The website’s photos of the farm and surrounding area do not even do justice to the beautiful and picturesque setting of this B&B. Fruits, vegetables, and farm animals surround the house. The air is clean and the sky is full of stars on a clear night.
The innkeepers are friendly and helpful, breakfasts are delicious, and everything is clean.
But we wouldn’t stay here again or recommend it to friends.
First there is a lack of privacy. We stayed in the “Valley Room” which is one of the three rooms on the lowest level (this part of the house is built into a hill, so it is like a walk-out basement). The Valley Room is separated from the bathroom of an adjoining room by a utility closet. The walls are thin. We could hear *every*single*sound* from that bathroom. Yes, every one. Ugh. Our neighbors also remarked the next day that they could hear us, but at least they weren’t listening to bathroom noises.
The Valley Room does not have a patio, and its only window is the small, high one you see in the website photo. The other two rooms on the lower level have walk-out patios. However, directly above those patios is the main porch for the Inn. Anyone sitting on the patios must contend with the sounds above them from the porch, and vice versa. It’s not that folks were particularly noisy, it’s just that you are always aware that there is someone else a few feet away. We were disappointed not to be able to experience the quiet and peacefulness of a rural farm.
Directly above the Valley Room is the main living room of the Inn. Again, there is little or no sound insulation, and we had to wait until everyone left the common area upstairs and went to bed before our room became quiet. The kitchen is located above the other two lower-level guest rooms.
Although our bathroom was clean, we were surprised to see earwigs and spiders in it each morning, probably because of the ‘basement’ nature of the room.
Valley View is the only room in the Inn that can accommodate a third person (I was told when I made the reservation). It is a very small room, the smallest in the property, yet the price is the same as other rooms. For a third person, in our case our teen daughter, there is an additional $30 charge per night. For what we received, the price seemed too high.
It’s likely that the one guest room in another building is quieter and more private. (There is another guest room in the house, but it is adjacent to the living room.) Or room-to-room noise may not bother you, or the Inn may not be full. But, despite the good food and nice innkeepers, we were very disappointed with our stay. Yes, you can escape your small room and spend your free time in the common areas, but at some point you do have to go to your room, and there is really no way to fix the problems of the layout and location of the guest rooms.
- Also Known As:
- Sakura Ridge - The Farm Hotel Hood River