My wife and I are veterans of B & B's, and prefer staying in them as opposed to hotels/motels because of the home-like feel they typically generate. Not so in the case of Lake Of The Woods Bed & Breakfast. Although the building itself is beautiful and the view of the lake is spectacular, these are really the only selling points.
Our hostess was aloof and distant, making us feel like intruders as opposed to guests. In most B&B's that we've been to (and return to frequently) we're made to feel like one of family. This is quite the opposite. The "road" that one needs to travel down in order to get to this scenic but agonizingly remote place is 20km of gravel, potholes, speedbumps, wrong turns, and assorted obstacles that wreak havoc with your vehicle and your patience. All of the guestrooms are located directly beneath the living quarters of our hosts, so you're treated to constant footfalls, creaky floorboards, television, loud conversations, and assorted background noises while you're trying to rest. Not my idea of a peaceful getaway.
The breakfast was excellent, although there was little or no conversation offered, nor any attempt by our hostess to bring up local points of interest, things to see, things to avoid, places to eat, etc., that any reputable B&B hostess would be eager to offer. When presented with our grievances after a single night's stay, we were met with denial rather than any attempt to rectify the situation. This is glaringly unprofessional. We suffered through a second night's stay, but found little or no improvement and opted to make a hasty exit in order to find someplace else to sleep.
To sum things up, some people are well suited to run a Bed and Breakfast: Laurie Bracken is not, and should consider another career path. I cannot recommend Lake of the Woods Bed and Breakfast to anybody intent on a little R&R. If you enjoy sleepless nights, rude service, and endless rough travel, then this might be your cup of tea.
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