Escape from NYC led us to the Red Maple Inn for the weekend. The hosts are accommodating - we got in pretty late and they left us our key with thorough instructions by the check in bar. Place is fine overall - nothing to rave about, but nothing terrible either. it's pretty average, I'd say. I'd give it three stars, except, I do agree - the breakfast was delicious. We didn't have dinner here, do we can't speak for that. Now for some pros and cons:
The breakfast is grand and delicious. The host are very welcoming and nice. We enjoyed their company.
As we stayed in the duck room, there were lots of duck decor. It is pretty.
The walls are paper thin. The weekend that I was there, there was a family vacation in process and at least three rooms were occupied the group. They were pretty loud and we heard everything. We slept in the Duck Room which is towards the street and we also heard all major trucks/trailors. They do have the individually wrapped ear plugs, but we didn't use them.
As advertised, they do have a 1000+ DVD collection, but most movies are from the 90's and before. As a 80's baby, I didn't recognize too much of them. The television in the room is also super small - smaller than most computer monitors. It has to be below 20" - it's the TV's that most mom's had in the kitchen, again, in the 90's. We had few laughs over the boasted DVD collection and the itty bitty TV that seemed just miniscule from our vantage point on the bed.
The room doesn't have slippers as i forgot to take slippers and ended up walking around in socks. That would've been appreciated. They do have bath robes though.
The area is perfect for an escape to do absolutely nothing. There are few good restaurants that we took advantage of, but there isn't much to do in the area. We asked the coffee shop lady and she pretty much said there is a town with a big mall with a yankee candle. The cool site was the abbey nearby with delicious jam. There is also a pretty big walmart about 15 minutes of it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 2007 Yankee Magazine "Editors' Choice", 2006 Boston Globe "Each time you enter a room you're dazzled anew by the charmingly over-the-top decor." The Red Maple Inn, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built circa 1780, features six deluxe guest accommodations, decorator touches, luxurious bedding, private bathrooms, air-conditioning, color cable television with DVD players, 1000+ title DVD Library and complimentary Wi-Fi. Gourmet breakfast, Wine Cellar and Fine Dining. Cooking classes and Classic Film classes. ... more less