The wife & I spent some time here for a weekend get away. 1896 has two sides to the property separated by a main road. There is the Barnside and the pond side . The Barnside I feel is the better of the sides . I stayed on the Pond side as this was my first time staying there.
The young girl at the check in & out (same young Lady) was fine , I may add nothing more , no negatives here or positives. The room I stayed in on Pond side was very clean , something the wife is big on , so this again I resubmit it was very clean. There was a nice big bathroom , again very clean. The decor is a bit over the top for me , but still all & all nice . I guess the women would like this more then most guys. . The bed was low to the ground and was good enough ( could be a bit better) . Two pillows for each . The room was way small , and the clerk did tell us it was small before we booked so credit to them for that . Still it was smaller then we expected . On the night we stayed two other couples stayed up till about 3 A.M. talking and sipping wine in front of the room next to us . They were quite but this was still a bit annoying . NO fault to management here it just happened .
The grounds are great , very inviting & picturesque , very comforting and good for a get away to relax .
The breakfast was fair , it is in the Pub 6 building on the property (Barnside). The lady working the breakfast seemed a bit stressed and was having just a small bit of a time keeping up. I heard a few curses under her breath , but must admit there were a few things some of the guest did that may have pushed my buttons if i were working there as well . She put on a brave face but could have used a hand with another staff worker with her . Breakfast was , Scrambled , beacon , toast or bagels , english Muffins, cold cereal , Coffee , Tea & juice and Waffles.
There was a lady that came out when we were leaving ( not sure who it was maybe an owner ) , checking to see if all was good during the stay , Very nice & helpful .
When we left we we found that all & all this is a good place to go to for a clean quite get away .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enchanting property situated by a lovely brook and pond. Variety of immaculate & charming rooms with many bed configurations. Some rooms offer jacuzzis, canopy beds, and parlor stoves. Full hot breakfast buffet included in rate. Seasonal heated pool. Free WiFi. Very popular restaurant on site. Gourmet restaurant adjacent. Free parking. All non-smoking. One handicapped accessible room. One 3 Room Apartment. Sister Luxury Inn available on property. You'll never want to leave! ... more less
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