I can see how this would be a lovely spot for vacationers or the sporadic romantic getaway... but my stay was for a week of local business. The setting is beautiful, woods and pond in the back with a large cobblestone patio for late breakfasts in the summer... nestled in the heart of an established upscale residential community, so privacy and quiet are guaranteed. Less than 5 minutes drive to quaint downtown Marblehead. Breakfasts were generous, delicious, and served to meet our schedule. Every single architectural and decorating detail has been considered - every marble surface, comfortable armchair, etc, is perfect. Very comfortable mattress, not a single dust bunny to be found in the whole building. Mid-week rates were fantastic - rivaled even the most aggressively-priced chain hotels. This is one more experience that will have me forever seeking local B&Bs for business travel, instead of the same old hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled among tall oaks and ensconced in beautiful English gardens, Fox Pond B&B provides a welcome retreat for guests wishing to relax and escape the noise and traffic. Understated elegance and luxurious details are the signature ingredients that are found throughout this meticulously renovated and expanded cape. The style is a unique blend of southern and cape designs with details found in Victorian, Federal and Greek architecture. Each designer bedroom and suite includes a private bathroom with amenities and exquisite luxury not found except in the most distinctive boutique hotels. Lavishly decorated rooms feature private bathrooms including, marble floors, artist edition sinks, wall mounted HDTV’s, period antiques, oil paintings, custom vanities, a Canton vessel sink, marble showers/bath, a double Jacuzzi in the Canton suite and the highest quality fixtures throughout. A hot breakfast is enjoyed in the dining room or on the patio. The servings include a variety of hot recipes together with fruits and a side of hot muffins. ... more less