At last count, Bowling Green has 35 hotels, more than 2,800 rooms, four bed and breakfasts and two campgrounds. The latest lodging buzz is around two of the newest properties that offer unique visitor experiences: Spongie Acres Bed & Breakfast and Candle Loft above Candle Makers on the Square.

“It’s a great day at Spongie Acres Bed & Breakfast. Wish you were here!”

That heartwarming phrase is scattered across all the web pages, rack cards and social media for Bowling Green’s newest bed and breakfast experience. Find it nestled outside the city on 14 acres of Kentucky’s beautiful rolling hills. Known as the Matlock Mansion, Spongie Acres is a newly-renovated Old Kentucky Home with a modern twist. Innkeepers Clint and Juannie provide the most pampered care to guests, boasting six themed suite-style rooms with car-friendly parking and a homemade breakfast made specially for visitors.

Whether it’s relaxing on the back patio during a peaceful getaway, playing pool and foosball in the recreation area or cozying up by the fire in the piano room, there’s a little something for everyone at Spongie Acres. Unique extra amenities include access to Spongie’s Whimsicals, Juannie’s gift shop full of quirky and cute items to commemorate a visit, bicycle rentals available on site at Clint’s Bicycle Shack, homemade cookies made fresh daily and a serve-yourself Keurig always ready in the kitchen. For more about Spongie Acres Bed & Breakfast, call 1-855-752-1061 or click here.

It’s been many decades since visitors were able to find lodging in historic downtown Bowling Green, but the new Candle Loft above Candle Makers on the Square is changing that! Perhaps the best feature of this apartment-style suite nestled in a historic building is the stunning view of Fountain Square Park from each floor-to-ceiling window. Sleeping up to six guests comfortably, the layout consists of one private bedroom with a queen bed, one large living room with lounge area and king bed, a dining room, a sitting area with flat panel TV, full kitchen and bath.

Beautifully renovated and decorated with soft colors and accents, it is hard to imagine the surroundings have been there for almost 200 years, but just take a look at the historic prints on the walls and return to yesteryear.  While no one will come knocking on the door early in the morning to prepare a hearty meal, the bed and breakfast concept still holds true as guests are presented upon arrival with breakfast vouchers good at one of several eateries within walking distance or downstairs in the Candle Makers store. For details on Candle Loft, please call 270-843-3001 or click here.