My wife and I decided to leave town without the kid for a romantic one night getaway. We had never been to Brown County and decided that is where we were going. We found what seemed like a good deal on Groupon for a one night stay at the Always Inn Bed and Breakfast and booked our room. When we arrived at Always Inn, I thought it looked fun and my wife didn't know what to think. She's not the “rustic” type. Either way, we decided we were going to have a great weekend, no matter what. We walked around the building a few times trying to find the entrance. No luck. We opened a door and went in. Basement. We said hello trying to find someone. Finally the innkeeper came to the stairs and told us to hold on because she was on the phone. After a few minutes, she asked us for our I.D. And a credit card to photo copy as well as the copy of the Groupon. We didn't have a copy of the Groupon because on it, it said we could pull it up on our phone when we arrived. We were told we needed to contact the owner or figure out a way to print it off. We said OK. After meeting the other innkeeper, her husband, she showed us to our room. It was not the room we paid for. She argued with us for a minute. We told her we tried for the regular room when we made the reservation but were told it was already booked so we paid an extra fee for the nicer room. Finally we got to our room and unloaded our luggage. Then we made our way to the nearest town for lunch and to find the library so we could print our Groupon. We returned and I gave the inn keeper the Groupon. That was the last I saw of her or her husband the rest of the night which was fine because they were bizarre, to say the least. While in our room for the evening, we noticed several things that were not as described on the website. The TV only half worked, there were no complimentary chocolates, the crappy little fire place didn't work and the WIFI was so slow, it was completely useless. After an hour or so of watching a television that shut off about every 15 minutes, we went to bed. The next morning we woke up to a freezing cold room. I went down stairs to get a couple cups of luke warm coffee for my wife and I. I said good morning to the innkeeper and she immediately asked what room I was staying in. I told her and she told me they didn't have enough seating for breakfast and asked if I could sit on the couch. I said sure. I went back upstairs to pack up before breakfast. Then the power went off. We waited a while and went downstairs. The innkeepers were outside smoking cigarettes for several minutes. When they finally came in, we were told there would be no breakfast. For some reason they didn't find it necessary to run into town and buy some bagels or cereal or anything that might be considered breakfast. I guess I just assumed we would get some sort of breakfast at a Bed and BREAKFAST. We left. Do not stay here. Its a joke and I can't believe how many great reviews this place has had. My guess is either, employees are writing these reviews or a lot of nutty people have visited this ridiculous excuse for a bed and breakfast. Every time I spoke with the strange innkeeper, I was reminded that I should write a review for ALWAYS INN BED AND BREAKFAST. So that's just what I'm doing. Again... don't stay here. It's awful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ‘Lil Black Bear Inn is located on State Road 46 East in the beautiful hills of Nashville, IN voted by Midwest Living magazine readers as “the most picturesque stretch of highway in America.” Our intimate six-room inn offers privacy, pampering, warm hospitality, and great food. Stay with us for a relaxing getaway, whatever the reason or season. Comfortable bedrooms with custom furnishings and local original artwork, several rooms with private whirlpool spa baths, in-room refrigerators, full breakfast, free wireless internet, satellite TV with flat screen TVs free movie library, free parking, central air/heat, CD player, alarm clock, radio, aromatherapy toiletries, bottled water, Belgian chocolates and more. Ask for a room with a whirlpool spa or one with a view of the woods or pond. We are also a pet friendly inn. We can arrange for candlelight dinners on our decks and patios or in-room dining. We also offer gift and fruit baskets, floral bouquets, spa treatments, in-room deep tissue massage therapy, chocolate covered strawberries, chilled beverages, box lunches, picnic baskets and more… In the morning, awaken to a sumptuous country breakfast, accompanied by juice and gourmet coffee. Breakfast is on the house, of course. In spring and summer afternoons, we also offer complimentary cookies or brownies and sun tea or lemonade; in the fall and winter afternoons, we serve brownies and hot chocolate. Our goal is to pamper you so you can relax, unwind, renew and recharge. Gift certificates, specials and packages are available for anniversaries, birthdays and honeymoons. Please tell us if you are celebrating a special occasion – honeymoon, anniversary, and birthday or simply escaping for a couple of days. We’ll do everything we can to make your getaway extra-special, always. ... more less
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