The guests that would not leave…..

Hello everyone.  September 9th marked a memorable transition for the Fleur-De-Lys.  Owners Gary and Jerilynn Sadler, after 5 1/2 wonderful and successful years of innkeeping have passed the torch to the new owners, Mark and Leslie Drake.  The Drakes visited the Inn several times in their search for the perfect Bed and Breakfast to operate and they have found it with the Fleur-De-Lys.  They will strive to continue the excellent quality and service that the Sadlers achieved daily.  We wish the Sadlers all the best as they move closer to their son and family.  

3 thoughts on “The guests that would not leave…..

  1. HI LESLIE AND MARK,
    We stayed with you the evening of Oct 2, 2019 You had just had the inn for 3 weeks. We enjoyed our stay and excellent homey hospitality.
    The food was delightful. Mark was able to put into practice the education he got from chef’s school and on the job experience he shared with us.
    To refresh your memories, we were the couple on the 10,000 mile driving journey across county from California to Williamsburg, VA. We made it back safe and sound, packed with memories and stories of our own. One was our stay with you~Thank you for trusting us with your home/business and sharing a part of your history with us.

    What we found remarkable about staying with you was, that, upon arrival and showing us around, you left us in care of the mansion as you dashed off to an important sports game~playoffs. It was like we borrowed your home for the evening! What a great feeling. I particularly enjoyed being able to spend quiet time in the library both that evening and in the morning, too.
    Your recommendation for dining was great~”Guidos” ~ and we had a delicious meal. We chatted for ages with a very tall 60’s+ Italian waiter whose old school humor, traditions and life experiences were like movie plots ! Great place for a meal.
    Anyway~we have been wondering how things have turned out, especially during this crazy 100 year pandemic. No doubt you ask yourselves “what timing”! From your blog, sounds like things are going well enough in spite of the weirdest year in our lifetimes. We continue to wish you the very best ! Keep on keeping on!

    Every blessing, Wayne and Marsha Cornelius

  2. HI LESLIE AND MARK,
    We stayed with you the evening of Oct 2, 2019 You had just had the inn for 3 weeks. We enjoyed our stay and excellent homey hospitality.
    The food was delightful. Mark was able to put into practice the education he got from chef’s school and on the job experience he shared with us.
    To refresh your memories, we were the couple on the 10,000 mile driving journey across county from California to Williamsburg, VA. We made it back safe and sound, packed with memories and stories of our own. One was our stay with you~Thank you for trusting us with your home/business and sharing a part of your history with us.

    What we found remarkable about staying with you was, that, upon arrival and showing us around, you left us in care of the mansion as you dashed off to an important sports game~playoffs. It was like we borrowed your home for the evening! What a great feeling. I particularly enjoyed being able to spend quiet time in the library both that evening and in the morning, too.
    Your recommendation for dining was great~”Guidos” ~ and we had a delicious meal. We chatted for ages with a very tall 60’s+ Italian waiter whose old school humor, traditions and life experiences were like movie plots ! Great place for a meal.
    Anyway~we have been wondering how things have turned out, especially during this crazy 100 year pandemic. No doubt you ask yourselves “what timing”! From your blog, sounds like things are going well enough in spite of the weirdest year in our lifetimes. We continue to wish you the very best ! Keep on keeping on!

    Every blessing, Wayne and Marsha Cornelius

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