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So far….

Here we are in July and since we have opened, we have met so many wonderful new friends. We have had over 45 guests, hosted a baby shower, a birthday celebration, had a beautiful bride and her party prepare for her big day, had anniversary celebrations and “just needed a get away” as well as repeat guests. I can’t express how excited and blessed we are to have exceed our expectations on how busy we would be since opening.

I want to thank my new friends from Michigan Lake2Lake B&B as they have been most welcoming. I know if I have something come up, I will get immediate help.

I look forward to meeting more new friends and I thank all those who have stayed with us.

I am happy to say that all my recipes I have tried for breakfast have been successful. I have my go to Egg Cups that will usually be my first choice for day one of your stay, unless you have been here before, then I have my second go to recipe.

My goal is to start my favorites in a recipe book that I can share with you here. Help keep me on track. Visit us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/maplecovebandb/

or contact me at jan@maplecovebandb.com

Looking forward to the chance to meet you!!

Breakfast

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Summer time and the living is easy

The Great Outdoors

Having such talented family members has been a blessing. My son in law, Chris, who is a builder and a visionary I might add, is able to take a folder of pictures, voiced ideas and a vintage bird cage and marry them to make a pergola for our pool area. He was also the hammer, saw and bucket full of ideas behind the beautiful pantry with the same parameters as the pergola.

Between raised beds for all my vegetables and herbs I grow, the pergola and planning new gardens, I am blissfully happy with the work and trying  not to add too many new jobs to my ever increasing list of “things I want to improve on”.  Much to Mark’s  relief.

Mark and I have been blessed by how busy we have been. Almost every weekend since opening, we have had the opportunity to meet new guests. I have tried new recipes, presentation of foods and have had lovely compliments, my only issue is I forget to capture it on film to post.

Here is a picture of the pergola. I call this the beginning, and when the whole project is completed, I will post the finished project. Let’s stay in touch!

the pergalo

Cinnamon Knots

cinnamon knotsTried this recipe this morning and it is wonderful. My daughters would say there is not enough icing on them, but we must start somewhere..

Looking for something quick and easy to make, email me for the recipe.  Jan

Couple turns historic farmhouse into bed and breakfast

Addison Township residents Mark and Jan Smith have transformed their spacious, two-story 19th-century farmhouse, just west of Lakeville, into the Maple Cove Bed and Breakfast. It's set to open on Friday, Feb. 5. Mark called restoring it "a labor of love."

Addison Township residents Mark and Jan Smith have transformed their spacious, two-story 19th-century farmhouse, just west of Lakeville, into the Maple Cove Bed and Breakfast. It’s set to open on Friday, Feb. 5. Mark called restoring it “a labor of love.”

January 13, 2016 – By CJ Carnacchio – Places for tourists and weary travelers to lay their heads for a night or two are few and far between in the Oxford area.

But thanks to Mark and Jan Smith, a new bed and breakfast is poised to open in Addison Township on Friday, Feb. 5.

“We have always wanted to be innkeepers,” Jan said. “I knew what I wanted to do when we bought this house. It’s set up so beautifully to share. It’s historic. It’s big. We love people. We love cooking.”

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Pumpkin Swirl Muffins

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A sweet breakfast treat.

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