Some things you should know prior to making a decision to stay here:
1. You cannot drink beer without also ordering food at the same time. Each time we entered the bar area we were asked if we were there for dinner or "what would you like to eat?" After spending the entire weekend here, we saw no one simply sitting at the bar to have a drink. We heard from others that if you wanted to order a beer but not food then you would be asked to leave. Also, the "bar"/restaurant closes promptly at 8:30 p.m.
2. Food is subpar. What is decent: steak, fries, beer and corn chowder soup. What could be improved or perhaps taken off the menu: Alfredo (the sauce is soup. I make my own raviolis from scratch and have travelled extensively throughout the country; this dish is a total disgrace. Figure out how to make a real Alfredo sauce or take it off the menu). Oh and the salmon I had added was frozen (not fresh) and completely overcooked. Again, maybe salmon should not be offered if you can't present an acceptable piece of fish. Last, we ordered beer cheese with New York flatbread. While I don't consider myself to be an expert on New York flat bread, I'm pretty sure I could have purchased the crackers that were served as "flat bread" myself at my local Walgreen's. If you're pairing this appetizer with crackers, then just say "crackers".
3. We could hear our neighbors very clearly. While, our neighbors were not loud by any means, I could hear the lady next to us yawn, cough and get out of bed.
4. The owner has the personality of a paper bag, somewhat useful but largely very dull.
5. Entry is through the back of the building. I didn't see this as a big issue upon arriving, but after coming home in the evening found it to be dim and not very well paved. I sort of felt like we were sneaking in somewhere and not like we were welcome guests.
Pros: Rooms are very nice and clean. Cafe 4 (across the street) has absolutely wonderful food and was offering a holiday special at the time, lobster tails with champagne. Ellie's wine bar is fabulous; we met the owner, very charming, hospitable and interesting to talk to. They also own Mineral Point Hotel.
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