There is much positive to be said for the Llewelyn B&B: First, the pillows, filled with "artificial feathers," according to John, the affable, knowledgeable and helpful host, were among the best I've ever encountered. Second, this B&B's location, while away from the noise and hustle of downtown Lexington, was still an easy 6-block walk to the center of this historic village. Third, although limited to only three options, the individually home-cooked breakfasts were tasty, plentiful and hot off the range. Fourth, the clean sleeping rooms were well-equipped complete with Wi-Fi.
So...with all those postivies...you may be wondering why I rated this B&B "Average" overall. I did so because a "Poor" rating in the "Value" category lowered the overall average. It was rated "Poor" for "value" because the cost of the room seemed high. You will find when comparing Lexington B&Bs, however, that some others are even costlier. Perhaps "supply and demand" are at work here with "supply" being overwhelmed by the regular influx of over-paid, under-brained bureaucrats from nearby Washington, D.C. As we are all aware, these folks have little concept of cost effectiveness and value. This B&B is not in downtown Philly or D.C. where one expects higher than average prices. It is, rather, in a small out of the way village in rural Virginia.
Finally, while Lexongton is certainly an historic village, so is Natchez, Mississippi where the same dollar buys much more B&B! See my review for the Joseph Stone House for a good example.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The convenient in-town location of the Lodge makes it the perfect home base to explore Lexington. Full Blue Ribbon breakfasts from a menu. Your host John is a Lexington native. Easy walk to all the restaurants, museums, Washington & Lee University, VMI, and shops. Expert hiking, advice scenic drive info, guided fly-fishing trips, golf, canoeing. Private baths, large screen High-Def TVs. comfortable beds. Walk ins Welcomed. ... more less