Monday, June 30, 2014

And Now There Are Two - A New Bed & Breakfast Opens in Florence Alabama

The Limestone House Bed & Breakfast
Florence Alabama, once boasted of having four bed and breakfast inns, however, in recent years no boasting could be made since all had closed.  Boasting can now begin afresh for Limestone House Bed & Breakfast, a top-quality and luxurious inn, is now open.  Limestone House Bed & Breakfast, located in the Wood Avenue Historical District, opened it doors to the public on May 1, 2014 with two great guestrooms: the Thomas Edison and the Henry Ford guestrooms.

Upstairs Downstairs
Here is a bit of history. The Limestone House (also known as the Ashcraft-Doster House) was build by Col. Cyrus Washington (C.W.) Ashcraft in 1915 when the professional class of Florence first began to build along Wood Avenue in Florence Alabama.  This home separated itself from the neighboring homes first because it was built along the Georgian
Revival style and second, because its walls are constructed of large blocks of locally mined and cut limestone. Each block is at lease 18" X 12" X 12" in size.  The home was the first in Florence to have electric lighting and, perhaps because of the lighting, quickly became the community's center of social life.  The Aschcraft's and subsequently the Doster's held festive annual Christmas parties that were attended by the community.  More recent owners of this historic home have renewed this Christmas tradition.  We are now making plans to continue this practice.  
Henry Ford Guestroom

Our new guestrooms: The Limestone House opened its doors with two guestrooms: The Henry Ford Guestroom and the Thomas Edison Guestroom.  Recent renovations to these rooms took each back close to their original

condition.  The original wood flooring, found beneath thick carpeting, was re-finished and each of the bathrooms were renovated to reflect the popular styles of the early 1900's.  This holds true except for the showers of each bathroom.  The Edison Guestroom has a state-of-the-art power shower column complete with temperature monitor, various water sprays and much more.  The Ford Guestroom has a sleek state-of-the-art steam/shower for two.  With these renovations complete you could say that we give you the best of what is old and newest of what is new.

Thomas Edison Guestroom
Steam Shower
 Our Location: The Limestone House could not be better located.  It is just one block east of the University of North Alabama.  Your stay at Limestone House puts you within easy walking distance of many if not all of UNA's plethora of annual events and sports.  Most importantly is the fact that a stay here puts you close to your UNA student.... The Limestone House is also within an easy 5 minute walk from Old Downtown Florence with great restaurants, unique shops and outstanding live entertainment.

Bottom Line: Both Longing For Home Bed & Breakfast located in Rogersville, AL and Limestone House Bed & Breakfast are open.  Longing For Home, with its beautiful country setting invites you to make this Tennessee style farmhouse bed & breakfast a part of  your adventures.  In a similar manner  Limestone House extends to you the optimal location, warm hospitality, attentive service and outstanding food for which we are known.

For more information or to make a reservation go to longingforhome.com or Limestonehousebnb.com.  Also please feel free to give us a call at (256) 274-3006  

Have a blessed Day. Betty Maloney
Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast
"A State of Mind, A Place of Grace, A Way of Life*"
and Limestone House Bed & Breakfast
"Your Shoals Home Away From Home"

*  How to be a Better Southerner by Carolyn Kent.

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