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Spend a romantic night away in Hamilton County’s 8 Great Townson us!

We are having a contest on the blog that will give you some time away with a loved one.  If you win, you will first travel back in time while at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers.  You can spend your day strolling the grounds, working on a farm, gobbling up caramel apples from the Apple Store or flying 350 feet above Hamilton County.  After a fun filled day, slow down during a romantic dinner at the Glass Chimney restaurant in Carmel.  Dine on a mouth watering meal of steak, seafood, dessert and more.  Once you have finished dessert, tuck into a comfy bed at the Quality Inn & Suites in Noblesville. Head home the next day filled with a lifetime of happy, romantic memories.

Prize:

2 general admission tickets to Conner Prairie, $50 Gift Certificate to the Glass Chimney, 1 overnight stay at Quality Inn & Suites

How to enter:

To win, answer to the following question in the comment section of this post: How many days/months/years/decades have you loved your significant other (we have to keep it romantic, right?)?  The winner will be selected at random!  See the blog policy tab for more details on contest policies.  This contest closes at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16.

(we are having another contest on our website where we are giving away “Fantastic Fall Getaways” – enter to win!)

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A new hotel opening up in Hamilton County- how exciting!  Several of my coworkers were invited to attend a small site seeing tour of the new Cambria Suites in Noblesville and couldn’t wait to go check it out.

I had gone through a hard-hat tour of the hotel a few months back, but had not been back to see it since then.  They have obviously come along way since I had seen the concrete and dirt and had to imagine walls here, rooms there.  When we entered the hotel it was unbelievable!  We were instantly greeted by their very hospitable staff that led us around the hotel lobby.  They pointed out small but unforgettable amenities; they showed us modern yet homey décor.

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Last week our intern, Emma, visited the Frederick-Talbott Inn in Fishers, Indiana and had this to say about her visit…

“I have driven by the quaint Fredrick-Talbott Inn several times, but I had not ever had a reason to enter.  I’m sure glad that I was given the opportunity to attend a luncheon meeting there last Friday!  Upon arriving, I was greeted by the sight of the three buildings that make up the bed and breakfast and conference center.  The buildings are painted a homey shade of dark green and are connected by flower-lined stone paths.  I instantly forgot that I was right by the busy Allisonville Road, it was like a retreat!  Only the sight of the Conner Prairie balloon voyage brought me back to the present.

Dining Room

Dining Room

Upon entering the main building that houses the dining room, I was delighted by the mural in the opening room.  Some B&Bs have a tendency to over-do themes or be stuffed with country décor.  This is definitely not the case at the Fredrick-Talbott Inn!  I loved the mix of old and new knick-knacks and furniture.  They even had the old LS Ayer’s tearoom chairs, complete with coral seat covers!

I was enchanted with the whole place until I had the luncheon food.  Then I was not just enchanted, I was in love.  The sweet Vidalia onion dressing that accompanied the chicken salad was down right amazing.  If they bottled that stuff, I’d surely be the first in line to buy it!  And being a bed and breakfast, of course coffee cake was in the equation.  The lemon blueberry coffee cake with nuts did not disappoint and it would surely be a nice breakfast for any visitor to the inn.

The Frederick Room

The Frederick Room

After our luncheon meeting, I was able to go on a brief tour of the other portion of the inn where most of the rooms are.  Owner Ed Cohee showed off all nine of the rooms with pride.  Each room in the other house had a different color scheme and each had its own private bath.  All of the rooms were beautiful, but my favorite was the Fredrick room that was painted a striking bright blue and even had a working fireplace.  After working hard at the meeting and eating a huge lunch, it was difficult not to curl up on the cozy looking bed for an afternoon nap!  I returned to the office instead, but I was very glad to have had a visit to the Fredrick- Talbott Inn!”

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