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“Unexpected GEM” 5 of 5 stars
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616 Main Street, Sutton, WV 26601   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Sutton B&B and Inns
Clayton, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“Unexpected GEM”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

After 9 hours of touring the curvy back roads of KY and southern WV on the motorcycle, I had just said to my husband "I sure wish we could find an unexpected unique place to stay", however, it wasn't looking likely. We had just about given up when we saw the B&B sign on the roadside. WOW!!! Cafe Cimino Country Inn far exceeded my wish or any expectations we could possibly have. We pulled up to the end of the brick road to see couples enjoying candle light dining on the front porch of a beautiful historic mansion. Much to our surprise, and despite our wind blown appearance, we were welcomed by the most gracious staff and escorted to an available room in the carriage house. The accommodations were beautiful and comfortable. We had a gourmet dinner with a wonderful bottle of wine, all with continued OUTSTANDING service from the staff. We enjoyed a bonfire after dinner before tucking in for a much needed nights sleep. Breakfast was as delicious as dinner...and again, the staff was better than great!! WHAT A TERRIFIC PLACE! The next time we stay, Cafe Cimino Country Inn will BE our DESTINATION.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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melody u, Owner at Cafe Cimino Country Inn, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Wow!! Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our family Inn!!! Imagine my happy surprise to return from a week's vacation and see your kind words about your dinner, stay & breakfast at our Inn. The best thing you shared, for me. was your thoughts about our wonderful staff! I think I share your sentiment...they are pretty Outstanding! You know what I think it is? The "hospitality gene"...some folks have it and some don't. We strive to hire the ones who just love people and service. Your lovely review just endorses that practice. I learned once, in a customer satisfaction training, that the original Old Man Nordstrom, who became touted as the hallmark for his customer service staff, said, when asked how in the world he had such incredible service-what was his secret, " I hire the "smile" and train the rest". I always thought that was pretty cool. thanks again for your review. The staff are all just "beaming" after reading it :) Please come back soon and hopefully, I will be able to meet you next time. Cheers!
Melody, Innkeeper/Owner
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Charleston, West Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I badly needed a getaway, not too far away, from the gloomy weather and water problems of my hometown. ‘Café Cimino is the place!’ said a friend who’d recently had a girls’ weekend there. ‘It’s warm, friendly and the food is great.’ If anything, her accolades were an understatement. As soon as I arrived I was greeted with a lovely welcome from owners, Tim and Melody Urbanic, engaging staff member Kara, who treated me to homemade chocolate chip cookies and hot tea, which I ate and drank on a cosy couch by one of several fireplaces. Afterwards I went for a pre-dinner rest in my pleasant, comfortable room, The Logan, which has a wood inlaid sleigh queen bed with a selection of pillows to sink into. I had requested a bathtub rather than a shower; the clawfoot soaking tub was truly luxurious with a connected hand shower. My dinner, mussels in a special Cimino tomato sauce, salad, and a hazelnut chocolate cake, was terrific. The quality, with very different selections, was echoed the other two nights I stayed. The restaurant is broken up into several dining rooms on the first floor of the Inn, allowing for an atmosphere of intimacy and ease. Breakfasts, generally cooked by Chef Tim, are a culinary wonder, ranging from quiche to Spanish tortillas (and much more that I don’t know about), accompanied by mini-scones, rolls, and fresh fruit, juice, excellent coffee, and choice of teas. Café Cimino Country Inn is located in the charming small town of Sutton, West Virginia, with some wonderful houses; some in use, others waiting for new owners. A stone jail that looks like a mini-castle is currently vacant, would be fantastic for imaginative development. The Elk River runs behind Sutton. During good weather guests of Café Cimino can dine by or near the river. I was snowed in for an extra day at Café Cimino. Tim and Melody, dog Maggie May, and the staff couldn’t have been kinder making me feel totally at home. Food and drink didn’t run out. I have stayed in inns and b&b’s throughout the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain. Café Cimino Country Inn, with its combination of hominess, friendliness, gourmet food and sophistication is unique and wonderful, a perfect place for a celebration, a getaway, or to just hang out.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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melody u, Owner at Cafe Cimino Country Inn, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Hello there Dear Guest! We all truly enjoyed your company during your 3 day stay and hope that you did as well (even though one of the nights you were kind of "stuck with us" due to the snow!). You made it easy to make you comfortable and happy during your stay; the staff enjoyed getting to know you, as did Chef Tim and I. Thank you for sharing your cool music with me; that was fun singing along with Fred Astaire on that snowy morning! Hopefully other folks from your city will find us and love our little town; we do have neat architectural buildings-many of them ready for someone to see a future for them and start a little business. Maybe even you!!! Anyway, thanks again for sharing your food & lodging experience with us- and with the Trip Advisor world. Please come see us the next time you want to "getaway from it all"...Café Cimino Country Inn is always here for you :) your Innkeeper, Melody
