My fiancée made reservations last May for their Honeymoon weekend package plus one extra night.
We had GREAT expectations this however was not to be. We made the mistake to book a room with a private entrance, we were not told that the rooms with a private entrance are not part of the main house but like a very small strip mall motel. I think that is why there were no photos of the outside of the private entrance rooms.( had we known we would have booked a room in the main house ) The cost of the separate entrance rooms were more expensive. The room was adequate in size but do not go with their photos it makes the room look 3 times the actual size. the water pressure in the room wasn't so great, you would expect a lot more shower pressure. There isn't a phone of any kind in the room and they do not answer the business phone in the evening, so if you have a problem or need something you have to walk to the main house which is locked in the EARLY evening and then knock very hard there was no bell. We were enjoying a quiet bottle of wine and cheese that we had brought with us. ( there is no mini bar or fridge in the room luckily we brought a cooler with us, we had about a 4 hr. ride from home ) when we heard this loud banging coming from the room attached to ours.
After about 10 minutes I had to get dressed and walk about 150 feet to the main house, it was only 8 pm but the door was locked. When someone answered I told them about the disturbance. I am 60 years old and have been to many b&bs thru out America and Europe, you could always get tea coffee cookies scones etc. until at least 11pm. NOT HERE Any way by 8 20 the noise had stopped, it it sounded as if someone was bouncing a bowling ball. It started again at about 10 pm the same thing get up get dressed and walk back to the main house, a phone to communicate from your room or a # where you could reach them at night would have been nice.
The noise stopped again only to start at 7 am on Sunday morning.
Celeste the one owner had helped my then fiancée put on her wedding gown, but it was rush rush rush like she had someplace to go.
Celeste had taken many photos of us both which was VERY IMPORTANT because my friend who came in from N.Y had blurred most of the photos that he took of us..
Originally we had planned for a wedding dinner for 3 on Sat. night at 5pm we later changed that to dinner on Sunday for two.
Well on Sunday afternoon my Wife asked to change our Honeymoon dinner to eight pm, she was told no we had to have it at 5.
The evening dinner is open to the public as well as guests and I believe they serve until at least 9 or later. They have a lovely room with a large fireplace that was not being used during the summer, we thought that was to be the room for the promised romantic honeymoon dinner.
When our forced five pm meal was served in the main breakfast area were every one else was being served dinner I asked could we not get a more private romantic spot.
They moved up us 6 feet away to were they put out a breakfast buffet soon to be joined by another couple at the table next to ours.
We could have the same romantic dinner at any restaurant in town. NOT AS PROMISED NOT ROMANTIC AT ALL.
( VERY DISAPOINTING )
We were there the end of June and the weather was very hot, the following day after we arrived we found out from a guest that there was access to a pool. We did not see that from their internet ad at the time nor were we informed when we spoke while booking the wedding package.
We were told that tips were not included with the package price, but we weren't told that they would be added in for us when we paid the bill. So we actually tipped everyone twice.
They should have told us up front that mandatory tips would be added.
I like to tip according to the service received not a % chosen by the establishment. ( what about you )
We were also promised a treasured departing gift which we never received.
We never gave them written or verbal permission to do anything with the many photos that Celeste had taken YET WE NEVER RECEIVED A ONE.
In closing it is a very expensive place we would have been better off with a 5 day cruise it would have cost the same. So if you have this kind of money to spend we would recommend finding a different venue.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover a romantic Shenandoah bed and breakfast in beautiful White Post, VA. Our bed & breakfast, a Select Registry Property, in Virginia features luxurious rooms and suite with comfy beds, fluffy robes, flat screens and fireplaces. Don't miss out on a once in a lifetime dining experience at one of the best French restaurants in America. Executive Chef Joseph Watters at our Northern Virginia B&B creates culinary works of art utilizing the freshest local ingredients for an unforgettable romantic Virginia getaway. Enjoy too our Second Tier Wine Spectator awarded wine cellar with over 1,000 selections. Utilize our concierge service to tour the local vineyards, arboretums, art galleries and civil war museums in the area. ... more less
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