Blooms and bling at bed and breakfast in Milton

July 27, 2018

Since buying a historic Milton home last May, I’ve been doing my best to turn my black thumb green. It’s not working. Which is why I appreciate photographing other people’s gardens that much more. David Stiber and Will McQueen were sweet enough to invite me to tour their beautiful bed and breakfast, the Mansion Farm Inn, at 26285 Broadkill Rd. Their historic farmhouse was originally known as the David Robbins Homestead, built circa 1810, a whole century before mine!

David and Will’s interior decor was stunning, but it was the back yard that took my breath away. Not only do they do a great job of taking care of the flowers, but there’s a towering tree with a solar-powered chandelier dangling from it. David told me they are planning to remodel the gardening shed shown in my first photo to use when the B&B is booked as a wedding venue.

My favorite room (third photo) in the house is still in progress. They commissioned the artist that made the Lewes and Rehoboth latitude and longitude coordinates to make a matching Milton sign. They also plan to cover the walls in restaurant menus for guests. But it could remain an empty room and the large windows that overlook the garden would be good enough for me.

I’ve also never been a girl to spend time relaxing in a tub - but with the view from their guest bathrooms, I’d be tempted to grab a book from their library and a glass of wine. They even have an “Uncork and Unwind” box at their snack bar where they encourage guests to write their name and the date on the cork.

Ah, but enough daydreaming about staying there for me! I only live 2.2 miles away. But since you don’t, check for availability.

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