Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Meadowlark Inn: E. Springfield, NY

Once in a while I find something that inspires me to hop onto the nearest rooftop and SING OUT-LOUD about the wonderful something I have just found. Lucky for you, you are likely not within rooftop hearing distance and this blog does not have sound...yet.

A few weeks ago I made my way towards Cooperstown, NY. No, I was not on a pilgrimage to the Baseball Hall of Fame. I was headed to the lovely wedding of Courtney and Paul! My good friend and trusted assistant (for the weekend) took care of booking the room for us, so I only knew the basics about it: within a five minute drive to the reception at The Dutch Barn and it served breakfast. Oh, yes...and there were matching quilts in the rooms. :) When we arrived I could have danced in the parking lot! The Meadowlark Inn was absolutely adorable. We were greeted by one of the inn keepers, George, and after a quick check-in and some chatting, he escorted to our cozy (matching quilt!) room.

Despite not spending a lot of time relaxing in our cute room (wedding's are busy!), we certainly enjoyed our visit to the lovely Meadowlark Inn. From the great breakfasts to the cozy beds to the beautifully landscaped backyard, this is definitely a place I look forward to returning to for an extended (relaxing) visit. Might even bring Devin with me next time! ;)

When you go, and I highly recommend you do, make sure to sit and chat with the lovely family who runs The Meadowlark. George and his wife, Tina, are simply fabulous. And even though we did not spend much time talking to their son, Aiden, he did smile for a few photos for me and that is the mark of a cool guy! xo Kaht

The Inn is one level with a covered porch that leads to the lobby. I loved the deep red color!

We attempted to get their pooches, Maggie and Sam, to sit still for a family photo, but they were on the Indy 500! Not a fan of dogs? Don't worry, Maggie and Sam only came out to visit at a special request from yours truly. Usually they hang out quietly in the living quarters. ;)

A beautiful sitting/dining area is located right in the lobby. They even serve homemade waffles for breakfast!
Thank you Tina, George and Aiden for a great visit! xo Kaht


Tina Macaluso said...

Kathleen, Thank you for your wonderful post about our inn! We loved meeting you and having you and Kelly stay here. The photos you took are just beautiful. We will definitely use them on our website. That one of Sammy is toooo cute! You have an extraordinary talent and we wish you much success with your business. We hope to send clients your way and have sent your info to people we know in VT as well as this area. Good luck in the future, have a wonderful summer and hopefully we will get to see you again soon. Take care, George, Tina & Aidan

Kathleen North Porter said...

Thank you for the nice words Tina! And word of mouth reviews ;)