The Henry Ford Guestroom:
At the top of the stairs to your left on the 2nd floor landing is the Ford Room. This room has a plush oriental decor with soft, thick area rugs accenting the original (restored) wood flooring, a large oriental fan and artwork adorn its walls. The Henry Ford guestroom features a sumptuous queen-sized antique French bed topped with high thread-count sheets and distinct designer comforter, an original fireplace, beautiful – designer wood blinds and a recently restored bath which allows one to journey to a faraway place in relaxed luxury. Two Limestone House Bed & Breakfast robes are available for your use.
The bath for the Ford Room is a wonderful space that includes period white and black ceramic tile floor, double chrome mounted sinks with black lacquer framed mirrors and towel warmer. Also included is a sleek, black steam shower for two. This state-of-the-art shower is complete with two teak finish benches, Chemotherapy, aromatherapy, music and more. To its hand-held shower head is added an overhead shower and 12 water jets to give you a total bathing experience. This is a great wedding night guestroom or a fantastic guestroom for a romantic escape!
Other amenities include hair dryer, AM/FM clock radio with iPhone, mp3 or iPod station, Wi-Fi connection.
If you are asking why we named this room the Ford Guestroom keep reading.
In the summer of 1921, it became clear that Henry Ford was highly interested in the future of the “Shoals,” when he offered $5 million to the United States Congress for the purchase of two nitrate plants and a coal-fired steam electric generating plant here in the Shoals. Included in this proposed purchase was the Tennessee River dam, which was then under construction. To bring media attention to this offer, he and Thomas Edison, traveling together, arrived in Florence, Alabama on December 3, 1921. Both of these great men were entertained at and, we understand, stayed at what is now the Limestone House Bed & Breakfast during this visit to the Shoals.
The room’s luxurious oriental inspired decor commemorates the work Ford did to update and improve automobile manufacturing in the United States and the impact those manufacturing techniques had in post WW II Japan. It was Ford’s manufacturing system that ultimately brought us Toyota.
Rate: $149.00 per night