My wonderful husband had been secretly saving money for the whole first year of our marriage. He wanted to do something special, and boy did he ever!! He took me to The Burke Manor Inn in Gibsonville, NC on February 8, 2013. When we pulled into the driveway (when I finally could see through the happy tears) the beauty of this old charming house was very striking. From the moment we walked through the door, we were accommodated in every way possible. Our room was on the first floor which was good because Robert didn’t have to carry our overstuffed suitcase (because I didn’t know where we were going so I packed everything) up all those stairs. I don’t know if that was planned, but it worked well for us. We got there late in the afternoon and freshened up to go to dinner. The staff was so helpful with helping us locate something to eat and recommended a place, we were not disappointed. The next morning, breakfast was served in the Vaila room. I loved the beautiful saffron walls and the French feel of the room. Wendy, our hostess slash chief cook and bottle washer for the weekend talked me into trying some scrambled eggs with Grier cheese, they were fantastic! The bacon was crisp and had the best flavor and the beautiful fruit cups complimented the dish very well. She came out after breakfast and gave us a map and some details of some of the local establishments as well as places in Burlington and Graham. We went on our way and conquered Alamance Crossing, which is a huge shopping center as well as Tanger Outlet in Mebane. We came back that evening to a clean room with more French soaps and toiletries, I was in heaven! The next morning by special request, Wendy had fixed us biscuits, she understood that we were just plain ole country people and also gave us extra bacon. She knows how to win us over! We were a little too afraid to try the French restaurant located within the manor because we are both super picky eaters. It was a visually appealing dining area with fresh flowers on the gorgeously set tables. They also provide complimentary refreshments to the houseguests and they have a Keurig coffee maker (which I fell in love with so Robert bought me one). As we were checking out I met the proprietor Lori. She and Wendy bid us farewell, I hope to be seeing them again someday…I know this pitiful little review doesn’t do it justice so just take my word for it…it’s awesome!!
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