We stayed at the Heritage Inn three wonderful nights. Our room was just down the hall from the kitchen…the Mary Maude Porter room. It was spacious with French doors leading out to the back terrace, a lovely fireplace, which we enjoyed sitting in front of with our books. We found it quite cozy.
The Innkeepers were welcoming upon arrival and during our stay. While Joanne cooked, Craig was serving the guests: he made sure each person’s needs were met, and seemed to genuinely enjoy his guests company. From listening and observing, I think everyone felt welcomed and important. When Joanne had a moment between cooking for other guests, she came out to greet us and keep us company. They were both a delight to chat with.
The breakfast was amazing: From the presentation to the taste. Each morning I had the German Babies; my husband had French toast the first morning and it was delicious too. Along with these dishes came a bowl of fresh fruit, two strips of bacon, one or two sausage patties, and a carafe of orange juice, which must have been freshly squeezed, but I am not sure. My husband also had eggs with his French toast so an enormous about of food. And, accolades here for Joanne: She is an amazing cook. After the first morning we found that we had too much food, consequently, the following mornings we asked Joanne and Craig to fix one plate of bacon and sausage for the two of us to share—still a lot of food, but oh so yummy.
My husband discussed with Craig things to do around the area. Craig spent time getting us maps, and menus for restaurants, and even offered his CD on the Petrified Forest, which we took, used, and were most grateful for it. He gave us great suggestions on different sites to see, places to eat, and even times to go—we were not disappointed. There is also a library of movies on cd that we took advantage. I cannot say enough good things and cannot wait to return.