As my wife and I are part of a vacation program, we have enjoyed some very nice condos with oceanfront and oceanviews. And yes, the service at these condos has been pleasant but somewhat sterile. BUT...when you check in at the FARAWAY INN, you are the only person that the staff is focusing on at that very moment....until you are checked into your unit ! All others will need to wait and then they will become the total focus of this staff.
I can not thank you enough, Mr. Bauer, for upgrading my accomodations from a room to an efficiency for the original two nights that I had planned to stay there. But then, with a killing winter storm moving accross the country, I asked for another day to be added to my existing reservation. This was granted by a wonderful person by the name of Wendy.
However, this storm was coming into western NC more early than what had been forecasted...so, I chose to leave NC before it did hit my area. This then put me into Cedar Key at the Faraway inn well before my check-in time...but I needed so much relief from the trip that Wendy did upgrade me into a cottage that was ready at that early hour of the day. (GOD does have a special place in heaven for those that care for others.)
As this place is pet friendly, my wife and I were able to have our two dogs with us for the four days that we were there and I will want to come back to FARAWAY INN the next time that I go to Cedar Key.
Besides Wendy, there is Sam, who is so helpful in the same capacity as Wendy......Oliver, keep these people working for you as long as possible as they are an asset to you and to Faraway Inn patrons. Also, Steve is an unsong hero, but well deserving of the attention from all that stay there .
The whimsical things on the property were fun to find and photograph.......If anyone thinks that you have to have " five star place", just keep moving on to another place with your "bling". This place is for down to earth people that truly need a small break in life when it comes down to having a good and peaceful time while on the island......Oliver. Doreen, Wendy, Sam, And Steve give that to all of us that can make it to Cedar Key and stay at the INN. The place is charming, clean, and "old Florida". Again, being pet friendly is a big plus. Our two dogs took us for nice long walks while we were there. The sunsets, good eats and slow pace on the island is hard to beat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guests enjoy free use of canoes,kayaks, bicycles, grills, wifi, movies, books, games and more. Golf cart rentals available for our guests. We are located in a residential area within a 5 minute walk to down town and Dock Street. We are very pet friendly with no size or breed restrictions on dogs. We have ample boat parking/rinsing on site. Clean, comfortable, ground floor motel units and cottages equipped with a minimum of fridge, micro, coffee maker, toaster, cable, heat/air/fans. All pets are welcome as long as their humans are well behaved. Your stay helps to support mom and pop business and four local households and our community volunteer Trap Neuter Return program. Thank you for viewing our site and considering your stay with us. Faraway Inn was built in the early 1950's on the original site of the 19th Century Eagle Pencil Company Cedar Mill. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Faraway Hotel Cedar Key