Very pretty place and nicely decorated. That'sa about it on the plus side.
Jeannie, the owner and InnKeeper operates the place with the primary objective of minimizing her time servicing the guests. You are sternly asked when you make a reservation to state your arrival time (so that she does not have to wait around for people I guess). Once we arrived, we were given about 5 min of face time with Jeannie, and then got sight of her the rest of the evening. We had no way of getting some ice that we wanted in the room later that eve. Too much trouble I suppose.
Incredibly, Jeannie asks you to schedule your time for breakfast the night before. It seems that Jeannie wants to reduce her cooking time, and save money by avoiding hiring staff by jamming all guests into a short morning breakfast period. We refused to pick a time even though she left a note on our bed when we were having dinner to please select a time for breakfast. The next morning when I got up to out to the car, Jeannie followed me out to ask when we wanted to eat. I finally told her, and explained to her that we were not happy about adhering to a schedule on a leisurely night away. She brought out a small egg dish of some kind and disappeared. I had to chase her down to ask for a bit of OJ.
I've had much friendlier service at an EconoLodge and better food at a Waffle House. At least Jeannie can watch a bit more TV operating the place as she does. We won't be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A lovely 1840 home in the heart of Winchester's historic district. Walk to the quaint pedestrian street in Old Town, where you'll find shops, great restaurants, and nightlife. The casual elegance creates a charming, relaxed atmosphere. A full breakfast is included, as well as complimentary soft drinks, tea, and light snacks. Wine and cheese package available. ... more less