Our Stay at The Stuart Avenue InnJul 1st

We stayed at the Stuart Avenue Inn for our wedding night and Sunday night.  It’s a B&B in the Historic Stuart District in Kalamazoo.  The house is old and creaky, but it’s beautiful and the owners are wonderful!

The room we reserved was the Garden Room, which was in the separate house.  I called to ask about late check-ins and she found out we were staying there after the wedding and she upgraded us to a different room for free!  We ended up staying in Ruth’s Room.

They are currently renovating the house.  Our room was freshly painted with new linens.  It was so beautiful in the morning.  We woke up to bright sunshine in our yellow room both mornings.  It was relaxing and made us want to have an eastward facing room in our house so we can always wake up to sunshine!

Sunday morning we just barely made it to breakfast!  We thought it was from 9-11am but it was really from 8-10am.  We were so happy we made it to breakfast because Dana, the owner, made us apricot french toast.  It was amazing!  There was a layer of cream cheese, french toast, an apricot and apricot syrup.

Sunday we had a brunch and Benn and I opened presents.  Grandpa Johnson, Chad’s dad, made brisket for us, Grandma Hegedus made us cookies, Grandma Dee made us some salad and mom made the rest of the delicious spread.

It was nice being with our immediate families, but it was anything but relaxing.  We both were a little overwhelmed, but it was fun.  Scott and Stacy let us borrow their digital SLR camera to take on our honeymoon.  Oh my gosh, it’s so much fun!  I LOVE IT!  It’s such a blast!!  We’ve taken over 700 pictures!

Let’s see, Monday morning we had an omelet and a scone.  Yum!  Breakfast was so good! We packed the car and took a walk in the garden.  They’re still working on it, but it was pretty!

We loved every minute at the Stuart.   We learned a lot about the house, too.  It used to be owned by the Bartletts and then the Upjohns.  I took some pretty cool pics!  I’ll post them a little later.

Thanks for reading


One Response to “Our Stay at The Stuart Avenue Inn”

  1. Jul 1st, 2010 at 5:38 PM

    Dana Underwood says:

    Love the black and white photo! Congratulations again. It was a delight to host you. Best wishes in your life together. I LOVE brisket – any tips on the best way to prepare??? Dana

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