Sunday, December 15, 2013

Need a Last Minute Gift - Whistling Swan GC's are Just the Ticket

With only 10 days until Christmas, the panic may be setting in. What can I get for the person who has everything? Why not order a gift certificate for a relaxing stay at the Whistling Swan Inn? 

Gift certificates are 20% off and can be ordered in any denomination through December 31st. They come packaged ready for presentation. 

The weather outside may be frightful, but a stay at the Inn is truly delightful.

Ros Bruno
Innkeeper
The Whistling Swan Inn
110 Main St.
Stanhope, NJ 07874
973-347-6369
www.whistlingswaninn.com
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Food, Glorious Food - Breakfast at the Whistling Swan Inn

When I look at old photos of my big Italian-American family, the common denominator has always been the dining room table laden with food. To say that food has always been a big part of my life is an understatement, so that's why it's a huge part of the experience I deliver to my guests at the Whistling Swan Inn.


This is a guest favorite
Part of the fun of going on vacation is forgetting about the diet and trying new things, and many of my guests will ask me to describe in detail what food is available at my bed and breakfast. Because I like to see people eat, I'm only too happy to comply.

Breakfast each morning is served buffet style; my guests seem to like the flexibility of strolling down anytime between the designated hours, rather than having to commit to a set time. The varied menu (chef's choice) consists of two entrees, one sweet, one savory, accompanied by an array of sides. Here's an example of a typical menu:

  • Choice of fruit juices
  • Seasonal fresh fruit
  • Eggs Benedict (Florentine for our vegetarian friends)
  • Croissant a L'orange French toast
  • Potato latkes with sour cream and applesauce
  • Assorted sweet breads, such as blueberry muffins or cinnamon walnut coffee cake
  • Homemade granola
  • Freshly ground coffee and/or assorted gourmet tea


For guests who may have dietary restrictions, such as gluten intolerance, we can easily accommodate them, and in fact, Tom's Potato Crust Frittata is often requested by returning guests.

I like to make sure my guests have accessibility to snacks in order to tide them over until dinner after a fun-filled day of antiquing, horseback riding or seeing the nearby historic sights. They can grab some of my signature chocolate chip cookies or rich brownies and a soda or coffee at my 24-hour hospitality bar. I'll admit, it's hard to keep that cookie jar filled.
It's hard to pass by the cookie jar without snagging one

At my hidden gem of a bed and breakfast in the New Jersey Skylands, the accommodations are luxurious and restful, but the breakfast will stick with you. 

Ros

Ros Bruno
Innkeeper
The Whistling Swan Inn
110 Main St.
Stanhope, NJ 07874
973-347-6369
www.whistlingswaninn.com
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Monday, December 2, 2013

Whistling Swan Inn Named to Top 10 B&B List

My Stanhope, NJ bed and breakfast inn, the Whistling Swan, has been selected as one of 2013's top 10 B&B's in the U.S. by bedandbreakfast.com

What this means is that the Whistling Swan Inn is recognized as a top inn around the world providing the best travel experience. We are also a member of BedandBreakfast.com's Diamond Collection, which is an exclusive group of professionally inspected and guest-reviewed luxury inns.

Each November, BedandBreakfast.com names 30 overall top inns based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews from the past year. The fact that this prestigious award is based strictly on the customer experience makes it even more meaningful.

So to you, our valued guests, we humbly thank you.

Ros

  
Ros Bruno
Innkeeper
The Whistling Swan Inn
110 Main St.
Stanhope, NJ 07874
973-347-6369
www.whistlingswaninn.com
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