The Harry Packer mansion is an amazingly beautiful building. We stayed in Harry's Suite, which we loved.
The murder mystery was a lot of fun. Bob, the owner, really excels at what he does, and he obviously loves his work. He made it fun and interesting for all of the guests, and participating in the mystery was really neat. Taylor, Bob's son, was also friendly and helpful.
Our one rather large complaint was with the food. The dinner was described as a formal chateaubriand meal, which, along with the price, got our expectations up a bit. What we were served, though, was nearly inedible. Perhaps it was just an off night for Pat, the cook, but the meat was dry and flavorless and was impossible to swallow without a big gulp of water. The vegetable side dish was that frozen carrots-and-cauliflower mix that you find in the supermarkets. Food that poor was quite a shock, especially given the beautifully set tables, the lovely mansion, and the price being charged. The breakfasts weren't much to talk about, either.
Overall, we loved the room and had a great time with the murder mystery, but were sorely disappointed with the food, which unfortunately cast a bit of a pall on the experience.More