The property itself is lovely and comfortable (with one or two exceptions) but our minimal contact with the inkeepers was disappointing. We arrived a bit early, and, respecting the 3:00 check-in, we were going to ask if we could just drop off our bags and then come back to check in. Mrs. Inkeeper met us at the door and rather shortly informed us that they had a family crisis, there would be NO breakfast, our key was under the mat, and did I want to come IN or stay OUT because she was leaving and locking the door. We came in, but discovered that they key she left us didn't work for our room. We found the office and tried several other keys from the board and finally got in our room.
To Summarize, the room was nice and clean and the bed was comfortable. I just felt that the rules were rather harshly presented; I felt scolded from the moment we walked in -- the rule book includes: "Don't even THINK about changing the temperature setting. Do not bring soda cans to the breakfast table. The thermostat will not be changed - if you're uncomfortable, put on a sweater." etc. While I didn't object to any of the rules per se, I felt they could have been communicated in a warm and welcoming manner. The inkeeper herself was quite rude, and while this may be excused in light of her family crisis, it still wasn't a nice way to arrive. I was worried the whole time that we were going to do something wrong and incur her wrath.
- We were disappointed that there was no breakfast, but they did adjust our rate.
- Water pressure in the shower was very low, which made showering a chore rather than a relaxing experience.
- Sodas and cookies provided were very nice; however, I truly missed having bottled water. We had to shop for some in town.
- You will hear some trains at night, so if this disturbs you, I recommend bringing some earplugs.
I hate to give a negative review for such a nice place, but a little care and concern on the part of the inkeepers could make it a truly wonderful place to stay.