To be fair, let me first list the good:
1) Great location with a very short walk into town; 2) Very clean room (though there were ants coming from the sink area - hey it's the country so you're gonna see a bug here and there); 3) Uh, that's really it.
1) If you're looking for a charming country B & B with a warm, welcoming proprietor, look elsewhere. This is a motel and the woman that runs it, Karen, is anything but warm; 2) The "millstream" is very picturesque. Unfortunately, don't plan on skipping through the grass to get a close look - every square inch of the lawn is smothered in what appears to be the droppings of some substantial, mutant geese. Seriously, every square inch. There is some outdoor furniture on the grounds but not one guest used it while we were there due to the "fertilizer" on the lawn. It is truly disgusting; 3) The millstream abuts a rather busy road so some of its charm is lost when looking at heavy traffic flow to its immediate left; 4) Karen, the manager, is at best aloof. Working in the hospitality business was probably not the best career choice. She does not make you feel welcome and seems to be incredibly stressed. She's the type of person that you immediately feel uncomfortable around; 5) We were in one of the small rooms and by "small" I mean prison cell. We actually got a good laugh immediately upon entering. But the real guffaws came when I had to pee. Bathroom is so small that your @$$ is almost against the door when you're brushing your teeth. And, as other people have noted, you have to be a contortionist to be able to twist into position to sit on the bowl - it's literally halfway under the sink, So when you are doing your business, your face is literally in the sink. It's like being in a dentist's chair when you have to rinse and spit. It was silly; 6) Our mattress was lumpy, hard and uncomfortable; 7) There is a common walkway that leads to all the units on our strip. It was extremely noisy when walked on so we were awakened several times when the night owls came back to their rooms; 8) Don't expect a typical, hearty B & B breakfast. More akin to a La Quinta but without the waffle maker.
I think if we paid substantially less than the $160 per night that we paid, I would not have been so critical. But the room was simply not worth it.
I almost felt sorry for Karen because she just looked so stressed. She seemed to be doing everything - from getting the breakfast all laid out, to accepting payment for rooms to cleaning the rooms! I guess she has good reason to be stressed.
I debated publishing a critical review because of that. But I feel that I was misled by some of the glowing 5 star reviews I had read on Trip Advisor (and again, as another reviewer speculated, I wonder how many of these reviews are legit or plants.)
If you want that classic B & B experience, look elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax in the natural beauty of our Woodstock NY bed and breakfast located in the peaceful Hudson Valley. Enjoy the warmth of a bed and breakfast with the amenities of a boutique hotel. Our stream side setting - complete with bluestone patios, hammocks and fully landscaped gardens - is the perfect place to just unwind or relax after an active day touring Woodstock or the Catskills. We are a chic sanctuary, walkable to all attractions in the heart of Woodstock's village, including galleries, museums, shops and restaurants. We have 18 private rooms and studios with complimentary gourmet continental breakfast and Wi-Fi. We also have two stand-alone cottages available. Our rates starting at $169 offer something for everyone, while our innkeeper's care, knowledge and attention to detail ensure you will have a fully authentic Woodstock experience when you stay with us. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Woodstock Inn On The Millstream Hotel Woodstock