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Open window weather, almost

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

There are still seventeen days until my very favorite time of year; jack-o-lanterns, big blankets, Blue Ridge mountains and open windows.When the grasshopper green trees houdini into bonfire-orange and apple-red and all the colors of fire.

  But, oh, it’s only September. The leaves are mostly stuck to the trees with an eagerness of late summer. Columbus, Georgia could see a lot more days over ninety degrees. Not today though. Today looked like October, like God turned down the dimmer switch; grey and wet, 75 degrees. Bikers along the Chattahoochee River pedalled through morning fog. I imagined London, where they’re always in the mood for hot tea, not iced. Last night after the thunderstorm, it was almost air-conditioner cool outside, just like a black cat October night. But it’s only a break from the heat, a post hurricane temperature drop. Sunflowers stand tall and mosquitos bite our knees. Grass is July green and the sprinkler system comes on every day. No pumpkins in the grocery store. Seventeen long days of summer ahead. I blame it on the Weather Channel, this over eager anticipation of the next season. They said we might get an early Fall. That was all I needed to hear. I started looking for the Southern Living Apple Cake recipe the same day. But I’ve lived in the south all my life and no matter what, it’s August hot the third week of September. Always. Jim Cantore must be a yankee. He has suffered a lot of hurricane winds. Maybe that affected his judgement. I bet he never had to wait three months to wear his back to school sweater. I forgive you though Jim. I’m used to it by now. Still, the seed of hope is planted. I will keep a close eye on the ten-day forecast.  I will refrain from dragging out the winter clothes. But my heart will dance a little with every cool breeze. Just this morning, I found a single orange maple leaf, lying unapologetically among cobwebs and loosed crepe myrtle petals; the silhouette of a tiny raging bonfire. Maybe Jim was right afterall. Now, if I can just find that Apple Cake recipe…

Christmas at the Rothschild-Pound House Inn

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

It’s beginning to look a whole lot like Christmas around here. In fact, I’ve opened up lots of boxes already. We have new 500 thread count sheets and delicious smelling Christmas soaps in all the guest rooms. It’s time again for Eggnog French Toast, Cranberry Pancakes and Champagne with breakfast! I recently read an article about hotel breakfasts in Prague and Paris. They had cheesecake and champagne alongside the more traditional breakfast fare. Sounds like a festive way to start your day! So I go, inspired to dazzle each and every guest, in this most festive of seasons.

There’s a tub beside a fireplace with your name on it. Won’t you join us? 

Mamie Pound, owner

The Rothschild-Pound House Inn, Columbus, Georgia

Mid-Winter’s Night Getaway Package

Monday, January 17th, 2011

It’s still cold outside. Really cold! But at The Rothschild-Pound House Inn, we just think of it as one more reason to linger by the fire, especially if you have someone special to join you. This month, you can book any of our rooms and have a Four Course Dinner for Two at our delicious restaurant, Vintage 222, plus a bottle of our House Wine or Champagne and a fabulous Southern Breakfast in Bed, all for 225.00.   It’s a great way to celebrate the winter doldrums! If you can’t beat them, sit by the fire with someone you love. Great food, wine and a cozy suite at the Rothschild-Pound House Inn. This very special rate is good until February 5th. For reservations call 706-322-4075.

Summer Spectacular Special Rate

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

July is a great time for a getaway at The Rothschild-Pound House Inn. If you visit us between July 8th and July 26, 2010, you can get rates as low as $129.00 for any available suites. This rate includes breakfast in bed and a bottle of the house wine from our great new restaurant, Vintage 222. For reservations, call 706-322-4075.