I found this as a top choice on another site and it looked fabulous for me--didn't want a frilly B & B with antiques and maybe too involved proprietor but also didn't want a motel chain. The reviews here scared me and so I settled for staying just one night. I think "has the potential to be fabulous" hits it on the head. THe location is great, the hacienda style lovely and the pool and spa are great ideas as is having dinner and breakfast on site--no hassle and allows relaxing down time.THe livng room is open for use and beautiful. Our room on the first floor facing front was lovely--Saltillo tile floor, decorative tile shower, separate makeup/dressing counter, big tv with satellite music, king bed with luxurious bedding. Only negative about the location is it is near the road but there is lots of property to roam around away from everything. THere is a small refrigerator also.
Wine or beer or soft drinks were served in a lovely are prior to dinner with other guest and we enjoyed sitting with another couple during dinner. Dinner was good and generous but rather perfunctorily served--EVERYTHING on one plate all at once, even the bread. Salad, pork roast, green beans, mashed potatoes and rolls. It was rather plain but well cooked and with only 16 guests I would never expect choices. I do think though that just a few extra service trips to have salad and or rolls on separate plates would be nice and also water in glasses rather than styrofoam cups.
Our SUnday breakfast was just ok--muffins homemade, fruit, cereal--but I understand that Saturdays was excellent.
I used the pool which is in a lovely setting but lacks comfortable lounge chairs and is cold--needs a solar blanket. I am not a fan of hottubs for group use but this one is just your average home-type one. A pool service person said the pool and hot tub are being rennovated.
I was able to book a spa appointment on Sunday and the spa is in a separate building and very well done. The facial and body scrub were quite good.THere's a small fitness room as well.
My husband enjoyed hiking up the trail there.
With some tweaks, such as l little more posh dining service and pool furniture, this place could be 5 star. It would take lots though to approach the next inn where we stayed just an hour away in Hill COuntry though,
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