We chose the Country Cottages because we wanted to spend the weekend in Fredericksburg and bring my dog....it was over Memorial Day weekend, so most B&Bs that accepted pets in town were already booked over a month in advance. The guy that I made our reservation with was very friendly and helpful as was the lady who checked us into our room upon arrival in Fredericksburg. The location is absolutely fabulous. It is only 5 minutes from the main strip in town (we took a cab in the evenings...Stagecoach Shuttle - the driver, Cole, is a really nice guy and very responsive), the wildlife is a very nice touch, my pup LOVED running outdoors and, overall, a very peaceful setting. I really wish we would have known that cabins 7 through 17 are actually adjoined and we would have booked one of the standalone cabins...the website is deceiving regarding that matter as well as the "jacuzzi tub" which was only large enough for one person and didn't work anyway. We stayed in "cabin" #16 which was rather small, but cozy and charming.
The most disappointing part of the place was the maid service. We noticed that the maids did not come in on Saturday, so I called the front desk. The lady who answered was neither friendly or apologetic. I asked her if the maids would come in even if my dog was in the cabin. The lady on the phone acted like that was a stupid question and said the maids would absolutely be by on Sunday. We stopped by the cabin around 4 on Sunday and the maids were on site, but had not stopped in our room (we primarily just needed fresh towels and the trash removed). When my boyfriend tracked down the maid, it was clear that she wouldn't enter with the dog in the room (her english was very broken). (To be clear, my dog is ~20 pounds and has never met a stranger, so I cannot imagine that he scared her off.) At this point, the maids came over and KICKED us out of our room to do their 7 minute (maximum) cleaning job. By no means did we expect 4 or 5 star service, but this was frankly unacceptable (especially for the cost of the room as well as the 3 night minimum requirement on a holiday weekend).
Overall, we had a nice, relaxing weekend but there were some disappointments/annoyances with our lodging choice. We decided that we would return (if we brought my dog again) but book a standalone cabin and grab enough towels at the front desk upon check in to last us through our entire stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Motel located 1 mile from downtown, cottages 4.3 miles from downtown, pet friendly, pool, jacuzzi tubs, motel offers 21 units, cottages offer 22 units, group rates, weddings and reunions, cottages on 200 acre ranch w/ wildlife including elk, deer, turkey and peacock. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Country Inn And Cottages
- Country Inn & Cottages Hotel Fredericksburg