Disclaimer: I was given a 2-night complimentary stay to facilitate this post. However, all opinions are my own.
Camellia Rose Inn is a haven of tranquility and peace. Throughout my travels, I have stayed at many hotels and resorts. From high-end to budget-friendly. However, Camilla Rose Inn was my first ever stay at a Bed and Breakfast. I now know the reasons Why Camilla Rose Is The Place.
Reasons Why Camilla Rose Is The Place
There are so many reasons why Camilla Rose Inn is the place to stay from being handicap accessible to just feeling like home.
Camellia Rose Inn
Camellia Rose Inn is a beautiful Queen Anne home, originally known as Swearingen House, and built for Thomas J. Swearingen in 1903. Swearingen, who owned one of the first automobile dealerships in Gainesville Florida, lived in the original house for fifteen years. The house would then be lived in by many different people before finally resting in the hands of Pat and Tom in 2006.
This Queen Anne home allows you to step back in time without losing all the modern-day comforts such as wireless internet and indoor plumbing.
Located in the historic district of Gainesville FL, the inn is surrounded by the beauty of history and is peaceful. It is a wonderful place to reconnect with your inner self. I know as moms we sometimes forget we need to take care of ourselves. For 18 years I have been a mom to a growing boy. Now he is off to college and I am learning that I need to embrace this new journey my life is taking.
I was able to do that while sipping tea on the porch of Camellia Rose Inn. It allowed me to reflect on life and to not look at my son heading off to college as an end but as a new beginning for us both.
The Sweet Touch
I can safely say all that reflection and inner soul-searching would not have happened if I hadn’t started each morning with a delicious homemade breakfast. From a delicious egg to a Dutch pancake with lemon curd, I was so spoiled eating grown-up food and not a piece of cold toast as I checked son’s backpack for school or got him out the door for band camp. If you’re not a breakfast person such as my hubby no worries Pat keep fresh-baked goods available to nibble on and some of the most divine chocolate in the entry hall.
If that’s not enough to spoil you she also hosts an evening social where wine and snacks are served. By the way, did you know you can actually have an adult conversation without hearing mom a hundred times? It’s true I did it and it was amazing.
Now I know what you are thinking how much is this all going to cost me. I promise the cost of a glorious adult weekend at Camellia Rose Inn is a lot less than the bail money would be when you finally lose your mind and duct tape all your kids to the wall. But for prices and availability check out their reservation site HERE.
I can also tell you the rooms are spacious, beautiful and they are handicap accessible Inn. I know that because for me I stayed in the room on the first floor called The Lady Clare. It was so nice I even fell in love with the antique desk and wrote for several hours from it.
Each room has its own personality and vibe. Plus if you would like more privacy or a longer stay than a few nights there is the Hodges House behind the inn. Here there are several efficiently type apartments for rent. Camellia Rose Inn is the perfect place to step back, slow down, and just breathe in life.