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Wedding Bells at College Inn Bed & Breakfast!

June 17th, 2014 by collegeinn

*First look*

*First look*

We can hear the wedding bells *chime* right here at College Inn Bed & Breakfast! Just this past weekend, we hosted a bride and her bridal party the night before the big day! Let me just say that this is just one of the many perks of working here at College Inn. The weekend started with a lovely breakfast with the bride-to-be and her family. It was so great to sit down and get to know them a little bit. Hearing about the plans this new couple has made for their future together, was truly beautiful. Later that evening, the rest of the bridal party arrived. We had all the rooms set up just right so they felt right at home. The next morning, the hustle and bustle of wedding day preparation was in full swing! The hair and makeup crew showed up bright and early to get started. Everybody was able to get ready in Room #1, and each girl emerged looking beautiful and ready for the wedding! The shining star was the bride, of course! She was radiant and stunning, as she anxiously awaited her walk down the aisle. 🙂

Witnessing the moment that her family laid eyes on her was so special to us. At the end of all our guest’ visits, they leave us with a part of them. We have a new connection- a new encounter- and new memories to store. Our guests are very important to us and we really feel like we get to know them by the time they depart. So, to indirectly play a part in such a special event in our guests’ lives like a wedding, is extra special to us.

The beautiful bride with her family

The beautiful bride with her family

We have hosted a few bridal parties over the past few years and it is always one of our favorite things to do. We love being able to make a bride feel as comfortable as possible and always try to do whatever we can to accommodate the needs of her and her family. What’s really neat about our setup is that our house sort of becomes their home. It is a way to bring the bride and her friends the comfort of home that they may not be able to experience at a commercial hotel. The house allows room for several people to get ready, areas for hair and makeup, and of course, endless snacks and drinks for everyone during the festivities. We strive to add personal touches to make their time here something they will include in their memories of their special day.

In the near future, we hope to expand the inn so that we have room to not just host bridal parties before a wedding, but also wedding receptions and more! We want to be the best place to stay for such a special occasion. There are lot of exciting things in the future for College Inn and we hope to continue to give our brides and their families the most wonderful of experiences. Come stay with us and let us pamper you as you prepare for the best day of your life. 🙂

College Inn hosts wedding party

Here comes the bride!

Marion, IN- College Inn receives Tripadvisor’s ‘Certificate of Excellence’!

May 29th, 2014 by collegeinn

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College Inn B&B- best place to stay in Marion!

Exciting news! College Inn Bed & Breakfast has just received the “Certificate of Excellence” award from the world’s largest travel site, Tripadvisor. We were so surprised to receive the certificate in the mail and were eager to learn about how we were chosen for such a prestigious award! So, we did a little research.

First of all, for those who are unfamiliar with Tripadvisor, it is the “world’s largest travel site.” Travelers can search vacation or lodging destinations and see what past guests have said about their experiences. The great advice and suggestions found on Tripadvisor gives quality information and insight that helps travelers plan their best vacation possible.

With that being said, what is this ‘certificate of excellence,’ you ask? Well…

The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to the top 10% of businesses providing excellent hospitality, as well as who have received the upmost praise from travelers. College Inn has received an overall 5 out of 5-star rating from Tripadvisor clients, and we are so proud and happy to be able to provide an impacting and enjoyable experience for our guests.

The best part about receiving this award, is that we love what we do. Every day. It is truly a privilege to be able to accommodate the needs of the people who stay here. We have met the most incredible individuals and families, and it is our pleasure and mission to give each one an experience that they will enjoy and remember.

Thank you, Tripadvisor, for honoring us with this prestigious award. We are thrilled and grateful to be able to provide our guests with the highest quality experience. Our newly mounted “certificate of excellence,” will remind us to continue to strive for more each day, so that we can continue to be the difference between average and excellent in our guests’ lodging experiences. 🙂

It’s Summer at College Inn!

May 7th, 2014 by collegeinn

Ahhh, summer. Need I say more? It’s that time of year again, folks- time for sunshine, swimming pools, and some good, old fashioned sweet tea! Summer is well on its way…finally! I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I am not sad to see Old Man Winter hit the road for a while! Sure, we had a lovely winter season, celebrating the holidays with family and friends. Hot chocolate was had and snowmen were made. But even with how wonderful those things may be, we, at College Inn, are anxiously awaiting the summer sun and all the wonderful (and warm) things that go with it. 🙂

We all scream for "Ice Cream!" :)

We all scream for “Ice Cream!” 🙂

We have been kept pretty busy here at the inn, with all the graduation festivities, across the street, at Indiana Wesleyan University. One of the coolest parts of our job is getting to meet so many awesome students and their families. We have families coming from all different parts of the country, each bringing their own unique personalities and stories to share with us. It’s so fun being able to talk and get to know all of you!

It’s sort of sad, though, when all the students go home for the summer. The “busy-ness” of campus life dies down and it gets a little quieter here at the B&B. So, we were thinking, how about we give a special rate for the summer so that we can treat people to a great and relaxing stay, as well as make some new friends. You know, bring some summer excitement to the inn! So, we’re offering a special rate of just $85/night (Monday-Friday) from now through August 8th. Whether you’re wanting to check out the university, or just get away from the everyday work grind and routine, come stay with us. We’d love to meet you and treat you! Come and kick off your summer sandals and relax. You deserve it. Everyone needs a little summer get-a-way, right? 😉

“Perfect song on the radio…

Sing along ‘cause it’s one we know

It’s a smile, it’s a kiss

It’s a sip of wine

It’s summertime!”

 

“Summertime” -Kenny Chesney

 

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