It's never a good sign when you walk into a guest room to find the remnants of previous visitors. We found a hairclip on the table right by the door, a pair of socks & empty plastic bag in the drawer, chapstick under the night stand & a long hair (not ours) on the shower wall. There was a light bulb out over the bed. There were no comfortable chairs to sit & relax & read, so I brought my own folding chair in from my vehicle. I don't mind simple & even spartan, but this was not an attractive room. It's amazing how online photos can make things look much nicer than reality. The advertising describes a provided in room breakfast. We were shocked when we were told that this consists of a plastic tub of hard as a rock scones & two chocolate cookies that had turned white with age & too cold a temperature that were in the little refrigerator in the room. Coffee was do it yourself from generic coffee packs & a small coffee maker. The fruit was two apples. No butter, jam, milk or creamer was provided. This is hands down the strangest provided breakfast I have ever encountered. All this for nearly $150. for our one night visit. We couldn't leave fast enough the next morning & couldn't help but notice that we had been the only overnight guests. My partner & I kept wondering why the proprietors didn't take the few extra, inexpensive steps to make this a special place to stay. How hard would it be to deliver a pot of hot coffee & a basket of warmed muffins to a room in the morning? Either they just don't get it, or the lodging is very low on their list of priorities. Mostly, it seemed like they were trying to get away with charging as much as they could while providing as little as possible. One wonders how many guests return for the lodging. I notice that many of the other Trip Advisor reviews are for just the restaurant. Make no mistake - there is a huge gap in quality between the two. We ate our dinner there because of all the positive restaurant reviews. Aside from the fact that we sat at the table 80 minutes before our entrée was served, the food was ok - perhaps some of the other choices would have been better than ours. The flourless chocolate cake & homemade ginger ice cream & cappuccino was spectacular. How ironic that the same chefs capable of preparing this, would think that the hard as a rock in room scones would be remotely appealing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Inn has an intimate dining room, brick dining courtyard, flower and vegetable gardens, three season heated salt water pool, outdoor shower & changing room. The rooms are simple stylish spaces mindful of comfort and privacy with modern amenities.Each room has a king-sized bed.Though we are not a B&B, we stock the rooms with delicious house baked scones, seasonal fruit, coffee, tea and cocoa as an in-room breakfast. And It is not uncommon to find afternoon treats. We are hands-on chefs engaged in thoughtful cooking, committed to using best ingredients, including harvest from our organic kitchen garden and are passionate about executing classic techniques to create a spirited and seasonally driven menu. Most everything is locally sourced so home-made tastes really good. Located in the high peaks, which boasts thousands of acres of forever wild protected lands: it is a haven for hiking, kayaking, biking, fishing, snowshoeing, downhill & cross country skiing and is close to historical sites and festivals. Hiking the Mount Tremper fire tower trail is a perennial favorite as is shopping in the towns of Woodstock and Phoenicia. ... more less