I am not certain exactly what the previous guests are stating in previous reviews. I am thinking that it might be complete misunderstanding in some instances or an individual hosting higher expectation than an bed and breakfast. But quite honestly I was a guest at the wedding the weekend that two reviews were written. And if I am correct in assuming that both reviews were actually brought on by themselves. One comment written about the Innkeeper and staff being rude was brought on by the person herself. And the other review about the noise was a disgruntled family member that was embarassed by her family member in the other review writer.
I personally was attending my dear friends wedding when in the middle of the reception a lady arrived on the dance floor. She was dancing in appropriately and acting out towards children which was completely unacceptable. Immediately the Innkeeper tried to address it in a professional manner and she, the lady, became very vocal about her disappointment of the Inn not serving her and that she not be allowed to crash the party. This woman was obviously drunk and unacceptable in her behavior. She had been at a different families wedding reception off premise. After many attempts to ask the lady to cooperate she became more and more vocal and disruptive at my friends wedding reception. After many attempts by the Innkeeper encouraging the lady politely she disappeared of which staff members shared family members were being contacted in hopes that they would assist with the behavior of the lady acting inappropriately. She eventually disappeared, however, she kept returning and disrupting the wedding reception that I was atttending. In all honesty......she was the reason that things were loud at the Inn. She went into the kitchen and began demanding that they give her drinks.....she slammed the kitchen door several times when she was told no.....she went outside and yelled on the front patio......smoked cigarettes obnoxiously....etc.etc.etc. The guests being disrupted, I think the sister of the lady acting inappropriately I believe, by the noise was brought on by the sister of the lady disrupting my friends wedding reception. So quite honestly.......the previous accusations were I am assuming made out of frustration and out of the fact of being told NO!. Again I was attending and staying at the Inn for my friends wedding:)
Now on a more positive note......the place if fabulous. The Innkeeper is hands on from making breakfast every morning for all of the Inn guests to baking homemade scones each afternoon served with hot tea and beverages. She was hands on as much as one individualy can be. I think Tami Dowd is awesome. In fact everywhere we turned through out the day she was tending to everyone's needs. And most importantly she was involved in every detail of my friends wedding. She came to the room several times through out the day while we were getting ready. She made sure that the bride had something to drink and eat. Tami arranged all of the timing of events for the wedding ceremony and she even helped coordinate for the bride and her wedding party to make their way to the ceremony. For the reception she was invovled in the serving of the meal, in the timing of events from dancing to toasts etc. She was awesome.
The Inn was beautiful. The gardens were exceptional. In fact they were planting plants in the gardens around the location of the wedding the morning of because they felt there was not enough color for the bride. The food was exceptional. It was the best meal I have ever had at a wedding reception. The service was above and beyond. And the key to it all was Tami Dowd, the Innkeeper herself. She made sure that my friend felt as if she was the bride of the year......all because Tami made sure she was!
The rooms made us all feel like we were at a home away from home. They were extremely clean and attended too. The decor was a country setting, of which a bed and breakfast is expected to be. The beds were very comfortable. And yes you could sometimes here a noise here and there....but isn't that what a bed and breakfast is suppose to be. An old home that is renovated and made into a home full of guests? Smells of cooking coming from the kitchen:)
I would recommend this Inn to everyone. In fact if and when I get married I will choose the Dowds' Country Inn to host my out of town family and friends as well as my wedding reception.
Thank you to Tami and her staff for making my friends weekend perfect!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.