I was infatuated with staying at this hotel. I stumbled upon it online while looking for a nice place to stay while near Sterling for the Renaissance Festival. There were TONS of reviews about how wonderful and beautiful and cozy this hotel was. The photos were beautiful. I could not WAIT and was pleased to find out when I called there was still a room available the weekend we would stay. I spoke with Bonnie directly about having a 1 year old with us, and she assured me they would hold a room that was big enough for his playpen since its usually a first come first serve type situation. Knowing this, we decided to arrive before check in to ensure we would have first pick of the room, as this can make or break a trip with a baby. When we drove up it was stunning. The view was amazing. The hotel was unique. We arrived a little bit before they opened for lunch. No big deal to us, we walked down the docks. Then over to the Fly by cookie company. (Interesting stop, but is literally one small room, cookies were yummy but not Oh-My-God DELICIOUS) We came back for lunch, and enjoyed some very good food. Bonnie made sure to remind us check in was not until 3pm, at which point I let her know my concerns about the size of the room and the baby. We drove out to Sterling to kill some time. We arrived back about 2:30ish, so decided to look around the hotel at all there was to see on the bottom floor. I am not sure why, but this stressed Bonnie out. She was almost panicked, saying check in was at 3, we could NOT go up sooner (not that we even asked...) and when a second couple arrived and wanted to check in she became even more stressed. They did not understand this either. They told us they had been before, and this had never occurred. When we finally could go pick out our rooms, we choose room 1 with the corner view and enough room for the playpen. This room is also right next to the stairs. Here is the truth about the rooms, as I looked into all of them. They are very cute. Very different. There are plenty of blankets and towels, all smelled fresh and clean. The rooms have central air along with ceiling fans. Each room is decorated differently with antiques accenting each. The bathrooms are black and white tile with a stand up shower. Nothing fancy, but it was nice to have a private bath for each room. Not all rooms have a view. This is where their website is misleading. Room 1 has three windows with a view, and from what I could tell, the other rooms had 1-2 windows, and only 2 had partial views of the water. One was clearly facing the parking lot. The rooms are different sizes, have different sized Sleep Number Beds, some have chairs, some have a dresser. One has an extra bed. Once in the room, we began to baby proof. This is where I noticed how dirty they actually are. I was on my hands and knees to make sure everything would be safe for a toddler and all corners, under beds and sink, shelves and along the walls were extremely dusty. Think months and months of dust. We could not open our windows to enjoy the breeze because the screens were broken with tons of dead insects up against the windows. We also soon found that our sink would not drain. But over all, it was a beautiful room. Room will cost you $155 a night. You can NOT beat the views. (At least from our room) We checked out the village and returned for dinner. AMAZING food. We pretty much ate crab cakes the entire time. The special sauce is also fantastic. Dinner entree's are between $18-$22. The first night our little one was fussy at dinner, and being Friday night, the place was packed. We asked if we could have our dinner upstairs in our room, they offered to bring it up. We did not want to be the family ruining everyone's dinner with a crying infant. Oddly, instead of knocking, they left our dinner on the floor outside the room. Had my husband not stepped out to grab a cup off the coffee cart in the hall, we would have never known it was there. It was wonderful they brought it up, but strange to leave it on the floor. Again, dinner was amazing. We got the baby to sleep around 8:30pm, and we knew the downstairs closed at 9pm. Shower was hot and relaxing. However, the downstairs is VERY loud. Even after they closed, just cleaning up and closing the bar was extremely loud well into 10pm. The stairs leading upstairs to the rooms is also very noisy, which effected about three rooms. (We chatted with a few of the other guests). Once it closed down however, and everyone came in from the secluded balcony the guests share, it was quiet. Until the owners went to bed, which is above the hotel rooms in the attic area. You can definitely hear them moving around up there. All noise was gone at around 11-12am. Coffee is brought up to the cart in the hall at 7:30am. Complimentary breakfast is served from 8:30-10am. This is made by H and Bonnie themselves, and does not disappoint. You have your choice of bacon and eggs with hash browns and toast, or pancakes or french toast. Very tasty, and again, you can not beat the views of sunrise over the water while eating. I will point out that Bonnie did not seem exactly pleased when we asked for a pancake and blueberries for the baby to eat. After a day out at the Ren. Festival we came back to fresh towels however everything else was left untouched. Dinner was again fabulous, and we had the option of putting the total on our room bill, which was nice. Saturday night was much noisier than Friday, and again took until about 12am to finally settle down enough to sleep. Overall we enjoyed ourselves, but did not feel it warranted the price tag. We felt the rooms could have been cleaner, and that the noise level was much more than the reviews and website will have you believe. The view IS beautiful. The balcony was nice, especially with the hammock, but the furniture was mildewed and they had a wasp issue. Bonnie seemed awkward, which made us uncomfortable whenever we interacted with her. We may return to this hotel again in the future during the week, when the rates are more reasonable for the accommodations.