This was my fourth stay at the Albion Inn. I have become quite attached to the Chautauqua suite and always look forward to visiting my home away from home.
One of the best things about a stay at the Albion is meeting the other guests. This year I met and shared the table with two sets of longtime friends who come to the Albion every year, twice a year. They were here for the Shakespeare Festival, while I was here for the Independent Film Festival. Great fun swapping play and film reviews.
As usual, the food was to die for, and there was plenty of it. Innkeeper Cyd made us her Blueberry-Lemon Curd Dutch Baby pancakes, which she proudly informed us had just won a recipe contest for bed and breakfasts. She showed us the article, complete with Dutch Baby photo, that had just been published in USA Today.
My favorite Ashland activity is walking around the neighborhoods, taking pictures of all of the darling, artsy houses and yards. Pretty good vacation, if you ask me. Of course, the best thing has to be the Albion Inn itself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic home set in quiet neighborhood, only one block from Ashland's charming downtown. Three rooms with beautiful views are upstairs in the main house, while two more rooms are located in the cottage off the main house. All rooms have private baths. Two of our rooms may be configured with either two Twin Beds or one King bed. The other rooms have Queen beds. Delicious organic breakfast is served at 9 AM; fresh brewed coffee is ready by 7 AM. Guests traveling with pets may stay in one of the two cottage suites. Pets are not allowed in the main house. ... more less