Location: off the beaten track. The approach has miles of gravel roads, but the setting is very nice. Liked by many for back country weddings, inn to inn travel and getaways.
Rooms: our only reference is the "cabin" we stayed in. Rustic. Simple. Queen bed down. Two twins in the loft. Heated. Electricity. Running water, but shower water flow was about a quart a minute. Stairs to loft very loud. Their use wakes everyone. There was no cellular service on the inn property, nor was wifi available in the cabin. All for about $250 a night with full breakfast.
Food: we stayed 2 nights and sampled the full breakfasts and dinners. All meals are taken group style at tables for 10 to 15 persons. Interacting with a wide variety of guests may be the best part of the dining experience. During our stay we had newlyweds, anniversary celebrants who were married there 17 years ago, inn to inn travelers, motorcycle rally goers, and other couples from throughout the US and world. Breakfast starts at 8:30am, although coffee is available much earlier. Fresh cookies and fruit are available anytime. One day the breakfasts were served seated by course. The other time it was buffet style. There is only one entree each meal. One day it was scrambled eggs. The other it was pancakes and sausage. The are many side dishes such as yoghurt, breads and fresh cut fruit, and squeezed orange juice. By my taste the scrabbled eggs were good and the pancake excellent.
The group Dinner begins with a cheese plate in the living room at 6:30pm, with dinner served at
7. Again, there is one entree only. Although the selection of the day is unannounced, one ask what it is. During our stay, baked chicken was served one day; baked salmon the next. I don't like chicken, so I didn't taste it. I love salmon, but found it undercooked and bland. To be fair, courses ranged from excellent to just OK. One of our party was vegan, and the owner provided soy milk and made special meals that were very good to accommodate his needs. Again, the highlight of the meals was interacting with the other guests.
Public Rooms: there are many public rooms and corners in the inn itself providing great places to be alone or speak with others. Wifi is sporadic. During our stay there was a power failure due to an auto accident taking out the power line. The inn has auxiliary power available, and the main power was restored in a couple hours. No problem.
I found the owner not great to deal with, but the staff overall was very good, ranging was outstanding to very inexperienced.
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Thank you for your detailed review. No excuses ... this was an unusual weekend for us too all around. Meal times in the summer and the fall have been moved back to an 8am. (In the winter we serve later at 8:30). We want visitors to know that we always welcome your special requests. There are some very good reminders about providing clarity in the options that we offer to our meals and service. We take your comments seriously and appreciate your feedback. Thank you.
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