I met up with 3 college roommates from different states for a girls weekend recently. We enjoyed finding a place where we could all be together. Two of use, who have no contact with animals or each other in our lives daily, developed red itchy, painful bumps on our skin within 24 hours of leaving the inn. They were most consistent with flea bites (I am a doctor and had other doctor friends also examine my bumps!), prompting a massive cleaning freak out on my part to make sure that none had traveled home with me. Lots of cleaning, purchasing of chemicals, time spent worrying about this, etc. Same thing for my friend in another state. The other 2 appeared to be ok, which is sometimes the case with fleas depending on a person's reactivity.
We know that their kitties were in our room at various points during our stay, so we voiced our concerns to the owner in an email. We also asked that the affected people (2 of 4) be reimbursed for our stay. (Which we thought was pretty nice to just ask for that and not a total refund!) We received back an email from the owner stating that they had cleaned the area and did not think that it could possibly be their animals or house. And refused to refund us or compensate us in any way.
The whole experience has left a bad taste in my mouth. It defies logic to think that we simultaneously developed the exact same flea-bite appearing bumps by being in the same location, with animals, and it not being related to the inn. Additionally, I felt that the inn keeper's response was insufficient and ungracious. She invited us back to stay again, but I don't think there is any chance that is going to happen. And I don't want anyone else to go through what we have.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An elegant, updated 1870s farmhouse on 20 acres of rolling hills 20 minutes from Cincinnati. Ride a happy, healthy horse as he teaches you about equine behavior and shows you the farm. Enjoy spacious rooms, queen-sized beds, private baths, bountiful homemade breakfasts, outdoor spa, fishing ponds, row boat, hiking, rocking chairs, friendly cats, dog and more. Midweek, multi-day discounts. Girlfriend getaways. Family horseback riding packages. Perfect North ski packages. Open year-round. 20 minutes from downtown Cincinnati. Discounted tickets to many Cinci attractions. ... more less