We stayed in the Rustic Room on a July weekend for our anniversary. We booked for 2 nights and decided to stay for an extra night. We found the room was VERY quiet and private. I had a nasty cough that developed just before we came and I was so nervous that I would disturb the other guests. Everyone swore that they never even heard me, even those just next to and below us. Based on what I researched, the value for this area was outstanding! (The Hot Springs Resort was double the price for just a standard motel room without breakfast.) This room has a lovely jacuzzi tub, which they have decorated with candles and accessible matches. Please note that there is no shower in the room. However, you can use the one just down the hall that no one else used during our stay. There is a large guest sitting room downstairs and another sitting area upstairs, both with TVs and plenty of seating. We also used the downstairs kitchen fridge to stock our own water bottles and drinks for our daily activities. I've never seen this at a B&B and thought it was a nice amenity. There is a wonderful porch and patio with chairs that was just perfect to watch the evening roll in. They are about 5 miles from downtown which we did not find inconvenient at all. I think we preferred the quiet of being out of town.
Breakfast was delicious each day, but not overly abundant. You will leave fueled for the morning, but not stuffed. Probably our favorite breakfast was french toast creme brulee with strawberries and peaches. We enjoyed every breakfast and always cleaned our plates!
I will say that Pam and Tom were highly accomodating. If we asked for advice (fishing, hiking, restaurants, area info/history, hot springs info, drug store), they had an answer. Also note that they do not accept credit cards, just check or cash so come prepared. My phone is T-Mobile and my husband has AT&T and we never had a cell signal.
There is no air conditioning. It was mid 90s during the day so we slept with the small windows open and the ceiling fan on. It was cool enough to sleep, but we would have preferred A/C as we are used to having it at home. However, we never felt hot in the room. I think the basement level rooms were much cooler.
We would both highly recommend Be Our Guest and would stay again in a heartbeat. Tom and Pam truly care about their guests and the experience you have while you're in their home.
I would also recommend the Hot Springs, though not during the day when it is 90+ outside. I am still thinking about Kip's shrimp tacos. MUST GO! The river tubing was a little bit disappointing. The water was pretty low already so we spent a lot of time stuck or lifting up our butts instead of just floating along relaxing. Still an enjoyable day on the river even with that! Fishing on East Fork Rd. was fun, the scenery is amazing! It was a perfect anniversary weekend getaway with a few fun activities and a wonderful atmosphere to relax.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Be Our Guest, A Bed & Breakfast/Guesthouse is an lovely old, 3 level mountain home nestled in the pines at the base of Jackson Mountain. With a great deal of thought and care, we have enlarged rooms, added baths, replaced the roof, the deck, the windows and done a little gardening, which was mostly for pleasure, salad and therapy! The ground level is quite comfortable with old solid wood paneling all around. The 2 guestrooms, The Indian Room and The Cowboy Room, have been re-done and private baths have been added. Each has a queen bed and sitting area. There is a large common area/living room and dining. It also has a guest kitchen for the use and convenience of our guests. We have antiques and Southwest art throughout. The next floor up is where we live and prepare and serve breakfast for you each morning. There is another, larger common area, sun room, floor to ceiling windows, nice fire in winter, big furniture to sink down into, an extra full bath and our nicest room, The Rustic Room. It has a queen bed, a private bath with jetted tub in a garden setting. A bay window looks out toward the hill behind us. On the upper level, is a large open Loft filled with twin beds. 4, in fact, comfortable and clean with charming quilts. It is a very popular area for single travelers and young folks. Opening onto the Loft are 2 more nice size guestrooms, The Victorian Room and The Family Room. Each with a queen bed and sitting area. There is one bath on this level and the one just below for these guests to share. There are robes and slippers in the rooms for your use. The bath is directly outside the guestroom doors. So, there are 2 baths to share, just neither in these rooms. We have a large deck wrapping around most of the house. From here you may watch the stars in the southern night sky and listen to the San Juan River across the way. You may choose to enjoy an early coffee or tea and watch the morning begin. You may prefer to sit out on the deck and have a glass of wine and relax after a full day. And, that's OK, because we want you to be comfortable and enjoy your stay! ... more less