If you are looking for a clean room with a friendly and welcoming owner, This is the place. Rebecca is full of interesting facts and history about the area. The breakfasts were home made and incredibly delicious. There is a lake close by with lots of hiking trails going around the lake and through the woods. The back room has a fire place were we enjoyed a bottle of wine and a crackling fire. (Real wood, not gas) The house is off the beaten path, so plan on some driving for your outings to get food and/or go shopping.
Outside is misleading. The place is a little off the beaten path but The room was cute, the owner was very accommodating and the food was good! She knew we were racing the next morning and asked us what we’d like to eat before we left. Pleasantly surprised!!
I love the village of Rowe. In fact this trip was to view a house as a summer retreat from super hot Arizona(we are in the process of buying it - yay!).
The Maple House is a beautiful old farm house which actually was a guest house way back when it was built. I love local history, and there are plenty of magazines and books on the history of this little town to borrow. There are also games and cards available in the guest living room. For a town that has sketchy (at best) cell service and extremely slow dial up connections, getting back to actually playing a game with my husband was a nice way to spend a couple of rainy nights.
Our room (as all guest rooms) was up on the third floor. Consisting of two twin beds pushed together, with a futon-like sofa and chair, it was plenty roomy for us. We had our own assigned bathroom in the center hall which was partitioned off from other rooms and baths by a curtain. It was well stocked with towels and toiletries.
Breakfast each morning was different and well prepared. Rebecca knows a lot of the same folks I know in Rowe, and she is very approachable to speak with about what is happening in the town, places to eat (there are no restaurants in Rowe - or gas stations, or stores!), and places to visit. We took her advice, but were primarily there to look at property. If you have kids who never spent time on a farm, the sheep will interest them. There are nice areas to sit outside and their friendly dog will bring you a stick or ball to play fetch....just tell him "game over" or you could be busy for hours!
Definitely worth a trip to just relax and enjoy the country. I'm looking forward to meeting up with Rebecca and her husband again.
We stayed here after a long drive, and found it warm and inviting. Rebecca welcomed us, showed us around, and made her home our home. The third floor room was quiet and cozy. The morning sun made it bright and cheerful. A fireplace in the sitting room made it perfect for a game of cards. Hearty breakfast in the morning, and we were off and away again. Interesting to chat with the other guests and the area is wonderful for anyone staying a while.
Rebecca is a gracious host and the rooms are sweet and charming and the grounds are lovely. It is all I could want and affordable.
A living room downstairs is welcoming and I was able to use wifi to get some work done. Breakfast is gourmet and fun to eat. I slept so well! Everything is completely clean and tidy and charmingly decorated.