The Morning Glory, Grand Rapids, MN
The Morning Glory, formerly a 5 Star B&B, is a large 2-story brick home with spacious, casually elegant suites, each with a private sitting room and bathroom is now available for “long term, shared living” for individuals that are interested in sharing a welcoming and comfortable home in Grand Rapids MN.
Morning Glory residents will have a fully furnished suite (each include a private bedroom, bathroom and separate living area, cable TV and WiFi), with shared kitchen, laundry, dining room, first floor common area with fireplace and all outdoor accommodations (patio, gardens and off-street parking). Resident fee would cover all utilities i.e. electric, heat (and AC), cable TV, sewer and water. Owners of the Morning Glory will continue to reside on site but travel extensively throughout the year. A Property Manager will be available when the owners are gone.
The home is situated on a large lot lined with colorful, mature flower gardens and trees, all within blocks of downtown Grand Rapids, county and city offices, library, coffee shop, grocery and drug store, the Performing Arts Center, Mesabi Bike Trail, Edge of the Wilderness National Scenic Byway and on the fringe of the 1.2 million acre Chippewa National Forest and a thousand lakes.
Morning Glory Owner’s Brief Bio’s ….. Karen and Ron Herbig (and Billy)
Karen grew up in Atlantic IA (west central) and likes a small town atmosphere. She met Ron at the U of M, St. Paul. They became engaged and married in 1972. Two children, Terrill and Jenna, subsequently joined the family. Terrill and his wife, Amy, live in Northfield MN (owners of the BA Group, a credit union marketing company) and have two children, Emerson (12) and Trenton (8). Jenna is single and lives in Duluth MN as the regional Project Manager for the MN Alzheimer’s Association. Karen has had a number of employments but the best was owner of Morning Glory Bed and Breakfast.
Ron grew up in Golden Valley MN, attended Robbinsdale HS and the University of MN. Following his marriage to Karen and graduation from the U of M they lived in Owatonna, Redwood Falls, Farmington and eventually moved to Grand Rapids (1988) to a small home on Lake Pokegama. After 14 years Karen felt the desire to open a Bed and Breakfast; in 2002 the Morning Glory began its illustrious reign as Grand Rapid’s first in town Bed and Breakfast. The rest is history.
Billy (age 9) is a Border Collie (or English Shepherd) who was rescued by a Police Officer, named William (hence the name Billy) on Christmas day, 2006. Billy was reportedly wandering alone that cold evening and was given shelter by Officer William. Karen and Ron met and adopted Billy in early 2007 and he has been their faithful and loving companion since then. He maintains his job in life is to let you pet him as long as you like.
Karen loves to read (novels), cook, garden, play cards and games and work on a variety of crafts (especially sea shell art).
Ron also reads (newspaper), enjoys history, geography, all forms of music and outdoor activities including daily hikes with Billy (Karen when available) and travel.
Billy loves to share attention with all, be petted by all and hiking with Ron and Karen.
The kitchen is the hub of any home and it is here too. Karen loves cooking and baking if Ron is there to keep up with her by cleaning. They enjoyed the social interaction provided by the B&B experience and look forward to continued social connections through the extended stay opportunities. They enjoy moderate quiet time, a reasonably organized living environment (not obsessive) and occasional social wine, cocktails etc. They intend to travel the U.S. in their motorhome for the next several years.