Monday, August 15, 2011

Women of Faith November 11-12



Women of Faith is returning to Oklahoma City once again. Have you made plans yet to attend? November is coming up faster than you might think. The Grandison is just moments away from the Chesapeake Energy Arena, and we have plenty of well lighted parking so you can carpool easily.

If you mention that you are staying for the Women of Faith convention when you reserve your room, your rate is just $98 a night. Offer valid on November 10th, and 11th only.

Book your room today! Call us at 405-232-8778 or book online at www.grandisoninn.com





Saturday, July 16, 2011

You know it's hot when:

I had to chuckle the other day when our marketing consultant booked a room to stay the night and her daughter and a friend came over earlier in the day to go "swimming" in the Jacuzzi.

One of our air conditioners fizzled out on us for a few hours a week ago and my dad ran through the house screaming "BAIL OUT! We've lost the number 3 engine"

We cool our sodas, juices, bottled waters and poweraid in a cooler with ice, and we brought it inside so the ice wouldn't melt so fast.

I almost turned off all the computers in the house hoping to drop the temperature 15 degrees.

The fridge called the front desk and said "can you turn up the air?".

I baked cookies yesterday when an oven suggestion of 350 for 10 minutes. I set the oven for 200 and baked them for eight minutes.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Staycations


I know we covered staycations a while back, but I wanted to go over this again because it's such a great deal.



Staycation Prices

Designed to maximize your fun, and relax your expenses. These rates include lodging.
One Night:
$219 includes 1 item from Museums and Events, and 1 item from Dinners and Amenities
Two Nights:
$419 includes 2 items from Museums and Events, and 2 items from Dinners and Amenities
Three Nights:
$599 (Our best deal) 3 items from Museums and Events, and 3 items from Dinners and Amenities.

Never heard of a staycation? A staycation happens to be a vacation while staying close to home. Wikipedia states: A staycation (also spelled stay-cation, stacation, or staykation) is a neologism for a period of time in which an individual or family stays and relaxes at home, or vacations in their own country, possibly taking day trips to area attractions.

Now, I know you are probably wondering... We just take care of the lodging right? Well, yes we take care of the lodging but we also do MUCH MUCH MORE.

Your choices for entertainment: (this list is always growing)
Museums and Events:

2 tickets to the Oklahoma Museum of Art
2 tickets to the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum
2 tickets to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
2 tickets to the Oklahoma City Zoo
2 tickets to Frontier City (Closes for the season October 31st)
2 Water Taxi Tickets on the Bricktown Canal
2 tickets to Harkins Theater in Bricktown and the movie of your choice

Dining Options: (also expanding, check with innkeepers for details)

  1. Bourbon Street Cafe    Bricktown    Cajun style steak and seafood
  2. 1492    Midtown    New World Latin Cuisine
  3. Zio's      Bricktown    Italian
  4. Toby Keith's ILTBG    Bricktown    American
  5. Dinner at the Grandison    In your room    Candlelight Dinner for Two (A $15 gratuity will be added to this package)
  6. Wine and Cheese Basket    In your room
  7. Victoria Haven Package    In your room


Have an idea for a staycation destination?
Let us know! Post a comment on this blog, or on our Facebook.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Summer Travel - Gas Prices Rising

gas tankWow, the cost of a gallon of as these days is amazing. Many people are having to scale down vacations or are unable to take a vacation at all. However we have all you need to get away and save on gas at the same time. It is called a staycation, and they have become popular here in Oklahoma in the last 3 or so years. It's a wonderful concept where you pick one to three nights for your "staycation", tell us your favorite dining spots (Grandison in room dinners also work) and then pick an event or sightseeing adventure and we do everything else.

When you check in you are given tickets/vouchers to the destinations you have chosen. They are good anytime, and you can divide them in any way you like. The price is right at the Grandison where you can getaway, save gas, and enjoy Oklahoma's many fantastic destinations.

Friday, March 11, 2011

A New Bed for Divine Providence

   After months and months of looking, we finally got the perfect bed for the Divine Providence room. When shopping we realized how different getting a bed for the inn could be, compared to shopping for a bed for your home. When looking for a personal bed, you look for pretty, comfortable, stable and reasonable pricing. For the inn we felt the bed needed to have a WOW factor when guests enter the room. At home this isn't usually necessary because we don't typically entertain our neighbors and friends in our bedrooms. An inn bed needs to be comfy just like a personal bed, but trying to get something that will please most of our guests was also important. Unfortunately we can't please all of our guests as some like soft mattresses and others like harder more firm, and yet others like something in between. We opted for something in between the two extremes. 

   Thirdly: An inn bed must be stable, secure, and sturdy. Not that your average home bed lacks these features, but at home if there is a squeak or two it's not that big of a deal. In a bed and breakfast one squeak is too many. I have yet to personally try the new bed, but I'm looking forward to it. We think we have found the perfect bed that fits all of our requirements. That said, if you are interested in purchasing the old King Bed that was in Divine Providence, you can give us a call. 

405-232-8778
  

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Oklahoma City Weddings

The Grandison at Maney Park

I was curious today about weddings in the Oklahoma City area and where to look to find information on them. After some Google searching, I was shocked at how scattered or disorganized the idea of looking for a place to hold your wedding could be.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to present to you the Grandison's solution to a hectic search dilemma. The Grandison Bed and Breakfast loves to hold your intimate wedding ceremonies. We have greater than competitive prices, we have INCREDIBLE prices for your small service.

Our outdoor water garden provides a peaceful romantic setting for an tender, romantic service. We also have couples that love to get married in the curved turret windows in the pink parlor on the first floor. We hold up to 25 people for sit down receptions, and more if food is served buffet style. We can also setup for 75-80 on the lawn.

You can see our rates and other pictures at www.grandisoninn.com/weddings.htm

The Pink Parlor at the Grandison at Maney Park





Our outdoor water garden

A Thank You from the Innkeeper

Claudia asked me to post this today and I was unsure how to deliver it to you. I decided the best way was probably a blog post.

Thank you to all those that have made a referral to us. We appreciate your passing the word about our Inn, and it's working!
You might want to share with your friends our Memorial Marathon special on April 30th. We love having runners stay with us. With their room they receive a runners breakfast of bananas, bagels, oatmeal plus we are always stocked with complimentary bottled water and juices.

The Grandison is about a mile from the starting position, and most of our runners think that is great for warming up. On top of that, we offer late check-out so they can leave their luggage in the room, come back to the in and soak in a Jacuzzi or take a shower.

You can contact us 405-232-8778 or email us at Grandisoninn@coxinet.net for more information