My husband and I were gifted a weekend stay at the Hampton Terrace Inn with instructions to relax and enjoy. We were charmed by the Inn as soon as we parked in the semi-circular drive and entered the center hall of this elegant, graceful and welcoming property. We had done a little research on line and I have to say, the Inn was more beautiful and gracious than the photos and descriptions suggested. What an exciting treat it is to have your expectations surpassed!
Our weekend getaway happened during a blizzard snowstorm weekend and it created a magic backdrop for our experience. The Hampton Terrace Inn has a welcoming living room with a large fireplace that beckons you to sit a while. The warmth of the fire, the well appointed lving room and the Innkeepers attention to our comforts were superb. Lovely music, books, photos, and period furniture surrounded us as we relaxed with a glass of wine our first evening. The wine was a benefit of the complimentary $30 gift card we received with our room to a local wine and cheese shop that was within walking distance.
Our first evening was spent in the Spencer room, a soothing and romantic room with a full bath, queen size bed and fireplace. We slept snuggly and comfortably as the wind and snow howled outside our leaded glass windows and the fireplace crackled with warmth.
Stan is a detail oriented and thoughtful host and we benefited from his restaurant recommendations and knowledge of local things to do and see. We are avid snowshoers and hikers and found nearby Kennedy Park a delightful way to spend a winter day in 18" of fresh powder snow. There are plenty of opportunities for amusement, whatever your tastes are.
Our second night was spent in the Bonner Room, a large, front corner room with fabulous views of the street, a warming fireplace and spacious bathroom (actually huge!). This room has a king size bed and a bit more room to spread out and relax.
Each morning we were welcomed with a home made breakfast of great coffee, juices, very fresh fruit and a menu that varied from specialty french toast, scrambled eggs, pancakes, cereal and more. It was fabulous to enjoy the fare and catch up briefly with other guests who were visiting and hear Stan's stories.
Our experience was absolutely perfect! Thank you Stan, for your wonderfully appointed and run Hampton Terrace Inn. Our expectations were exceeded during our memorable stay with you.