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Turnbridge Point Bed and Breakfast Open House

One of the facts of home-ownership is that you can’t pick your neighbors. And when our neighbors of nearly nine years sold their house last year, we were slightly apprehensive about who would replace them. Meme was a third grandmother to my son and Mr Ray helped me many times when stuff went awry and Mark was working.The front  hallway in Turnbridge Point Bed and Breakfast from Shalavee.com

We bid them farewell and waited for the new neighbors to move in. Being an optimist, I placed a welcome home card in the mailbox to greet my new neighbors. And we then became the luckiest family in town when Chef Steve Konopelsky and his spouse Rob Griffith moved down from New York to the Eastern Shore of Maryland with plans to make the beautiful mansard mansion and riverfront property into a bed and breakfast.

The library TV room in the Turnbridge Point B & B on Shalavee.com

We chatted when they walked their beagles by the house and we chatted over the bushes and began a food friendship ushering our son out the door to deliver and pick up food next door. Did I mention Chef Steve is a pastry chef? He’s also a feeder like me. And Steve and “Robin”, as Fiona calls him, have already established themselves as kind and doting Uncles. Double score.

One of Five bedrooms at the Turnbridge Point B & B on Shalavee.com

Upstairs hallway at the Turnbridge Point B & B on Shalavee.com

Last Friday May 15th, The Turnbridge Point Bed and Breakfast in Denton, Maryland had its official unveiling and open house.

One of Five bedrooms at the Turnbridge Point B & B on Shalavee.com

For accommodation descriptions visit www.turnbridgepoint.com but suffice it to say, Chef Steve is a service industry professional.

One of Five bedrooms at the Turnbridge Point B & B on Shalavee.com

View through the rooms at the Turnbridge Point B & B on Shalavee.com

His rooms are luxurious and comfortable and his food is extremely yummy.

One of Five bedrooms at the Turnbridge Point B & B on Shalavee.com

And there’s an air of indulgence in his “Stay and Play Packages”.

Offerings include private baking lessons, breakfast in bed, and a tour of Harvest Ridge Winery in Marydel, Maryland.

Steve and Rob hosting their Open House at the Turnbridge Point Bed and Breakfast on Shalavee.com

The owner of this local winery was serving his local wine at the Open House. Chef Steve had goodies and gnosh food to chew as we gabbed with friends and community members. So many faces from a community I feel I’m just starting to know in ways while Steve has an impressive way of throwing roots out into it so comfortably. He used locals to design his website and his flowers and renovate the kitchen to the perfect catering kitchen. And he pairs with many local businesses to create his Play Packages at Turnbridge Point.

Guests at the Turnbridge B & B open house on Shalavee.com

Flowers at the Turnbridge B & B open house on Shalavee.com

At nightfall, this beautiful property was lit up with lighting designed and installed by my husband Mark and his lighting company,

On Your Mark Lighting Design and Equipment.

The view of the river at the Turnbridge B & B open house on Shalavee.com

Shiny nautical themed lanterns lit a path down to the riverside. And uplights lit the front of 119 Gay Street and made the event a grander affair.

The front of the houise at the Turnbridge B & B open house on Shalavee.com

My children wandered about for a little while saying hello to familiar faces and grabbing crackers off trays.

Juliette and Fiona at the Turnbridge Point open house on Shalavee.com

And I met and talked with a few people I have wanted to get to know about travel and life experiences.

Guests at Turnbridge Point open house on Shalavee.com

Guests at Turnbridge Point open house on Shalavee.com

Guests at Turnbridge Point open house on Shalavee.com

The hosts, the weather, and the spirit couldn’t have been lovelier. And we so wish them luck in this marvelous endeavor.

Fiona and Eamon at the Turnbridge Point B & B on Shalavee.com

But something tells me, they don’t really need my wishes of luck. They’ve already worked super hard and with their future on this property envisioned,

are well on their way to making their vision a reality.

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4 Responses to “Turnbridge Point Bed and Breakfast Open House”

  1. Christina says:

    Lovely post and beautiful photos, Shalagh! So glad Rob and Steve choose to make their home in Denton. I love the lanterns and the uplighting out front! What a grand and enchanting place.

    • Shalagh says:

      You are invited to stop by for lunch and take a tour of the newly renovated and running B and B next door. Check your calendar and get back to me, will ya?
      Love Ya,
      Shalagh

  2. Dawn Pearcey says:

    It looks beautiful, inviting and wonderfully full of local delights. Such a nice welcome from you, Shalagh! And I love your gif at the end. Cheers to all!

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