We live locally, and had been looking forward to trying the Inn at Water's Edge for some time. Our friends rent a seasonal house in the area, and we decided to meet them for drinks in the area, and chose the Inn at Water's Edge as a meeting place. We figured we would try the bar to sample the hospitality and service of the establishment, before we recommended that our friends & family stay there when coming to visit.
Without any further ado, I will tell you that the hospitality there was horrible. Terrible. Non-existant. We walked into the main lobby, found the bar, and greeted the barkeep. He notified us that he "was filling in for the regular bartender". I asked jokingly if he knew how to mix drinks (this was a Saturday night). He said, "if you tell me how to make them". In my opinion, this is not the person who should be standing behind the bar on a Saturday night during ski season. Figuring I should stay away from his mixed drinks, I asked about the beer selection. I didn't see any taps, so I asked if they only had bottled beer. He didn't know. Apparently there were some bottled beer, but he wasn't sure what was available.
My wife asked for a stout, and he said that he would ask the owner and be back with the answer. He also asked what room we were staying in. We notified him that we weren't guests of the establishment; we were just in for a drink. He stepped out to see the owner. While he was away, I was trying to think of a way that we could leave without being rude, since he was somewhere trying to fill our order. Luckily, he saved us from having to figure it out. He returned and informed us that we were not welcome at the establishment, since we were not guests. I was relieved. We stood up and left without looking back on that sorry excuse for a hospitality establishment.
I will never set foot in this property again, nor will I ever recommend that anyone that I know ever go there. The level of hospitality that we received for just trying to get a drink on a quiet Saturday night was laughable; I can only imagine what kind of service you would get if you stayed the night.
- Also Known As:
- Inn At Water's Edge Ludlow, Vermont