Although we arrived slightly late for check in time due to traffic we were warmly greeted by Bob, given a tour of the Inn,and shown to our room .
There can not be many ceilings in the USA like the ceilings in the drawing room and dining room ,the very best of Victorian workmanship .Incredible.I am sure it would cost a small fortune to restore them to full glory ,but in my opinion they deserve to be preserved .
Our room was comfortable with a great bed and a nice canal view .
Samantha the housekeeper is charming ,cheerful and efficient .She is very attentive at breakfast time and meets your every need .You may sit at your own table in the lovely dining room,or join other guests at a communal table.We thoroughly enjoyed chatting to guests at breakfast time and joking with Bob and Samantha.Bob provides chilled Soda and water in the guests fridge in the dining room and there are always goodies available for afternoon tea ,which is lovely taken on the porch watching the world go by.Park your car for the duration of your stay,step out of the Inn and this lovely little town is on your doorstep .Enjoy great little shops,very friendly shopkeepers and nice eating places .I recommend a meal at Schaefer's Canal House while watching the sunset ,and a trip aboard The Miss Clare should not be missed .The owners are so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the canal .All in all a great stay in a lovely Inn in a lovely town
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elegant and comfortable rooms filled with antiques in this Victorian Gothic circa 1868 home on the Historic Register. Gourmet breakfasts by owner/chef, waterfront views of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, quaint town of shops, art and restaurants, and short drive to many desirable sites from Philadelphia to DC. ... more less