My husband and I were VERY excited to visit Thornewood for our honeymoon. When we arrived we were reminded that there was a wedding happening by the fact that we couldn't find somewhere to park. At $300 a night you would think we would have somewhere to park our car..The grounds and the inn were very beautiful on the outside. Once inside we had to ask a staff member from the catering company for help, she lead us to the event coordinator. The event coordinator was a lovely woman, she helped us check in and find our room. Our room was cute, but probably not worth the money. When we were told that there would be weddings the weekend of our stay we were reminded that we were free to roam the grounds and do whatever we want. That's a nice thought, but walking around through someones wedding is a lot more awkward than one would think. Every single guest stared at us and it felt very uncomfortable to come down from our room to find the couple having their first dance at the bottom of the stairs.....BOTH nights we stayed there were weddings. Basically we either had to be gone or stay in our room during the evenings. Not once did we meet the owners or even see them. (I know that their policy is to give you privacy) but the only time I spoke to them was when we wanted to check out. Our check out time was 11, but we just wanted to go home around 7am. I called the extension and explained that we wanted to leave, I was told to leave the keys by the door...That was it! No "Thanks for staying", or "I hope you had a lovely time" or anything. I was pleased with the room and the exterior of the inn was very beautiful. I don't even really care that we never saw the owners, that doesn't bother me. I am only let down by the fact that we felt so uncomfortable the whole time with the weddings happening AND we didn't even recieve a thank you or anything when we finally did talk to them. I'm sure had we stayed at the castle during the day we may have met them or had a better experience, but instead we just decided to travel to Seattle during the day. I think that we had really high expectations because we feel like $300 a night is kind of a lot, and we were let down by the fact that it didn't FEEL like it was worth $300 a night. I really wish we could have stayed when there were no weddings, they make weddings the priority (I understand it is a special day) but we paid a lot of money and were the LAST people to have a good time.
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