We've stayed in a lot of B&B's and this one was not memorable.
First, the good news. The place is clean and charming. The furnishings are impeccable. The big upstairs hallway gives it a feeling of spaciousness. But...
Being located outside of Manchester Village, the inn is very close to a portion of Route 7A where the speed limit is pretty fast, so even while enjoying the delightful pond and grounds (I can only dream about having a lawn so nice), traffic is zooming by. Our bathroom had a problem with the hot/cold water valve, so there were unpleasantly surprising changes in temp while in use. There was no shampoo in the bathroom - that sounds like a nit-pick, but it was indicative of an overall impression that the owner was cutting every possible corner. Breakfast was okay, but sparse on fresh ingredients such as fruit, seconds were not offered on anything, and we were told we could only have the homemade jam if we really wanted some (it ended up being Smuckers-like). The host and hostess has very little first-hand knowledge of local restaurants. The owners were not unpleasant, but we have experienced far warmer hospitality.
Perhaps it's just that you get what you pay for, and this is a relative bargain by Manchester standards, so manage your expectations accordingly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Well-kept Colonial-style inn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seth Warner Inn Manchester, Vermont