So now that winter is officially just a few weeks away, it got me thinking about one of my favorite seasonal activities – a comfy and cozy night’s sleep. As it gets colder and darker outside, toasty beds become the beacon of warmth and light indoors. And beds, as you know, are something B&B’s across the country take very seriously. Here are a few that inspire some serious slumber indulgence.
At Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast in Newberg, OR, the High Desert Suite is a prime example. “We think our beds are pretty awesome,” says innkeeper Kristin Fintel. “We get a fair number of guests asking what the brand of mattress is so they can purchase one themselves.” (It turns out it’s a memory-foam mattress, the Novaform Brand from Costco.) The bedding also features decadent down pillows, and sleep-inducing sheets from the luxurious Comphy Company brand, which are so soft guests say “so comphy” when they ask to buy them. “The bed frame exhibits unique craftsmanship,” adds Kristin. “It’s made from reclaimed lumber from an old Jim Beam Distillery. A local wood enthusiast, Rich of Wood is Wonderful, buys reclaimed wood and I worked with his artist, Peter, to design the bed and accompanying furniture to give it the rustic feel of the High Desert of Central Oregon.” Guests also enjoy the warming in-wall fireplace and amazing views of the Willamette Valley, which can be seen directly from the bed.
King or queen beds with pillow top mattresses that are always top of the line quality. Sheets that are 500 thread count sateen, each pressed for a silky touch. Bed blankets that are double sheeted, and beds that have either heated blankets or mattress covers with dual control for personal temperature control. Four pillows that are soft and medium to maximize comfort on every bed, the majority of which are exquisitely hand-carved four poster beds created by a local Greenville artist Joe Bolf. Sound like a sleeper’s dream? That’s what the innkeepers Linda & Dennis Bortis have in mind for guests headed to The Lodge at Moosehead Lake in Greenville, ME, and it’s certainly paid off. Guest feedback ranges from “best sleep ever” to “you must have my sleep number.” “They ask for our mattress, sheets, and more so that they can replicate them in a remodeled bedroom of their own,” says Linda. All of the rooms have been decorated to reflect the natural surroundings of Moosehead Lake, while providing the ultimate in luxury in every detail. One thing that can’t be recreated is the view, eight of the nine rooms feature gorgeous vistas of the lake many enjoyed directly from the comfort of the cozy beds.
“We are told often by guests that they have never slept so well as they have here at The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn,” reveals Mike Hogan, innkeeper of the West Harwich, MA-based B&B. “We believe it is a combination of the mattress, sheets, and quiet solitude of our location. It’s hard not to sleep well in such great surroundings!” The inn offers two of the best options for a sound night’s sleep: they use Comphy sheets, which Mike adds are revolutionary in terms of feel, substance, and look, as well as Kingsdown mattresses, which feel like laying on a cloud – soft and firm in the right places. “They are clearly the right choice, and guests repeatedly mention how much they love them!” One of the most often-asked questions at the inn is, ‘where can I buy those sheets?,’ and a close second is, ‘where can I purchase that mattress?’ The inn actually offers both for purchase, so that guests can take that feeling home with them. “Yes, customers buy sheets often, but that seems fairly commonplace,” says Mike. “To purchase a mattress from the hotel you just stayed in speaks volumes as to just how comfortable the mattresses are…exceptional!”