This is a potentially beautiful historic inn. The manor is beginning to fall in disrepair. It is definitely in need of a paint job. The exterior paint is peeling as are the banisters on the front porch.
I do need to say the interior is clean and in descent condition . I wish I could give this a better rating. The problem is the innkeeper . Amanda tries to be nice, but she gives the feeling you are an iannoyance in her day.
When we first arrived she was in the foyer. She seemed in a great hurry to get her money due. I asked if she minded if we put our luggage in the room. She agreed followed with then you can come down and pay. Fine, we paid. Next we asked what to see in the area. She said she didn't really know. OK so much for that. Next we asked where to eat. She stated they only had Mexican food in town. At this point we gave up and decided we were on our own. We found an Amish restaurant 15 minutes away. There was another fabulous Amish restaurant 15 minutes in another direction as well . As for what to do there was plenty. Lots of shops and a beautiful Amish area to discover as well as an Apple festival. Great fun, food and culture. Even a fabulous parade! Another guest told us about the festival at breakfast. Amanda was there and stated once again she didn't know much about it and had not attended in a long time.
The rooms are nice and clean with soft sheets. Unfortunately the inn sits on a highway. Very noisy and bright all night. It was very warm when we were at the inn. Tried to turn on the air conditioning, but it was on a timer so it was very hot all night.Toiletries: She has some lotion in a large dispenser in the room for guest to use. This seems unsanitary to me. I don't want to use lotion several others have used. The inn seems to be on a tight budget .
There is a mini fridge upstairs. She didn't tell us about it. We didn't discover it until the next day. When we checked in she told us very little. As for those warm cookies she talks about. I didn't see them the first day as they were on the mini fridge. She does not bring them to the room. I did see them the second night. She put out two plates wrapped in Saran wrap with four cookies. Not warm.
The gourmet breakfast does not exist. The first day was watermelon and an awful casserole. The second day semi-thawed fruit and burned pancakes. Not impressed. She claimed the fruit was suppose to be semi- frosted. There is minimal crystal and no beautiful china and silver. Maybe I have been spoiled by other B and B's
I did go for a walk about town after asking the history of Mier Manor. PS She doesn't like talking about the house or it's history. If you should choose this manor for some unknown reason there is a book downstairs with the history. As we walked about town I found Laura's Iinn in Ligonier. One street back. Some ladies were just leaving Laura's and said they love it. I do plan to do a girlfriend stop to this area next year. I will not be returning to Solomon Mier. Laura was gracious enough to give me a tour of her inn. I will be staying there instead. She has the beautiful china and silver. Can't wait.
On a final note. Amanda is busy on Sundays. She asked us to come to breakfast earlier than usual. It would help her out. Wow, so much for relaxing! At $129 I expect more from an innkeeper.
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