My husband and I recently stayed at the Inn with friends that we frequently travel with. We love to stay at B&B's to get a real flavor of the area, and have always met such lovely people. Although the town of Redhook is delightful, our stay at the Inn was so "disappointing " that I felt compelled to write a review stating our opinions.
I can overlook the average quality of the rooms, but not the poor quality of their towels, holes in the sheet rock by the sink, or the gaps in the windows screens that allowed the bugs in. Although the room, and Inn has lovely architectural detail to it, sadly both the interior and exterior suffer from deterioration, and lack of maintenance. I can overlook the uncomfortable seating in the parlor and odd decor, but not the dirt and neglect on the front porch. It was particularly odd that after we passed one of the Innkeepers sitting out there earlier in the day, we had all thought it would be a great place to find a comfortable seat finally, but found it neither swept free of debris, nor the cushions brushed clean to welcome the guests to sit.
At breakfast one found a lovely looking table, but no "killer breakfast" as promised in their brochure. The young wait staff was very pleasant, but dressed in a very unprofessional manor for an Inn claiming to be so grand. We were served some sliced unripe strawberries, poorly cooked miniature corn fritters (really? a dinner appetizer for breakfast?), and coffee. On the table were 4 boxes of miniature cereal for the 6 of us that were seated, and a container of what we all thought may have been a poor version of granola. Needless to say, we ate at the diner down the road the next morning to get a real "killer breakfast" for a most reasonable price.
However, out of all the disappointments from our stay, none was as bad at the verbal insult I was subjected to when Harold (the innkeeper) brashly said that "woman should not be attorneys". It is obvious that he is the only person impressed with what he used to do, as he bored us all with a loquacious story of a case he won against a female prosecutor. If one has such a chauvinistic viewpoint in today's day and age, one should know better than to broadcast their ignorance, let alone insult paying customers who did not feel the need to brag about what they all do for a living.
The poor quality of the breakfast, room and house, I could overlook, and would never have taken the time to write a review as such. However when I checked out, I had to tell Beth (the Inn keepers wife) how offended I was by her husbands comments and why we would never return because of it. Although she was very apologetic, no concession was offered off of the $195 per night room rate....guess the insults are free of charge.