As another reviewer mentioned, the 'for sale' sign was an omen that all was not well at the Ann Starrett. We booked our reservations on line based on the website advertising 'Bed and Breakfast' for the wooden boat festival. Upon arrival, we were told immediately by the caretaker that our B&B "...does not serve breakfast." Nonplussed, we then followed our host to a basement chamber that was to be our 'room' for the night. On casual observation, we were able to deduce that our room had originally been the coal storage bin for the house. No doubt of historical interest to the aficionado, we were not charmed by its lack of change in character. My sister in law had the adjoining room, a dark and dreary cavern, and the bathroom was down the hall. The bathroom had dry rot, broken shower tiles, and mold creeping up the walls that could be smelled, even easier than seen. My wife threatened to sleep in the car, as no other rooms were available in town because of the Boat Festival. We found the place musty, unkempt, and the beds very uncomfortable. The website shows the mansion in its very best light. I submit that was a long long time ago.
Not only has ownership lost interest in the mansion, they've lost interest in their guests.
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