I wanted to give 2 and a half stars, but that's not an option. The staff and food are 3 star (or a generous 4), the accomodations are strictly 2 star.
The first issue here is that this is not a B&B, and not truly an inn. It's really an old-style motel with a decent dining room and food. If you are used to quaint New England B&Bs or 3-4 star hotel chains, you *will* be disappointed with the accomodations here. The buildings and rooms are old (think more 1950s motel old than nineteenth-century inn old) with some scattershot updates. Our room had a new-looking sink, toilet and shower stall, but smelled strongly musty and had beds and bedding from some past decade (be warned that queen or king size beds are hard or impossible to come by, it's basically a choice of double or twins). We got a St. Patrick's Day gift basket containing a big bottle of Guiness, beer glasses, shot glasses and party hats (one of us doesn't drink, the other has a couple of glasses of wine per month), but the room had no shampoo and conditioner, hair dryer, coffee/coffee maker, ice bucket or wi-fi (apparently at guests' request, we were told). For the most part, the room was quite clean, but a pillow case and wash cloth were stained. Space was an issue. The room was so small that walking through with our suitcases was problematic and sitting anywhere other than the bed an impossibility (no space and no chairs). The bathroom counter space was so limited I practically had to balance things on my head while brushing my teeth and washing up for bed. As with many motels and hotels, including some very good ones, the walls were thin and we heard our neighbors make various unpleasant noises throughout the night. There's no temperature control in the rooms, and while we were comfortable, we heard other guests complain about being either too cold or too hot.
The food was basic and simple, but well-prepared, plentiful and a good value. We enjoyed the meals, although the Sunday brunch included a lot of leftovers from earlier in the weekend and was slightly disappointing. The pasta and meatballs dinner, roast chicken lunch and chocolate stout cake were all very good. The dining room also has wi-fi. There is a tavern on the premises, which if you drink, you may enjoy. We didn't go there at all, so I can't comment much on it. There was karaoke there our first night and a live band on our second night.
The owners and staff are friendly, and in general, very nice people. We enjoyed being around them and talking to them a little about the area. Be prepared to tip a lot. I have not tipped at B&Bs (which again this is not) usually, but here a lot of tipping is strongly recommended on the information sheets left in the rooms. This annoyed me a bit, to be honest. I'm not crazy about tipping as a system (although I would never take that out on innocent employees), especially in certain settings. Pay your hard-working staff a living wage, please, don't ask your customers (who are already paying hundreds of dollars for rooms and meals) to do that for you.
Depending on your interests, there may not be a lot for you to do in the area. There's plenty of good hiking, skiing in the winter and some cheesily nostalgic sight-seeing in nearby Woodstock. There are a couple small museums that are not open year-round or every day. Farther afield Howe Caverns is a nice day trip. There are small waterfalls on the property and the area has a lot of natural beauty. In the summer there's swimming and shuffleboard on the premises. Overall, the place has a bit of an old-fashioned summer camp feeling to it, and may be more suitable for families with young kids than couples or singles.
Check-in is early and check-out is late, which was very convenient for us.
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