If you would like a tranquil weekend away from your high-power Manhattan hedge fund, this is your place. Serene, quiet, friendly, oozing tasteful New England charm. My suite was quite lovely with interesting prints, a comfy bed, very nice lamps, and one very comfortable chair which I promptly moved to the living room. Nice bottles of water and unique iced tea in the mini-fridge. No glass in the bathroom which I always find strange. And a specific peeve of mine - Frette towels are wonderful, but after they have been washed a million times they feel like furry Naugahyde.
The hotel dining room offers an innovative menu of interesting specials and old standards. Both the cream of cauliflower soup and the fish and chips were marvelous, and the experience was heightened by a wonderful young waiter, Rory, who should go on to do great things.
Since I was there for a Board Meeting I settled in to do some work, at which time I discovered there was no desk or potential work-space in the entire suite. Ah, well, into my wonderful chair with an ottoman for a desk and onto the internet. Then a huge disappointment - abysmal WiFi. Impossible to work in any manner beyond the 19th century. But of course that matched perfectly with the setting. For a relaxing weekend, wonderful; but if you want more than trees and trails, caveat emptor.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking