What a delight to see you again! I greatly enjoyed our visit last time. And, thank you for asking about that grain truck/appetizer from last time – it was delicious! There was corn, and corn and more corn… yum, yum, yum…
You know… I was thinking… that I should
about the unique lodging and qualities of Stone Mill Hotel & Suites. The best place to begin would be in the area where I entered the building. That area is now called the Crate Suite.
Private Entrance to the Crate Suite
After the initial shock of my ride on the back of that 1930’s Ford truck and my sudden escape from having my tail feathers plucked, the Crate Jacuzzi Suite is where all of the chaos first took place, and much to my dismay, the Crate Suite has become one of the most popular suites for guests! You would not believe this but when the Lamon – Mortimer families opened the doors to the hotel in July of 2001, the first guests in that room was a young couple on their honeymoon and they have been coming back every year for their anniversary! They are such a nice couple. Great fun to visit with…but I digress.
Living room with private two person whirlpool tub
The Crate Suite is on the first floor of the hotel. One of the unique features to the hotel is that the first three floors of this four story building are on ground level and was originally designed to meet the needs of the freight train industry that ran through the Lanesboro area in the late 1800’s. The Crate Suite has a private entrance that now opens up to a lovely guest area that features a two person whirlpool tub. And don’t you know that’s a great bird bath if I ever saw one. Much nicer than the bath they gave me when I first arrived. Which was more like a dunk, dunk, plunk in cold water. Burrrr chills me to the bone thinking about it.
Traditional chicken crate used to bring chickens to the poultry processing plant
When I arrived, I was in a crate very similar to the one that is prominently displayed in the
suite as well. Some other unique features to this now wonderful suite is the old chicken de-beaker (and let me tell you I am so glad that that thing don’t work no more… It’s more of a dust collector if I do say so myself. Colleen, the owner, would pluck another feather or two if I convinced Mandy to throw it in the dumpster!)
Antique Chicken De-Beaker
The rest of the suite includes a queen bed. For those of you that are electronically inclined there are two TV’s so, if you roosters and hen’s out there disagree on what to watch, there is one for you and one for the love of your life to watch, because it is all about keeping the peace and providing you with a great place to rest, relax and re-connect!
Well, now that I have talked you ear off, I think that it would be prudent to go scratch around for some more information about my namesake, Fosse. I look forward to seeing you soon at Stone Mill Hotel & Suites; and don’t forget, we are just a stone’s throw from anywhere you are!