If reproduction 19th century wallpaper is your thing, this is the place for you. The structure itself is indeed lovely, and yes, the wallpaper too. However, we got the distinct impression that the innkeepers would rather be museum curators of their historical home, and only tolerate guests in order to bring in some income; our reception was far less than a warm one. It also seemed apparent that they had never visited another B&B to see how they're commonly run. For instance, they don't accept credit cards. We had to mail a personal check to them to reserve the room. The "full breakfast" they advertise consisted of stale cereal, room temperature milk, and a bowl of scrambled eggs, served buffet style. One of the innkeepers acted quite put upon when another guest asked if he could have his toast (also served buffet-style, and simply left on the sideboard) warmed. We went up the street and purchased some far better breakfast goodies at the Black Sheep bakery.
The inn's location is great, and the bed was comfortable, but we will not stay here again. One last word of warning: this couple also runs the Allen House Inn. Try the Lord Jeffrey Inn instead.
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