We’re dreaming of the times when we could actually walk out of the house without bundling up in boots, heavy jackets, mittens, and hats, and without worrying about slipping on ice and breaking something. Summer will come, we hope, although at the moment we’re not sure when.
Howie said it’s about time we provided our bed and breakfast guests with a handout letting them know what they’re getting themselves into by planning to spend time at the Cleaveland House, so he wrote this:
Welcome to the Cleaveland House, a non-smoking home, except for the four fireplaces. To make your stay more enjoyable please feel free to ask about your uncertainties. Your suggestions will be understandably received.
The entrance door is always open, so come and go as you please. Breakfast will be available from 8 am to 10 am for coffee, tea, cereal, fruit, toast, and perhaps, sometimes, a surprise like Cynthia’s ginger muffins.
Eat in the kitchen, breakfast room or the picnic tables outside. Place your used dishes in the sink — definitely not in the dishwasher.
Wi-Fi users — ask us for the code to Cleaveland House 5G.
Closest available meals would be at the Plane View Restaurant at the Airport for breakfast and lunch, State Road Restaurant for lunch and dinner, snacks at Alley’s, and sandwiches at 7A’s nearby. Cronig’s food market at 469 State Road has a deli for soup and sandwiches and a salad bar. Check directories here for numerous eating places on the Island.
Health Department regulations do not allow guests to use the refrigerator or stove. We have coolers for those with special needs and can supply ice as available.
Our territorial cat, Daphne, has made life uncomfortable for visiting pets, their owners, and us. Much as we like animals, pets are not welcome.
We would like you to sign our guest book. We have had many notable guests including diplomats, artists, sculptors, a transplant surgeon, a string theory physicist, a world renowned Alzheimer researcher, a chocolate factory owner, mayors, photographers, and on and on it goes. . . but we want to know you.
If you would like your image and your special message videotaped for possible viewing on our local MVTV channel, let us know.
Walk around the grounds. We have a small fish pond with benches nearby that you may use. The chickens and guinea fowl are friendly — make sure the chickens are not in your car as you drive away, as they like to enter through open windows or open trunks.
Cynthia and Howard