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Springtime in Columbus, Georgia

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Great Blue Heron on the Chattahoochee River

 

Way down here in Columbus, it’s not so cold. Oh it gets cold enough to snuggle under several quilts with the window open and to start a fire, but not so cold that you can see your breath, very often. Today it’s 69 degrees. Only bad thing is that the Tulip Poplars tend to bud out early, pretty pink silk petals amid the bare grey branches. Daffodils and Crocus are peeping out of the cold hard ground,”outside the lines”, of our more recent, proffessional landscaping. Whether Daffodils, a random Iris, or the Four O’clocks that open late summer afternoons, these old flowers come back every year. It’s usually in the first warm week after the first freeze. Just like your Mama’sLemon Meringue, made just for you, you can always count on these gracious flowers to unfold a little sooner and smell a little sweeter than you remembered the year before.  It’s always about as soon as you can wear your shirt sleeves. And around here, that could be mid-February. Before you know it, we’ll be serving breakfast on the veranda and swatting at honey bees. You’ll wish you could stay all Sunday afternoon, just to walk along the Chattahoochee and watch Herons swoop down to the riverbank, pose with an impossible grace and wait for someone to admire their silhouettes.

Hotel or Inn?

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Free Breakfast is included at the Rothschild-Pound House Inn

I just returned from a vacation that took my family of four from Memphis, to Chicago and finally, to Washington, D.C.. Before we left, I spent hours on this very computer, searching Tripadvisor, Travel Forums and hotel websites for the perfect spot for us to stay. I wanted something nice, but not too expensive. I wanted it to be extremely clean and well maintained, of course. And, I wanted all this for a deal. The first night, in Memphis, we satyed in a hotel I booked on Priceline. I got a great deal, $65. But, I was really disappointed in the hotel. It almost ruined my vacation mood. Although it was a 3 diamond, which I thought would be perfectly nice for a one night stay, it was drab. The employees were nice enough. It was adequately cleaned, but it’s decor almost gave me the creeps. It’s funny how little things can convey a feeling, one way ot another. As we walked to Beale Street, I found myself wishing I’d boooked a different hotel, despite the great rate. By the way, it was lauded on Tripadvisor as,”Great”! In Chicago, I first used Priceline again, requesting a hotel near the Art Institute, Downtown. I was awarded a hotel for $100/ night, but it wasn’t Downtown as they promised. This was sneaky. After 45 minutes on the phone with their customer service people, they grudging agreed to refund my money, but only if I booked another hotel with them in Chicago. So they had pulled a bait and switch, awarding my bid for a Downtown hotel, but giving me a hotel in a different area than promised. Hmmmm. I booked another hotel in Chicago, not through Priceline. It was really nice. It wasn’t $300 nice, which is what you pay in Chicago, downtown. But, I had to pay for internet, parking, $8 sparkling water, breakfast would have been $25 per person. In Washington, D.C., we stayed at the Omni Shoreham. We stayed here in the past and my children loved it, mostly because they brought milk and cookies, we’d been upgraded to a suite with a separate living room, two televisions and it had a great pool, with a nice bar. It was a historic hotel; lots of character.So we had to stay here. This time we didn’t get upgraded and there were no milk and cookies? But, I don’t regret this because the hotel is beautiful, very clean, aesthetically pleasing, fresh flowers, custom bed covers, etc. The bathrooms were really nice and the service by the pool was wonderful. Although there was one front desk clerk who could use a little training in hospitality, but the other staff more than made up for her almost rude indifference. We were happy enough and we were able to take the metro to any place we imagined in the area, from the Smithsonian to Alexandria, Va.. As we traveled across Illinois and Virginia, I cam to realize that what I was seeking in these hotels is the very thing an inn has to offer. An inn is most often, a special place where you will find everything that is missing in the hotel experience; great food, service and beautiful fresh flowers. Our coffee is actually good, (we have it roasted by a local roaster; Fountain City Coffee)! Our rooms are super clean and they are gorgeous. They have character. They are all different, all custom drapes and bed linens. We have real art. Art that could be in a museum, (www.garrypound.com). And we have breakfast like you’ve never tasted. And it’s FREE! Even our internet is free and our parking. You even get turndown and your very own fresh flowers for your room. And, we are only 8 minutes to Ft. Benning, walking distance to the Riverwalk and the Columbus State University Downtown Campus, the Rivercenter and Springer Opera House are three blocks away. The point is, why stay in a predictable hotel chain, that may or may not be up to par, when you can stay at an inn, a place with heart? After all, where else are you going to eat, “The World’s Best Pancakes”?

