This was definitely a good experience. Just not an awesome one. If anything, it may just be that we aren't b&b "people." I'm tempted to give it four stars, because this is all really just about our personal preference. But three stars just feels more right.
The room was very nice, comfortable, etc. We had one of the smaller rooms, that didn't have the premier view, but it was still nice, had its own side entrance which was a plus, and a tiny deck shared with another room that we'd have used if it wasn't so cold. It is right on the water (not the ocean, but the interesting waterway area with lots of little docks and boats.)
The breakfasts were very good, and another poster is right that it seems to be omelets every morning. That apple and cream cheese omelet - OHMIGOSH WOW.
What we weren't as keen on, and why I say maybe we're just not "b&b people," is that when in the common areas downstairs, we were very much aware that we were in someone's home, and for us that wasn't as relaxing. For example, other than at breakfast time, we learned that you can't go into the big nice screened porch area, because that's their living space. While we don't begrudge the owners their space, it was strange to be cut off from the nicest part of the downstairs, where we'd have liked to sit and really enjoy the view, and read or do a crossword.
Also, I had some work that needed to be done that weekend, so we spent a decent amount of time downstairs (no desk or table to sit at in the room, so I worked at the dining room table). It was FREEZING down there, but we were (gently) chided for turning up the heat, as it made their living area in the back too warm.
There was nothing unpleasant about being there, and I can totally understand why this place has a lot of high ratings. (Even the heat thing was probably just a minor misunderstanding.) It just felt like being at an aunt's or grandmother's home, which is in some ways very relaxing, and in other ways not, because you're a guest in someone else's space when you really just want to be in your own space. But I suppose the charm of b&bs is the homey feel. I'm glad we tried it, but I think our tastes are just different.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quiet, Secluded, Romantic, Waterfront. Cedar Gables offers two all season deluxe rooms and two all season deluxe waterfront Vacation/Honeymoon suites, 3 with Jacuzzi's, full size fireplaces, and many upscale amenities. Enjoy a fully screened enclosed pool and hot tub or our full size dock overlooking Little Oyster Bay and Assateague Island. Perfect for summer and winter get-a-ways, corporate incentives, reunions, or bridal showers. ... more less