GUEST HOUSE IS THE BOUTIQUE HOTEL I WISH I ACTUALLY LIVED IN
Location, location, location—and a killer backyard to boot
via Bon Appétit
“I’m the type to spend as little time in my hotel as possible. It’s where I brush my teeth and sleep. And sometimes—if there’s a phenomenal lobby bar—where I have a drink. But during a stay at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Guest House, a historic home that was recently transformed into an eight-room inn, I found myself spending a suspicious amount of time on the property.
First there are the rooms, furnished in the clean, minimalist way I wish my apartment was: Breezy white linens. Sleek white lighting fixtures. Touches of light wood. Modular desks. Little Marshall speakers that beg to be plugged into. Then there’s the communal kitchen area and the backyard—two of the most appealing places to be. The brick patio, with its views out onto downtown and its smattering of places to sit and kick back, is the perfect spot to hang in the afternoon; and the kitchen, with is bright, airy vibe and small cafe tables offers prime breakfast-time seating.
But what makes all this even more pleasant is the inn’s proximity to some of Raleigh’s finest food and drink shops. Five minutes to Brewery Bhavana to buy cold beer. A minute further to Short Walk Wines for bottles of natty, light-bodied French red. A quick walk in the opposite direction puts you at Transfer Co. Food Hall, home of Raleigh’s excellent Benchwarmers Bagels.
So, yeah, I still got to spend lots of time roaming the city. It just meant that I planned each day around exactly the right places I wanted to hit up, so I could pick exactly the right spoils to bring back to my adopted home.
Go there: Guest House”
Read the entire Bon Appétit article here.