My husband and I bought a Living Social deal for the Victorian Lady and spent Father's Day weekend in the Graham Suite. The room was beautiful with lace-edged sheets, high quality linens, a gorgeous fireplace and luxurious window treatments. In addition to lovely bedding, the room had a round window seat, a wingback chair and a plush settee. The bathroom had a jacuzzi tub as well as soft, comfortable sparkling white towels and a basket of toiletries. Upstairs there was additional seating in the hallway outside the bedroom, a small refrigerator with water and soda, and a selection of DVD's for in-room use. Our room also had a window air conditioner which allowed us to make the room comfortable (It was 90 degrees outside!).
On the main floor there was a beautifully appointed common area for guests with books on local history and a piano. Outside there were two seating areas on the large front porch, one with wicker rockers and the other with a porch swing (great place for morning coffee). The landscaping was very lush and suited the style of the house. The only downside for us was the set-up for breakfast. When we've stayed at B&B's in the past, they've always offered cold cereals, milk and fruit---none of which was offered here. When we came into the dining room, there was a small serving of yogurt at each place setting in a footed dish, a pitcher of juice and a two carafes, one of coffee and one of hot water for tea. The owner then brought out a plate for each person with one biscuit on it with a slice of quiche (which my husband doesn't eat!). We were just a little disappointed that there wasn't a better selection.
As far as location, we enjoyed checking out the neighborhood which had numerous Georgian and Queen Anne style homes. Norwalk has a beautiful stretch of historic homes and a very interesting downtown with several antique shops, Berry's, an old restaurant with tin ceilings and Dinky's, an open-air bar/restaurant which had live music on both Friday and Saturday nights (guessing this is seasonal!). The downtown is approximately a 15 minute walk from the Victorian Lady.
There are many things to do within a short distance of Norwalk: a trip to the Lake Erie Islands via Jet Express or Miller's Ferry; antiquing (Milan and Wellington are both nice); wine trail (D&D Winery, 401 W. Main is a small, local winery with live music; Firelands Winery in Sandusky has a great selection and very reasonable prices; Paper Moon in Vermilion; Mon Ami in Port Clinton as well as several others. Although my husband and I aren't racing fans, Norwalk Racetrack is just outside of town. There are so many attractions in the area that we may just have to go back!
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- The Victorian Lady Bed & Breakfast Norwalk, Ohio