Last week I visited my beach home-away-from home – the Rehoboth Guest House in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. I try to go every spring and fall for the best weather and rates, and more tolerable crowds crowds. This B&B is stylish and charming inside but the exterior is best of all, the front being a destination in October when it sports the most outrageous Halloween decorations in town.
Like these guests, I love the front porch for hanging out and greeting people on their walk down Maryland Avenue to the beach.
I love the back garden even with no blooms yet. Those red maples with the yellow umbrellas are perfect with the grey and white of the building.
In the before-and-after above (from its Facebook page) yellow was in the original but everything else has changed for the better.
When I visited in mid-May the annuals had just been planted, due to our unusually cold spring.
Above and below, the back garden in summer.
I want a B&B that has great outdoor spaces to hang out and this one has many to choose from. The upper deck is the most private, and I like to settle down here with my laptop. Planters recently filled and lit for evening drama.
I was a little too early to catch the rhododendrons in bloom.
The Innkeeper who Uncovered a Notorious History
I knew that about Tom but what I learned last week is that he’s unearthed the B&B’s amazing history, which was published in a first and then second installment in a local publication and soon in a book.
(And yes, it was weird hearing from Tom and learning from his articles the wild shenanigans that had gone on in the very room I was staying in! Though really, do we ever want intimate details about what’s happened in the hotel rooms we stay in? The hotel beds we sleep in? I think not!)