• Cottage In The Roses

    Posted on June 14, 2015 by in Amazing flower pairings, Field Trip, Things that inspire me in the garden

    Recently, my husband and I traveled to Eugene, Oregon to see our new grandbaby and his parents! Unfortunately, when I booked airline tickets back in February, I had no idea that June is when national and international track and field events converge there.

    Because my daughter and her husband have a tiny house, we chose to stay elsewhere and have the least impact possible on their new baby routines. So, in early-May, I started calling hotels (plenty of time, right?) to make reservations. Imagine my surprise when hotel after hotel had no vacancies and those available had jacked up prices!

    My smart daughter suggested AirBnB as an alternative and sent me the link. In no time at all I found a cute little place advertised as Whiteaker Studio Under the Roses¬†and requested a booking. The host contacted me and we exchanged a few e-mails settle the¬†details. Since you are staying at someone’s home (AirBnB lists rooms, apartments, studios, cottages and whole houses), the hosts like to know a little about who is coming. Transactions are taken care of by credit card through the AirBnB site and they send confirmations and reminders too! Happily, we set off on our trip knowing we had a spot to lay our heads when we arrived on the opposite coast!

     

     

    But we had no idea just how charming both the host and the lodging would be! Although we had seen pictures when booking, the tiny cottage and the garden that surrounds it were even more enchanting in person. Shelley, our host, is a master gardener and we had fun chatting about espaliered fruit trees, perennials and gardening in general. Each day, she provided continental breakfast goodies which we ate outside on the patio in this lovely secret garden. This cottage, in the historic Whiteaker district of Eugene, was also within easy walking distance of many wonderful restaurants, microbreweries and an organic grocery.

    A tiny cottage in the roses: what better place for me? Take a look at a few of the garden pictures I snapped when not off loving our grandson!

    *This is not an advertisement or paid post – I just loved using AirBnB to find this sweet place to stay and wanted to share it with you!

    Cottage In the Roses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/cottage-in-the-roses/

    Cottage In the Roses

    Bloom and Bud ~ Cottage In the Roses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/cottage-in-the-roses/

    Bloom and Bud ~ Cottage In the Roses

    Clematis Vine ~ Cottage In the Roses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/cottage-in-the-roses/

    Clematis Vine ~ Cottage In the Roses

    Apple Tree ~ Cottage In the Roses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/cottage-in-the-roses/

    Apple Tree ~ Cottage In the Roses

    Pink Clematis ~ Cottage In the Roses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/cottage-in-the-roses/

    Pink Clematis ~ Cottage In the Roses

    Arbor Swing ~ Cottage In the Roses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/cottage-in-the-roses/

    Arbor Swing ~ Cottage In the Roses

    Clematis ~ Cottage In the Roses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/cottage-in-the-roses/

    Clematis ~ Cottage In the Roses

    Rose Bloom ~ Cottage In the Roses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/cottage-in-the-roses/

    Rose Bloom ~ Cottage In the Roses

    Allium ~ Cottage In the Roses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/cottage-in-the-roses/

    Allium ~ Cottage In the Roses

    Patio ~ Cottage In the Roses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/cottage-in-the-roses/

    Patio ~ Cottage In the Roses

    Yellow Snapdragons ~ Cottage In the Roses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/cottage-in-the-roses/

    Yellow Snapdragons ~ Cottage In the Roses

    Tiny Campanula ~ Cottage In the Roses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/cottage-in-the-roses/

    Tiny Campanula ~ Cottage In the Roses

    Buddha ~ Cottage In the Roses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/cottage-in-the-roses/

    Buddha ~ Cottage In the Roses

    Blue Star Creeper ~ Cottage In the Roses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/cottage-in-the-roses/

    Blue Star Creeper ~ Cottage In the Roses

    Valerian ~ Cottage In the Roses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/cottage-in-the-roses/

    Valerian ~ Cottage In the Roses

    Perennial Geranium ~ Cottage In the Roses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/cottage-in-the-roses/

    Perennial Geranium ~ Cottage In the Roses

    Poppy ~ Cottage In the Roses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/cottage-in-the-roses/

    Poppy ~ Cottage In the Roses

    Centaura http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/cottage-in-the-roses/

    Centaura ~ Cottage In The Roses

    Yellow Rose ~ Cottage In The Roses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/cottage-in-the-roses/

    Yellow Rose ~ Cottage In The Roses

     

     

6 Responses so far.

  1. chris aka monkey says:

    barb you must have been in heaven a new baby and that lovely place to stay xx

  2. Jen Y says:

    What a find!

  3. Heather says:

    Looks like such a wonderful place. I’ve heard a lot about AirBnB but never tried it. We’re going to San Francisco in August, maybe I should take a look to see what’s available there.

    • Barb says:

      Hi, Heather! I would take a peek at AirBnB and see what you find. We got great value and a wonderful place!

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