Friday, December 16, 2011

Enter the BED & BREAKFAST FREE NIGHT'S STAY GIVEAWAY TODAY!





Yes, you heard me correctly. One lucky winner will get to stay in the available room of their choice (up to $200 value) in this luxurious Bed & Breakfast in Metropolis, Il. (the home of Super Man himself!) *

The Summer's Riverview Mansion, is a spectacular retreat that puts the BREAK in Bed and BREAKfast!

My husband and I recently spent a wonderfully relaxing night in a room fit for royalty!(An early Christmas gift from him)We were pampered and well taken care of by the innkeepers who have lovingly put their hearts into making our experience a memorable one.

Our stay included a quick tour through the home on arrival, to late snacks prepared for us and delivered to our door, to delicious food and peaceful surroundings, and beautiful decor with much attention paid to details.



Lovely on the inside and outside, with a delicious full breakfast to boot!

Many people ask me why we choose to stay at a Bed and Breakfast rather than a hotel. Well, take a look at these photos, and I think any questions will be answered. NOTHING compares!

Let me take you on a tour (through my camera's eye)....


Each beautiful suite had a matching Christmas tree and wreaths on the doors and the gorgeous fireplace mantles were beautifully decorated as well.














The gorgeous Parlor









And the all inclusive full breakfast served from this beautiful dining room.














If you're thinking this would be perfect for a honeymoon or anniversary getaway, you are right--but ALSO, a new Wedding Chapel has been added to the property for an intimate ceremony.






So, would you love a great place to spend a romantic New Year's Eve? Or Valentine's Day? Anniversary? Honeymoon? Birthday?


Truly, I could go on and on about this place, and I've many more pictures I could share, but I want to get back to the contest...

Here's the rules:

1.If you enter, PLEASE only do so if you truly plan to take advantage of this special night (or at least give it to someone who you know will enjoy it.) (This is in the Southern Illinois area, and offer is good from now until March 2012.) CONTINENTAL US ONLY.

2. You need only to enter by leaving a comment. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. Please leave your name and a way to contact you. Winner will be chosen by random draw. Contest closes on Sat., Dec. 17, 9 pm. Winner will be announced on this blog and contacted by email( or facebook)after 9 PM Dec. 17.

*You may use the ANONYMOUS option for commenting, however, you will still need to leave your name and a way top contact you. *IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE LEAVING A COMMENT ON THIS BLOG, email me at asmurphy@clearwave.com



For more info on this B&B, click here.

If you decide to book a night here, even if you are not the winner, tell em Sherri sent ya!

73 comments:

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  2. Ok Sherri...I stayed up till midnight so I could get my post in on this one...love this web site and all the neat things you post for us all to enjoy! I want to win this contest for a present to my husband for 42 years of marriage on the 26th of December..that would be awesome!..Merry Christmas!...Jan

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  3. December 15, 2011 10:09 PM
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    Hi Sherri! This is Danny Parkhill and this is my comment!!

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  4. (Danny- you posted on the wrong one- I moved it here)

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  5. My husband and I also love Bed and Breakfast Residences over Hotels for all the reasons you stated and more. Cheryl, . Merry Christmas!

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  6. Hi Sherri! Couldn't get a comment to post from my phone so here's my entry! :)Rhiannon

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  7. Hi Sherry, I saw your segment on tv 3 yesterday. It was great.

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  8. Sherri, I dreamed about posting last night. I am sure it was my way of trying not to for get to post. We love B & B's and would love to win a night here. It is funny how some people are B & B people and some aren't. Kelly

    Kelly Norman Lawrence contact at facebook

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  9. Sherri, love you website!!! I would LOVE a getaway!! 45 yrs of marriage, never been to a B&B!!
    Karen Baker, Benton
    Contact at facebook

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  10. Sherri, you are such a treat! Who wouldn't want to go to this place after seeing your pics. Thanks so much for all that you do!

    Linda Varis

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  11. Sherri, this is the first time I have been on your website..love it!

    We stayed at this bed and breakfast a few years ago after finishing up my treatments. It was so nice and so much attention was paid to all the little details that made the stay just what I needed. I hope everyone would get a chance to visit there at least once.
    Renee Mifflin
    contact at facebook

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  12. Hi Sherri, It is Debra Lawrence Wilson. Would love a quick getaway with Joby. The pictures of this B&B are beautiful. What better way to get away from all the stress...You inspire me to be a better person everyday. I dont know how you do all you do...but then again, you dont have a 5 year old at home...lol...lol...

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  13. Wow!!!!!!! I love this web site!!!!!! And I love all you do!!! Beautiful!!!!!

