“Good morning. My name’s Bob.” “Hi Bob, I’m Jim and this is my wife Susan. Is this your first time staying at a Bed & Breakfast?” “Yes, it is. This is a beautiful house, isn’t it?” “It sure is and I’m really looking forward to this breakfast.”
And the morning conversation begins and maybe a new friendship as well. When folks stay at a real Bed & Breakfast, they always enjoy a great guestroom with lots of amenities, a wonderful breakfast unlike anything they’re used to, and a location well-suited to their vacation, business trip, or simple getaway.
Along with the obvious advantages, there is the camaraderie that is developed between guests around the breakfast table. Sometimes the conversation starts slowly; sometimes one guest will get the ball rolling right away. Itineraries are discussed, hometowns are described, children and grandchildren often top the talk, and everyone learns a little something about everyone else.
Imagine how fun it is to learn about someone from another part of the country or even another part of the world. At the Simmons-Bond Inn Bed & Breakfast we have welcomed guests from England, Germany, Poland, Sweden to name just a few. We have doctors and lawyers stay with us. Retirees and parents with their children grace our table. Only at a true Bed & Breakfast can guests look forward to meeting a diverse group of people and joining in a fantastic conversation. Our breakfast time is the perfect opportunity to set phones down and reignite the lost art of talking face to face. And the things you will learn! Everyone leaves the table happy, laughing, and very possibly with a new friend or two. I’ve seen many addresses and phone numbers exchanged over the three-course breakfast.
At the Simmons-Bond Inn Bed & Breakfast we encourage our guests to get socially involved at breakfast. And if it seems too quiet in the dining room, I come out of the kitchen and threaten to sing. That always gets the conversations started.