This is an unassuming place you would not likely swerve off the road to engage. My stay was in shoulder season when the restaurant was already closed and the resort was not so busy. It is the serenity of the place that attracts me. There is an expansive lawn with a pond only a stone's throw away. A family of contented groundhogs live there and I must admit spending much time watching them graze. A fearless Osprey circled the pond, often coming very close. There are egrets and blue herons everywhere. Many huge willow trees are in the yard. The weather was good so we were able to spend a lot of time sitting out in the yard just enjoying everything going on with the wildlife. We were a sea kayaking group, and there is a convenient dock on the premises where we had an easy launch. The pond is actually a tiny portion of the miles long Ninigret pond, that is an excellent protected place to paddle. Ocean waves can be heard on the other side of a narrow sandbar and birdlife is much evident along the wildlife sanctuary.
The room and building was very plain, but perfectly kept and had a wonderful view of the pond right out the picture window. Everything worked as one would expect and was completely spotless. Beds were firm to a fault, shower head was excellent, and bathroom was nicely tiled. Was a little surprised there were no shampoo samples, but soaps were there. If you are looking for a good place to relax and enjoy very pleasant grounds and wildlife, look no further.
- Also Known As:
- The Willows Hotel Charlestown