Normally I would just let a bad experience go and count it up to live and learn, but this was too bad to let go. I feel that if i can keep someone else from having to experience what we did then I should do it. Let me start with the good. The place is in a nice location outside of town and is quiet and pretty. That is it. Now for the bad. The first thing we noticed when we arrived was that the room was not clean. There was dirt and trash on the kitchen and living room floor where it had not been swept or vacuumed. There were cobwebs in the windows. (I killed two nasty looking spiders while we were there-one in the bathroom and one in the bedroom.) Mind you none of this was bad, just not what you would expect to find. The biggest problem was the air conditioning was not working properly and it was in the mid 90s. The room was very warm and stuffy. The owners said they would call a repairman and try to get it checked out. They told us they had been having problems with the ac for three years. My first thought was if it has been not working for three years why hasnt it been fixed before now? Anyway, the repairman came later that day. The first thing he checked were the filters. One was dirty, the other was completely stopped up where it had not been changed. He checked the freon level and adjusted it. While he was there working my wife and I left and drove into town trying to find somewhere cool to wait. We came back and the owners told us everything was fixed. It was still uncomfortable in the room but we thought it would cool in a while. We spent the first night there and by morning it was cool and comfortable in the room. We thought all was well for the remainder of our stay. About 9 that morning we noticed the temperature started climbing in the room. We called the owners and told them the ac was still not working properly. They said they would call the repairman again. A while later, they called back and said the repairman said there was nothing else he could do. We told them we were going into town for a while and when we returned, if the temperature was still climbing, we would be leaving. While we were in town, the owner called my wifes cell phone and said she had someone else wanting to rent the room for two weeks and it would be fine if we wanted to leave. We thought this odd. It almost sounded like they wanted us to leave. When we returned to the room, the temperature was still climbing in the room, so we decided to leave. I was getting my phone to call the owners and tell them of our decision when they showed up at our front door. They told us they were sorry we werent comfortable in the room and we could go . Mind you we had not even had the chance to tell them yet that we had decided to leave. I told them that with the ac not working we did not have any other choice but to leave. They said that heat pumps work that way-they do not hold a steady temperature in hot weather. I explained that we had a heat pump at our home and the inside temperature never varied regardless of the outside temperature. They started getting very agitated and rushing us to get out so they could begin getting the room ready for their other guests. My wife and I were trying to get our things together as quickly as we could while the owners kept making snide remarks. My wife was in the bedroom packing our bag when I heard the owner literally screaming at her to "get out of my house and off of my property." When I went in and asked what was going on my wife said that she had mentioned to the owner that the place was not as clean as it should be and she had gone ballistic. We were grabbing things and going out with them without even trying to pack while the owners were picking our things up and carrying them outside on the front porch`(which was crawling with ants). These people have some problems. If you are staying in the area, find somewhere else. There are other places close by (Red Horse Inn for one) that are nicer and the people actually treat you well. We have stayed in bed and breakfasts for years and this is our first bad experience. And by bad, I mean really bad. Again, STAY AWAY!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There are two cottages furnished with antiques and oriental rugs.Each cottage contains a bedroom with queen sized bed,livingroom, fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, bathroom with whirlpool tub. Laurel has a double hide-a-bed for that extra person. Dogs are always welcome at no extra charge. We provide dog bowls, beds and biscuits. The guests are in the middle of the farm and will hopefully experience the same joy that we do living on a horse farm and watching the beautiful sunsets. ... more less