I don't understand these glowing reviews..is there a different Hartness House somewhere? All I know is the Hartness House we stayed at was so decrepit and disgusting, we couldn't even stay there.
We booked two rooms, one for myself and my husband and one for another couple for the New years eve celebration. The main house was booked, so we had rooms in the wing in back. We were greeted by the most disgusting smell in the corridor, like a combination of cat urine and mold. There was a curtain hanging in an odd place in the corner so I looked behind it and discovered that it was covering a big hole in the ceiling , obviously caused by water damage because it was ringed with mold. Our rooms were no better. The wall paper was ripped off in places, the bedspread was faded and old, the carpet was dirty and stained. The fixtures in the bathroom were so old and rusty that I'm sure that the place has never been renovated. On top of all this, the place was freezing cold. This was what we were getting for over $600 for 2 nights?? We all decided that this was unacceptable so we asked the woman at the desk if there was a better room. She then showed us another room in another back wing that was no better...just a bit bigger. By this time I was dizzy from the moldy smell and freezing. We then asked for our money back and were eventually credited with the full amount. Fortunately for us our friends didn't live that far away so we had a place to go, but were so disappointed that our holiday weekend was ruined . This place should be closed and completely renovated!
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