We just returned from an overnight stay at the William Sauntry Mansion. I'll admit it, we had never stayed in a B&B before and we were a little hesitant to say the least. Our fears were totally unfounded. The owners were friendly and made us feel comfortable right away. It is a gift to make someone feel at ease when you are staying in their home. The homemade bread served with cheese and wine were a welcome touch when we arrived, and you could choose to interact with others, or have privacy in your own room. We stayed in the servants quarters. It is a large spacious very private room. The B&B was full, but we never heard any noise at all the whole time we stayed. Even when the player piano was playing at breakfast! The room had a private bath and a jacuzzi tub. There was no shower (except in the tub), which was a little difficult for my tall husband, but a small nuisance. We peeked in the other rooms as we were one of the first to check in, and while some of the others were smaller, they all looked very inviting and comfortable and we felt we would have been happy in any of them.
The town itself was lovely. We had bought sushi from the River Market Coop and brought it up to the deck at the Northern Vineyards right next door where they have wine tastings and sell wine by the glass and bottle. The deck overlooks the river (and the parking lot). We took the trolley tour and sat out at the Dock and had a drink and watched the paddle boats and Gondola rides come and go.
We had dinner at Marxx. No reservations taken unless you're a party of 6 or more. The wait was maybe 20 minutes for a table, and they were quick to offer us drinks while we waited. The food was wonderful, the service good. It was loud, but that was the atmosphere so it was no surprise.
Breakfast the next morning was served on the porch outside and was fantastic! Five courses, each wonderful and delicious.
All in all our stay at the William Sauntry Mansion was a wonderful one that we would highly recommend. We are B&B believers!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The fanciest and most authentic inn in Stillwater. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- William Sauntry Mansion Hotel Stillwater