I stumbled across the Albion Inn quite by accident when the place I had originally intended to book my stay at ended up being full. It was definitely a happy accident! The Albion is easily within walking distance to OSF & Lithia Park, even for those who may not be in the greatest of shape, but is just far away enough from the center of activity that it is extremely quiet and serene. The gardens are absolutely beautiful & a great place to sit and read. I stayed in the Chautauqua room, which was well appointed, comfortable,and VERY clean. The mattress was probably the best I've slept on... between that and the quiet, I got several nights of sound sleep. The rooms all have ensuite bathrooms, which is much appreciated. The breakfasts were tasty, and beautifully presented. Cyd and Gary were both very nice, and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Cyd is an enthusiastic conversationalist, and would join the guests at the table after breakfast had been served to get to know her guests, discuss what shows we had seen or were seeing, and generally keep the conversation going around the table. Next time I plan a trip to the area, I will be making the Albion Inn my first choice in accomodations... I lucked out this time!
- 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