Well, when we first drove by, we were not sure what to expect, but the instant Penny and Mike met us at the car to help us with our luggage and we saw the spacious interior of the Lodge with the Fishing/Hunting theme, we were delightedly won over.
We had a huge porch with wicker cushiony furniture overlooking the pasture and pond. The pond has inner tubes, a dock for fishing and a hammock for two under a tree to while away a lazy afternoon. The friendly cows came by every now and then to check us out ifrom their pasture near our bucolic haven.
The breakfasts were great; one was marionberry pancakes with Red-Neck Bacon from Montana (Hope (ha) that I got that right, Penny). The other was eggs bendedict. Frette bathrobes, a huge clawfoot tub and separate shower in the bathroom with soft towels were a treat. I have to admit, I was trying to figure out how to get the clawfoot tub home in my suitcase.
Mike and Penny exude hospitality, but not the overwhelming in-your-face-type... We had a great chat on the porch about their safari travels in Tanzania.
As we left, Penny gave us baskets and a plastic bag and after we pulled out we stopped and picked two baskets of blackberries to take home. I ate some today and remembered to write this review to highly recommend a stay here. My husband said," If this were Napa, this would be an over $300/night B and B." He is a laconic engineer, so that means a lot!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our suites,in the heart of Wine Country, have private entrances with every creature comfort. The Country Cottage has a queen bed, full kitchen, bath & deck. Our Lakeside Lodge has a king bed, kitchenette, bath with shower & clawfoot tub, deck, covered porch & pond. Both rooms have great views of the Amity Hills & our cattle pasture.Your private decks have barbacues & a shared a hot tub. A warm hearty breakfast is served on your deck or in your room. We have WI-FI, TV, DVD & individual heat & AC. We have tried to think of everything for your comfort. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hopewell Bed & Breakfast Salem, Oregon