My wife and I stayed in the Paul Revere Suite at Cuomo's Cove on Independence Day weekend. We checked in at some kind of community room, as the innkeepers were setting up for a Christian Music concert that night (which we were invited to attend - umm, thanks but no thanks). They do not offer breakfast, which is a shame since it looks like that community room would be perfect for it. The innkeepers did make a great breakfast recommendation though (Micheal's Diner, see my other review).
OK, first, the good stuff:
The Revere Suite is a two floor suite with full kitchen, working gas fireplace, two-person Jacuzzi, one and a half baths, with the full bath being downstairs and consisting of a two person shower with dual shower heads, and also complete with a bidet! Where do you see a bidet outside of Europe or South America?? Furnishings are very nice, and the wood panel accents really give the place a warm look. The living room allows access to a small deck with a table and chairs and a gas grill, which we did not use. The deck offers a nice view of the mountains, but it's not a private deck. The Queen bed upstairs at first seemed very soft and I was afraid it would offer no support. However, it turned out to have one of those memory foam mattress toppers and was actually very comfortable. There's a phone in the suite with it's own number that's connected to Verizon VoIP, so you can make and receive calls anywhere in the continental US for no additional charge. The VoIP unit also served as a wireless access point for our phones, which came in handy. For AT&T customers though, the cell service is almost non-existent.
Now for the not-so-good:
My number one biggest issue with this suite is the lack of privacy. Maybe this is just a personal thing with me, and perhaps most visitors don't have a problem with it, given the number of 4- and 5-circle reviews the property has received. But hear me out...
The lower floor of the suite offers floor-to-ceiling windows along the one wall, complete with two Anderson doors, also full glass, that lead out to the access to the small common deck. This makes for a very light and open feel for the room, but it also means anyone walking along that access deck can look right into your suite. The fixed windows had curtains that could be drawn, but the two Anderson doors had no coverings at all. These doors face the stairs that lead to the second floor; on the other side of these stairs is the full bathroom, meaning anyone coming out of the shower, especially at night, would be facing two full glass doors looking out onto the common deck. Furthermore, at the top of those stairs is the two-person Jacuzzi tub. It just seemed a little creepy to me. To be completely fair, however, we did not notice anyone on that access deck while we were there, and maybe it doesn't get enough traffic to warrant blinds, but it made us feel very uncomfortable. The door in the suite that opens to the back deck also has glass panels and no blinds, so anyone on that deck could see right into the living room. Finally, the upstairs half-bath has a regular window (no privacy glass), and again, no blinds. So anyone in the bathroom at night would either have to leave the light off or risk being seen by anyone outside. And again, to be fair, this part of the suite does face the back of the property and the mountains, but I personally would have been more comfortable with some additional privacy.
Second issue was cleanliness. In the downstairs bathroom, we found one long dark hair on the bidet, almost going to the shower. Anyone cleaning the fixtures would have seen this; it made us question how thoroughly the bathroom had been cleaned from the last guests. In the kitchen, the floor felt sticky, the top of the stove was not clean, and the counter top between the stove and the refrigerator was very sticky. We cleaned this with a little dish soap and water and it was much better We did not use the stove. The microwave and fridge (which we did use), were clean. The issue with cleanliness was actually a surprise, given that I had read the TripAdvisor reviews before booking the suite. It could be this was a one-off circumstance and the room was caught between longer-term bookings (we only stayed for one night), but in my opinion, each room should be clean (and especially the bath and cooking areas) before turning over to the next guest. Don't get me wrong, the suite wasn't filthy, but I certainly expected better.
Another issue: at least one of the reviews mentioned paper-thin walls. We did not have any noise issues from other guests, but we did hear the aforementioned Christian Music concert very clearly through the floor in the living room, so there are some sound insulation issues as well (actually, it sounded like it was a pretty good performance; maybe we should have attended ;-)
So overall, this was a very well-appointed and equipped suite, and the inn is run by very friendly innkeepers, but has a few fatal flaws that keep me from recommending it. With a little extra attention to cleaning the room and a bit more privacy, this could easily be a 4- or 5-circle property.
The road leading to the office and rooms, while paved, has long, deep ruts. A low ground-clearance...
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