We chose the Alder Inn based on Tripadvisor reviews. It was our first time staying in the area. We arrived late and found the door to the office closed but there was a nice note for latecomers with check in information. From the outside the place looks simple, welcoming. Even the pine cones were lined up in a decorative way as we walked up the stairs to our room. We opened the door to find a room decorated not with the generic cookie cutter decor but rich fabrics, decorative pillows, coordinating wall art and a very cozy lounge chair. A tray on the bed held a welcome note and some candies. Even the wash area was beautiful with a full wide mirror and just about every little thing you could want in a motel bathroom! Including Breath Right Strips, Make Up Remover, Individual tooth brush packs and a wash rag for Make up removal.
The bed was so comfortable it was hard to leave. Ample supply of pillows and a big cozy comforter. The lounge chair also had a lush dark brown blanket of its own.
Outside are picnic tables with charming large wooden tic tac toe and checkers game boards. They also offer bikes to borrow. The pool/hot tub area was very nice and there are towels available right there. Before we left the area I knew i would be returning soon with a friend. I Emailed the owners and simply through email not only booked a room for my next stay but they also changed the room to a bottom floor for easier accessibility for my friend.
It is located far enough off the street that we enjoyed two very quiet nights but it is still so centrally located we were within minutes of great restaurants and we could have walked to the lake if we had so chosen to. Even before leaving we knew this had become a place we will easily look forward to returning to.