Do you know the story behind the tradition of ladies asking men for their hand in marriage during a Leap Year? St. Patrick was busy chasing frogs from bogs and St. Bridget came running to him telling her plight. As a teacher she was having a dreadful time with the young ladies in her class who all said they wanted to be the ones to ask their gents for hand in marriage as the gents were not “stepping up to the plate” as it were. St. Patrick in his wisdom said a compromise might settle the issue and perhaps not to give them this right except every 7 or 8 years. She exclaimed, that would never settle this issue. “Well, alright then how about every fourth year when there is an extra day, they will have their way?” he asked. With that, St Bridget flung her arms around St. Patrick in joy and this being a leap year asked for his hand. Of course that was not possible and embarrassed by her exuberance, St. Patrick said he would give her instead a kiss and a satin gown.
So therfor in this noble Leap year of the year two thousand and eight . the Classic Rosewood does hereby honor this tradition with a special Leap Year Basket. That is for any young maiden making reservations here at the Inn for herself and her lover, she shall be granted a Leap Year Basket complete with romantic confections (divine truffles), the sweetest stationary for love letters, a fine writing instrument and a promise (or as modern times call it a gift card) for Victoria’s Secret (where she more than likely find the equivalent of the traditional St. Patrick satin gown). The kisses shall come from her gentleman of course. The price for the basket with any reservation in a whirlpool-fireplace suite in 2008 is a mere $80. The value of the experince is as they say priceless. It may be arranged further that she receive the gift card preceding the reservation so that she may flaunt her satin gown in the privacy of the Rosewood bed chamber. >