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Charleston, West Virginia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We chose Cafe Cimino Country Inn because we had been there many times as a couple but this time we went with my boyfriend's family to celebrate his birthday. Imagine, having all your children and their spouses with you as well as your brother and his wife. We booked the entire house plus one of the outside suites overlooking the river. It was nothing less than magical. Party of 10 arrived and were shown to their rooms and then the gracious staff took over. They accompanied us to the quaint bistro/bar and there we had appetizers and cocktails...unbelievable service and delicious appetizers. We relaxed and looked forward to a fabulous meal by Chef Tim Urbanic. We room was set up for our private birthday celebration. (Most had never experienced Cafe Cimino) and they left nothing undone. Our wait staff was exceptional and took pride in making every wish come true. I will always love them for that. In fact, I had asked if it was possible to have some type of sorbet available for a dessert menu item...I knew it was not a normal menu item...and when desserts were announced, Chef Tim had MADE orange sorbet just for out celebration!! Unbelievable and a memory we will never forget. We slept well in our luxurious rooms (Beds are too good to be true) and woke to the smell of freshly ground coffee and a breakfast fit for a king. Yummy peppered thick-cut bacon, spinach and gruyere cheese quiche, fried polenta cake with balsamic reduction salsa. Oh and of course there was a course of fruit/greek yogurt as well as freshly baked scones and muffins. This is the most well-appointed relaxing B&B experience ever! Melody, Tim and their amazing home-grown staff are quite simply the best WV has to offer. We will continue to celebrate and relax at our home away from home. Thank you for creating such a magical place.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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melody u, Owner at Cafe Cimino Country Inn, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Hello there, Cindy! This winter has just been filled with wonderful big family gatherings- and yours was simply wonderful! We appreciate your appreciation for our staff and their attention to details when it comes to customer service. But, you know, the real secret is, they all genuinely care about people, actually love hosting special events and being involved in helping you pull off a truly memorable event! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the trip advisor world-we like to "attract" more people like you and your family! And imagine how awesome these events are in the good weather, with all of the verandas, porches, patios and fire pit available to the party! So, maybe you just have to plan another family gathering this Spring or Summer! Thanks again! Melody & Chef Tim, your Innkeepers :)
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charleston wv
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We celebrated my husband's 60th birthday at the Café Cimino. The experience exceeded all expectations and we can't wait to visit again. The house (and suites and carriage house) is just beautiful; the food was spectacular, both dinner selections and breakfast the next day, but the service was truly unsurpassable - the friendly staff treated us like family, attending to every detail, from room climate to chauffeur service. They made the evening memorable - every guest there was overwhelmed! So grateful to them - they are a special group of people!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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melody u, Owner at Cafe Cimino Country Inn, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your experience here at our Inn! All of us absolutely enjoyed serving as "party central" for the 60th Birthday party. So nice to see all the family and lifelong friends relaxing by the river, sharing stories and appetizers, then have the big birthday dinner. We love being here for family reunions and celebrations; seeing you all enjoying one another without anyone worrying about the food and drinks and breakfast the next day, is worth everything to us! We look forward to hosting your next family gathering! thanks again, Melody, your Innkeeper
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

On November 22, we spent evening of our wedding anniversary with two other couples at Cafe Cimino. Everything about the stay and the dinner was excellent!
The Main House rooms are outstanding, the food delectable, and the staff and owners are gracious, welcoming, and friendly. A special treat was our young waiter Caleb who epitomizes excellent customer service! We can't wait to return.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Driving down the brick road to get here was quite an experience ... but SO WORTH IT. Traveled from Pittsburgh PA and was staying at the Stonewall Resort about 30 miles away. Looked for restaurants on the internet in the Sutton area and up popped this hidden gem. Food was very good and not expected in this small remote little town. Very convenient to I-79 which is apparently how they have had such great success. Repeat business from many states and other countries. After dinner ... they even had time to let us tour the rooms in the cottage and main room. Very nice experience ... we will be back. Food was outstanding and made our weekend !

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We found this hotel by searching for a restaurant in the area. We stayed 2 nights and loved the place. Our dinners were outstanding. We really enjoyed staying here and found the couple that runs the place to be very helpful and totally professional.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Cafe Cimino Country Inn

Address: 616 Main Street, Sutton, WV 26601
Location: United States > West Virginia > Sutton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Sutton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Cafe Cimino Country Hotel Sutton
Sutton Country Inn

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