My boyfriend and I had both been working very hard and wanted to have a quiet, romantic weekend together, and get some hiking in, as well. We chose Kelly's because of the proximity to good hiking. Kelly's is a cute place to stay. We stayed in the victorian room, which had a private bathroom and was decorated according to the theme. We loved the hot tub, and the breakfast was spectacular. We were also treated to some leftover pie, which was delicious. It is a great value for the price.
The main problem was that the owner, Kelly, was so friendly and chatty, that we found ourselves politely listening to him talk about music for over an hour, when we were trying to read quietly in front of the fire. I should add that we really weren't part of the conversation. He was just telling us story after story, and even made us listen to songs off of his favorite CDs. We eventually retreated to our room, just to have some privacy and quiet, but it was too early to go to bed and we would have loved to be snuggling in front of the fire in the living room. The next morning, we enjoyed our breakfast and were ready to get on our way, and again we found ourselves entangled in a lengthy conversation with Kelly, when we really just wanted to get to the hiking trails. I feel bad leaving a negative review, because Kelly and Marilyn were both so nice. I just think it should be stated that this is a great place to bring the family, and a nice place to spend the night while passing through, but not a good romantic getaway spot, as we had been hoping for.
I will also say that since we stayed there in the off-season and we were the only guests, Kelly may have been more chatty than usual, as none of the other reviewers seem to mention having this problem.