Trinidad Bay BnB Hotel

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Trinity Alps Guest Room - Remodeling

We are at it ... again!
Things are sadly so slow here in the winter, that even though we can't afford it, we take rooms off the market for remodeling projects. This year, our Trinity Alps Guest Room gets some special attention.

When I remodeled the entire B&B a few years ago, Trinity Alps stayed open the longest and got less attention in the wall-paper/paint removal department. All rooms got new furniture, plush king beds, Restoration Hardware linens, and fixtures, but Trinity Alps just got a quick coat of paint - gotta pay the bills. We recently got a less than stellar review (!) for our Trinity Alps Room. I'm glad we were already addressing their concerns, even before they got back to Germany. Though I can't figure out how to cram a jacuzzi tub into that little bathroom over the garage, and can't afford to add a fireplace this year, it will be a nice remodel.

Jason has been busy scraping this past week, and will start painting next week. We'll post some before and after pics here for those of you that like projects like this.

Here are a few (pre-remodel) reviews from the Trinity Alps Guest Room Journal:

Not Having to Answer the Bell All the Time
May '06
"Sometimes work is being like a boxer, taking a beating round after round, and yet having to keep answering the bell to go out for another round. I love hearing the bell in the bay, a very different kind of bell. Nothing to answer, just something to be with." 

It Goes With You
May '06
"I have waited 28 years to stay in this place. I fell completely in love with Trinidad and with this house as a young, impressionable college student. How is it possible that I am here now as a 50 year old with my own college age daughter? How wonderful to be able to share this dream with her. This is not a place you can leave behind. It goes with you, it becomes a part of you forever." -Huntsville, UT

My Husband's (Then Boyfriend's) Birthday Present '98
June '06
"Since then we have tried to come here every year, and we always stay in the same room (Trinity Alps). We love Northern California, Trinidad, this house, and this room. The owners of this place have changed twice since we came here, this place is a bit more modern and less country, and it's still as charming, lovely and beautiful as ever." -Pacifica, CA

Trinidad Bay Will Beckon Us Back
June '06
"This place has all the weary traveler could long for ... The charm of the Trinity Room - The incomparable view and melody of the bell. Treats and treasures are just around the corner. A delightful breakfast to nourish body and soul in the morning." -Grass Valley, CA

Excellent in Every Way
July '06
"I love the style and comfort of the Trinity Alps Suite and have thoroughly enjoyed the delicious breakfasts -- what a way to start the day! I wish you well for the future -- by all accounts you deserve to continue to be hugely successful." -Yorkshire, England

Most Comfortable Bed Ever
August '06
"Great room with a beautiful view! ... P.S. The bed is a Simmons 'World Class' and I'm going to get one when I get home!" -San Clemente, CA

iPod Charger a Nice Bonus!
September '06
"The sounds of the ocean, birds & bell with the cool air were soothing after a long day of driving. The room had nice touches & details. The artwork was a great combination -- from your hike into the Trinity Alps." -Grants Pass, OR

An Awesome Time
October '06
"Breakfast was a highlight of each day as was meeting and talking with the guests. You can be proud of all that you have done here." -Manhattan Beach, CA

Returning for Anniversaries!
October '06
"Today we were married on Wedding Rock. The weather was absolutely beautiful and the scenery breathtaking! We drove for 4 days to get here and it couldn't have been more worthwhile! I will always remember the sounds of the waves and the bell in the bay!" -Alberta, Canada

A Jewel of a Town
December '06
"Were we (my wife and I) lucky to find such an amazing B&B or what? Our room's decor was great! Much more modern than your typical Victorian B&B ... May your stay be as restful & memorable as ours!" -Orange, CA

Perfection & Beauty
February '07
"James and Loraine [...] were madly, deeply, and insanely in love in this room ... Thank you"

Fine Simplicity, Luxurious Comfort, Brilliantly Thoughtful
March '07
"A taste of Heaven if there ever was one ... 'Old Home' ( aka Indian Beach [242 steps away]) Beach was our favorite jont [jaunt?] ... Don't miss 'Catch Cafe', 'Beach Comber Cafe', and the 'Trinidad Trading Company'. There's so much to savor & enjoy right here in Trinidad without stepping foot into the car. It's quite an extraordinary gift to slow down and walk everywhere, & to simply rest in this elegant room." -Seattle, WA

April '07
We feel blessed that our Lord led us here - a wonderful quiet place an absolutely beautiful view! We love the layout of the room, and it is so clean! We plan to return and to recommend this place to our friends." -Lincoln, CA

Wonderful Special Place
August '07
"Too bad we could only stay one night. This is such a great place to stay. Wonderful room. Great view. Super breakfast." -Santa Cruz, CA

Wish We Could Stay Longer
August '07
"One of the most charming places we stayed. Look forward to stopping by in the future." -Buenos Aires, Argentina via Jacksonville, FL

What An Ugly Weather
January '08
What a spectaculous (sic) view. The 'pacifico' at Trinidad in the trinity-room! What an ugly weather - raining over days - stormy winds and in the last night it snows into the ocean. And what a beautiful time these three days are with the ocean with the redwoods with the sleeping buddha on the beach. Thanks the univers (sic) Thank you for the beautiful breakfast Thanks to this beautiful house & place." -Zurich, Switzerland

Luck ... Destiny - Everything Perfect
June '08
"With no set plans just our spirit of adventure this was one of the most restful & beautiful stops we made along the way. Sometimes it pays to be like the water that flows around the rocks in the sea ... you never know what you'll caress ... Thank you for everything & for living out your dreams so that others may enjoy theirs ... until next time." -Connecticut

It's so touching to read these entries over the years.
If I ever feel unappreciated in my town, or a bit blue, I just head to one of my rooms and read a little.
Can't feel blue long with all these wonderfully warm words, left by such kind people, staying in my little Trinity Alps Guest Room over the garage, in this charming 50's Cape Cod Home, on the bluff overlooking the Bay, in my favorite place on earth - Trinidad! 
Thanks for staying with us. -Mike Morgan, Owner

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