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  14. This bed and breakfast looks amazing! I love your blog--keep the great ideas coming!
    Becky Jackson
    Harrisburg

    bekijaxon@yahoo.com

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  15. Woo! I love adventures, and this one looks great!

    ~Your Miss Jenny

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  16. Hey Sherri...I'm back today! We recently stayed in our first B&B...didn't know what we were missing! Would love to win this...it looks amazing!

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  17. Sherri, I love your blog! Got many of recipes off here. Be sure and get your goodwil hunting again, love it! We love B&B's and would love to stay in this one. We were married 49 years in Nov. and my birthday is in March. Keep up the good work.

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  18. I love your site! These pics are amazing..beautiful place. Didn't even know it was down there..thanks for sharing.

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  19. Pick me...pick me:). Pam B. (Facebook)

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  20. We've been there, would love to go back. Lara s. (Facebook)

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  21. I cant wait to go there!!! Paul and I NEEED to get away!!! got to go...i am hungry after looking at all these recipes!! love ya!

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  22. Sherri this place looks so nice. What a sweet hubby you have. :)

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  23. This would be a Great getaway for sure!!! Tammy Parkhill

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  24. Hey, Sherri! I have an anniversary in March. This would be great! cls6179@live.com Connie S.

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  25. This is Angela Furlow...the pics are beautiful! Merry Christmas gradystella@yahoo.com

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  26. Hi Sherry! What a great way for my husband and I of 15 years to spend some quiet time together away from our 3 adorable young boys!

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  27. Sorry...mitchellsmama@gmail.com

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  28. Sherri, I have never seen your site before, I LOVE IT!!!!
    tjmcge96@yahoo.com - Theresa McGhee

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  29. Kathy Williams said - Really enjoy your blog and comments. You are such a creative person! We love staying at B&B's. This one looks awesome!

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  30. I love your site! These pics are amazing..beautiful place. Didn't even know it was down there..thanks for sharing. Amy Durfee (facebook)

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  31. Wow, What an awesome giveaway!! I would love to win a stay here, it looks beautiful!! My hubby & I have been married going on 10 years & we never got to have a honeymoon!! We'd love to stay here!! It looks so romantic!!

    You can contact me via Facebook under Julie Fields Macier if I win!! Thanks so much!!

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  32. Looks like this would make the perfect Birthday present for me & Joe - LOL

    ~DixieMarie

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  33. Rhonda Burton ThomasDecember 16, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    We have never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before.....but after looking at the beautiful pictures you've posted, I will definitely be making plans for us to do so.........

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  34. This is my second visit to the site. These recipes look amazing. I want to enter for the B&B too. We have been having plumbing problems and need some time away very soon-lol

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  35. Hi Sherry-- This sounds great and I would love to win this! I gotta try your italian beef recipe sometime also!

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  36. I WILL TRY ONE MORE TIME.....LOVELY PAGE!!!

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  37. Hello Sherri! Never been to a B&B before! This one looks WONDERFUL!! Jeff and I have been married for almost 15 years. God has truly blessed Jeff & I, by restoring our marriage and bringing our family back together! Would love to win this !!! Thanks for sharing!!! Merry Christmas!! ~Sherry Reed

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  38. Hey Sherry, the last time I stayed at a bed and breakfast was on my honeymoon 13 years ago! I would absolutely love to get away with my handsome hubby! Merry Christmas!

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  39. I need to get away. Great site

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  40. I'm imagining a soak in that tub right before a scrumptious breakfast. Who would prefer a hotel room when you could stay like royalty?

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  41. I would love to go. Brenda Garvin

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  42. I need to start cooking some of your great looking recipes! Ill be on here all the time now. The bed and breakfast looks amazing! I think I need to win cause Im pretty sure my husband really needs to take me there :) Thanks...your the best!

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  43. Hello Sherri, The one night stay at the Bed and Breakfast would be a perfect Christmas Gift for us for we are a little tight on funds this yr. for he is on unemployment and i am a stay at home mom just started selling avon for extra cash for christmas but isnt going to well LOL...so my husband and i aren't giving gift to one another for we are focused on making sure our children have a few gifts under the tree and a hot (small) meal on the table on christmas day and we will also bless our lord for what he has provided for us even tho it isnt alot we still have to be thankful. I hope you have a very blessed christmas. Thank you Shannon Knapp

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  44. I wanna win! Sharon Darnell

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  45. This looks like a wonderful place to stay. As far as I know Tracy has never been to a B&B and I know I have not. It would be a wonderful thing to experience. By the way the site looks great Sherri! Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
    Bruce Campbell

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  46. It looks like a BEAUTIFUL place!

