More on K's Bed & Breakfast
May 20, 1999
Kay Malone has been a busy woman since marrying Karl in 1990.
With beauty pageants and four children, her schedule is jam packed.
But she has a new project in the works, and Kathy Aiken got the exclusive tour.
Welcome to Kay Malone's dream.
It's a present she received Christmas morning.
But it didn't come from Santa, it was delivered by the Mailman.
Kay explains, "Karl gave me a gift certificate for Christmas. I thought it was Nordstroms, and it was a gift certificate that I owned this bed and breakfast, and I was excited."
Kathy asks, "He gave you a bed and breakfast for Christmas?"
"For Christmas, yeah" Kay says, "'Cause he knows it's been a dream."
A dream that was built in 1915, and remodeled in 1999 as K's bed and breakfast.
"This is like the gathering room that we'll do a lot of meetings and things," Kay says.
In the first floor gathering room are the original fireplace and lights from the early 1900's.
"Back in those days they didn't have electricity. These things you turn and it was the key to turn on the gas and stuff," Kay says.
On the opposite side they're planning a small cafe, for the Capital's lunchtime crowd.
"Maybe the Governor will stop by now and then."
So what makes Kay's bed and breakfast different?
"I think the only thing that's different, it's my own unique taste. I wanted it to be very classy, but also for people to come in and feel comfortable," she says.
"We kind of call this the bridal suite, but we can use it for other things. But this is one of the rooms that is done."
"This is my favorite room, because there are columns in here that were in the wall. They were covered. So when they took down the walls, they found these columns, which were in the house."
Each of the 13 rooms has a gas fireplace, three rooms are handicap accessible.
"I'm in charge of getting the continental breakfast ready in the morninig about 6:00, and the buffet ready at night."
Kays says she'll even fill in as housekeeper now and then...
something to keep her busy, especially when Karl's away.
"Something to do when he's on the road. And when I'm mad at him I can just kick him out and can stay here, live here, okay," Kay says.
Not a bad deal for Karl...get kicked out of one mansion and into another.
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