Texas Bed & Breakfast Association protects travelers in Texas!

When you are traveling for business or pleasure, do you ever give much thought to the behind-the-scenes activities to go into making your stay at a bed & breakfast enjoyable, relaxing & safe? Probably not! After all, isn’t that why you’re handing the proprietor your hard-earned money – so you don’t have to worry about…

Parents of College Freshmen: Rest Easy!

One of the biggest blessings related to owning my Bed & Breakfast in Lubbock, Texas is being able to have friends & family stay with us over the years. An additional “plus” comes with watching those same people progress through the stages of life with their families – stages such as bringing a child to…

Awestruck over Lubbock’s Moonstruck Nail Salon

Moonstruck Nail Salon was created with a very specific goal in mind – owner Sheryl Keil wanted to carry on the ambience that was established by the previous owner, Kathi Holmes, when the salon was known as Moondance. That goal was to create a salon that was the exact opposite of a large, impersonal salon,…

“A Different Kind of Coffeehouse”

Every morning, you probably drive by a popular chain coffee retailer that has a line of harried Lubbock commuters sitting in the drive-thru line anticipating their venti “half-caff, double whip” latte. Really?! Yes, my coffee may fuel the start of my day at Woodrow House Bed & Breakfast, but once in a while I need…

Manna from Heaven

The modern interpretation of the term “manna” denotes divine or spiritual nourishment. If you’ve spent any time enjoying the delicious food at Manna Bread & Wine or the creative cocktails and extensive wine, beer & spirit menu of Milo’s Fine Wine & Whiskey, then I don’t have to tell you the definition of Lubbock’s Manna…

Keeping Lubbock Beautiful

Artistry comes in many forms, and the next Cactus Alley Courtyard merchant, Marilee Echols Bybee, owner of Bybee Salon & Objet D’Art, is doing more than her  part to ensure visitors leave this eclectic enclave with some personal improvements or some original art to add flair to the spaces they inhabit. Let’s face facts: many people blessed with artistic…

Keeping Company at Cactus Alley Courtyard

Woodrow House Bed & Breakfast will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. Business has been good, but I’ve always imagined a guest’s stay should be more than just a place to rest at night. Each visitor’s trip to Lubbock should be an adventure full of good food, fun shopping & exciting excursions to discover art &…

Love is in the Air!

I’ve long been a believer that bed & breakfast inns are much more romantic that the traditional hotel, and that makes Woodrow House Bed & Breakfast the ideal spot to stage your Valentine’s Day surprise! Many of our rooms have already booked well in advance of this lovers’ holiday, so act fast to claim a…

Rolling Out the “Red” Carpet

Now playing: YouTube’s latest sensation: http://youtu.be/58ZcVWiKeww Okay, now that you have seen “it,” you may still be asking, “What exactly is The Red Chair, & why did it get the royal treatment when it made its 90th nationwide stop in Lubbock at Woodrow House Bed & Breakfast?” Very simply, The Red Chair blossomed from a…

Comphy Sheets – Changing the World One Bed at a Time

We are in the midst of that time of year – scrambling to decorate, bake & shop for the perfect gift for the people who are most important in our lives. So while my bed & breakfast elves are scurrying around wrapping stair banisters with garland & bows, I want to remind readers that Woodrow…

Good Clean Fun

On any given day, I’ll be the first one to say that I am truly blessed. Owning a bed & breakfast allowed me to be “home” as my four children were growing up, but it created a unique situation in that “home” was also “work.” Fortunately, each child developed their own unique personalities, & I…

Mount Up on Wings like Eagles

Envision yourself aboard a glider, being towed by another airplane, & your goal is to float noiselessly down behind enemy lines with a cargo of weapons, supplies & troops needed to secure victory in World War II. This simple idea sounds a bit like brilliant science fiction or, at best, an ill-conceived notion that is…