We were given a night at the inn of our choice in the Jaffrey area as an anniversary gift and to facilitate attendance at a family event nearby. We tried to find some choices, but came to find that the Innat Jaffrey was the only place with many rooms available. After our stay there it was easy to understand why they had so many empty rooms.
First, it was an unusually hot June day/night. We were in a 3rd floor room, and it was baking. They have NO air conditioning, and there was not even a fan in our room. We had to ask for one. We were also surprised to find that an inn that did not offer television or even much in the way of seating in the rooms also did not offer any common room for the guests. We quickly discovered why.
The whole first floor of the inn is a restaurant, and as some of the other reviews here make clear, the restaurant is their #1 priority. We did not choose to eat there as we wanted some A/C for comfort. It may be good, but that does not change the fact that the inn as an inn is nothing to recommend. A window in our room was broken with taped plastic over it making it impossible to open. While the rooms are nicely decorated, attention to the details of true cleanliness is also lacking throughout. The people working there were perfectly nice, but they made no effort to ask after our comfort, to check in with how we were doing, or anything else. When dinnertime arrived, that clearly became their only focus.
It cooled enough at night that we could sleep, more or less. But the next morning we had to be at breakfast between 7:30 and 9:00 -- we later assumed this was because of the 10:00 Sunday brunch that was, once again, clearly the inn's #1 priority. While we have often stayed at B&B's with only one food option for breakfast, at this inn not only was there only one option, we were never even told what it was until it was sitting in front of us. As a vegetarian, I was shocked to be given a plate of eggs with bacon slathered on top of them without ever having been asked if this was acceptable. When I said as much I received an icy look which was repeated when a new plate of eggs was brought several minutes later. We were never offered juice -- had to ask for it as did others we saw eating, and in general this whole experience was incredibly disappointing. No apologies were offered to us either -- seems this is their policy per another review here.
Do not stay here unless you want to eat and drink downstairs to your heart's content and not worry about driving home. It is not an inn, it is a restaurant with some bedrooms upstairs.
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