A friend and I were cycling the C&O Towpath and booked this lodge as it is close to the trail. No one likes to add miles at the end of the day to get somewhere! We weren’t quite sure what to expect in a town with a population of under 50 people. We were pleasantly surprised to find a clean, rustic, kind of cute lodge with two wonderfully helpful, hospitable hosts – Steve and John. We had the upstairs rooms with a shared bathroom and a sitting area between as well as a deck overlooking the expansive back yard and woods. It is a quiet, peaceful, sleepy little place and made getting a good night’s sleep pretty easy! The lodge itself is pretty much what a modest country lodge should be – lots of wood, cozy, relatively inexpensive and charming. John happily did our laundry for $3.00 (we are thankful for that!), they offered to drive us to Bill’s place (The only place to eat in town), but we decided to walk as it was a perfect early summer evening. Their friendly dog (Brandy I think her name was), walked us all the way to Bill’s! I’d swear she was showing us the way! There’s a refrigerator with drinks, water and beer with a birdhouse on top to put money in – pay what you think it’s worth. That was great. In the morning, we were served freshly made French toast (Steve makes bread!), bacon, juice and coffee and for the first time I’ve ever experienced at a B&B, the hosts ate with us and kept us entertained with good conversation and awesome trail advice (all of which we took! John – we got our shots at Third Base!). And they have WiFi which is a plus! I would not hesitate to stay there again – we were totally comfortable! If you are looking for modern or Victorian – this is not the place for you. If you are looking for something with character and friendly folks, this IS the place for you!
- Also Known As:
- Little Orleans Hotel Little Orleans