By: Stephanie Thomas
December 22, 2022
All I want for Christmas is…
to move into the house.
And you know… it might not be that far off. Let’s do a quick personal recap and then I can share some updates on the guest rooms. Sound good?
As you may know, construction was originally planned to wrap up in October, but it looks closer to mid-January (for now). You can read more about my frustrations with that here (but I don’t recommend it; it’s a real bummer).
We’ve received a few rental extensions from our apartment, but they finally said, “Come on guys. We’ve had enough.” (Well, not exactly, but basically). This really put pressure on the team to get the house to a state that was safe and functional enough for us to use a bedroom and a bathroom. Worst-case scenario, we need the electrical and water far enough along that we can plug up the camper and source clean water.
Realistically, we are going to land somewhere in the middle of the two options. We will start loading boxes into temporary storage (the garage doors are lost somewhere?) next week.
You read that correctly. We are moving in (at some capacity) the week after Christmas. We are pretty stoked, despite the missing toilets, plumbing fixtures, lighting, outlets, door knobs and locks. It doesn’t always have to be beautiful to be beautiful.
There are still weeks of construction and interior decorating work ahead of us, but we’re more motivated than ever to set up the Indigo for you! Our season will officially kick off on February 14, 2023, and run through mid-November. Booking and the new website will launch in mid-January.
Start coordinating potential trips with your friends, family, and of course, the pups! Here is what you need to know:
- We’ll share a lot more day-to-day progress on Instagram, so follow along if you’re not already. Mark the account as a Favorite to never miss a post!
- Grand opening plans (like discounted rates, wedding and event availability, test kitchen recipes, and more) will be sent to our email subscribers first. If you receive automatic notifications for new blogs, then you are already on it (go you!). If you don’t, then join the waitlist now.
- If you have specific questions, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the new year, our first priority will be to set up the guest rooms. This is a little complicated because we need to wait for the floors to be stained first (which is dependent on a bunch of other tasks), but let’s just chat about what is in store for you.
Our guests can expect:
- All natural bedding
- Private ensuite bathroom
- Non-toxic toiletries
- Continental breakfast
- Afternoon tea and sweet treat
- Fast, reliable internet
- Smart TVs
- Board games and books
With interiors inspired by the great outdoors, fun hang-out spaces, and convenient access to Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Charlottesville’s best vineyards and breweries, the Indigo House is a fun and fresh take on the traditional B&B experience. We are excited to greet you soon!
Get ready to lounge in the king bed. Steam in the zero-entry shower. Relax and re-energize in Shenandoah. It’s almost 180 square feet, making it the largest bedroom. Our favorite part – the spacious king bed (it’s also the only room on the ground floor).
Drywall in the Shenandoah room, tile installed for the shower, and entryway to the room from the hall (entry door is left opening and there is a hidden door to the bathroom).
While traversing through the wildflowers and gazing at crystal blue glacier lakes, we found the strength and beauty of big sky Montana. We humbly bring that sensibility to you. Located closest to the snack bar and lounge, Glacier is a 136-square-foot, second-story retreat featuring a queen bed, abundant light, and rugged charm. The closet has been converted into a pet-friendly sanctuary and convenient clothing storage.
Our favorite part – the steamy shower for unwinding after a long hike.
Located on the second floor, the queen bed will be placed under a curated gallery wall by local artists. Its adjoining bathroom features a tub/shower combo and double sink, making this an ideal stay for two. Our favorite part – as the only room with a sitting area, Rocky Mountain offers the perfect spot to pop open that Viognier you just bought.
The closet has been converted into a pet-friendly sanctuary and convenient clothing storage. This room is about 144 square feet.
Entry from the hallway to Rocky Mountain, (doorway on right), closet tile installation,
and bathroom in progress.
Inspired by our time in Utah, this 175-square-foot room is a mid-century meets desert vibe. Located on the second floor, Zion will have a queen bed and the best view of the sunrise. Its adjoining bathroom includes a tub/shower combo and double sink. The closet has been converted into a pet-friendly sanctuary and convenient clothing storage.
Our favorite part – the spacious closet and in-room record player with assorted vinyls.
Drywall in the Zion room, the tub/shower, and the closet in progress.
We also have a special bonus space. It is under the back staircase and will be used for lounging. Do you want to read a book in here or will the dogs take it over?
Sending our best to you and your loved ones this holiday season. May your new year be filled with the same excitement and adventure as ours.