My wonderful fiancee bought a groupon for a two night stay at the Inn at Mountain Quest. At first, I wasn't sure what to expect, but as soon as we stepped into the Inn we were greeted with a smile. I cannot express how welcoming the owners and their family made us feel, they completely went out of our way to give us advice about restaurants in the area, and hikes around the Inn. We started off our stay with Alex giving us a tour of the library, game room, sauna and gym.
Farm: The best part of the whole experience was probably getting to know the horses and llamas. You can really tell that the owners truly love and care for the animals. I personally loved to see how each horse had such unique personalities.
Our room: We stayed in the Astronomy room, which had great views of the property, however, the decor wasn't as exciting as other rooms like the African Safari. The bathroom was spacious as was the room. Overall the room was great. Definitely would fit 4 people comfortably.
Food: The options around the Inn for food are limited, however, the Inn itself provides great buffet options. The breakfast consisted of sausage, bacon, eggs, pastries, cereal (cold and hot), toast, some sort of fruit option (we had grapes and strawberries), and pancake or waffles. In terms of the dinner buffet which was not included is only $22 per person. You really can't beat the price if you think about it. The options we had for the buffet was pork roast (which was my favorite), vegetarian stir fry, brown rice, steamed broccoli, steamed baby carrots, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato, chicken alfredo, pizza, garden salad. For dessert we had the option of flan and brownies. Outside of the buffets, the Inn has several of snack options available that a relatively good price, while tea and coffee are complimentary.
Amenities: I cannot express this enough when I say that you will really be unplugged from the world. There is absolutely no cell signal (which I loved), however, there is complimentary wifi for guests in the library. The library is simply amazing. You can literally find any book on any topic you would like. I love maps and found plenty of map books to look through while I was at the Inn. If reading isn't your thing, there is a large game room that includes a bar. There is a wall filled with DVDs which you can either take to your room or enjoy in the game room's 3D TV. Although we did not use the sauna or hot tub, the options are there, so if that interests you, definitely remember to bring along swimsuits. In terms of hikes, there are a several hiking routes in the property, however, keep in mind that finding some of the trails can be a little difficult.
Overall the experience at the Inn was amazing. My fiancee made a pack that in like 10 years we'd be back once we have kids (if we don't return before then). From a city gal, I think having the experience of unplugging from the world and simply enjoying nature is a necessity from time to time, especially for children.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A great choice for those looking to relax in a quiet country setting. More than just a Bed & Breakfast, our Inn is unique to the area with a modern wing of twelve individually themed guest rooms, each with a private bath. The luxury accommodations offer an array of amenities to guests. The 450 acre farm is centrally located in Pocahontas county and surrounded by National Forests and amazing local attractions. An overnight stay includes a heartycountry breakfast either served or tempting buffet.Mountain Quest also welcomes conferences, groups, retreats,family reunions, weddings and special occasions both large and small. • Community room featuring a bar, large screen TV, billiard table and fireplace • Four story, glass-domed Observation tower • Jacuzzi & Sauna • 23,000 volume Library • Labyrinth • Hiking trails • Farm tour - "Meet & Greet the Animals" horses, llamas, goats and longhorn cattle ... more less