Although we are seasoned travelers, this was our first experience at a B&B…
We spent 2 nights at the Pitney House for New Year's Eve. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a warm smile by Don, the Innkeeper. He escorted us to our room and took time to point out all of the various antiques in the room and the warm gas fireplace.
The room: Water spots on the ceiling, dust bunnies under the bed, stains on the comforter, squeaky mattress, 3 out of 5 lamps did not work, 2 electronic candles lay on the floor with no bulb.
The Bathroom: Clean mirror, nice assortment of toiletries, outdated shower head with piercing streams of water, no control of shower water temperature, years worth of mildew growth on shower curtains that rested in the base of the tub, dirty bathroom rug that may have been used by Dr. Pitney.
If you are allergic or do not care for cats, please be mindful that there is a resident cat that roams freely around the house.
The evening reception was a pleasant surprise. We were offered a nice spread of shrimp cocktail, steak wrapped in bacon, stuffed peppers, strawberries, cheese fondue, mini cheesecakes & pecan pies, and unlimited quantity of white and red wine.
After returning from a night in town, we retired to our room. It was a restless night with nonstop traffic. Instead of counting sheep we were counting cars driving by. Light or heavy sleeper beware, the sounds echoes throughout the room.
The next morning at breakfast one of the couples noted that they also had trouble sleeping over excessive traffic. The husband stated that they were playing a game “Guess that engine.”
For breakfast we were offered: orange juice, coffee or tea, a large bakery muffin (not homemade), fresh strawberries in yogurt, pork sausage patty, and four cheese egg bake with a side of salsa. I might have enjoyed the egg bake if it weren’t for the large strand of hair laced through it. Aside from that, all food was served hot and promptly. It appeared that all food was purchased from an off site catering company and is no longer homemade.
For New Year’s Eve, Don left several bottles of white and red Argentinean wine with bottle openers for each couple in the dining room. Contrary to the website, the wine is not from a local winery.
The Pitney House is about a 15 minute drive to AC. $70 cab ride round trip.
Overall, we had a pleasant stay at the Pitney House largely due to Don Kelley’s hospitality and kindness. He is a great host; unfortunately, the house requires intense cleaning and maintenance. Based on Don’s attentiveness and willingness to please we would consider returning.
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