Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Free Rooms for Vets in Narragansett

Blueberry Cove Inn is honored to participate in the Thank You Veterans Project. We will be providing three free rooms on Wednesday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day, November 11, to honor servicemen and women currently serving or who have previously served their country. The program was started in 2009 by the West Virginia B&B Association and this year has expanded to include over 35 states, a Canadian province and more than 200 Inns. For more details about the program, visit

Unfortunately all three of our rooms allocated for the free program have been booked. We offered our two Whirlpool Suites at a 50-60% discount and those are booked as well. We would be happy to offer vets and active military a 10% discount for a stay between November 10 and April 20, 2011 (holidays and Chocolate Weekend excluded, ID required.) Just send us an email before November 10, 2010 to be eligible for the discount.

Friday, October 15, 2010

We are pumped

Devoted followers of this blog (both of you) will remember that last summer our stone otter, Alfie, met with a nasty accident that left his bewhiskered head at the bottom of our fish pond.

Despite heroic efforts by Seely to perform reattachment surgery, we were unable to restore the victim to full function (which include serving as a recirculating pump for the pond and a convenient place for birds to settle).

After allowing for a suitable period of grieving, Seely's sister Beth began an extensive internet search for a replacement. I was skeptical that it would be possible to find a another pump as lifelike and efficient as Alfie at an affordable price.

I should know better than to underestimate my sister-in-law. On my birthday, Fed Ex delivered a sleek, beautiful stone otter pond pump. Based on no evidence whatsoever I decided that this one was female and named her Selena. I have no idea how much of her valuable time Beth wasted to give me a birthday smile, but I appreciate it.

So now everybody's happy. The birds have a belly to perch on when take a drink from the pond, the fish are happy to have a working pump, and I feel much better when I look out my window because our wildlife area now seems complete.

Innkeeper Dave