Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Historic Hotels

Photo above:  Historic Boone Tavern Hotel at Berea College

Readers of this blog know, in addition to Afternoon Tea,
another of my passions / hobbies is Travel and Trip Planning. 
One of our favorite things to do when traveling in the U.S.A. 
is to stay in Historic Hotels.   
We enjoy the history, decor, and the ambiance of historic hotels. 
There are always interesting stories about who has stayed and dined
in these special hotels through the years. 
And, as an added bonus, several historic hotels serve Afternoon Tea. 
My "go-to" website for searching historic places to stay is 
Historic Hotels of America

Below:  Austin and Kaitlyn at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston (2008)

The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza (2010)

 The Phoenix Park (above) The Mayflower (below) in Washington, D.C.
The Seelbach Hotel in Louisville (below)
The Peabody Hotel in Memphis (below)
I wish my photos were better organized because we have
stayed at many more historic hotels around the country.

Staying in a Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel train car was very memorable for the kids.
When he was younger, Austin loved the Hotel Roanoke with the adjacent train museum.
We traveled several places for train adventures including the St. James Hotel in Redwing, MN,
and the Strater Hotel in Durango, CO.   Another favorite of his is The
Martha Washington Hotel in Abingdon, VA next to the Barter Theater, and I can't leave
the Grove Park Inn or the Hotel Hershey off his list.
Oh m, why didn't I journal all these special adventures.

We typically don't choose to stay in "chain motels."
Yes, some historic places have been a bit disappointing, especially
for the cost, but that's just part of the historic adventure.


Joy said...

You have stayed at some wonderful places! I am glad to know about the Historic Hotels website, I'll check it out. I'd much prefer to stay in a place with some character, especially if they serve tea. :-)

Patsy said...

A happy late Anniversary greeting!
We had our 38th this month.

Marilyn Miller said...

I love the way you travel. Staying in historic hotels would be so special. I need to check out that link as I am beginning to make plans for next years travel and that could definitely help. We usually don't stay in chain hotels either. I usually look for B&B's. Happy travels!!!

Rosemary said...

Love the personality and quaint traditions of some of the old historic hotels!

Steph said...

I did not know of that reference. Thank you!

Angela McRae said...

It never occurred to me to look up historic hotels when planning travels. Thanks for the tip!


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