus. After looking at other schools, I insisted on another visit, and this time I discovered The Grateful Bed. We instantly fell in love with the gorgeous Victorian home and their lovely grounds, the proximity to the campus was walking distance for us, but mostly it was the innkeepers, Carol & Rick that turned everything around. They knew the schedules for each activity, and ultimately the graduation dates, etc. My daughter told me that she immediately wanted to call them Aunt & Uncle, and I understood her feelings. I have never, and I mean never, had a better breakfast served so beautifully anywhere, anytime. We have continually visited their inn, and our entire family have stayed in every room. Ashley is now 24, and she has a BA with a dual teaching credential, which is only obtainable at Chico State, and we are still pinching ourselves how lucky we have been.