Date Night: Romance Package at the Reikart House
Boutique Hotel: The Reikart House in Williamsville
Our life has been crazy the past few months, between moving and selling our house, DIYs: painting, ripping out carpet, taking down wallpaper, etc; pregnant sleepless nights, TODDLERS, spills & crumbs at every meal, unlimited laundry and dishes, the list goes on. And I know I’m not alone. We are all SO busy in every season of life. We all need a break at some point.
Why We Love a Staycation in our Very Own Town:
One thing I really appreciate about Matt is that he always pushes for these date overnights. He knows we both need time away to relax and feel refreshed so we can go home and be better parents- parents who aren’t burnt out from the daily grind of life.
The Reikart House gave us exactly that. We dropped the boys off at their grandparents’ and drove the 2.5 miles from our home to the gorgeous Reikart House. Sometimes “travel” for us means just getting out of our own home and sleeping someplace different. Away from the laundry, the dishes, the wallpaper that I so desperately want to remove. I feel soo much more at ease out of my house because I physically cannot do anything on my “to do” list, so it forces me to relax.
Romance Package at the Reikart House:
We booked the romance package which included a cheese & fruit plate, chocolate covered strawberries, and sparkling wine for us to enjoy in our room. And our suite, complete with a fireplace and rose petals on our bed, definitely set the mood for a romantic evening. We were so impressed with the unique detail everywhere. Nothing about the Reikart House felt like your typical box hotel… the mix of old and new décor, handcrafted furnishings, the intricate detail throughout the architecture and design. Our room was decorated with the most beautiful old photographs of the Reikart family and other decorations that represented them. You could tell that so much thought went into each piece of décor to model after the famous Buffalo family. We were so impressed.
Dining at the Reikart House:
For dinner, we stayed right at the Reikart for the most amazing meal. Matt ordered the Chef’s sustainable seafood of the day: seared ahi tuna and scallops and I chose the Vegetable Napoleon: marinated squash, zucchini and eggplant stack, basil, pesto, and balsamic reduction. The food was delectable! We LOVED the staff, everyone was so welcoming and attentive to our every need.
The next morning, I enjoyed an a la cart made to order omelet and Matt ordered their Saturday special including frittata with bacon and greens, Icelandic yogurt and fruit, and banana bread with whipped butter. The atmosphere was so calming with the fire lit and it felt nice to just sit and talk without interruption!
Reikart Huse is in the process of building a full restaurant addition, named Jazzboline after the musical instrument Frank and Dolly Reikart (the hotel's namesake) invented, which we are so excited about because the food was amazing and I can see us coming back soon just for a date night fancy dinner!
The Reikart House is a true boutique hotel at its finest. Matt and I have slept in hundreds of hotels all around the world and the Reikart House definitely stands out to us one of the most elegant, charming places to stay! What a treat that it is located in our very own backyard. We definitely plan a return visit to relax and recharge!