What is a Guest House?
The Feeling of "Home Away from Home"
Many Americans are not yet familiar with the term “guesthouse”. This article will attempt to convey what a guesthouse is and is not and why you should seriously consider utilizing them in your travel plans. Guesthouses are a well-known and very popular form of lodging in Europe, Japan, Africa and elsewhere and have been in use for many decades. That popularity demonstrates the convenience, comfort and affordability of this type of lodging.
A typical guesthouse is a privately owned, single-family residence, which in part or whole, has been converted into living quarters for travelers. The owners quite often live on-site but in separate and also private quarters. They are in that respect similar to an inn, hostel, lodge or bed and breakfast. The primary difference between those types of lodging and a guesthouse is that guests are not provided with prepared meals. They are, however, provided with well-stocked kitchens equipped with all the necessary items by which to prepare and serve their own meals short of the food itself. One obvious advantage to that scenario is an unlimited choice of meals to suit your taste. Other very important benefits are you are not subjected to set times of eating, having to eat with strangers and your clothing may be whatever you feel comfortable with at any moment. Therefore if you want to get up in the middle of the night in your pajamas and munch on some of your favorite goodies… you can! If your morning routine calls for coffee and toast at 4:30 am…you can! If you would like to raid your refrigerator and eat on the couch while watching television…you can! (Of course you may also dine out or have something delivered.) There are no rules, schedules or pressure. As the guest you come, go and do whatever and whenever you desire. It is in affect your very own home away from home. A guesthouse also affords you with a living room, bedroom, dining room, private bath, bedding and linens. Now you too can begin to see why this form of lodging is so very popular around the world.
With that explanation in mind we would like to invite you to stay with us at our ca.1842, country guesthouse here in north central Ohio just outside of Bellevue. It is named the Harpster-Davenport Guest House. For a complete explanation and viewing of our guest house’s amenities, rates, advantages and location you will want to visit our website www.harpsterdavenportguesthouse.com.
Your hosts, Paul and Janell Davenport look forward to seeing you!