I was given two nights stay here from a living social deal by a friend and brought my sister who owns a B&B in France. I appreciated the gift, but this place is not for the faint of heart. The other reviews have it nailed. the Innkeeper is quite rude and the place is "funky" (read not clean) we actually did not have any soap in our bathroom at all save a little bottle of herbal essence shampoo.
Our room #68 was quite small and the windows had mildew all around the inside. The bedspread smelled like mildew or dog, musty or something to the point my sis couldn't stand to have it pulled up, so we more or less froze all night. The mattress had a large dip in the middle, difficult to deal with when you are sleeping with someone you are not cuddling with!
In the morning, after not so good a night's sleep we went to get some coffee, which was more like warm water. I had to actually go to the local coffee shop to get a brew that was more suited to my palate.ALL THIS ASIDE, I was ok until I needed a toilet plunger. Seems to me in an old house, that should be standard in each room. (well soap should be too, but what do I know) I saw the Inn keeper out in the front of the house with his two dogs. I told him I was in need of a plunger. He said "have you asked Marissa?" Mind you, I had never heard of Marissa, no one had mentioned a Marissa. I said, "um, no, who is Marrissa?" He said "she's in the kitchen." Hmm. I though, you mean behind the door that says EMPLOYEES ONLY???? I said, "so I should parade through the dining room where all the guest are waiting for breakfast with a toilet plunger?" He said, in a rather unpleasant tone, "I'm not working, I'm walking my dogs, go ask Marrissa". Marrissa, who is cooking breakfast for the 12-15 guests. Sigh. I told her my plight. She apologized for the host's behavior, and said someone would bring one up. He did bring one up, and was nice about it, however it was a decorative one,like from Bed, Bath and Beyond, not an actual plumber's one that worked, so he had to go snake it, and ended up carrying a snake through the dining room in a bag during breakfast. lovely. quite embarrassing all the way around for me.
We then came to breakfast. Everyone else here is raving about the food. Frankly, we couldn't eat it. I had called ahead and told him that my sister was gluten free, and asked for oatmeal. He said he would make her some. None was to be found. Since we had been told "NO!" to every single question that we had asked before, we didn't bother asking for the oatmeal. (Can we get breakfast early the morning we are leaving? no. IS there a tub I can use? no. etc.)
Breakfast was Hazelnut pancakes with butterscotch chips. shudder. way too sweet for me. I have diabetes! Then the bacon was coated in brown sugar and pecans and baked in the oven! WHY? I had to spit it out! Why so sweet? The yogurt and blueberries looked like a good option, however is was a super sweet vanilla flavor..The eggs and mushrooms were ok, but highly spiced with red peppers.
We chose to forfeit our second night's stay and head home. I noticed on other reviews that the Innkeeper responded to many reviews with "you only paid $60 bucks for the room". Not a very good attitude. If you are not interested in providing an excellent experience for your guests, no matter what they pay, then don't put your rooms on Living Social! Don't think you can treat people poorly because they paid less than full price.
And by the way, the typos on your informational card in the room are embarrassing for you. NAMESTE is not a word. Neither is Tabbacco.
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URG! Not another one of these - I love TripAdvisor but it really sucks when Rude, Uptight people use it in a vindictive way-
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#1 our amenities; We have switched to travel size bottles of Herbal Essence Shampoo. Other Inns and hotels do not use these because they cost about $1.00 per bottle. The ones they use at Fancy branded places cost about .25 cents each and are cheap! Our soap is a great Honey-Oat soap we buy in Blocks and cut it into bars here. It's not cheap. You did have a bar in your bathroom, I snaked it out of your toilet. (they are kept decoratively in the washcloth along with the shampoo, I think you didn't notice and it fell in you toilet).
#2 Cleanliness; Our place is very clean!
#3 Breakfast; People love it!
#4 The Plunger; I was walking my dogs with no leash next to a busy street. I was in NO WAY rude to you but explained that Marissa was in the kitchen and could give you one. I let my dogs do there bizz and went in to check on the situation, Marissa told me you refused a plunger because you were to embarrassed to walk it to your room. I brought it up. At breakfast I asked if it worked out ok and you told me no and I said I would go snake it. I did. Whats Your Complaint????
#5 Nameste; Namaste is a word I just don't think it's in your vocabulary.
Finally if you read my last bad reviews, What part of "Uptight, pretentious people please stay somewhere else" don't you understand?
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