My facination with Elvis Presley began when I was in middle school. My family and I were actually in Memphis and passing by Graceland when the ambulance was leaving the day Elvis died. I read several books and became such a fan in my young age. Other girls had Shaun Cassidy on their wall. I had Elvis.
So, going to stay at the Guesthouse was a dream collaboration for me. Let me start by saying the hotel is beautiful and every experience is over the top. There is nothing cheesy about it. The accommodations were so good and the service was even better. There are tons of activities. The movies in the courtyard sounded like something I will definitely go back for this spring. The lobby lounge has live music and it gets really festive at night. The lobby is also ideal for meeting other guests. So many guests had their own Elvis stories. There are two restaurants—EP’s Bar and Grill is little more casual than Delta’s Kitchen—but both menus reflect the Southern foods that would have been cooked at Graceland. There is also a Peanut Butter and Jelly bar for late night munchies. The breakfast buffet is full of all your favorites including a made-to-order omelet and waffle station. There is a beautiful pool to enjoy during the summer. The hotel also offers a shuttles to Graceland and Beale Street. There are also so many fun games to play in the courtyard.
The first night, Lori and I decided to have a casual dinner and then check out the bar. There was live music with song from the 60’s and 70’s. We met so many interesting people. It was so much fun we stayed till we closed it down. By the way, check out Lori’s blog post on our stay HERE.
The second day we headed over to Graceland. We figured we would be there around an hour. We ended up spending hours over there. It was incredible!! Lori was not much of an Elvis fan before but she definitely was catching the fever. The Graceland experience is amazing. While we were there we met a lady named Alene who actually worked for Elvis. I will treasure that conversation forever.
Just when we thought this experience couldn’t get any better….. We hopped on the shuttle to go to an event held across the street. My words can not do this event justice but I will try. Pricilla Presley shared some of her most precious memories with us and set the stage for the concert. Elvis sang on the screen while the TCB band actually played and the Imperials sang back up. These original members shared personal stories and experiences with the audience and were available for a meet and greet after. I don’t know how they pulled it off but the whole thing was so real. I had chills, thrills, and a few tears. After it was over and we were back at the room, Lori and I watched hours of footage of Elvis. I expected to enjoy this experience but I didn’t expect to love it. It exceeded my expectations by a long shot. Book a room and do all things!
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Outfits I wore on the Trip
There were lots of events to dress for. Here are the outfits I wore. I have linked most of items below. You can shop by clicking on the individual items. Please let me know if you have any questions.