You know how sometimes B&Bs can feel a little awkward? Sometimes the proprietors hover, and sometimes they aren't interactive and you feel like an intruder? Not so with Jerry and Beth. This felt like the good version of visiting relatives- warm, comfortable, and a little bit doting. I got the feeling that this family simply has a good time being in the home and being together, and sharing that with their guests. I loved that.
We found this place online after our plans changed last-minute. Jerry was very gracious and accommodating when we called fairly late and asked for a same-night stay. We used the Abel Suite, which is a corner room with a nice little private bath and window seats. I loved their vintage movie library, which we used that night. It's super quiet there and I felt really rested in the morning. In the morning, they left coffee and tea warming on a table outside our door for when we woke up. Beth made us a fabulous breakfast, which included her own applesauce and fresh scones... wow. I needed a nap after I ate! Oh, and by the way- if they offer to show you their kitchenS, say yes!
-1 star for general floor and bed creakiness (which is kind of a given in an old home) and distance from the types of attractions my husband and I tend toward (more urban). Still definitely recommend. I would've loved to stay more than one night, and see this as the kind of place where you can slow down and catch your breath. It'd be the perfect low-key retreat after a stressful workweek.
Thanks, Jerry and Beth, for being a sweet surprise.