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See You at the Movies

20190126_093433“Every great film should seem new every time you see it.” Roger Ebert

I’m always behind on movie viewing but when a movie really speaks to me, I’ll buy it, watch it over and over, and quote lines from it forever.

Like “Snap out of it!” in my terrible impersonation of Cher in Moonstruck, or Nathan Lane’s adorable “One does want a hint of color.” from Birdcage, or Marisa Tomei’s sarcastic “Oh yeah, you blend.” from My Cousin Vinny.

Are you a film aficionado? What movie quotes have entered your everyday use?

Enjoy spots of vacation downtime with a collection of movies on DVD, cable TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and more in Suite Retreat Holland’s private family room. Click on the link below to check availability. See you at the movies!

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It’s the Little Things

20190126_093204“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” John Wooden

My favorite start to the day is a cup of hot coffee. For me, it sets the tone for a productive morning and a successful day.

Sometimes when I travel, coffee gets complicated. 🤷 Maybe it isn’t readily available, or doesn’t taste quite right, or… 🤷

Our Airbnb guests can count on clean mugs and spoons, bottled water, a variety of coffees and sweetners, and creamers on the Suite’s coffee bar.

Because little things shouldn’t prevent you from making big things happen.

Coffee awaits! Dates are available in February.

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Happy National Puzzle Day!

Happy National Puzzle Day!

Are you a puzzle person?

It was a surprise to us when we discovered, we are puzzle people too.

We bought our first puzzle on a lark and enjoyed it so much, we’ve had one going ever since!

Our current puzzle is especially challenging. It’s all in black and white!


When you stay at Suite Retreat Holland, you are welcome to use the puzzles, games, DVDs and books in the Suite’s family room.

We want you to feel at home away from home.


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Academics & Authors & Artists, Oh My!

20181230_151518It was time to update the Suite’s family room.

A cheery white entertainment cabinet waited eagerly to replace the wooden brown office desk originally in the room.

It made us wonder.

Do our guests actually want a desk in the Suite? Had our mostly leisure travelers required the use of such a business-like item?

Then the guest book caught my eye. Our guests have left lovely notes written between its covers. Where did they sit while writing in the book? Or jotting notes for themselves? Or stamping postcards to send home?

Hmm. Yes, a desk would definitely be enjoyed in the Suite.

But if not in the Suite’s family room, then where? The west guest room is the largest bedroom, so it would make sense to put a desk there. With large sliding doors and a south-facing window, this bright and sunny bedroom would be a lovely place to jot notes or check messages.

Our heavy brown office desk would be out of place in this light and airy room, so the search was on. We were thrilled to find a one-of-a-kind piece created by a local craftsperson and scooped it up immediately.

The very day we welcomed this beautiful piece into our home, an author booked the Suite for a work retreat away from home. The next day an artist booked the Suite. Followed by a foursome of teachers.

Did this magical desk inspire them during their stays? Time will tell!

Do you use a desk when you travel? Let us know in the comments below!



Say Yes to De-Stress

ensuite bath with robe and slippersSome days are made for robes and slippers.

Drizzly days, snowy days, recovering-from-a-crazy-week days.

Days when a hot cup of coffee and a cool vibe are what’s needed to set the tone for a long, slow, relaxing morning.

Simmer in a hot bath. Indulge yourself with a leisurely morning of decaf and daydreams.

Lean back against the pillows and enjoy the view. Write in your journal.

Read a novel. Call an old friend. Watch pet videos.

Relax. Recover. Recuperate. Recharge.

A robe and slippers are waiting for you at Suite Retreat Holland.

De-stress yourself.

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