I just realized that I never blogged about our first Bed and Breakfast experience. SHOCKING since I only blog about once a week these days.
Aaron and I spent a night in a little “Country Inn” called the Tara Inn. It’s about an hour and a half away from Pittsburgh.
It’s one of those bed and breakfasts with themed rooms that each have a name. We chose the Lilac Room. Lilac wallpaper and all.
We both loved the fireplace and now want to cut into a wall in our house and install one.
I only wore leggings all weekend.
Hanging out in one of the common rooms with a bunch of old confederate paraphernalia. Creepy.
After we arrived at the Inn, we started wandering around. It’s a pretty big place with 15 guest rooms or something. They also have the creepiest indoor pool imaginable. Seriously. Statues. Wallpaper. Artificial flowers.
We had dinner in the formal dining room. Creep city.
It was a 7 course dinner. I think I got pictures of all of my courses.
First up, Chicken Consomme with a blue cheese roll:
Next was a salad with blue cheese, pears, cranberries and super oily dressing. Really good salad, just a tad oily for me. I’m a vinegar person.
This was Aaron’s salad. It was a caesar salad in an asiago bowl with balsamic reduction:
Third was mini lobster tail:
Palate cleansing macerated berries:
Creeptastic piano man:
For the main course, we both chose some kind of seafood soup thing with caviar on top. The flower was edible too! This dish was really good!
Okay apparently I didn’t take a picture of dessert! I had bananas foster which was delicious!! Aaron had eggnog cheesecake but we basically both just ate mine.
The last course was port and fruit I think. That was my first time having port. HORRIBLE! ick.
We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and watching a hilariously bad movie in the LILAC room.
The next morning, we chose to have breakfast in the room..wearing robes.
I had oatmeal! with brown sugar and raisins. Grapefruit on the side. Aaron had steak and eggs.
So my comments about the Tara Inn — It was a fun experience which we’ll definitely remember but it was a tad over-priced. It also wasn’t really what we were looking for in the way of a B&B. We had visions of being a guest at a big welcome home and this was not that. The employees there were clearly uninterested high school kids who weren’t all that helpful. Also, the decor was like Vegas bed and breakfast. Not my thing.
And did I mention that it was CREEPY?
It was a good experience but we won’t be going back.
There are many, many more bed and breakfasts that we’d like to try. Next time we’d like to stay at a smaller B&B where the proprietors actually live there and you mingle with other guests. This one didn’t promote the mingling very much at all and I think that’s what most people expect and look forward to when they decide to stay at a bed and breakfast.
Alright done with the Tara Inn review! Time for me to get up to bed! It’s 9:35 PM after all.
Pray for a snow day tomorrow!