The SpaceYour room -- the library -- features a double bed, 6-drawer dresser, comfortable mission-style upholstered chair, bedside table and lamp, ceiling fan with lights, a full closet amply supplied with several types of hangars. Towels, wash clothes, bed linens are stocked in the room, with more available as needed. Your bathroom is private (see photos). Guest AccessYou may use the livingroom, kitchen, back porch and, of course, the yard. You are welcome to use the washer and dryer, which are located in the basement. Because we do have an office in the basement and may be treating clients during business hours, we ask that you wait until evening for laundry. That said, if you're stuck for something and need help, ask. We'll find a way. We've an iron and ironing board you're welcome to use. Let us know and we'll set it up for use. Interaction with GuestsWe are here for you. We enjoy meeting and getting to know folks from all over, which is one of the reasons we do this. We'll do our best to provide you with directions to place you want to go, recommendations about restaurants, entertainment, medical care, etc. We look forward to sharing stories and learning about you -- maybe even playing a game (board or card, not video) with you.
We DO work in our home, however -- Elsa at editing and art, Kent at alternative pain treatment, writing and wood sculpting. When we're working, we ask that you respect our privacy, as we will respect yours if you just plain want to be alone. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is in the woods, as you've seen in the photos. It's quiet, peaceful, with really good neighbors. In the summer, it's a bit cooler than other areas, because of the trees. We actually have a nature preserve tangential to our property. Access to 30 miles of mostly wooded walking trails is within 100 yards of our house. There are restaurants, grocery stores, fitness facilities, shops and services within vigorous walking distance, quick, easy riding distance. Getting AroundGetting around works best with a car. Our location is a 5-7 minute drive from the Wake Forest main campus. You CAN walk there -- it's just under 1 1/2 miles -- a pretty vigorous hike. Some of our guests have done it. Downtown is 10-15 minutes away, depending on traffic.
Wake Forest Medical School is about 15-20 minutes and Forsyth Hospital is about 15 minutes. In general, except for rush hour, Winston-Salem is still a 15-minute town, point-to-point.
Access to High Point for the Furniture Market is direct and easy, via University Parkway or US 52 to US 311. Greensboro is still a 30-45 minutes away, barring accidents that tie up I-40.
There is a public transit bus at the end of our street, with a route into downtown. There are several taxi services in town, as well as car rental agencies, including some which are not of the big, international Hertz & Avis variety. Several of our guests have used Uber regularly. Other Things to NoteBREAKFAST IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. You are invited to share breakfast with us. We usually eat between 8:30 and 9:00. We will have gluten-free and dairy-free food, because Kent must eat that way. Please note that we do use foods that "...are processed in the same facility that also processes wheat, other grains and dairy." In other words, our food supports those who are gluten intolerant, NOT necessarily those who suffer celiac disease. Likewise, we are not so strict that the tiniest trace of diary food is intolerable. Kent avoids any and all dairy components including lactose, lactase, casein and all other constituents of dairy. If some of our food is produced in facilities that also handle those substances, we don't worry about it. Elsa, on the other hand, eats regular food, including ice cream, whole wheat bread, etc. We think you'll get plenty to eat for breakfast.
We are not big TV watchers. We do indeed have a flat-screen television with an HD antenna, no cable. We receive around 18 channels. If there is something you want to watch, we'll work it out. We mostly listen to music through the internet (Pandora), alternating between older jazz (Goodman, Miles Davis, Armstrong) and classical. One of our favorite stations is Venice Classic Radio.