Beautiful Rooms, Great Food in Columbus, Georgia

Monday, March 7th, 2011

The Rothschild-Pound House Inn is gearing up for Spring. It’s cold today, but all last week the temperatures were close to eighty. The Tulip Poplars are blooming alongside the abundant, hot-pink Loripetlum, and even Camelias are still blooming. It’s a glorious time to be in Columbus, Georgia. The seasons are one of the reasons visiting an inn is so special. When you first walk into The Rothschild-Pound House you are greeted by an enormous bouquet of the most beautiful flowers I can find. Then each of the guest rooms get their very own fresh flowers. It keeps me excited to be here too, to be able to bring the outside beauty into the house. Many hotels do this, but not most. We even change the soap to match the seasons! Each evening Chef David prepares a special treat for our guests. At Vintage 222, Chef presents the most delicious accompaniments to go along with our House Wine, all part of your stay at the inn.  And Breakfast is a celebration of whatever is in season, whether it’s a Citrus Compote in Winter, Baked Apples in Fall and Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes in Spring. It’s just one more way to make your overnight stay an experience you will treasure. We find so much joy in creating this special place for our guests. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience, a season at a time.

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.

Monthly Cottage Rentals in Columbus, Georgia

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

The Rothschild-Pound House Inn has beautiful, fully furnished cottages, available on a monthly basis for people who need long term accomodations, (a month or more). They are perfect for Ft. Benning contractors and people working on short term projects. The cottages are about 1000 square feet each. All cottages have a small kitchen, wireless internet, cable television, king bed, beautiful tub and shower and even a gas fireplace. To inquire about our cottage monthly rentals, call us at 706-322-4075.

New Year’e Eve Dinner at Vintage 222

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Make sure your New Year’s Eve involves incredible food and wine, in the perfect historic setting at Vintage 222. Chef David Rushing has prepared an irresistable five course menu that is sure to delight. We have two seatings; 6:30 and 8:30. The Cost is 60 per person and includes champagne. For reservations please call us at  706-322-4075.

 

New Year’s Eve Dinner

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Vintage 222

Friday, December 31, 2010

Amuse

Slow Roasted Filet Mignon, thin sliced and stuffedwith Jumbo Lump Crabmeat, Five Peppercorn Seared and Drizzled with a Dijon Mustard Vinigarette with Capers, Dill and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

First Course

Appalachicola Bay Oyster Stew with Crispy Applewood Smoked Bacon and Chive Creme Fraiche

Second Course

Black Pepper Smoked Bacon WrappedJumbo Lump Crabcake over Black Eyed Pea Succotash with Fire Roasted Corn andMelted Leeks, Accompanied by Sauce Choron

Third Course

Coriander Seared Deep Water Tunaserved Rare drizzled with a warm Pineapple Sherry Soy Glaze served with a Trio of Salads to include Cucumber Sunuomo, Wakame and Tomato Confit garnished  with Micro Cilantro

Fourth Course

Herb Encrusted Slow Roasted Chateaubriand served Napolean with layers of Jumbo Lump Crab and Maine Lobster, topped with a Crawfish Creole Cream served with Lyonnaise Potato and Butter Poached Broccolini

Fifth Course

Lemon Creme Brulee with Italian Meringue and Gingersnap Cookies

 

 

Christmas Special Rates at the The Rothschild-Pound House Inn

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

The Rothschild-Pound House is offereing cozy Christmas packages for you and your loved ones this month. So many of our cottages have fireplaces and jacuzzi tubs, perfect for celebrating and relaxing. If you make your reservation and stay with us between December 17th and December 30th, you can get our “Christmas Wish Package”. You may choose any standard room for 125.00, any Suite for 150.00 and any cottage for 195.00 per night. All rates include a delicioius Southern Breakfast and Christmas specialties, like Eggnog Pancakes, Cranberry Stuffed French Toast and our Peppermint Mocha Coffee. Also included is our afternoon dessert display and Wine and Cheese each evening. It’s a wonderful time to be in Columbus at The Rothschild-Pound House Inn and our fabulous restaurant, Vintage 222. For reservations call 706-322-4075.

Best Restaurant in Columbus, Georgia, Vintage 222

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

I am so thrilled to announce the addition of Chef David Rushing. He has relocated to Columbus from  Panama City Beach, where he was executive chef of the St. Andrew’s Bay Yacht Club. His menu creations are absolutely fantastic. I literally can’t stop thinking about his Seared Filet Mignon with White Truffle Oil, or his Andouille Sausage and Crabmeat Stuffed Grouper. It is most definitely the most delicious food in Columbus. Our menu is influenced by Italian, French, Cajun and definitely Gulf Coast Southern. We have the perfect wine list to compliment our menu. And the atmosphere is so utterly charming, it’s almost storybook. I am so pleased to be able to offer our guests this level of service, this quality of food and all within walking distance of their guest suite. I can’t wait for you to try it. 706-507-2991 for reservations at Vintage 222.

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.

R&R in Columbus, Georgia

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

The Rothschild-Pound House Inn has  perfect packages to make  soldiers and their loved ones feel right at home, whether you are most comfortable in one of  the big jacuzzi tubs or out back, standing beside the grill flipping burgers. Either way, you will love it here. We offer so many comfortable, well outfitted suites that you may find it hard to choose just one. You may even want room service from our restaurant, Vintage 222. We offer great steak, seafood and pastas. Whatever your preference, be sure to ask about our Military Discount. We look forward to helping you enjoy the perfect getaway!