I arrived at the inn late in the evening when it was very dark--the inn is nearly impossible to find, off a dirt road near some sort of maintenance shed. There were NO visible signs (none lighted at night), there were NO other cars or people around. I rang the "24-hour" line to say I could not find the inn but the phone was not answered. I left a message saying I was lost, but no one ever returned my call even though I stayed there another night. I found it very creepy to enter using a key code, perhaps because I was travelling alone.
However there was no note to welcome me, no note explaining breakfast or coffee, just a Post-It in front of a chocolate chip cookie on a sideboard that said "chocolate chip cookie."
The next morning I had no idea what I was supposed to do for breakfast--in the empty kitchen I found a basket of granola bars and a muffin wrapped in plastic wrap with a Post-It that said "cranberry muffin." I did not know if I could use the fridge, so didn't find the yogurt, juice and water until the second day. I didn't know if there was someone else there, if I should bolt the door after I entered or turn off the lights. The entire weekend I was there, there appeared to be no other guests and I never saw or spoke to another living person there. I guess some people might like that "privacy", but I found it very creepy and probably explains why I was the only one staying there despite every single other inn in a 30-mile radius being fully booked.
On a positive note, it was a very clean and comfortable room. There were no amenities in the room, but the tv and cable were appreciated.
Again, it sure wasn't for me, but if you like staying in an empty house all by yourself, it's just the ticket.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Millbrook Village Inn is a new, fresh, and, modern Inn located in the Village of Millbrook. So comfortable, it feels like you are staying at your friends place in the country. Our continental breakfast is waiting for you in the kitchen, help yourself at whatever time suits you. It is a short walk to the restaurants, shopping, Millbrook Farmers Market, antiques and Millbrook Arts Group concerts. ... more less