When Reading Itself is a Vacation

Today had so many feels you guys. My awesome weekend with my brother and his girlfriend came to an end, season 3 of “Game of Thrones” is also over (Anyone want to form a Red Wedding grief counseling group?), and my sassy Zumba instructor is switching to a morning schedule so I have to find a new one…sigh…

Needless to say, I could use a vacation! I don’t need something fancy or action-packed, just some peace and quiet to catch up on my reading (seriously, it’s beginning to become a real problem catching up!).

All images via Tea & Cookies

Well, as always, Pinterest to the rescue! I came across this pin which linked to a lovely blog called Tea & Cookies. There I learned about a destination called The Sylvia Beach Hotel in Nye Beach, Oregon.

Open for over 26 years and named after the owner of the Parisian bookstore Shakespeare & Company, this hotel has designed each of its rooms after a famous author.

Separated into three price ranges of classics, bestsellers, and novels, you can stay in a room of your own inspired by Dickinson, Steinbeck, Austen, among others.

Even Dr. Seuss!

No radios, phones, TVs, or wifi. Just a quaint place which provides family-style meals–in their restaurant “Tables of Content”–and hosts a feline mascot named Shelly.

At the risk of sounding like a paid testimonial, this hotel looks like the ultimate getaway for book lovers. Hole up in your room all weekend or take your reading to the beach. Disconnect, unwind, and relax.

Tolkien room for one, please!

So if you could design a new room for The Sylvia Beach Hotel, which author would you choose and how would you decorate? Let your imagination run wild!

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2 thoughts on “When Reading Itself is a Vacation

  1. Oh my goodness there are so many good ones to choose from. I think a Charlotte’s Web room could be fun with all those fancy spider webs.

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