We arrived late and as instructed earlier, found a note on the front door telling us how to enter. We did so, and checked into our room. At around 9pm, the innkeeper knocked on our door, and when we asked who was there - we were told; you are staying in my house. My husband answered the door - we apparently didn't finish reading the note that asked us to write on a board downstairs if we had a "dietary restrictions" for breakfast. While I found the innkeepers manners to be abrupt; I can understand the intention.
We arrived for breakfast and met Bruce. He seems like a fairly educated, well intentioned innkeeper who has too much on his plate running this facility.
The breakfast was fine and flavorful each of the two days that we stayed. He introduced us to the other visitors at the table and sat down and participated in the conversation.
The room we stayed in "The Tulip Room" was clean and the mattresses were fairly new. The room could have benefitted from a better cleaning job - particularly behind the headboards, and some of the items that are displayed around the room. The Tulip Room has a private bathroom across the hall from it. The bathroom is in dire need of some sprucing up. The wall paper is peeling off at the seams, the floral decorations on the bathroom mirror were falling off and fairly dusty, as is the basket on the floor that is holding the toilet paper and magazines. The magazines are incredibly outdated, and the length of time they are there makes me wonder about how "clean" they are sitting next to the toilet paper. The floor was in need of a good scrubbing. The bath mat in the tub needs to be replaced.
Another thing I thought odd was the entrance to the facility. The entrance leads right into the innkeepers office - that is fairly over run with paperwork. We felt like we were intruding in someone's home - which Bruce made clear to us when he knocked on our door the first evening.
While we had a lovely time staying at this inn, I would re-think coming here again. I just feel that there are better run bed and breakfasts out there.