First of all, some of these Reviewers are simply watching too many horror-flicks. There are several (other) Buellton Motels down the road which would more appropriately qualify, for a 'scarey movie' by their deserted appearance. I recently discovered the 'Country Lane' which IS after all, set way out in the country in ranchland - not the middle of some swanky city. I was instantly greeted w/ country-style hospitality by the (new) Owners of this privately run Motel. The rooms were acceptable given the locale and age of the building; they were clean, the beds comfortable & the housekeeping meticulous. Since I stayed a string of days while visiting town, the Owner graciously extended me a nightly discount on my rate - which I greatly appreciated. I observed no "illegal activity" during the stretch I was there; this can be a problem at any remote location however. For a Budget-style Inn way out in the middle of nowhere, these whiners need to shut up and go home - the place simply wasn't 'that' bad.