We were looking forward to another wonderful B & B experience for our anniversary, which we do quite often to celebrate. We are used to being welcomed by the host, given a quick tour of the common areas, and then relaxing on our own. Our room at Asa Ransom had a lovely jacuzzi and some beautiful furnishings.
At this B & B, we stepped over the threshold to a growling dog, a Golden Retriever to our surprise, that went on and on until we retreated to the outer entryway and the hostess finally called the dog off. There was no welcome or tour, just abrupt information about where our room was and where to eat in the morning. The irritated tone and lack of needed information did not encourage relaxation, nor did the dust under the furniture that was obvious from our seating.
We were looking forward to meeting the innkeeper in the morning, but when we saw him there was no chance for introduction, just an abrupt directive on where to sit for breakfast, also delivered with an irritated tone. We were served by a sweet waitress who brought us a bill after the meal, showing the price of the meal, so that we could leave her a tip. This was also a surprise to us. It's worth mentioning that the dog's "area" is the hallway where the food comes from the kitchen to the dining room.
In summary, there was a definite lack of hospitality but the potential for pleasant surroundings if the innkeepers recognize the value of their guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic building in village with herb & flower gardens.Each room has has a private bath, hidden television and are individually heated and air-conditioned. Nine of our ten rooms have a fireplace, two have whirlpool tubs for two, many have a porch or balcony.Rates include a full country breafast and WiFi throughout the Inn.Dinners offered daily except Mondays, Lunch on Wednesdays, Tea - Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays. A quiet and relaxing retreat, whether you stay with us for leisure or business ... we invite you to enoy the escape.Bob LenzInnkeeper ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Asa Ransom House Hotel Clarence