Innkeeping by Remington

When I was first approached with the idea of being a partner in a bed & breakfast venture, I must admit I was dubious. I’d grown accustomed to days split between two grandmothers and nights and weekends at home with my parents and brother. But everyone assured me that this would be a grand idea…

What you should know before visiting a Bed & Breakfast

Hi! My name is Remington and I am the innkeeper at the Babcock House. We have been keeping very busy here in Appomattox this past month, hosting guests from all over. Several of them have mentioned that we are their first bed & breakfast experience.  How honored we are!  We made inquiries into how it…

Around Appomattox

This month, I have decided to take you on a short tour around Main Street, Appomattox.  It’s not very big, but there is a lot of charm to be found here.  We begin, as any good tour should, at the Appomattox Visitor’s Center, previously Appomattox Station. The nice ladies here can help you find your…

Finding a Rhythm

Last month, we were able to take our first mini-vacation as a family since we have started our new venture at the Babcock House.  We visited a fellow member of the BBAV and had a very relaxing time at their pool, feeding their goats and generally not doing much of anything.  I think we were all…

Summer Projects

An innkeeper’s to do list never ends.  I like to keep my list divided between daily tasks and those that need attention less frequently.  At this point, I no longer write down daily tasks for my own benefit, but I will share some here. Cooking and serving breakfast to our room guests is very important,…

Making the Most of your Day off

As an innkeeper, I am never guaranteed a day off, much less every week.  So when I see the opportunity for one, I am careful to squeeze every ounce of free time out of it as I can.  This can mean different things.  Often I have chores to perform in the residence upon which I…

Putting on a Holiday

Holidays or “holy days” are days on which we choose to celebrate something sacred to us.  Celebrations can range from large to small, casual to formal, but they all require a certain amount of work and forethought in order to be truly enjoyable.  Of course, a superior organized mind was called for when planning a…

Making guests comfortable

This has been one of our busiest weeks at the inn.  I have had to wear many hats while also relying heavily on our dedicated staff to keep up with all the work to be done.  In order to get rooms ready, I needed to do quite a bit of cleaning from wiping down furniture…

Preparing for Easter

Today I decided to put the rope swing up for our guests to enjoy. I had to climb the pecan tree in the back yard and tie two tight knots to the biggest limb from which the swing would hang. Then I needed to test the swing to make sure it was safe. Guests must…