by Marcy Lamberson
Do you ever want to go on a mini vacation, but don’t have a lot of time for traveling? My husband and I opted for a “stay-cation” this year, right inside Atlanta. We had 2 nights available for a little adventure.
We live in the suburbs, but there’s so much to do and explore just half an hour away from our house in the city. So I started hunting for a B & B online. I’m a glass artist who looks for the unique and interesting places and we’re both the laid back types. I wanted to find a place that was fun, and casual to match our style.
The Urban Oasis Bed and Breakfast was perfect. I loved the colorful and funky mid century modern furnishings in a wonderful rehabbed building. The three Basset Hounds and two cats were the right touch too. So cute! Their varied art throughout the property gave me a lot to look at too.
We arrived and the owners, Judi and Duane were so welcoming and well versed on what to do in their Old Fourth Ward neighborhood and surrounding areas. From fabulous restaurants to running trails, we found out what we needed for the next day. Judi showed us our comfy room, with the great ensuite shower and extra comforter for the December night.
Would I return to Urban Oasis? You bet! We were invited to make ourselves at home with access to the kitchen, and open living room, dining room, tv, area.
That was our first mini in-town vacation, but definitely not our last. We still have a lot left to see, explore (and taste) in our own city. Getting away for a little bit worked perfectly for our budget and available time. We’ll be back.
January 7, 2011