Although we arrived prior to check-in, Wendy did not miss a beat. She invited us in and welcomed us with open arms, including our dog. That set the tone for the entire weekend. She escorted us to our lovely and spacious suite and showed us around her amazing home. After we were settled and had a short exploration of Marietta, we returned for the evening wine and cheese. What made it special was chatting with Wendy and hearing about the history of the town and the home that she renovated. We awoke to the first of two beautifully presented and delicious breakfasts. Afterwards she gave suggestions for a day trip which included interesting information about the area we were going to see. When we got back mid-afternoon, we found a wonderful Engish tea awaiting. She was a great hostess in that she was happy to sit down and chat with her guests if they wanted, or left them alone if that was what they preferred. Our last day found us having difficulty leaving as we not only had enjoyed our stay, but felt we had made a friend of our gracious hostess. Having stayed in many B&Bs around the world, we have to say that this was one of our best experiences ever. We are already trying to plan our return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Federal house (circa 1801), six spacious and elegant guest rooms, luxurious bathrooms, 4-poster beds, 18 fireplaces. Gourmet breakfasts. Great for romantic weekends, girls' getaways, family gatherings, golf, biking, hiking and hot-air ballooning, outlet shopping, antiquing, and exploring Amish Country. It is also dog friendly. With spacious deck and beautiful English garden. Ascot House is available for authentic English teas, baby/bridal showers, luncheons, small weddings and receptions, cocktail parties, cheese and wine tasting. ... more less