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  47. What a beautiful getaway place. I want to win!!!!
    Glenda Raby

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  48. We are looking for a romantic place to getaway....this would be great......
    Billy Raby

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  49. Sheri...Tim and I love B&B's. This looks like an awesome one to try!

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  50. Sheri
    Tim and I love B&B's. This looks like an awesome one to try!
    Thank you for having such a giving heart! What a witness!
    Vicky Blackburn

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  51. This looks beautiful!!! If I comment more than once does that mean I get more than one chance to win??????
    LOVE/Hate you
    DJ

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  52. My wife and I would love to win this. We have family in Metropolis. My wife has always wanted to stay in one of these bed and breakfasts!

    dvdgossett915@gmail.com

    David

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  53. Hi Sherri-- I really think Mike and I would love this, we also have never been to a B & B! I think it's high time we did! Love your blog too!

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  54. Pick ME Pick ME!
    Shana Woodworth
    Shana52286@hotmail.com

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  55. This place is beautiful! Big Al did good!!

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  56. My favorite things to make are the easier the better recipes. My husband and I would like to win the bed & breakfast get away. We saw your segment on WSIL 3 a few months ago. You made Apple Tortilla Cobbler. I made an apple and a cherry one for a family get together. Many told me it was a keeper recipe and that I could bring it back anytime. Thanks for the great recipe. Your segments on WSIL 3 are very interesting and informative. You make nice ideas look so simple. Love the way you make the table look so awesome. Merry Christmas. Contact: rogsuedan@juno.com

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  57. Sherri, you never cease to amaze me! A getaway to a bread and breakfast would be a dream - never been. Hope you and your family have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!! ~francie morhet~

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  58. Hi Sherri, I would love to win a night at this place! My husband & I would love a little getaway with just the 2 of us before the baby comes & our lives will change forever. :)

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  59. Forgot to put my info: ~Kristen Pardue http://NaturallyFreeRD.com

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  60. Sherri, I would love to win a night at this place!

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  61. ****IF YOU SIGN IN AS ANONYMOUS< you STILL HAVE TO PUT A NAME and a way for me to reach you. Otherwise, I can't include you in the drawing!

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  62. Ok Sherri,
    I love B&Bs & am supporting your enthusiasm.
    Todd & I could use a getaway together!
    Penny Lingner

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  63. Sheri, Sheri, Sheri......I think you need a night away......but I would truly enjoy it myself.

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  64. What a beautiful place!! I've lived in Southern Illinois my whole life, but have never been there. I would love to stay there!

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  65. This is simply Beautiful!
    Melanie Woodworth
    plntlvr09@yahoo.com

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  66. My Mommy would LOVE to stay here...
    Aubree Woodworth

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  67. If I win, just leave a message on fb...forgot to tell you that earlier!

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  68. Anonymous said...
    So this is Jessica Banks and I thought that we were supposed to comment today...now I'm not so sure...anyway, I am commenting now and saying that I only found your blog by googling it...hehe...gotta love google.

    December 15, 2011 8:56 AM
    Shelly Cullum said...
    Hey Sherri...not sure if we're supposed to leave a comment today or wait till tomorrow...so I'll do both, LOL. I seen you on News 3 this morning! You always have the best ideas for people who are short on time, but like for things to look nice & taste good! Merry Christmas!

    December 15, 2011 8:57 AM
    Joann Sneddon said...
    Sherri, I love the recipes you put on here! The ones I've made have been delicious and I'll be making more.

    December 15, 2011 9:29 AM
    Julie Macier said...
    This looks like an awesome contest!! I would love to win!! Like the other ladies, I will be back tomorrow!!

    December 15, 2011 4:51 PM
    Anonymous said...
    Ok Sherri...I stayed up till midnight so I could get my post in on this one...love this web site and all the neat things you post for us all to enjoy! I want to win this contest for a present to my husband for 42 years of marriage on the 26th of December..that would be awesome!..Merry Christmas!...Jan

    December 15, 2011 10:09 PM
    Anonymous said...
    Hi Sherri! This is Danny Parkhill and this is my comment!!

    December 15, 2011 10:30 PM
    Anonymous said...
    Hi Sherri

    This is Lia Mira & I have never seen a more beautifully decorated place I would love to see in person thanks!

    December 17, 2011 5:35 AM

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  69. My first visit to your blog. Love it!! I'll visit often and can't wait to try some of the recipes.

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  70. After moving some comments on here that were placed on the wrong site- throwing out any extra (if that made two entries) removing any that did not leave a name/contact info, each name was assigned a number and JULIE MACIER of West Frankfort was chosen as the winner! COngratulations, Julie!

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