overall: an average B&B; would consider going back since it was clean and a good price; wasn't impressed, so may look for another location next year.
4-night stay: august 9-13, 2007
along with several others in our group, my husband, 4-year-old daughter, and i visited the area for 4 nights and stayed at the Pleasant Valley Inn (& Restaurant) in Hammondsport, NY. our group members had rooms 1, 2, and 4. we had room #1 (all four rooms are the same price, $108 plus taxes, and are pretty much the same in decor and size).
2) individual A/C units!
3) individual heating thermostat, and a separate one for the bathroom!
4) beautiful lawn/garden/general outside atmosphere.
5) quiet. walls between rooms and the porch were well insulated. however, due to the layout you could hear some of the noise in the shared foyer/hall and also when the outside door was opened in room 1, possibly in room 4, but probably not in rooms 2 and 3.
6) pub and (EXCELLENT FINE DINING; price: $100 bill for three) restaurant on property. though crabcakes are a Maryland specialty, take it from two Marylanders, these guys know how to make a mean crabcake! extensive wine list.
7) nice big porch for gathering at night/morning
8) pretty porch (separate) for breakfast
9) small cooler in each room for ice (bring to pub for filling)
10) owner noticed we had our own small cooler and ice pack; offered to put it in their freezer.
11) very big closet (with some hangers) and a large dresser
1) for a place with such an excellent restaurant, the breakfast (served from 8-930am) was average. each day there was the same thing: a platter of sliced deli ham, fresh cantalope, grapes, small piece of cheese, and bananas. also a basket of bagels, french bread (same as served at dinner), and (homemade?) very yummy banana or zuccini bread that you could pop in the toaster. to go with these: butter, cream cheese, raspberry preserves, and salmon/herb/cream cheese spread (i would have liked to try this, just not at 8am; my husband did and said it was very good). coffee was help-yourself. a small glass of orange juice/grape juice/milk was served individually by the owners. no refills were offered, but i was given a second glass on one of the mornings when i asked for it.
2) i did not feel welcome; simply tolerated.
3) decor and linens were that of an average hotel room; not elegant or beautiful as you would expect at a b&b.
4) we did receive a third bath towel for our daughter on the second morning; the rest of the time i dried her with the two hand towels. (though in their defense, i did not request extra towels for my daughter or my hair, as i usually do.)
5) no area info for dining/delivery/things to do. just a regional guide and phone book, which aren't very helpful when you don't know the immediate area.
6) average soap and a small shampoo were provided; the toothbrush holder was a welcomed touch.
1) towels smelled of mildew! not just the first set laid out when we arrived, but every set we got. (p.s. i recently learned: when washing stinky towels, adding vinegar to the final rinse cycle removes the mildew smell, yet the vinegar smell goes away once dried. this works wonderfully!)
2) yellow jacket bees crawled in and on the ham and preserves from 830-930. this didn't bother most guests, but i am very allergic to them!
3) their dog (2 year old yellow lab) was overly friendly/jumped up onto you when running around loose, but territorial when on leash at the breakfast porch (after breakfast time; she was never outside during breakfast). they began leashing her up out in the yard after that first morning.
4) water in sink and tub was stinky (typical of well water). would not want to drink it, and several of the members of our group even disliked brushing their teeth with it. (a few bottles of water would have been a welcomed touch.)
5) no "do not disturb sign" to hang on knob if you wanted privacy or no cleaning services.
8/07: current website: room pix are accurate, but the outside needs a bit of upkeep compared to the pix.
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