At the Apple Blossom Inn B&B, you are the only guest. You are renting an entire house, for the price of a room elsewhere. You may use one or both bedrooms.
With windows framed by white ruffled curtains, the Blue Bedroom, on the second floor of the house, has a pecan-wood bed with a queen-size mattress, topped with a soft, patchwork quilt. On the antique pine washstand-dresser you will find a basket of sundries, just in case you forgot to bring your toothpaste! The full-size closet contains luggage racks for your suitcases and fluffy robes for relaxing. Also in the closet are extra pillows, blankets, and a fire-safety ladder. Bedside-tables, complete with lamps and a clock-radio, are found in the Blue Bedroom.
To complete the old-fashioned ambiance of the room, a lovely “Grandmother’s Fan” quilt hangs on the wall and a braided rug is placed on the original, wide pine floorboards.
The Blue bedroom is only a step away from the sitting room with its loveseat, books, games, art, TV, WIFI connection and concierge information.
The Green Bedroom features a double (full-size), antique Eastlake Oak bed, as well as an Eastlake rocker. Hand-quilted pillows rest atop the ribbon-embroidered coverlet. Lace curtains frame this romantic room, complete with lyre dresser, mirror, bedside table and globe lamp. Inside the closet are luggage racks and fluffy robes. Quilting by the owner’s mother is displayed on the wall.
The upstairs bathroom, adjacent to both bedrooms, is small, but efficient. It has a shower-bath combination, a small sink, toilet, linen closet and towel bars with white, soft towels for two. The Apple Blossom Inn uses Dove and Oil of Olay brand non-scented shampoos and soaps. A half-bath is also located on the first floor.
Remember you are the only guest in the house. The two bedrooms are never rented to two different bookings. You will never share the house or its bathrooms with someone you do not know or with the hosts.
The Eat-in Kitchen
The upstairs kitchen, with its microwave, four-burner stove/oven, full-size refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster, coffeemaker, and hot-water kettle is available for use by guests. Dishes and cooking utensils are also included. A table and four chairs is also in the kitchen.
Guests may prepare midday and evening meals here. However, due to a severe, airborne allergy of your host’s, no potato products may be cooked or consumed in the Inn.
The Music room
As Dr. Wilson has been a music teacher for many years, a 1906 Ivers and Pond Grand Piano is found in the Music Room and is available for use by the guests. Also in the Music room, one will find an antique pump organ, many music books and an heirloom rocker. Look for the Barbara Bush photo among Dr. Wilson’s various music awards and citations as well as her official “Yellow Rose of Texas” award. Be sure to ask for her to tell you the story behind the flax-wheel chair of 1904. Request a demonstration of the old pump organ anytime.
Both Charles and Betty Karol Wilson, owners of the Apple Blossom Inn B&B are avid amateur gardeners. Of course, pink and white blossoms from apple trees and crabapple trees are found on the premises! Spring is spectacular with over 1000 tulip and jonquil bulbs in bloom. Roses, a terraced lawn, and the gazebo are found in the second backyard. Summer is resplendent with daylilies, geraniums, petunias, begonias, coral bells, and lantana. Fall finds the yard bursting with colorful gold and purple mums and yellow crocus.
Charlie’s Berry Garden provides strawberries, blackberries red and golden raspberries, gooseberries, currants, and elderberries for guest breakfasts.
The Apple Blossom Inn was built in 1806 as a two-story, German architectural style, home on the original lot No. 44 of the Town of New Market. In the colonial period, New Market was a trading center at the intersection of two, ancient Indian trails. In the early nineteenth century, New Market was known as a center for medicine, printing, and schools. The Civil War Battle of New Market took place in 1864 and the house now known as the Apple Blossom Inn, narrowly escaped damage from cannon fire. In 1972, the National Register of Historic Places listed the entire town of New Market on its registry. The Windle Home was purchased by the Wilsons in 2004 and became the Apple Blossom Inn in April 2005. If you want to know more about the Heritage of New Market, schedule a tour with The New Market Walking Tour Company, guided by your hostess.
Remember, when you book with us, you have the ENTIRE INN to yourself!