I can only emphasize the points made in the review by someonesomehwere15 - it is all true! We not only enjoyed being brought into the fold of the life of the islanders for the two days we were there to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, but in addition were inspired and motivated by the boundless energy and creativity of the owners Michelle and Nathan. They have absolutely done it right, as they brought their original island home back to life. Wifi is there in the home for you, but if you're smart, you'll turn everything off, and go breathe the air in the bay as you kayak, canoe, and bike. There is really not much there in the form of big city entertainment, just you, the bay, and the company of friendly, hardy folks that keep precious places like this alive. I ate as much soft shell crab as I could, and at Ruke's, it was truly delicious - my mouth is watering just thinking about it! Michelle and Nathan were the perfect hosts, my husband were very well cared for! As stated in another review, be mindful of the islander's preference to consume alcohol inconspicuously. The warmth of the people was refreshing, particularly at times when, for example, the island minister would join us for breakfast and a friendly chat! The only suggestion I might make - real maple syrup for breakfast - and that's it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A quaint charming fully restored bed and breakfast on historical Smith Island featuring all private rooms with full baths. The only bed and breakfast with true en suite baths! Family-friendly accepting children of all ages. Enjoy our homemade breakfasts, use of bicycles, canoes, kayaks while being spoiled in the peace and tranquility of a working watermen's island. Enjoy a slower pace and a step back in time. ... more less