I stayed at this beautiful b&b with my fiancé during our weekend away in the mountains. If you are looking for something that will get you away from things, is quiet and peaceful, but is also within driving distance to hiking trails and restaurants – this is a perfect choice!
Mike and Kellee, the couple that run the place, are two truly lovely people. I always worry when going to b&b’s because it feels like you are intruding in someone else’s home, but they really give you space and are only around for breakfast and room cleaning. When we arrived, no one was there but they had left a welcome package for us which explained everything that we needed to know. Personally I thought this was better because we could look around and get a feel for the place and feel as though we had the freedom to do so.
The couple are so kind and welcoming and really make you feel that you are the most important people in the world. They remember your names and remember everything that you speak with them about – they are so eager to help with anything that you could want and always very smiley and happy. One thing we really picked up on was the connection that they have with the place – they really love and believe in it and it shows in everything that they do. They strive to get you to see what they see in the place and they do a great job! They have not been inn keeping here for very long – but you would never know it. It seems that they have such a history with the place and you really see their personality in it.
We stayed in The Delaware room which was on the 1st floor. To get to it you have to go through the kitchen – but it has its own door to the back car park which was lovely for privacy. If you are coming to do outdoor activities such as hiking or skiing or something like that – it would be a good room to choose because you don’t have to traipse through the house to get to your room. There is a fireplace in the room so winters would be lovely there.
One huge benefit was the hot tub – it was pure luxury being able to come back and have a cold beer in the hot tub before retiring to bed! And if you go in when the sun is going down, the view is beautiful! They have an entrance area with hot tub towels and it is all very easy to do without assistance – there are hooks for towels and a lever contraption that makes taking the cover off very easy!
Another wonderful thing about the place is the breakfasts! Mike makes them and he is a very skilled man – they do different things every day but we had pancakes and eggs and sausage which was beautifully cooked. The b&b attracts lovely people - so the conversation over breakfast was really great – you get to meet people from different walks of life and all very friendly and keen to have a good chat!
The common area in the house is decorated so beautifully that I can really imagine spending hours upon hours there reading or writing – I would imagine that it would be a great place to go if you are by yourself and want a relaxing weekend or retreat to clear your head, or if you are a couple that want to spend some quality time together playing board games on the porch.
I wouldn’t recommend bringing young children here, because it has such a calming feel to it I feel that they would not respond well to it. However, if you are a couple or on your own and want to visit the area or if you are looking for a getaway to clear your head and relax – I would seriously recommend this place.
I honestly couldnt fault it - it was so clean and comfy with beautiful surroundings, good food and lovely people. What more could you ask for?!
I know that you will enjoy it – I am already dreaming about going back!
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August 29, 2013
From Kellee & Mike . . . there are not enough words to express our gratitude for your beautiful review, so we shall simply say, from the heart, thank you. You are very intuitive and 100% understand what we have created here. Thank you, thank you.
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