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Tired of '90s rat race? B&B goes back in time

In the movie "Somewhere in Time" Christopher Reeve's character visits a stately old hotel and there travels back in time to find his true love, played by Jane Seymour.

Lovers, business people and couples who just want to get away for a night or weekend will be able to mimic Reeve's adventure, so to speak, at Somewhere Inn Time, a new bed and breakfast under construction at 105 N. State.Guests will be able to choose from nine theme rooms, each furnished in a different time period theme.

"We've been working on this for two years," said owner Jennett Shepherd, who also owns Timeless Weddings, a wedding catering service.

Somewhere Inn Time will be a 14,300-square-foot Victorian building with a wrap-around porch and views that stretch from Utah Lake to the LDS Temple in nearby American Fork. It will have three levels, including a 5,400-square-foot basement and a 3,500-square-foot second story on 4.5 acres across the street from the Lindon's new City Center.

Themes and amenities include a honeymoon Victorian suite; a Western suite complete with hand pump in the bathroom; a medieval room decorated to look like a stone castle; a Greek mythology room; a British Sherlock Holmes room; a patriotic 1776 room; and a gangster-era room that would do Bonnie and Clyde proud. A forest room and a "dawn of time" room will also be guest choices.

Airbrushed murals will set the themes in each room, while antique furniture or reproductions and other trappings of each period will furnish them, said Shepherd.

Each suite will feature a two-person hot tub with a flowing waterfall. "It's been a lot of fun," she said. Shepherd has been researching each period for authenticity and getting a history education at the same time. She is working with A&R Interiors of Orem in designing each room.

"We want people to feel like they are stepping into that era," said Deborah Ward of A&R In-ter-iors.

Every suite will have a video player and videos of the period represented. The movie "Somewhere in Time," for example, will be available in the Victorian suite.

In the main floor lobby she envisions a warm, homey atmosphere, a big-screen TV and pool table. Nearby will be a dining room, or guests may take their meals in their suites, she said.

"We will cater to what they want. I like working with people and feeding people," she said. "I like serving good food."

Framing will begin soon and the building should be complete by February. An apartment will be located in the walkout basement for someone to be on the premises at all times. The basement include space for weddings, conventions and meetings. Computer ports will be available for business people.