If Azalea Manor is an Inn, then Azalea Manor is the only Inn which takes custom orders for breakfast at no extra cost, regardless of whether you have 2 pancakes or 4; 1, 2, or 3 eggs. It’s the price is the same. When was the last time you got that kind of service at a hotel? Would that be the kind of thing to expect at a 5 star hotel? Yes, except the price of breakfast would vary according to what you order. This is one of the nice things about a bed and breakfast like Azalea Manor, whatever the price set (including taxes), that is it, nothing else. Which makes it easy to plan.
Azalea Manor is actually a Bed and Breakfast,
in Indiana’s Madison Historic District
Azalea Manor has parking at the front door, and behind next to the lower porch and upper veranda. This means it’s a very short walk between your car and your room. So you don't have to worry about conducting a detailed inventory to make a combat jump into enemy territory, with only one chance to take everything you need.
From your vehicle to your room and back again, a hobbit’s tale? No. Here it’s a just a few steps. When was the last time you were at a hotel and it didn't take at least 10 minutes to make a full trip to your car and back, if not longer? This another benefit of bed and breakfast’s like Azalea Manor here in the heart of Indiana’s Madison Historic District.
When was the last time you went to a hotel knowing there would never be more than a hand full of guests, by design? This means you get face time with the host of the hotel. Ever spend time with the owner of the Marriott? Not likely. At a bed and breakfast in Madison Historic District, like Azalea Manor, if you've got a problem, you've got direct access to the owner, who has a personal interest in the good name and reputation of the business he or she has created, developed, and maintained for years, with a vested interest in customer’s satisfaction. As 1 out of a 100 or 1000, you don't get that at a hotel.
Some hotels have yards surrounding their building, but when was the last time you saw any guest actually enjoying that yard? At a bed and breakfast, you can actually enjoy the simple pleasure of walking around or sitting in the yard, people watching while they walk by, or listening to the gentle breeze and songs of birds. You can’t find that at a hotel with 100 or more rooms.
At a hotel, you might get a small 2x4 foot balcony. But at Azalea Manor the balcony, or upper veranda, accommodates more than 6 rocking chairs, two love seat swings, two tables, plus room for a lot more. The upper veranda has a secluded yet interesting view, cover from the sun and rain, and pleasantly outside the reach of misquotes. There’s no better place to read a book, enjoy nature one step away, or enjoy meeting and talking to other’s on their journey.
It may be redundant to explain the secret to the initiated, however for those poor desperate souls still lost without the kind of meditation that the beauty of a garden can provide, we shall. The mind becomes centered and peaceful, and one finds clarity about what is important and discards the distractions. This enables one to do what it is he or she was meant to do, heart unburdened like a bird in flight, gently rising up above and looking down on the world around, unaffected by the noise and distraction.
In a world paved over, more and more each day, it is a rare pleasure to immerse one’s self in the surround sound of nature. This is where you can hear the sounds of birds and breeze flowing through the leaves and branches, and smell the aroma of flowers rising up through the morning dew till late afternoon tea.
Realize this simple flower, is alive, growing, peacefully without any enemies, without fear, gently reaching out to the future as the fragrance of life fills you up with peaceful beauty.
At a hotel the dining room is open to a hundred or more people at a time. Whereas in this case of the "breakfast room" at Azalea Manor bed and breakfast is open to a small to medium sized party of 1 to 12 people.
Plush deep soft beds, surrounded with beauty, antique furniture, fireplaces with electric fires, ask about hot tubs, private showers, windows, and private facilities. The rooms are in original woodwork. Rooms include the English Garden, Federalist, Classical Antiquity, and the Victorian, each decorated accordingly. This is another thing you won't find at a hotel where every room is essentially a cookie cutter stamp all the same. Hotels also don't commonly include woodwork dating back to the early 1800’s in every room. At a hotel you can’t find this kind of plush comfortable accommodations without paying a fortune.