From the rave reviews, we probably had higher than normal expectations. We've stayed at 30+ BnB's and this one just missed the mark for us. The location is ideal for exploring the area and Sarah is very friendly. This just wasn't our type of BnB, but others may love this personal, almost family-like atmosphere.
This experience made us feel like we were staying with relatives and just felt like things were too "close" or familiar. We like the casualness of most BnB's, but felt uncomfortable here.
The decor in our room seemed to be a catch-all of mismatched odd furnishings and knickknacks. The bed was comfortable and had nice sheets.
We didn't expect our bathroom to be detached from the bedroom, so this didn't help our experience and the shower was difficult to use since it is a clawfoot tub with a curtain around it and nowhere to put your shampoo, conditioner and soap while bathing.
For breakfast, it felt like I was walking into someone's personal kitchen. I didn't like that the yogurt container was already open and communal in such that anyone could dip their spoon into it and then it was put back in the fridge.
It wasn't a terrible experience, but we wouldn't return nor recommend to friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The sounds of songbirds and gurgling brooks greet you in the morning at Secret Garden, even though we are only two blocks from charming Main Street. Enjoy your custom breakfast, prepared by an experienced caterer, in your room, the dining room, or in our lushly-planted gardens. Relax in our hot tub under the stars. Reserve our entire property for your wedding, reunion, corporate meeting, or any other special event. Sorry, no pets. ... more less