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"The Select Comfort bed was so overwhelmingly comfortable but we managed to get downstairs to a generous country breakfast served in the cheerful sunroom from an antique kerosene cook stove, very clever!" - Susan, Columbia, TN
 

"When we obey him, every path he guides us on is fragrant with his loving kindness and his truth."

Psalms 25.10

 

Common Areas
As you enter Longing for Home, you will step back to a time when hospitality and conversation were the main form of entertainment. During your stay, our common areas are yours to enjoy.

The Library. Our library, furnished with an antique writing desk and comfortable reading chairs, provides a full array of books for your use during your stay with us. Choose from a large collection of U.S. war histories that range from the American Revolution through today's conflicts, or select from a fairly comprehensive collection of religious writings and well-known 20th and 21st century authors, and curl up in front of an open fireplace. Ideal for warm debate or private discussions, this room often has an on-going game of chess on its beautifully crafted Civil War chess set.

Living Room. Sit down with us and our other guests to share stories and "tall" tales or to enjoy a movie. Our living room is furnished with a leather, theater-style couch and love-seat as well as an over-stuffed chair. An old-style AM-FM radio/CD player, a large flat-screen TV with DVD player, and a large collection of movies provide an enjoyable evening. There is even a small, theater-style popcorn popper close at hand in the Breakfast Room.

Breakfast Room. Bounded on three sides by floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto our north and east decks, our Breakfast Room provides a view of the pool, the gazebo (surrounded by wildflowers), and the surrounding pastures. With three, four-person table/seating arrangements, this room provides for a quiet breakfast with your loved one. It also provides sufficient space to accommodate an off-site business meeting or space for you to accomplish that "pressing piece of work" that you just had to bring with you.

Decks and Gazebo. Experience the sound and smells of the North Alabama countryside during your stay. Longing for Home boasts a screened, bug-free back porch (The Sleeping Porch) and a traditional front porch complete with porch swing, as well as several large wood decks. Rock and ponder on the back porch while drinking your morning coffee and watching the birds feed. Enjoy the open air of the decking that wraps around the north and east sides of the inn. At the right time of year, you might catch sight of an eagle riding the winds above the north pasture. Relax on our large separate deck set in the tree line above our east pasture. Or venture out and enjoy the gazebo and creek that the east deck overlooks. If you are quiet enough, perhaps a deer will venture out.

Amenities
As your hosts, we want you to be "WOWED" as you first enter Longing for Home and pampered throughout your stay. It is our hope that you will hate to leave us and that you will truly look forward to your next visit to our home. With this in mind, the amenities found with each of our rooms provide a special touch of comfort and elegance that is long remembered.

All guestrooms include:
» Private and unique baths
» Luxury "Longing for Home" bath robes
» Luxury towels and wash cloths
» King or queen-sized Select Comfort bed with deluxe bedding
» Special "in-room" arrival treats
» Local handmade shampoos and soaps
» Down pillows
» Zone controlled heating and cooling
» Wireless Internet connection
» Access to our steam room
» Access to our swimming pool
 Complimentary services include:
» For the fishermen -- boat parking and electrical hook-up availability
» Evening hot beverages with homemade "goodies" served from 7-10 PM
» Gentle wakeup (upon request)
» Steam room
» Walking trails
» Daily room service
» Large stick-to-your-ribs "country" breakfast
» Breakfast-to-go for early departures
» Special diets (Please notify us of your need when reservations are made.)
» Concierge service (i.e. restaurant reservations, guided pontoon tour of Wilson Lake, tee times, box lunches)
» Local calls (free)
» Iron and ironing board available
» A local fitness center is available
» Off-street parking

Longing for Home includes:
» ADT security system
» Designated smoking areas (Longing for Home is a NON-smoking facility). Smoking is not allowed in rooms, room decks, or common areas. Smoking is restricted to a designated outdoor area.
» Exclusive use - Longing for Home is available only for our guests
» Use of our 1st floor and outside common areas
» Meeting space available for business retreats and social events
» A well-stocked library
» Large outdoor decks with gardens and pond
» Gazebo surrounded by wildflowers
» Within 1/2 mile of restaurants, shops, and antiques
» Within one minute from Wheeler Lake boat launch

 

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