In the last few weeks I’ve been called a chef, gourmet chef, gourmet cook, and I suppose some things that you can’t print here. It got me to wondering about the word CHEF. Read the rest of this entry »
A Staycation is what a lot of you are doing this year. Taking a quick overnight or two night trip, not to far away from home, just to get away and do something different. Instead of that 10 day trip to the Rocky Mountains. It isn’t going to break the bank and you’re away from reality for a while.
Think about visiting Stoughton WI and experience all the history of this Norwegian founded city. Architecture to art are all around. Shop Main Street then grab a pizza and a movie. Classes are another option. All this is only walking distance from Naeset-Roe Inn, the Victorian bed and breakfast in Stoughton, WI. A show, dinner, a great bed and a fabulous breakfast. What could be better?
You’ll be staying in a quiet Victorian B&B and you can walk to the theater and bistro. You don’t have to worry about having a second glass of wine or a nightcap before you come back to the inn.
The Stoughton Opera House has released a sneak peek of the up coming season Read the rest of this entry »
Ham or bacon, seafood for breakfast, socialism or democracy, the best quilt store Saving Thyme and the perfect place to buy a wedding gift Clock Tower Gifts. These are some of the subjects that came up in spirited conversation over breakfast this last weekend at Naeset-Roe Inn in Stoughton, WI. One guest made the comment that they have never had breakfast last 1 ½ hours and enjoyed it so much.
It made me think, “Do people actually read this blog and if they do what do they think?”, “What has happened to conversations?” A friend and shop owner released her first email newsletter this week. Scentimints, a bath, body and candle scent shop, where I get all my candles from, has a forum in the newsletter where people can make comments. So I went and made a comment about what a great job she did on the newsletter and what great products she has. Later when I went into the shop to pick up some things, she made the comment, “Thanks for putting something on the forum, maybe others will realize that it isn’t just for reading.” The conversation went the way I was thinking earlier, what do people really think, and why don’t they tell us.
We as small business owners can only meet your expectations if we know them. Don’t be afraid to let someone know what you want or if something isn’t quite right. Don’t forget to compliment them when something is good also. I as a B&B owner check light bulbs and drains regularly but if a bulb goes out while you are here let me know so I can replace it, or if a drain is running slow let me know so I can fix it. It’s the same with this blog. If you like what you read make a comment at the bottom. If you would like to hear more about a subject make a comment and I’ll let you know more. I know that it takes a little longer to write a comment than it does to speak one but this is the forum that I’m using and I’d like to know what you think.
What do you think?
When you call someone who doesn’t know you, to make a reservation, and you leave a call back number please remember to speak sssllooooowly when you leave the number and even say it twice. Some poor soul in San Antonio, Texas, named Connie, isn’t going to get to enjoy the hospitality of Naeset Roe Inn in Stoughton, WI when she comes up in July because when she gave the phone number, she said it so fast that one of the digits was lost. Now it may have been that she was using a cell phone, and we know how they work sometime, but if she would have repeated the number again there is a chance that I would have called her back.
Just to let you know Connie, I did try to locate you. I looked up area code 830 and looked for exchanges that ended in the last two digits I got. Then I did call the three that are used in your area. One call wouldn’t connect to anything, one said the number isn’t in use, and one said the phone was either turned off or the battery was dead on the phone. So those of you that are using cell phones to call someplace and you expect a call back, remember to speak the number ssslllooowwly, repeat it again just incase, and charge your phone up. I hope that Connie calls me back, because I would love to have her stay at Naeset Roe Inn.
For those of you that are looking for a staycation, Naeset Roe Inn is a great place to get away for a few days, or just a day if you can only do that. I’m known for a friendly, comfortable atmosphere, great food for breakfast, and I’m only an hour twenty minutes east of Milwaukee. Chicago is only about 3 hours and I know people that make Minneapolis in 4 hours 30 minutes.
You’ll find enough to do here in Stoughton with great shopping for all those special occasions coming up, or you can take a class in a lot of different art media, or shop for some art for yourself. Painting, pottery, quilting, jewelry, photography, or textile art are all well represented here in Stoughton. You can check out some of the art and shops at http://www.historicstoughton.com/.
Come on, book a room at Naeset Roe Inn and enjoy Stoughton WI.
Historic Stoughton welcomes art lovers of all ages to experience its second annual “Fine Artsy Fair” – “Because Great Art Should Be Fun!”. Check the last blog entry to see maps of the Galleries, Studios, and Shops open Friday night June 19th for the Gallery Walk 5-9 pm. And then check the Classes and Demo map for locations for them. Below you’ll find a complete list of the Classes and Demos. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s time to start planning your summer Stay-cation. You don’t have to go to the East coast or the Mountains of Montana to get away this year. Plan a weekend, or a few days in the middle of the week, and get away to Stoughton WI. Naeset Roe Inn is the perfect place to use as you hub for your southern Wisconsin get away. And Stoughton is a great place to visit on its own. Read the rest of this entry »
Just got done with a Girl Friends Weekend for the Red Bowl Club. Did they have a good time! So did I.
The Red Bowl Club is a group of 7 girl friends that have been getting together for about 12 years. Once a year they pick a B&B and go there to reconnect, regroup and have a great time. And that is exactly what they did. I know that the piano hasn’t been played that much in 6 years. It held up well and the harmony was good. They accompanied themselves with a set of tuned plastic pipes that you hit on yourself or others to get the note out. What a blast. As you can imagine breakfast conversation was lively and they sure enjoyed the food as much as I enjoyed making it for them. Read the rest of this entry »
Well spring is coming to Naeset-Roe Inn. the crocus are finally starting to bloom and other spring bulbs are starting to peak their heads out of the ground. This means that Summer isn’t far away and that you should be looking to book your staycation at Naeset-Roe Inn bed and breakfast soon You don’t have to go far to have a get away. Read the rest of this entry »
Getting cabin fever and need to get away? Well Stoughton has some great things coming up this month.
My favorite Gallery is having a new show entitled “Special Places” the artist is Tim Mulholland. The show runs trough April 19th. But you can enjoy it from the beginning with the Artist’s Reception Friday, March 6th, 5pm – 8pm. Visit RobertRaeGallery.com. The gallery is only two blocks from Naeset-Roe Inn, 184 W. Main Street., so it is a nice evening walk away, even in this cold March weather. Tim does a wonderful job with his camera, and has a great collection of Wisconsin scenes.