Upon arriving at this luxorious country home, we were greated warmly by innkeeper Denise. She instantly made us feel not only welcome but genuinely at home. We toured the inn, viewing each room and all common spaces and were provided with interesting facts about the inn and farm, as well as some "house rules", which merely give you a firm appreciation for the lengths these proprietors go to make every visit positively memorable.
We quickly settled ourselves into our selected room (Equestrian) and ventured out to the common space at the entry to sit by the warm fire. While enjoying the respite from the bitter wind outside, Denise provided us with menus for local eateries and made reservations for us at The Press Room in Shephersdstown, WV. Denise and her husband Steve joined in conversation and later set out a spread of cheeses and wine for our enjoyment. We were the only guests for this night, so we really felt pampered in every aspect. Denise asked if we were dog lovers, which we are, and then offered to bring their adorable Jack Russels up to visit. These are not your typical pups, but rather docile, friendly, playful friends who work off your mood. We couldn't have asked for better housemates. Jack, Jill, and Rollie are part of the experience. Welcome home!
Dinner at the Press Room could not have been better. Another great find!
We arrived back at the inn to the most relaxing holiday music flowing from David's hands on the piano in the Great Room. We sat for some time listening and playing with Jack and Jill. Then enjoyed some lighthearted conversation with David. When we turned in for the night, we were sleeping in luxury on the most comfortable mattresses we've had in a room we've visited.
After a completely restful night, we woke to coffee and the morning beauty of the farm. Heather and Athena (her fox terrier) provided a phenominal breakfast and gave us even more history about the farm, inn and her family.
We left relaxed, refreshed and dearly wanting another night. What an amazing place! We look forward to many more visits. The Inn and the family running it gave us the centerpiece for our anniversary celebration. Thank you Denise, David, Steve, Heather and all the pups for a wonderful time.
Go and go often!