I stayed at the Old Waterstreet Inn recently on my way to a conference. I was looking for a place where I could enjoy the company of other guests, but also have some private time to relax and read. This Inn was perfect for that. During the Friday night wine and cheese hour, I really enjoyed sitting with the other guests in front of the fire and talking for awhile. Halfway through I decided to go up to the second floor sunroom, where I sat by myself and read - it was so relaxing. The Inn is a beautiful old home too, and not typically decorated. It's a mix of styles, and lots of interesting details, and it's one of the few inns I've been to in which the innkeepers actually spent time choosing the artwork and prints to add character. I stayed in the Braeburn Room, and it had Georgia O'Keefe, Diego Rivera, and Matisse prints, and a cool travel print from Provence. My kind of place! The innkeepers were very helpful and honest in the restaurant recommendations. I ate at La Nicoise, and had a terrific cassoulet (the owner is quite a character, very entertaining!) The quiche at breakfast at the inn was delicious too, and I also liked that breakfast isn't loaded with fat like so many inns. I highly recommend this Inn - you won't be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A lovely 1840 home in the heart of Winchester's historic district. Walk to the quaint pedestrian street in Old Town, where you'll find shops, great restaurants, and nightlife. The casual elegance creates a charming, relaxed atmosphere. A full breakfast is included, as well as complimentary soft drinks, tea, and light snacks. Wine and cheese package available. ... more less