We were looking for rest and relaxation in the countryside, and we found it at Wicher Garden. We stayed for three nights in the Garden room, which had a single-person jacuzzi and a plush king-size bed. The room was clean, comfortable, nicely-decorated, with a good temperature, and very quiet. The shower was great, and the Jacuzzi even better! The room included a newly-installed flat-screen television, and when we checked in and inquired about having a DVD player, it promptly appeared the next day (only because we declined Gail's kind offer to install it immediately). The room also included a small fridge with chilled water, which was a nice amenity, especially when we brought dinner and wine back to our room one evening and needed to keep it cool. Our room had a separate entrance from a second-floor covered patio with deck chairs that were perfect for looking out at nature.
Gail and Gary were such gracious hosts! They were knowledgeable about where to go and what to do in the area without being obtrusive (we especially appreciated this because we live in NYC, where everyone seems to insist that you visit their favorite restaurant or tourist attraction). They had plenty of brochures available about area attractions and menus for local restaurants. Each morning, Gail and Gary seamlessly blended serving a delicious 3-course breakfast with interesting conversation. After breakfast each day, we were greeted by their Golden Retriever, who was so well-behaved she would wait in the kitchen until given the signal that breakfast was finished. We also enjoyed their four cats, who made fast friends with us and happily accepted TLC.
On our final evening at the inn, following Gail's directions, we discovered the secret pond behind the B&B. The walk through the shaded lane to the pond was as charming as the pond itself.
We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to our friends. In fact, our experience was a boost to our own fledgling dreams of one day having a B&B of our own.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relaxing porches, nature walks and outdoor Hot Tub Spa. Artist designed rooms are all private with pillowtop beds, luxury linens, Heat and AC, free wireless internet, TV/DVD, CD player and en-suite baths. Whirlpool baths in King Rooms. Fingerlakes Information Center and Restaurant Menu Guide Book in house. Full breakfast served, all rooms non-smoking. A short drive to Wine Trails, Auburn Historic Sites, scenic Skaneateles Village, Seneca Falls, Ithaca gorges and three Finger Lakes within 15 minute drive or less. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- A Wicher Garden Bed & Breakfast Auburn, Finger Lakes, NY