Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Historic Hotels of our Road Trip

Well I finally got to look through our pictures from our trip last week and I wanted to share with you guys some of the wonderful places we got to visit.  We decided to take a road trip and visit lots of points of interest and see a few different parts of the Country.  There are definitely places we would go back to and definitely places we wouldn't. :)  But all in all we enjoyed the places we got to see. 

First, I want to show you two Historic Hotels we got to stay at.  We found them through the Historic Hotels of America Site and fell in love with them (and it did help that they weren't going to cost us an arm and a leg like some of the ones we found).


The very first place we stayed was in Lake Forest, IL.  This little city is adorable!  The houses are gorgeous; there are tree-lined boulevards -- I absolutely loved driving and walking through their beautiful town.  The hotel sits nestled in an adorable little neighborhood of historic homes that are very well kept. We stayed at the Deer Path Inn because of it's charm and uniqueness.  It's definitely like no other hotel I've been to.  It's fashioned after an inn in England; so there was lots of historic charm.

 It was definitely a lovely little place to start our trip.  And here's the view from our room -- it looked out onto a little terrace where they served dinner, lunch and breakfast.   Sorry I don't have any great pictures of the rooms; but they were VERY nice as well.  :)


The other historic hotel we stayed at was in one of my FAVORITE places that we stopped: Nashville.  I LOVED this city!  It was the cleanest downtown area I've ever seen.  Both Kevin and I decided that we would LOVE to go back and visit again.  

The Union Station Hotel was at the beginning of their lovely downtown area.  This hotel was absolutely GORGEOUS inside.  It was so breathtaking.  It used to be a train station and was restored keeping it's historic decor and architecture to be a beautiful hotel.

And again, the rooms were just as gorgeous -- they were recently renovated and I honestly wanted to decorate my own room and bathroom to model them.  (You can see more pictures of the rooms on their website).

We loved downtown -- and we ate at an awesome barbecue place.  It was completely packed in there and you could tell it was THE PLACE for good barbecue food.  I would definitely recommend it. :)

So there you have it -- the two historic hotels we got to stay at on our trip South East.  I would have LOVED to stay at other historic hotels too, but some cities we were staying in didn't have a lot of historic hotels and some were just out of our price range -- you still gotta be thrifty on vacation, too! :)

Definitely more to come....

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michelle said...

Beautiful buildings! I love Nashville! I have only been there once, I have family there, and I would love to go back! Thanks for sharing!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

The hotels look amazing! Sounds like a wonderful trip.

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