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Friday, January 18, 2013

New Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast Mobile Site

We are beginning 2013 by launching a new web presence for Longing For Home.

Our website (www.longingforhome.com) has a new look with all the social media buttons in place. For your convenience these buttons have been placed on each page along with new "like" and "tweet" buttons so you can share with your friends and tweeter followers.

As these changes were made to our website, we have gathered our professional associations into the center part of our home page.  Here you can, with a single click view the current 60 guest reviews registered with BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection Inns as well as the 15 guest reviews captured so far by TripAdvisor.    


In addition, we now have a section on our home page just for the guest comments.  This "Guest Comments" section will change from time to time with comments left for us in the guest journals located in each of our guest rooms.  The combination of these real-time comments and the current 75 guest reviews should give those considering a visit with us for the first time a "warm fuzzy" as to the great experience they can expect. 


We also launched a mobile version (http://m.longingforhome.com/) of our website that is tailored specifically for your i-phones or android phones.

Word of mouth is the best and most effective form of advertising and we hope that these improvements to our web presence will help you help us to grow.  

Have a blessed Day.

Betty Maloney
Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast
"A State of Mind, A Place of Grace, A Way of Life*"
* Taken from the book, How to be a Better Southerner by Carolyn Kent.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

January 2013 "Cabin Fever" Mini Escape

Are you beginning to feel the effects of "Cabin Fever" even though Mr. Winter seems to be playing with us this year?

Here at Longing For Home we have an effective remedy!

Angus McGraw, our resident Flying Pig, suggests a mini escape from the big city to one of our luxurious, quiet and cozy guest rooms.

Reserve a stay with us for between now and January 31, 2013 and save 10% off our regular room rate. 

We will also have our famous gourmet cupcake welcome treat awaiting your arrival.

Book your reservation, today, at www.longingforhome.com

Have a blessed Day. Betty Maloney
Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast
"A State of Mind, A Place of Grace, A Way of Life*"
* Taken from the book, How to be a Better Southerner by Carolyn Kent.

We're Back!! From the American Queen

Betty and I (Bill) just got back from a great experience!  If you've never thought about taking a cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the American Queen you should.

The 7-day cruise we took left Memphis, TN and headed downstream at a pace of but 8 to 10 miles an hour.  We were amazed at how smooth the river boat traveled.  There was very little sense of movement and absolutely no rocking to and fro.



From the moment we boarded the American Queen the world outside faded away -  it felt like we stepped back in time to a much slower, more gracious pace of life.  There was time to strike up and maintain conversations with folks from around the world.  We met one couple that own and operate a bed and breakfast, The Beeches, in England as well as folks from Australia, Sweden, Ireland, Canada, as well as folks from all across the United States.


With a passenger capacity of something close to 426, the boat was not crowded - you could take leisurely strolls around the deck (a bit cold this time of year) or get a good workout exploring the 5 guest decks of this great boat.

The boat docked at several ports during its trip down the Mississippi.  At locations like Vicksburg, St. Francisville, Natchez, and others, the boat's guests could go ashore to shop, stroll and/or explore the  towns whose histories are rooted in the River.  

The food  (5star) and service was, perhaps, equal to or even a bit better than what you get here at Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast.  Wine was served each evening along with a four-course gourmet meal created by one of America's foremost culinary chefs, Regina Charboneau.

Each cruise has a theme.  For our trip the theme was " Big Band" with the great live sounds of the Glenn Miller Orchestra bringing in the New Year.  Betty and I danced and danced and danced ..... well you get the idea. Nightly music options included jazz, easy listening, rock n roll, country as well. The musical productions on board were delightfully entertaining, showcasing up and coming young performers.

We truly loved the American Queen experience and recommend it to all!  Google the American Queen and check it out for yourselves.  As for us -- well we have already booked our second cruise!

Have a blessed Day. Betty Maloney
Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast
"A State of Mind, A Place of Grace, A Way of Life*"

* Taken from the book, How to be a Better Southerner by Carolyn Kent.

2013 Valentine Special

It is not too late folks ... In fact it is just about the right time to plan something special for Valentines this year!

With this in mind,  Longing For Home has put together just what you may be looking for.

Book you reservation with us for a stay between February 1-24, 2013 to take advantage one of the following Valentine deals:


  • Reserve a two-night stay and save 15% on the regular two-night room rate.  In addition we will have gourmet chocolates awaiting your arrival.
  • Reserve a one night stay and we will have gourmet chocolates awaiting your arrival.
There is limited room at the Inn so book your stay early to ensure you get your favorite room. Book your reservation today at www.longingforhome.com.


Have a blessed Day.
Betty Maloney, Owner
Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast


"A State of Mind, A Place of Grace, A Way of Life*"
* Taken from the book, How to be a Better Southerner by Carolyn Kent.