Many people spend the holidays with family – if you are fortunate enough to have the time and money to travel, or live close enough to pop in. For many families, holidays are a big to-do with a lot of time and money spent on the festivities. For others, it’s a more low-key event. Either way, the whole ordeal can be just that: an ordeal.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my family and consider myself extremely lucky to have wound up with the one I did, and we all love visiting each other. However, I know for many – and okay, for us sometimes too – holidays can be stressful. You may have family from out of town staying with you, in your cramped apartment, or grown children with their own lives and routines coming to stay with you. Linens need to be washed, rooms set up, food prepared, and everyone stays up later than they want to… oh and someone’s second cousin’s uncle twice removed drinks too much and starts a fight about politics.
It doesn’t have to be this way! Well, maybe it does to some extent (someone will bring up politics), but you don’t have to subject yourself to spending 24 hrs at a time with your “loved ones”. You could escape the worry that you may be too loud or messy (or having to deal with that guest who is too loud and messy) and stay with us instead! I bet you anything you will feel more at home here than in a hotel, and you’ll still be able to enjoy your own space and keep your usual bedtime routine. You’ll wake up to a homemade breakfast, and won’t be required to have uncomfortable conversations with family members (score!).
Just imagine it! A lovely dinner with your family, and then retreat to a gorgeous house by the lake to read by the fire, or however you choose to unwind for a good night’s sleep. In the morning you can head back over to your family at your leisure, feeling rested and rejuvenated. It sounds like a pretty good deal to me!