Feeling so sleep deprived after just one night, but then had a 3 night stay and was exhausted by the end of our mini-vacation. I can't say enough praise for the Innkeeper Ann, and the chef Larry, and also Gloria. They did everything to make our stay wonderful. From the complementary wine, sodas, water and snacks and the multiple course gourmet breakfasts to the casual social time on the front porch, the on-site staff are top notch in service. However, the B&B building itself has negative issues. First of all it is on main street and only blocks from the fire station and the railroad tracks. This means noise 24 hours a day including train whistles every 45 minutes all night long! The old(thin glass) windows and walls do not filter out noise from the outside or from the adjoining rooms. We both used earplugs and still struggled to find sufficient quiet for sleep. Then there is the actual accommodations. The beautiful rooms are wonderful for viewing and the towels and sheets were soft; however; the bed in the Orchid room is HARD, not just firm, but extremely hard, like sleeping on the floor. When we asked why they didn't at least buy a mattress topper for it, we were told that the owners wouldn't provide funds for any improvements. That is just incredible, and if they had ever tried to sleep in the bed or the that room they would understand our complaint about not being able to sleep in there. Besides the noise and the rock-hard bed, the thermostat for the rooms was located in a shared hall at the top of the stairwell; thus when the bedroom doors were closed (most of the time) the rooms would not get the benefit of having the thermostat. If it were winter it might be alright since we had a space heater in the very large bath/dressing room and also a gas heater/fireplace in the bed room. But it was mid-May and very hot, thus the lack of air conditioning being used in the first floor of the house just billowed hot air from downstairs to the upstairs, and since the room did not have a ceiling fan, it was hot, humid and noisy, and with a bed like a rock, it was three nights of little sleep for us. Which is a shame because Larry, Ann and Gloria did everything to make our stay wonderful and gave recommendations for places to go and visit and to eat. They do what they can with the funds the owner's allow them to have to run it. At least the meals were special. Our breakfasts were the highlight of our stay. Coffee and tea and orange juice, mini-muffins, omelettes, waffles, fresh fruit plates, sausages and bacon, asparagus, and in generous amounts! Not necessarily the healthiest breakfast if you are heart health conscious, but definitely a great start to a day of hiking or museum visits. Also note that the dining room is on the first floor just outside the kitchen. Without the benefit of air conditioning being used or ceiling fans, it became very hot while eating the breakfasts and though the staff was wonderful, they also looked as if the heat was bothering them too. If we had been able to sleep with comfort then I could have given this B&B and the staff a 5 with no reservations, however, with the multiple issues, heat, noise, hard bed, preventing even a partial night of sleep, I can at best give it a 3 as sleep is what is needed the most when you travel and plan to have a day of vigorous hiking. I hope the owners read this and pay attention that they won't get repeat visitors if they don't do something to make the room comfortable for sleeping.