What a great place to spend an evening. The home is beautiful and full of history. It feels like you're stepping back in time. We stayed in the late fall after the first frost so the grounds were not in bloom. I'm sure they are beautiful in the spring and summer. The third-floor suite was really comfortable and fun. It even had a secret door. Larrikay and Mike are great hosts, and let us in at 9pm after we forgot the key to the front door (above and beyond the call of duty). Lisa's breakfast was very good. We really enjoyed it. She went out of her way to make sure there was no dairy in our breakfast AND make it taste excellent. Great all-round stay. Highly recommended.
This place is amazing. It is so beautiful. The gardens are stunning. But there's more- Larry K is a wonderful host. She really made us feel at ease. She is so good at what she does! And her husband Mike was just as good. But Larry K is the chef too, and her breakfast was superb! We don't get many chances for a night away without kids, but this was simply perfect. Nice drive to Story for dinner. The room was very clean as well. We stayed on the third floor. You can tell that these two really care for the home and take pride in hosting guests.
The home's beauty and historical significance are noteworthy. Original woodwork and furniture from 1910! The ceilings, staircase, library are gorgeous. Our suite was lovely as expected. The innkeeper was extremely helpful and kind. We had the most delicious breakfast--perfect! She also advised us on where to have a special anniversary in town and it was fantastic. The town itself offers an interesting architectural tour, and this location is prime for that. We took the self-guided bike tour, but bus tours are also offered. The gardens are a reason alone to visit, and wine was served there in the afternoon. It was a perfect anniversary celebration.
We stayed in the largest suite. The bed was very comfortable. What a beautiful home. Very well cared for. Larry K was incredible. She took very good care of us. Because of dietary restrictions, we only had simple breakfast items. The fresh fruit was excellent. Fresh blackberries in October - very hard to find. I love the robe in the room. So soft and warm. The air conditioner was just too high for us - but with a large home - not able to adjust per room. It took a long time to get hot water but again, an old home. We would definitely recommend staying at the Inn at Irwin. Loved the gardens. Would be a lovely place to be married.
This was my first stay in a bed and breakfast and I thoroughly enjoyed the gardens in addition to this historic home. The hosts were helpful in recommending local attractions and restaurants. The breakfast was outstanding featuring fresh produce and herbs from the gardens.