by JANAI "GRANDMA BOOM" MESTROVICH
I experienced an incredibly delicious breakfast at McCall House B & B yesterday morning. It was delightful to sit in the ambiance of the history that remains enlivened with great care and meticulous details of what was once the hub of the young, bustling Ashland community. The Victorian Italianate house was built in 1883 for the founder, John McCall, of the Ashland Woolen Mill, Ashland Library, and Bank of Ashland.
Innkeeper extraordinarie, Daniel Perry-Kesling, continues researching and discovering details about the McCall family, as well as the house itself. Lizzy McCall, second wife of John McCall, was the inspiration for the way the house created and provided for communal events such as town meetings and a variety of celebrations, in addition to a house full of active chidlren.
Being in the soothing warmth of the home that was once filled with family love, one can sense an imprinted feeling established by a family who wanted the best for Ashland. The McCall family believed in sharing with the community as prominent leading citizens. They provided a haven filled with joyful purpose and humble gratitude. That same spirit of intention underlies the physical beauty of the McCall house presence today. The wonderful staff continues to nourish the spirit of that original intention while caring for the McCall House as a living home. And they welcome those who understand the enriching value of staying in a place of historic significance built with visionary care and a mission to help others thrive.
Feeling fortunate to be inspired by, and understand more about the McCall Family, the house and its noble purpose. Thank you, Daniel Perry-Kesling, for your wonderful welcome mat, sincere enthusiasm in keeping the history of the McCall’s alive and loving what you do. It shows!
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