This, for the record, is the first negative review I've ever left on Trip Advisor- I'm a big proponent of making your own good time and that few things are really THAT bad.
Some things, however, are.
I reserved our room about 5 months in advance for a special wedding weekend. Our sense of being a burden rather than a paying guest came about a month and half prior to our visit when I received a strange phone call from the owner asking if we were sure we still wanted to come. "Of course!", I said, "Why? Is there a problem?". To which she responded, "No. I just... It's just that I have other people calling me wanting to stay here and I could sell them a room if you're not coming."
"Well, we ARE coming and you've had my credit card on file for months now, so count on us."
"Fine." and hung up.
Strange, yes? That kind of hospitality bloomed into full force once we arrived in person. We asked directions to something and she responded with her customary huge sigh and, "Good Grief, don't ask me where things are around here." We were rarely there and specifically told her she didn't need to worry with cleaning our room each day, and could still feel the annoyance of our presence radiating off of her every time we crossed paths. Our room was upstairs and stifling hot, but she refused to turn on the air conditioning because she didn't think if felt all that bad.
A couple family members stopped by to say goodbye after the wedding while we were having breakfast and she raced into the room to make sure they weren't eating anything and then asked me if I was a guest before bringing me the rest of my breakfast! I'd been there for 2 days at that point!
The location is perfection however and there is a for sale sign in front, so.... hopefully it gets taken over by someone who actually wants to run a B&B, until then, I really wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.
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This was a large wedding party with multiple guests from across the country. The Wedding coordinator booked numerous rooms without names assigned to each room. it was left up to each guest to confirm their own rooms. This guest had two rooms booked, We called this guest to confirm thier reservation to avoid a double booking. There was no intent to lessen thier position or make them feel "Unwanted".
When reservations made six months in advance, for multiple rooms, for "one wedding", We always check on the reservations personally by phone.
The potential for cross bookings and double bookings, given that there are multiple guests for one wedding was a strong factor. Our experience has shown that because of the dynamics of a wedding, these mistakes do happen.
We were merely trying to insure the reservations for this guest..
When this guest and her party checked-in and were walked you to thier room, They were asked;"if they felt the room was too hot". Nothing was said! However,everyone else in group stated they would rather have their windows open.
As for the breakfast - in the course of our serving breakfast, We come in and out of each breakfast room, bringing food and clearing used dishes. At that time, the visiting people showed up and were sitting at the Breakfast table, they stated:" they were just there to say " Hi".
At no point, were these folks challenged about breakfast or made to feel unwelcome. This was a very wrong impression on the part of the writer of this comments.
Every consideration was made to this guest including personallized in-room service for an elderly relative, and Shirts being ironed for the Wedding. All these " Extras"were happily done and at no additional cost. Just plain good hospitality.
The Parsonage B&B is one of the best B&B's in the County, people come from all over the world and have nothing but raves about the food, the service and the experience.
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