Voices From the Past
Each room at The Empress has been
lovingly restored to its former Victorian
grandeur. If you have ever spent the
night in one of our lovely suites, you
know what a magical experience it
can be. Each month we will share an
entry from the bedside journals. We
hope that sharing these stories with
you will remind you of 'the forgotten
experience' and urge you to return.
-April 4, 1998 Hornibrook Suite
"What a wonderful evening filled with the quiet serenity of the 1880's. Our evening in The Empress was a complete surprise to me, being passionately planned by my wife, Kathi, for my 46th birthday. A beautiful, wonderful, and thoughtful 'bride' she is. Life is often hectic and the days just seem to hurry by us. However, there are those who make life all that it should be, and Kathi does that for me. She led us to The Empress to enjoy life together in a home that personifies a grand romantic era. The Empress was first brought to being in 1888. The wedding band on Kathi's hand first adorned that of her great grandmother in 1889. Our imagination took us back to that time. Thank you for bringing your dream to a reality so that others may share it. There is nothing like looking out our window to see the splendor of the dogwoods in full bloom."