There is not enough room here to articulate the surreal, incredible time we had. To start, the Inn is completely charming, cozy, and incredibly comfortable. It was beautifully adorned with Holiday decorations and exuded comfort and serenity from the second we arrived. The Inn could not have been more inviting. Our room was clean, the room decor was soothing (we stayed in the Zen room), the bed was amazingly comfortable (as were the sheets), and we often debated whether we actually wanted to leave the room at all! The view from our room was phenomenal! We had a door that opened directly to the back porch, and provided incredible views of the large river.
The cuisine was terrific! As numerous other reviewers pointed out, the coffee was sensational, and the breakfasts were absolutely delectable! We enjoyed various homemade meals, ranging from their "Bucket of Love" (true to its name- a baked concoction of corn muffins, onions, garlic, and organic spinach from their garden...topped with a baked egg and smoked cheddar cheese (I may be missing an ingredient or two)...to the most delicious French toast I've ever enjoyed (Pumpkin bread topped with fresh whipped cream). All of the yogurt, whipped toppings, and other dairy were from local farms. While my boyfriend is an omnivore, I am a vegetarian. The Innkeepers accommodated us both...perfectly. This is a nice segue to what I have saved for last.
As I enjoy saving the best for last, now to address the Innkeepers. Autumn and Kathryn were absolutely perfect. We had never stayed in a B and B before, and therefore didn't know what to expect. Of course we had an idea of what to expect, but I can sincerely say that Autumn and Kathryn went above and beyond to ensure that we enjoyed our stay...and exceeded what we ever could have thought possible. They greeted us as though we are family and were friendly and delightful throughout our entire stay! As many other reviewers mentioned, they were extremely respectful of our privacy, while ensuring we had everything we needed and wanted. They often conversed with us and answered numerous questions about the Inn and the Town, and were very honest and knowledgeable.
I honestly can't imagine staying anywhere else for this experience. We are already planning to go back at least once...in 2014. I would like to briefly address the very few negative reviews the Lodgecliffe has gotten here and elsewhere. For the life of me, I cannot understand why or how anyone would nitpick in such a way. I would advise perfectionists seeking modern and "sleek line" hotel accommodations, to look elsewhere. Some people simply are not created to be able to enjoy true beauty and comfort. As for those who have complained about the building's shape...(I am attempting to refrain from being too sarcastic here), perhaps they could research where they are staying to begin with. This building is OLD. Isn't that the point of staying at a B and B? Why on Earth would you book a room at a charming, old Inn, and expect modern and new accommodations??
In conclusion, we could not recommend the Lodgecliffe more highly. We immediately fell in love with it, the Innkeepers, and our experience. Again...special thanks to the lovely Autumn and Kathryn. We can't wait to see you again soon!!
-Angela and Chris