As a North Carolina native, I grew up watching The Andy Griffith Show. While it’s not one of my favorite shows, I definitely got a good laugh out of it; and it was cool to watch people on television talk about places I knew about in my home state or had visited.
Apparently North Carolinians aren’t the only ones to truly appreciate this show. This article on CNN.com, discusses a married couple who have made their home into a bed and breakfast that is an exact replica of Andy Taylor’s home on the show. The couple met in a chat room about the show.
As a guest at the bed and breakfast, you have the option of staying in Andy’s room, Opie’s room, or Aunt Bee’s room. Perhaps the only thing about this bed and breakfast that isn’t a true representation of the show is its’ location–it’s located in Clear Lake, Wisconsin.
I’ll be honest and say that I never considered traveling to Wisconsin for any reason other than graduate school at UW-Madison or a Green Bay Packers football game. However, my discover of this little bed and breakfast that provides a snippett of North Carolina history may have changed my mind. Any one care to join me?