We decided to stay here after we read the reviews and where also recommended on a TA forum. We were doing a US roadtrip which was completed by driving the BRP.
The house itself is beautiful, off the beaten track and by the side of a small river. The house is old and is decorated to compliment this. We didn't go into the lounge area, it was so very dark and unappealing. The veranda was excellent though, with several rocking chairs to enjoy the surroundings.
Our room was nice, in keeping with the period. It was clean and the bed was small but comfortable. It did have a musty smell though..ok it’s an old house, but we have stayed in similar period houses which managed to be rid of such odours.
The breakfast was very nice, as with most good B&B breakfasts in America, there was plenty of it.
The owner helped by recommending a good place to eat that night – an Italian (Mike Gs?), one of the best we’ve ever had! He also kindly opened a bottle of wine for me, after an all day driving stint, a glass of wine on the veranda was most welcome. There was homemade cake on the side for guests to be tempted with.
The owners, while helpful and accommodating were quite distant (for want of a better word), although all our needs were met, they were not the most welcoming of hosts (seemingly judgemental / lack of smiles). An example was when we were leaving; we couldn’t find anyone to say thank you to. We could hear chores being carried out in the kitchen so knocked on the door a couple of times, there was no answer, so without being rude and just leaving without saying good bye, we opened the door to tell them we were off. We were met with a cold response from the owner (Mike), who seemed quite unhappy we had dared open the door to the kitchen area. Not the response we were looking for! For me it's not only the cleanliness and facilities of a B&B that matter, people who go for the B&B experience also quite rightly expect to be welcomed into the house and to feel comfortable at all times. It's a shame this one fell short in that area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Historical Country Elegance in the Blue Ridge Mountains." 1901 farmhouse with five rooms, private in room baths, and working fireplaces. Near Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morrisette winery. Gourmet breakfast, 100 private acres, trails, weddings and reunions and trout stream. ... more less
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