Let me start by saying that I made the decision to stay at the Tudor House based upon so many incredible (unbelievably really) recommendations. So take what I say with a grain of salt and understand that maybe I am not a "bed and breakfast" kind of girl. We arrived and were met by June, our hostess. She and her husband Alvin live in the basement. The main floor and upstairs bedrooms are for paying guests. When we walked into this charming English country-style home - the air was musty since it didn't appear that the air conditioning was running. The living room is filled with English antiques, furniture and photos (even one of the queen). It almost seems like a movie set. There is a kitchen and dining room (where breakfast is served). We had two rooms - one that you get to through a secret door in the dining room (you push a panel on the wall and the door opens). Both for this room and the other room we used, you must walk up a very steep set of stairs - not good for me since I recently had back surgery. This upstairs hike takes you into the attic - where the bedrooms are. My girlfriend and I had the dogwood room - where the ceilings are slanted, which isn't such a big deal until you take a shower in the bathtub/shower combo that also has a slanted ceiling. If you are tall you are going to have a problem standing upright without banging your head. The toilet seat in the bathroom is one of those 1970's squishy seats that had a sharp seam underneath that kept cutting into my behind. If you have to sit for any length of time - it's kind of painful. The mattress was nothing comparable to what you would find in a hotel - so again, with a recently operated back this was not a good fit. There is dark red carpeting on the floor in the bedroom AND the bathroom. There is a small wall air conditioner that does keep the room cold - but no one has cleaned it in a while and when we went to adjust it - dust flew out of it. There was bright green mold in the pull out faucet in the bathroom which made me wonder where else this house had mold. In the second (smaller) bedroom (the one with the hidden door), there was a strong smell of moth balls - so we bought some febreeze to see if we could neutralize it. It didn't work so we ended up sleeping three of us in the dogwood room. Alvin was very sweet and accommodating, with lots of stories to tell - particularly of his "folly" - a tower built in the backyard with a double helix staircase inside and a hot tub on top. He is warm and kind. When we arrived June asked if we had any food allergies or dislikes. We told her that our daughter doesn't eat bread. She said she would be serving us eggs and bacon in the morning. For breakfast the next morning they served us French toast. HUH? We made the decision after one night that it was in everyone's best interest to leave and go to a traditional hotel. I think I would stay in a bed and breakfast again if it was large - versus staying in a house where we are the people's only guests. I found it just awkward. Like I was staying in grandma's house...but I had never met grandma before. If everyone else who writes these reviews thinks the place is fantastic - then take what I say lightly. If you are looking for something modern and pristine with an elevator - and you would prefer a traditional sleeping room over a bedroom in an attic - go to a hotel. Although I am told that in the Asheville area there are some truly spectacular bed and breakfast places. Maybe we just didn't pick the right one.
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