Let's Talk About a Great Night's Sleep...on Vacation

We all know what it feels like to get that ahhhhh sensation when you sink into a cool, crisp, just-the-right-amount-of-firmness bed with fresh white, ultra soft sheets, pull up that cushy, cozy down comforter, covered with a soft blanket with the right amount of heft, and settle your head into your choice of down, down alternative, or memory foam pillows?

Yeah, that feeling.

That was the inspiration behind the beds at Twisted Willow Lodge. The goal was to create a sleeping experience that wraps you in a sensation of peacefulness personified; to give you that "luxury hotel bed" experience.

Here is the formula- we started with a solid base, something that would make a design statement in its simplicity, and yet be substantial enough to give you a sense of support.

We partnered with two great bed makers to bring custom platform-style beds to the party.

The first two beds came from Gerarden Fabrication & Design, a company I had the fortuitous pleasure of finding on Etsy. Read about my experience with Codey from Gerarden in a future post. Spoiler alert: he's the BEST!

The King bed design in the Main Floor Master and the Queen bed in the Upstairs Loft are custom collaborations between Codey and myself. We started with some sketches, going back and forth a bit until we were 100% on the same page. The result was exactly what I envisioned, with heavy raw steel, fire forged to a blackened hue and beautiful cedar running through the sides. They are sturdy and built-for-purpose and the perfect base for the next layer- the mattress.

King Bed in Main Floor Master

Queen bed in Upstairs Loft Area

When I tell you I personally tried out 25 mattresses and read 1000 reviews before deciding on the winners, I am not exaggerating. The mattresses selected for both Master King beds are a "firmer" model, with euro top stitching, extra edge support and long lasting traditional construction. The Queen bed in the loft is a "medium" firm of the same model.

Our inspiration- this one's juuuuuust right!

The TwinXL Mattresses are a mixture of firm and medium, 2 of each. These are adult-ready beds with all the comfort layers of the other beds!

On top of each mattress is a comfort layer of down alternative or memory foam goodness, depending on the bed.