I'd previously always opted for hotels over B&Bs, but this experience may have changed my mind on that forever. We had to stay in the Jordan area for a weekend wedding, and none of the area hotels seemed like a good option. When I came across Among the Vines, I knew I'd found a solid option. Speaking to Carollynn over the phone to make the reservation made me certain I'd made a good choice, as she was warm and relaxed, the kind of person you'd want to be your host.
We arrived a bit early on Saturday afternoon, and were promptly welcomed into our room, the Gamay Suite, which was IMMACULATE in every detail (it was truly astonishing). Huge and comfortable king sized bed, and windows looking out over the back yard into the rows of vines in the vineyard. This place really is set right in a small 12 acre working vineyard. Our suite had a private bathroom, lots of closet space, and a giant dresser in case you're there for a longer stay and want to put some of your things away. The private bath is also very large and has both a stand-up shower stall and a large whirlpool tub, double sinks, etc. Again, spotless. Also the place was comfortable air-conditioned, which is a big thing for me in the summer as I need to be cool to sleep.
We were given a key since we'd be coming/going into the night for the wedding/reception we were in the area for, and there was a dining area and living room area for guest use although we only used the dining room for breakfast (more on that in a moment). There are two other guest rooms adjacent to our suite, and those two share a common bathroom so are great for larger groups travelling together (when we stayed, a family of four used those rooms).
The location in Jordan is pretty good, it's just over a kilometre north of the "main" part of Jordan where Inn on the Twenty is located. It made for about a ten minute walk, which in that area was really beautiful during the day, and very peaceful at the end of the night.
Breakfast was remarkable, in that it was multiple courses and all delicious! I'm sure it varies day-to-day, but ours was: First a large heaping bowl of fresh fruit, with great attention to presentation/detail. There was also a large basket of home-made biscuit/scones that were divine (I wanted to steal them all). Next we had a large plate with eggs, two kinds of bacon (regular and turkey), and tomatoes, with a basket of buttered toast. Finally some sort of warm apple square for 'dessert' (where else do you get dessert for breakfast!?). There was also an extensive selection of Keurig coffees to choose from, along with tea and juice (I had fresh OJ).
Checkout was fun as we chose to pay with plastic, so we scooted next door (only 50 feet or so) to the winery building, and got to see the tanks/casks and pick up some wine while we were paying. It's definitely part of the experience worth taking part in, as it gives an opportunity for a tasting or two.
I don't want to come off as overly enthusiastic, but I just don't have anything bad to say about this place. The hosts (Carollyn and Joe) were warm and welcoming, and it made my partner and I feel comfortable like we were staying with close friends or relatives. The food was delicious. The room was big, comfortable, and relaxing. It was very quiet (I suspect all of Jordan is quiet, to be fair) and it was precisely the kind of getaway I'd want in wine country. I would stay here again in a heartbeat, and recommend that any of my friends/family stay here if they were in the area.
Gamay suite has private bath and good for 2 travellers. Other two rooms (Riesling and Merlot) good f...
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