Monday, July 26, 2010

Weekend Get-a-way at the Baer House Inn

HELLO!  I know it's been a while since I've posted...it's just been ridiculous crazy around here!  But I'm still working on some blog fodder in all the craziness.

The hubby and I just got back from a much-needed long weekend!  We have not been on a trip by ourselves in four years!  All of our recent trips have involved the kiddos one way or another....so it was good to have some 'us' time.

We went to a bed and breakfast called Baer House Inn in Vicksburg, MS, which is about a 3.5 hour drive south of us. 



It was a great weekend of R&R, a little bit of antiquing and soaking up the history.  Since hubby is a Civil War buff, he was like a kid in a candy store.  And since I love old homes, I was giddy to be in such historic house.  This was my first B&B experience.  All I could imagine about a B&B was from watching 'Newhart' growing up, and from the movie 'Holiday Inn'.  And I've always thought that it would be fun to run a B&B.  After my visit at the Baer House, the dream is still alive!  If only money grew on trees....

Anyway...back to reality.

I thought I would give you a tour of the Baer House.  I did not take pics of all the rooms...you'll just have to go visit and see for yourself.  And the history of the house is amazing!  Let's just say Leona Baer is one interesting lady, and Type A does not even begin to describe her!  Doug--the innkeeper--is such a great story-teller, and has done a fantastic job of rennovating the house.  Oh--and his Creme' Brulee French Toast is to die for!




You see the different brick and mortar?  Can you say cannonball?

And who wouldn't love a 2-story screened in porch?


When you walk in the back door...this is the view down the hall...


View from the front door


Have you noticed the floors???
AMAZING!

The staircase (hey honey!)



Upstairs Hallway




Would you like to see the ORIGINAL 1870 bathrooms?

The Men's Room

The Ladies Room
And this was high-tech advanced back then!
(But don't worry...the house is up-to-date with plumbing :)

Upstairs porch


There are 7 rooms to choose from. 
We stayed in the Bonnie Blue room. 


These chandeliers are all through-out the house!




This armoire is only one of two original pieces left from the Baer Family


Here is the main guest area..den/dining room





The billard room, with the original slate fireplace.



The history of the house is rich.  This house has led several lives since the Baer family...from the house where all the kids in the neighborhood came in the 20's and 30's, to a boarding house, to a law office...the stories are endless.

If you are planning a trip to the Vicksburg area, I would recommend the Baer House for your accommodations.  We can't wait to go back!

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