I split my Southern journey into 2 parts.
Part 1 took me on a 5 1/2 hour drive to Richmond, Virginia, where I spent the night at the FABULOUS Quirk Hotel. This was generously made possible by Iron Man’s loving parents. So I have to give a shout out to them! E-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g about this place was customized, down to the pale pink ice bucket:
I originally heard of Quirk Hotel a few weeks ago when YoungHouseLove posted their photo on Instagram:
I didn’t read the caption, only the location, which I quickly investigated, since I was trying to plan my route to SC. Lucky for me, my route ran RIGHT THROUGH Richmond! Fast forward a few days, and I was lounging on the beach in Long Beach Island, NJ and reading the September issue of House Beautiful (I don’t usually buy magazines…) While reading the cover story, I realized that it featured the Quirk Hotel owner’s home on the cover! Had I read YHL’s caption, I would have known this, but after seeing all of these instances come together, I took it as a sign that it was meant to be!
Check out my photos from my glorious stay 🙂
That beautiful “tapestry” is made of discarded coffee lids. Some of which still have coffee stains on them…
Maple & Pine Restaurant/Lounge:
I had the Ms. Crenshaw cocktail and the Roasted Chicken Breast. This was anything but boring-the pesto was amazing! And although the portion looks small on the plate, it was definitely filling and really, really good.
This may have been my favorite place! I would have sat out here with a book much longer if I didn’t have to drive 6+ hours the next day.
Outdoor Rooftop Deck:
My Room! I actually stayed in 301, but it was easier to take the photo of the door across from my room 🙂
My only regret is that I didn’t check out the Quirk Gallery when I first checked in. I was so tired from driving! By the time I realized that it might be closing soon, it was closed. It didn’t reopen until 10 and I headed out at 9am. Lucky for me, I can order from the online store if necessary 🙂
Bottom Line: If you get the chance to travel to Richmond, then stay here