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Lodging Expense Need Not Prevent You From Enjoying a Full Weekend Somewhere!

Posted by on September 16, 2013

Traveling is wonderful but as most know, it can get expensive quickly with lodging, food, gas, attractions, etc.  Camping is an alternative but not a good one when it gets cold or if you’re the type that feels like even a motel is your idea of roughing it!   I decided to run a lodging experiment on my last excursion.  I booked a night at a “Guesthouse” where I paid $65 inc. tax for a room with a double bed in a lovely three story house in the middle of a precious historic town within walking distance to all the main attractions.  The going rate nearby elsewhere was $135+ per night without tax.  My savings was over half!

What did I receive for $65?  Well, I was able to stay in a very clean 1800′s home where I had my own private good sized bedroom with a double bed, two windows, nightstands with lamps, a floor mirror, trunk, closet, plenty of blankets and a small space heater and cooling fan.  The main drawback was that my restroom was on the floor below me but I considered the trek good exercise.  If the only other room on my floor would have been occupied, I would have had to share the bathroom but fortunately it wasn’t.

Additionally, I was given full access to the living room, dining room and fully stocked kitchen where I prepared my own breakfast and late night snack.  There were plenty of reading materials lying around and the three ladies staying in a big room on the second floor proved to be good company Saturday night when we all sat on sofas laughing and sharing stories.  Would I seek out this experience again? Sure!  All of the money I saved in lodging paid for ALL of the tours I took as well as an appetizer and drink on the veranda of the nearby B & B mansion!!!Jim Thorpe 081

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