Road Tripping

We celebrated our wedding anniversary on May 7 and this year we decided to make an adventure of it.  Our destination? We chose New Orleans for the annual Jazz Festival (Aerosmith was a bucket-list for both of us). Along the way, we detoured into Mobile, Alabama to tour the historic USS Alabama (another check off the bucket-list for my husband) and to see a few of the beautiful Antebellum homes. We were so excited to find a charming, romantic, beautifully restored Victorian Bed and Breakfast named the Fort Conde Inn.

Now, I should preface to say, this trip held a sentimental value from the start because I was born in Mobile and the Port City will always be special to me since I still have a few relatives remaining there.

Built in 1836, Fort Conde Inn is Mobile’s second oldest house.  Originally known as The Hall-Ford House, today it operates as the Fort Conde Inn. The Inn has been meticulously restored to its Victorian glory and features original heart pine flooring, custom-milled stairways, moldings, and window and door trim, marble fireplace mantles, plaster walls, 12-foot ceilings and crystal chandeliers.

You will find the inn tucked away in Fort Conde Village surrounded by other nicely restored Victorian homes. This elegant and intimate Inn is conveniently located within walking distance of historical landmarks, museums, unique dining spots, the local entertainment district, churches, and Mobile’s waterfront. I found myself stepping back in time and envisioned what it must have been like to actually live there during those times.

 

As I stepped into the front entrance, of course, I went crazy over the decor. The furnishings, the fabrics, the rugs, the chandeliers — oh yes, everything!

 

 

After a little ooohhh’s, and aahhh’s moment, we were shown to our room…The David Suite ~


THESE SHEETS ARE AMAZING!!! I immediately decided I am changing our bed sheets as soon as I can! Oh, my!


The original hand-painted tile! Beautiful!


All of the antique rugs — stunning!

There was just so much beauty to take in so I will leave you here — all and all, this is definitely a stop we will want to make again and I highly recommend if you are ever way down South in Mobile, Alabama!

Until next time ~ XXO!

 

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