Vinod Kurup

Hospitalist/programmer in search of the meaning of life

Sep 5, 2006 - 3 minute read - Comments - new-york review travel

Ecce Bed & Breakfast

Ecce view

Can you believe that it’s been a year since we got married? Me neither. For our wedding, Mike and Ellie gave us a generous gift certificate to the bed & breakfast of our choice. It took a while to find the right one. We started at and surfed dozens of listings. This industry really needs some web consulting advice. Most B&B websites don’t provide nearly enough information. I want more photos, more reviews. I want to get a feel for the atmosphere.

We finally found a website that showed off those things and made a reservation at Ecce. We had high expectations, but I’m happy to say that they were exceeded. You won’t find more hospitable proprietors than Alan and Kurt. Our room was tastefully designed and was stocked with a gourmet coffee machine, TV/DVD/VCR, fridge and jacuzzi! It was pure luxury. The breakfasts were over the top. Definitely try the french toast with chocolate.

The house sits on a bluff overlooking the Delaware River. The view is amazing. I tried to take one of those panorama pics, but I don’t think it does it justice. This place must be breathtaking in the fall. We saw 4 or 5 bald eagles and numerous hawks from the house. We also saw a lot of deer hanging out near the highways.

Tropical Storm Ernesto was winding through the region this weekend, so we didn’t do too much in the way of outdoors stuff. We did enjoy the Harvest Festival Market and had some great fried food at the bar at Lackawaxen House. We were less impressed with the Front Porch Cafe, but it was very busy and had gotten good reviews, so maybe we just got unlucky.

So thanks again, Mike and Ellie. I’m certain we never would’ve otherwise explored this paradise just 2 hours from our front door. And thank you Mala, for the best year of my life (so far!)

Comments from old site

hey mon

Hey Vinod,

Looks like you're taking the entries to a new level (with the photos). Cool cool!

Thanks for the shout out wrt H. keeps growing and growing. Awesome.

Dave T 2006-09-08 00:46:12

bed and breakfast blog from Puerto Rico

I found your blog by searching for bed and breakfast blogs.

I'm having a terrible time finding more blogs written by bed and breakfast owners like mine.

It is a bed and breakfast blog about our place deep in the heart of the El Yunque rainforest of Puerto Rico. We are working on repairing hurricane damage and we do a podcast about Puerto Rico

Bill & Laurie 2006-10-07 17:12:15