Another review Shadetree Inn stated that they didn't know if they should tell anyone about this place because they had wanted it all to themselves. I agree wholeheartedly. The moment we pulled up we fell in love with this rustic Heaven.
I had made our reservation with KW over the phone. He was very polite and helped me pick out the perfect room! At that time he asked what cocktails we would like ready in our room and took payment arrangements then.
When we drove up the hilly driveway the anticipation of seeing the rest of the property overtook us! We stayed in the loft, per KW's suggestion, and we couldn't have been happier. The loft has a cabin, rustic yet eclectic charm to it. We were welcomed to a clean room with a king size bed, a couch with great reading material available and a bathroom with a clawfoot tub. The tub has a shower head attached to the tub but it is not a shower. There were plenty of towels and rags and bath salts were a nice touch as well.
There were these cookies in our room that were divine. I must say they were the best cookies I have ever had and I have craved them since we left. My husband was upset because I ate them all! The breakfast provided was from the bread category, muffins/breads/english muffins. When we stay again we will do the "no-frills" rate and have breakfast down at the Birdman. The breakfast provided was good...but the Birdman has some really good food.
Our loft had a balcony that had a great view of the beautiful garden that is LOADED with blooms. These blooms attracted many hummingbirds and that was a real treat to watch. The property has many large bird feeders that are full of food. There was 2 situated near our balcony and it always had birds eating from it. The property is 3 or 4 acres and sits on top of a hill. Down the hill KW puts deer feed at the bottom. That was my favorite, deer watching. There is also a swamp once you go down the hill and keep on going! We went to see the swamp and was greeted by a hog. While we are country-folks we knew to leave immediately...I only want to state this so people are aware that this is the country and there is wildlife out here!
The rope swing was a nice touch, or a "cheap thrill" as KW called it! There is a fire pit that we would love to have gotten to play in, but we visited in August and it was very, very hot. We will visit when it is much cooler.
All in all we had a spectacular time. We cannot wait to go back and we both fell in love with Shadetree and Mr. KW. Such a great host!
Can't wait for our next trip!
- Also Known As:
- Shadetree Hotel
- Shadetree Hotel Saint Francisville