Having stayed at many B&B's in the past, we have a lot of experiences as comparisons. Cabell House didn't quite meet our expectations.
We recently spent 4 nights in the "3rd floor walk-up". This area had just been converted to accommodate guests, but we felt it was not quite "ready for prime time"! Our first impression was the 3rd floor landing area, which was cluttered with the owner's personal belongings, and was still showing signs of renovation. As Randy, the owner, was taking us into the room she apologized for the debris on the floor. Unfortunately it remained on the floor our entire stay. Randy also made us aware that the room was not yet able to be locked, which made us feel somewhat uncomfortable, as we were out of our room most of each day. The bed was a Murphy style bed....not the most comfortable. There was an adjoining room with our accommodations, that contained the only closet for us to use. Unfortunately, that space also contained some of the owners clothes. Elsewhere in that room were more of her personal belongings. Other than a small make-up mirror in the bathroom, the only other mirror was in this adjoining room.
Although making the bed and changing the towels were done daily, we thought the rest of the housekeeping left a lot to be desired. We found an un-emptied garbage can under the sink, left from prior occupants. While not unattractive, we were surprised that the decor of our room was very modern, and not consistent with the rest of the house's period furnishings. A nice feature, though, was the kitchenette in the room.
Additionally the breakfasts did not meet our expectations. Other than a switch from bacon to sausage there was no variety from the eggs and grits served everyday. However, the fresh fruit with yogurt and granola was delicious, and the servers were very friendly.
Wine, both red and white, was always available, but we thought the "donations accepted box" was pretty tacky.
On the positive side, the house was in a great location, with a welcoming outside porch that we used a few times. We also enjoyed talking with Randy when she was there, about things to do and see.
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