Monday, December 1, 2008

3 Inns in 3 Months: Gramercy Mansion

This Fall Elizabeth was fortunate enough to be able to visit three of the areas finest Inns. In this first of three posts: Gramercy Mansion. In September she combined a wonderful Wine Dinner with an overnight stay at Gramery in lovely Green Spring Valley.
The Wine Dinners held often at Gramercy are hosted by Jerry Edwards of Chef's Expressions. Jerry is a well known chef and wine connoisseur. Jerry and his staff prepared a delicious meal at which each course was accompanied by a fabulous wine. Jerry would speak to the diners (about 100) between each course to get feedback on the previous course and introduce the wine and food for the next course. There were new people to meet and old friends to greet and everyone seemed to have a great time.
Instead of taking to the road after so much wine, Elizabeth and Mr. B reserved a room at the Inn which is decorated with eclectic furnishings. The most impressive thing at this B and B is all the small comforts offered to their guests. The rooms are stocked with cold bottled drinks, a microwave and of course microwave popcorn. There is an entire library of DVDs and books at the ready for an evening of relaxing. For those staying at Gramercy during the warmer months of the year, there is an outdoor swimming pool, walking trails, and lots of gardens in which to wander. What a nice get away right in the middle of where we live and work. It was surprising private and the staff was accommodating and kind.
Breakfast was an amazing offering of fresh baked goodies along with hot traditional-with-a-twist food too.
Gramercy Mansion is a wonderful place for a wedding, a rehearsal dinner, a bridal shower or just a relaxing weekend away. For more photos and information, visit