Thursday, June 27, 2013

An Innkeeper's Diary - Breakfast, the most important meal of the Day



June 26th, 2013

They always say, the most important meal of the day is a good breakfast, and that certainly holds true for our Bed and Breakfast!

Not only is Breakfast the time to show off our wonderful cooking skills, but it’s what sets us apart from the hotel chains. At Breakfast our guests get to dine together, socializing and learn what others have done while they’re in Taos. More often than not our guests have come in for a quick bite to eat, and end up sitting and socializing most of the morning with their table. We've had guests that have discovered they live a mile away from each other back home. One guest discovered her and my mom went to the same high school and were in the same graduating class! My mom dug up her old yearbook and found both their pictures. It’s a small world.

Our guests are what make running an Inn so lovely. I am a graphic designer, and I worked for a company in London for 4 years. And as much as I love design, I don’t miss working in front of my computer all day with no one talking to me. My colleagues would often email me work, some days I would go all day without speaking! It’s nice to have people to talk to every morning that are always friendly, and why shouldn't they be, they are on vacation! 

Our return guests are always fun to catch up with, and after only a few visits they feel like old friends. A family that visits us every year from Houston even hosted us for a night when we were driving down to Florida for a friend’s wedding. They even made us a delicious breakfast!

I’m always amazed at how thoughtful our guests can be. Mark and I are celebrating our 3rd anniversary today and one of our guests left us an Anniversary card when they checked out!

When we were down in Santa Fe we ran into two of our guests who had just left our Inn the day before. We got to talking and before we knew it we had spent most of the evening in the bar with them. We treated them to the pizza we all shared, and eight months later we received a package in the mail from the two of them. They had sent us four local brewed beers from Seattle for us to try!


So as you can see the guests is what make this job so unique! Come visit us again soon!

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