Summer traveling is a treat for anyone. I wanted to share an experience that the girls, my sister and I had this summer.
Atchison, Kansas, is a small town nestled on the bluff of the Missouri River. It is also the birthplace of Amelia Earhart. In earlier days, boat captains and railway tycoons built elegant homes on this charming bluff.
Located here is Benedictine College. My oldest daughter wanted to visit the campus that she had heard so many wonderful stories about.
Visiting Atchison brought us to this delightful bed and breakfast. Five years ago on a Sister's Weekend, my sisters, Mom, and I stayed at this quaint inn. I had to bring my daughters back to stay at this gorgeous bed and breakfast.
Welcome to the Tuck U Inn at Glick Mansion.
The Glick Mansion and grounds came together under one ownership over a period of 39 years. George Glick who was responsible for the construction of the home, moved from Fremont County Ohio to Atchison, Kansas in the spring of 1859 with his wife Lizzie Ryder Glick, son Frederick H., and daughter Jennie. George established a law practice in partnership with the Honorable Judge Alfred G. Otis in Atchison under the firm name "Otis & Glick". The Victorian Mansion was erected after Mr. Glick purchased lots number 6 and 7 in April 1873 for 950.00 and razed the existing structure. His wife Lizzie purchased the northerly adjoining lots 4 and 5 in July 1879, and judging by the purchase price of $1,000 dollars these lots also had a structure on them that was razed. Mr. Glick became active in farming and stock raising in 1874, his 600 acre "Shannon Hill" farm was well known in eastern Kansas. Mr. Glick was elected to the Kansas Legislature in 1862 and served 14 of the next 18 years in that post. Mr. Glick remained active in the political arena and was elected as Governor of Kansas in 1882 serving one term. (Taken from the Internet)
We were welcomed by our gracious hosts and current owners, Loman and Christine in the library. After a brief tour, we arrived at our room, Lizzy's Attic. What a charming room up on the third floor! There are also 4 other rooms in this establishment, one as beautiful as the next. Check the website out: www.glickmansion.com.
Our hosts attention to detail is noted. Notice the crystal knife rest and individual creamer.
This particular morning, we enjoyed Christine's Quiche, Montreal Hash Browns and Blueberry Blankets. Not only did it look beautiful, it was delicious as well.
The Inn has many gorgeous rooms in which to lounge and eat your breakfast. This picture is taken from the sun room(where we ate) into the music room. You might be fortunate enough to hear Christine play a song for you on the piano.
Another table is set here for breakfast in the front parlor.
The Front Hall
The screened in porch.
A view from the screen porch to the outside .
Charming details are everywhere.
Another fun activity in Atchison is visiting the Historic Railway Station. Here is a display featuring the Tuck U Inn with Halloween decorations.
We took the Atchison Trolley 1 hour tour around town. We learned a lot about the early days of Atchison.
Visiting here in the fall is also a treat at the mansion. Loman has an extensive amount of Halloween decorations to transform the Inn into a haunted mansion.
While in downtown Atchison, don't forget to visit Nell Hill's, an incredible home store full of fantastic displays and great home accents.
(Image from Nell Hill's website)
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of your busy life and step back in time, pick a date and head for the Tuck U Inn at Glick Mansion. I guarantee that you will enjoy the fine comfort and delicious breakfast fit for royalty at the Inn.