|Holly Lane Gardens|
|Inn at Vineyard Lane|
I’m not sure who runs the Inn at Vineyard Lane. Our daughter made reservations online. We received email instructions for how to access our room electronically and directions to breakfast in the morning. The first day we never saw a soul, but hot coffee waited on the counter in the empty commons and fresh homemade yogurt, granola and fruit chilled in the under counter refrigerator. The Inn comprises four well appointed, zen-like rooms meditating in the middle of a complex of flats and penthouses near the Bainbridge Ferry--as urban a landscape as the Gardens are rural. It was peaceful. Eerily so, but we liked it.
So, which to choose when we snatch our ninety-year-old grandma out of Arkansas and whisk her to the island for Christmas? She would feel at home on the farm. Patti would warm her insides and make her laugh. But she chills easily. We have to keep her warm on the outside. We will choose Door #2.