I hate to be a complainer so I almost didn't write this review. Lets start with the positives: the staff are all very friendly and helpful with directions and knowledgeable about the area. Yes they are only there during the day and in and out sometimes during the day but that didn't bother us at all. The location is excellent- very quiet and beautiful views from your room windows. Now for the downside: our room was very, very buggy. Which I know is expected being an old farm house in the country but this was 1 of 5 inns we stayed at during our trip (all old farmhouses in the country) and never had this problem. We stayed there 3 days and killed on average probably 10-15 flies, 10 ladybugs, and 5 strange beetle looking bugs each day. The room in itself was big and the jacuzzi tub fabulous, but the room just seemed dirty. When we walked in for the first time I noticed dead flies on each one of our windowsills. The biggest disappointment for me was that we stayed there for 3 days and never once had a housekeeper come into our room. No one took out the trash, made our bed, checked if we needed more toilet paper-nothing. There was even an envelope in our room designated for housekeeping tips so I am not sure why a housekeeper never came. It seems like if there is an envelope designated for tips you shouldn't have to ask to have your room clean. So for 3 days our trash just piled up in our room and we just used the same towels. Breakfast was all cold and continental as advertised.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Stepping Stones Inn is located on beautiful Darling Hill on the Kingdom Trails system. Kingdom Trails offers mountain biking, winter biking, snow-shoeing, cross country traditional and skate skiing. We are also 3 miles from Burke Mountain, a four season resort offering downhill skiing and mountain biking. Access to the VAST system is across the street. Willoughby Lake (in the GAP) is 15 minutes away. Newly opened as a Bed and Breakfast, we also offer massage therapy, yoga sessions and dry saunas. We recommend booking ahead for restaurants as they do get busy. Our restaurant recommendations are Foggy Goggle, Publick House, and Sweet Basils. Additionally, Mike's Tiki Bar is a must for every mountain biker! Located in downtown East Burke, there is a food truck and wine and beer bar. We do not yet have our own beer license, and we are BYOB. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Stepping Stones Inn Vermont/Lyndonville