We recently received feedback after a guests stay at the scrapbooking bed & breakfast, Crop-A-Doodle-Do. Located in Arcadia, this quaint B&B is found along a quiet country road, offering peaceful weekend retreats. Kitty F., from Indianapolis, visited this B&B a few weeks ago and had a great time. She had this to say about her stay: Crop-A-Doodle-Do Inn, The Ultimate Scrapbooking and Spa Getaway. When you look at the farmhouse surrounded by nothing but cornfields, you question the wording on the sign in Arcadia, Indiana. That is, until you are greeted at the end of the long driveway by your hostess who insists on carrying in your bags and already has tea, lemonade, and sundry other goodies laid out. And that is just the beginning. From the time we made our reservations, until arrival, the hostess checked in with us often to make sure we had good directions and even asked what snacks we simply couldn't live without. Besides being a beautifully isolated full service B&B (so you have every excuse to focus on scrapbooking) the Crop as a huge workroom with lots of natural light, comfortable ergonomic chairs and all the scrapbooking stamps, tools, diecuts and stickers one could want. The Inn even features a great little "shop" with plenty of papers and tools for purchase if you are a complete beginner like me and you only have time to throw photos and the scrapbook into the suitcase. And don't miss the GREAT comfy shirts by Eddie Bauer, I'm wearing mine as I type. We loved being able to lay out all of our materials and leave them there all weekend. Satellite radio and plenty of DVDS for the wall mounted flat screen added to the fun. We were assigned the Slumber Party Room which sleeps five and we laughed ourselves to sleep both nights telling stories. The Tea for Two Room across the hall held a mother and daughter from Missouri who were delightful AND apparently not awakened by our shenanigans next door. Although all six of us shared the bathroom, there was plenty of room and we each had our own assigned cubbies and hooks for towels and the soft and cozy bathrobes that we found beautifully folded on our beds when we arrived for our two night getaway. There is another bedroom and bath on the main floor off the large living and dining rooms. Breakfast was at 8:00 am but we never starved, even if we slept in. Our hostess Deb kept us happily fed and snacked to the point that we never knew what goody she would whip up next. If you are the mom in the neighborhood who is always fixing the goodies for the kids, come to the Crop and let someone else do it for you, it is time for YOUR vacation. AND, you can do it all in your jammies all day, if you so choose, because the B&B is gals only. Oh, and the spa activities. Facials are on Friday nights and massages are on Saturday along with manicures and pedicures in the sunroom. I like deep tissue massages and this one equalled those I have had in well known major spas. Two gals had pedicures in the sunroom and we watched the Indiana thunderstorms roll in across the fields. The scrapbookers ranged from beginners to near professionals and we even had two women moving into digital scrapbooking so you would wonder why they'd bother with a weekend at a scrapbooking B&B. They'll happily tell you that the chance to visit and chat all day while completing (or not) page after page and getting first class service makes the whole visit worthwhile. I love B&Bs and have stayed in many throughout the country but never have I felt so completely at home. We are already planning our next trip! - Kitty