À propos de ce logement
Only 11-15 minutes to Wake Forest Medical Center (main, Miller Street, others) Winston-Salem's still a 15 min. point-to-point city. , High Point Furniture Mkt is 17 mi., 30 minutes +-.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast with us in our fifties rancher on a hill in a community of rolling hills and small lakes. Great walking is available on quiet roads amid flocks of Merganser and wood ducks, Canada geese, occasional great blue herons, other creatures.
Your room 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. If you like to read, you'll love our place.
Accès des voyageurs
You 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 you.
If you like to read, you'll love our place. We have, literally, hundreds of books, ranging though metaphysics, history, art, science fiction, historical romance, fantasy, psychology, languages, legal thrillers, classic literature....
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We 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 places 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 and teaching, 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.
Our neighborhood began in the '50s as a really beautiful development, studded with numerous small lakes. It still is. Wildlife abounds. We have birds at our feeder year round. We actually saw a flight of great blue herons on a recent walk -- something new to us.
Some of our neighbors have been here since the area was opened, others, like ourselves, not so long. It is ethnically diverse, and happily so. Our house is situated high on a hill , providing ample privacy for our guests. It's a pretty quiet, safe neighborhood.
Getting around works best with a car. Lowe's Foods, Home Improvement; Walmart, Food Lion, fast-food and better restaurants are all under 10 minutes away, as are auto repair, maintenance, gas stations, etc.
Wake Forest Main Campus is 12-15 minutes away most of the day.
Access to High Point for the Furniture Market is direct and easy, via or US 52 to I-40 to US 311, now designated I-74. says 32 minutes at rush hour. We do it in less, most times. Greensboro is still a 30-45 minutes away, barring accidents that tie up I-40.
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.
BREAKFAST 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 have Roku with Netflix. We do indeed have a flat-screen television with an HD antenna, no TV cable. We receive around 18 channels. If there is something you want to watch, and it's available that way, we'll fix it up for you. We mostly listen to music through the internet (Pandora), alternating between older jazz (Goodman, Miles Davis, Armstrong), smooth jazz and classical. We also have a raft of CDs and DVDs. Two of our favorite radio stations are Venice Classic Radio and WDAV, a classical station in Davidson, NC
No smoking, please. No illegal drugs. Unless you are law enforcement officer, NO GUNS, either open-carry or concealed. We have an excellent police department in Winston-Salem.
We operate on mutual respect. Handle alcohol responsibly: we won't annoy you with obnoxious inebriated behavior; we require the same of you.
We are Kent and Elsa McKeithan, married 54 years, semi-retired from our professions. Elsa is an artist, whose current favorite medium is ceramics. She also continues to coach and edit some student thesis writers in social sciences and education and writers of memoirs and fiction. Her studio is here in our home. I am a Bowen Therapist who treats clients for pain, provides internet content writing, sings in a men's quartet, creates wood sculptures and keeps the yard and woods from overwhelming us.
We have a largish tabby cat named Maggi (we didn't name her -- she's adopted), who is mostly blind, nosy and occasionally cops an attitude. She really owns the place. No, the house doesn't smell like cat -- we had enough of that years ago.
We both love music -- classical and jazz being the favorites -- with occasional forays into rock, bluegrass and other genres. We have a flat-screen TV with HD antenna, but never have been much into the TV aspect, instead enjoying movies on it. Both of us are avid readers, principally of fiction, enjoying a fair mix of fantasy, romance, science fiction, mystery and legal (Grisham). We do know what NASCAR is, as well as the NFL, Wake Forest basketball, etc, but they are not our passions.
We love watching birds, who flock to our feeder in great profusion. Just yesterday we spotted our first Indigo Bunting. We have more squirrels per acre than anyplace in the world, I think. I'm rapidly turning the wooden bird feeder into a fortress in concerted effort to exclude squirrels. Yes, we feed the squirrels on the ground, would really prefer they stay out of the feeder! Our yard and the surrounding woods produce deer, raccoons, rabbits, voles and red-tailed hawks (currently nesting 100 linear feet and 120 vertical feet from our house). There are 20 miles of hiking trails through these woods, with access a couple hundred feet from our house. The trails connect Bethabara, the historic first NC settlement of the Moravians, with various neighborhoods and a wetlands area featuring, among other critturs, beavers and large blue herons. We subscribe to the local news paper-- The Winston-Salem Journal -- Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, and Esquire Magazines. Like most folks our age, I guess, we struggle to keep up with the pace of change in our world, welcoming new perspectives and understanding that our guests bring us.
Our lives are often very busy; we both live and work here. We honor your desires for conversation and companionship when we can -- in fact, look forward to it -- while we respect your desire for privacy as you may respect ours. We welcome you to our home.
Elsa and Kent McKeithan