Trends: Babymoons seek Bed and Breakfast Lodging
If you’re expecting a baby, your house has likely exploded with baby clothes, cribs, diaper bags and safety locks on your cabinet doors that so far have only kept you away from the cleaning supplies. While the two of you are making room for a new family member, make room for yourselves at a bed and breakfast, where you can stay in bed all day while someone else cleans the house. Many of our inns at www.iloveinns.com have “babymoon” packages to make this transitional time more comfortable for their guests.
Your partner used to give you butterflies in your stomach; now you think you just felt a little kick. The Lost Mountain Lodge in Sequim, Washington offers couples the chance to “Play Footsies” with a spa treatment that includes a Green Tea Mint foot soak and a tension-reducing foot massage. After a long walk through the nearby lavender fields, you’ll be ready to put your feet up. The package also includes two nights in a romantic fireplace suite with a bottle of sparkling pear cider and a $75 gift certificate for a nearby restaurant where you’ll be eating for two in your own private booth.
If you’ve sworn off champagne but suddenly find gelatin irresistible, The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic, Connecticut has a breakfast buffet to accommodate your cravings. Inside your room you’ll find a bottle of sparkling cider and a CD player loaded with soothing music while you look out your window at the Niantic Bay. The babymoon package also includes coupons and a $50 dining gift certificate to take on your stroll along Downtown Main Street or shopping at the nearby outlet mall.
Before your home becomes a nursery, reserve some time for yourselves at The Beal Mansion
in Alton, Illinois, where rose petals are strewn about the room instead of toys and your breakfast will be supplemented with a jar of pickles. Enjoy your privacy with a couple’s massage right inside your room. Take advantage of the whirlpool and homemade lavender bath salts while you can—pretty soon your baths will involve a sink.
Enjoy the historic architecture of Sonoma County in the turn-of-the-century Victorian Hope-Merrill House in Geyersville, California. Since you’ll be skipping the wining, you may as well focus on the dining. The babymoon package includes a $75 voucher for dinner at Taverna Santi, an Italian restaurant set in an historic landmark built in 1902. Spend the day being pampered with a couple’s massage at A Simple Touch Spa, then relax inside the Sterling Suite by the fireplace or outside on the private garden patio.
You won’t run out of snacks at the Glorietta Bay Inn at Coronado, California, where expectant
parents are welcomed with a gift basket of chocolates, a jar of pickles, and a Moo-time ice cream gift certificate. Spend two nights in a mansion bedroom on fine linens while you enjoy an in-room movie and a one-hour pregnancy massage. Your expanded continental breakfast will be served to you in a picnic basket. Milk and cookies are served at bedtime, giving your baby a taste of the future.
These are just a few of the many amenities our inns have to offer expectant parents on their last trip for two. Innkeepers are available to guide guests to cute baby boutiques, grocery stores for late-night snack runs, or the nearest hospital just in case. Time alone in a tranquil setting will help you welcome your baby into a happy, well-rested family.
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