Woodstock is becoming our home away from home and this is giving us the opportunity to try each of the local accommodations. This trip we were looking for a place on short notice to lay our heads for the night and despite being a bit over-priced for the area, a room was available, so we booked it. Not fond of sharing bathrooms, thos motel and cottages style lodging offered the private bath I prefer, despite its miniscule size. However they can be a bit tricky for larger (plus size) patrons to use, and there is no place to put toiletries down while you are in there. On the up side there is good water pressure.
Having read other reviews it appears there are a variety of accommodations available on this property, but to improve room amenities and size you will pay quite a bit more here. Our #2 quaint tiny motel room was cute and sparsely appointed in a dated simple style, with two to three feet of space to walk around the bed. Accommodations included an end table, small dresser and a hard wood side chair. There is a cheap plastic yard chair on the porch you could carry in if more than one person wants to sit down inside. An old TV is wall mounted and a noisy wall mounted heater blows intermittently. We would have turned it off, but the dry air produced seemed like it might combat the awful smell of damp rotting dead things pervading the room. It was obviously a long standing problem so we picked up Febreeze at the store, but it really couldn't alleviate the stench. We will consider trying out other rooms on this property in the future, but will probably want to check them before committing. All our luggage and fabric goods actually smelled funky when we left, and had to be aired out upon our return home. We might have addressed this to management, but we arrived late, left early and I was not inclined to make a fuss after the fact.
This was our third stay in town over a two month period and we will concede that despite the humble, smelly accommodations, the location is still just convenient enough to park your car and walk to everything, considering the lack of lighting or sidewalks that causes nighttime excitement when cars need to pass. One of our favorite restaurants, Joshua's is just a block away. Speaking of food ... in all our travels we have never before encountered the schedule peculiar to this town. Elsewhere, no self respecting motel/hotel would wait until so late in the morning to set out a continental breakfast! Since it isn't a B&B with a scheduled hot cooked meal being offered at a dining table, there should be no excuse to delay offering yogurt, fruit and granola until 9 am, when most busy folks are long gone. With other activities to attend to, I actually had to return between 9-11 in order to check out, but was at least able to grab a banana then.
With money to burn I could see vacationing here during spring and summer months to fully appreciate the unique grounds and setting. Having to venture out to "the office" in all weather to get breakfast may be less daunting in mild seasons. The variety of accommodations available through this one establishment gives the "Inn" on the Mill Stream an advantage, and we will definitely try again in the spring and hopefully have more good things to report.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax in the natural beauty of our Woodstock NY bed and breakfast located in the peaceful Hudson Valley. Enjoy the warmth of a bed and breakfast with the amenities of a boutique hotel. Our stream side setting - complete with bluestone patios, hammocks and fully landscaped gardens - is the perfect place to just unwind or relax after an active day touring Woodstock or the Catskills. We are a chic sanctuary, walkable to all attractions in the heart of Woodstock's village, including galleries, museums, shops and restaurants. We have 18 private rooms and studios with complimentary gourmet continental breakfast and Wi-Fi. We also have two stand-alone cottages available. Our rates starting at $169 offer something for everyone, while our innkeeper's care, knowledge and attention to detail ensure you will have a fully authentic Woodstock experience when you stay with us. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Woodstock Inn On The Millstream Hotel Woodstock