The Olde Main Street Inn is on the National Register of Historic places. We were greeted at check in with a complimentary welcome drink in the bar where we chatted with the owner, Jeannie. She showed us to our room, the “Railroad Room,” upstairs and we settled in. There was a fingernail on my wife’s bedspread, and we wondered when the bedspreads were last laundered. The shower was nice, but the towels were scratchy (ie. exfoliating). The sheets were clean and pressed, but it was a pretty old mattress. A quick look at the shelves showed quite a bit of dust has collected over time. Our room had a TV with a cable box, and the hotel has free wifi. In the morning, you get a cinnamon roll, a cup or two of strong coffee and a bottle of water for the road.
based on some of the downsides, you might question if we'd stay here again. Well, we would. The reason: the adventure of staying in such a unique place.
Jeannie is a great lady, who has a huge heart and is working hard to keep her family business going. She has a bar, but told us she doesn’t serve Red Bull or Jagermeister and wondered aloud who the person was who thought energetic drunks was a good idea. She spins wool, and will give you a lesson. And it sounds like she has quite an intellectual group in the bar on the nights (Wednesday-Saturday) that it’s open. We’d recommend the Olde Main Street Inn to anyone with an adventurous side who can go without the creature comforts for a night. It is an experience you won’t regret.