by Jennifer Sierra
On a beautiful, sunny, spring afternoon, the Weller Haus Bed and Breakfast in Historic Bellevue, Kentucky opens its doors to the public with a refreshed look under new ownership. The innkeeper and former owner, LeeAnn Taylor, is still there but she sold the business to two dynamic women last spring. They have worked hard for the last year to bring the charming bed and breakfast up to another level of comfort and charm.
The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce was there for the ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome them into the business community. Guests meandered around the premises to live music, food and drinks. The bed and breakfast not only serves couples wanting to get away but the Weller Haus now has an event center that can accommodate up to 65 people for corporate lunches, dinners or other events like baby or wedding showers. Need a spot for your rehearsal dinner? Check out this gorgeous place where you can bring your own food or use any catering company you desire.
The gardens are meticulously manicured by LeeAnn, the innkeeper, whose green thumb and creativity in the garden are every bit as amazing as Martha Stewart’s. There are all sorts of little nooks and tables to hang out and relax with a drink. You don’t even feel like you are in the middle of the city or just blocks from Newport on the Levee. The garden changes as the seasons change too. It is just as spectacular in the winter where LeeAnn uses lights, pine cones and fresh pine cuttings to fill all of the garden vessels.
The Weller Haus is one of the best kept secrets in the area. If you live in the city and need an extra guest room, this is a great option for your guests. They are close to you but still have their own privacy. Having a family reunion this summer? Book the event center and some guest rooms. You will be able to play family videos on the large, flat-screened televisions in the event center. Everyone can bring their own dish and voila! Your reunion is happening in a gorgeous, private and memorable setting.
The owners, Peg Schultz and Becky Wood are moving from Fort Thomas to Bellevue into an adjacent property to the Bed and Breakfast which is currently undergoing renovations. The two ladies are heavily involved in the community of Bellevue, Kentucky already. Becky was just advocating for the Red Bike program at this month’s city council meeting. The owners are very approachable and welcoming and fabulous hosts. The attention to detail is apparent in every aspect of the business.
The guest rooms are beautifully appointed and have a comfortable and welcoming feel. Each room has its own coffee pot, microwave and dining table for guests that want to dine in their room. All of the rooms have private baths as well. The breakfast menu is so delicious, I wish they were open as a restaurant to the public for brunch.
Many of Bellevue’s city council members were there to help them celebrate this new era for the bed and breakfast. Among them were Mayor Riehl, council members Poynter and Salzman and Main Street Manager, Jody Robinson. All of them seemed impressed and more than happy to have such a beautiful place and business in Bellevue.