Tuesday, December 29, 2009

One Year of Innkeeping at Maury Place!

I noticed today that our departing guests had signed the very last page of our guest book. What a coincidence that we would be turning to the last page of the guest book as 2009 comes to a close. It certainly prompted me to reflect on our busy 2009 and look forward to what 2010 holds in store. The first guests to sign our guest book signed it on October 28, 2008. They were a couple from Oakland CA and noted "This is a fabulous home! Great hospitality! Great food! We'll tell everyone about it." The guests who signed our book this morning were a mother and daughter from Florida. They noted "Not just a place to stay, but a destination! Thank you." In between, we have had guests from as far away as Germany, Great Britain, and Puerto Rico! We have also had visitors from New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Indianapolis, Chicago, Charlotte, San Diego, Washington, D.C., Seattle, and from our own City of Richmond. We have become a destination getaway for folks from the Tidewater area of Virginia and the Research Triangle of North Carolina. We have hosted guests here celebrating happy occasions such as college graduations, weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays and some here for a family funeral. Each guest who has walked through our front door--visiting for whatever reason--has brought us special joy. We have been honored to already have had repeat visitors here for the second, third, or even fourth time! It has been a great year and we appreciate the continued support of our guests, family, and friends. All the best for 2010!