Well it’s official, we’re back up and running, and it looks like we’ll be nice and busy throughout the next couple of months. We’ve enjoyed our break over the past year, but we’re more than ready to get back into the innkeeping game.
Our guests have been asking us why we took the break — and we’ve assured them that nothing sinister was afoot. I had begun looking for a part-time job during a particularly slow winter season, and I was offered a fantastic full-time job, instead, and I just couldn’t pass the opportunity up — simple as that! Don and I seized the opportunity to take a bit of a break, travel on the weekends, explore all the new microbreweries in town, dote on Twinkie, and just live normal lives for a bit.
The house didn’t get too much of a break, though. It served as the headquarters for the organizers of the Bentonville Film Festival for about eight months – how cool is that?!
But the B&B and downtown Bentonville beckoned to me. Much as I enjoyed my time as a normal 30-something, I missed the bed and breakfast. So we decided to reopen — just in time for the busy fall season. Between Bikes, Blues and BBQ, the War Eagle Craft Fair, Slaughter Pen Jam, Razorback football games and other University of Arkansas activities, fall foliage, Octoberfest beer at the microbreweries, and the grand opening of the Bachman-Wilson House at Crystal Bridges, we couldn’t have picked a better time to get back into the business.
The house has a fresh coat of paint, we’ve taken inventory, made a few tweaks here and there, and are exploring opportunities for how to make Laughlin House even better than ever.
We look forward to hosting our guests and sharing all that Bentonville and Northwest Arkansas has to offer.
See you soon!