This trip I stayed in the rooms at the Inn. They are simple rooms. Most have an old wire spring, soft matress full size bed. I found a way to position myself, sort of diagonal like a hammock, for a decent night sleep. However, I couldn't have imagined another person in the bed with me. There is at least one room that has a contemporary queen size bed (#10). Pay the extra for it if you as a couple or stay down by the river in the Kingfisher rooms.
I am a pretty good sleeper in that I can fall back asleep and feel decent by morning. There are trains that run by the place most of the night. There was no live band this weekend so the noise from the bar/restaurant was more like dull white noise. The two 30-40ish gals who seemed to be friends on a trip that were staying in the two rooms across the hall were a little drunk and had many loud conversations with their room doors open. I was just about to go ask them to be quieter, after about an hour of them browsing their blackberries together with much screaming and laughter, when they went back to the bar. On the last night I could also hear the man snoring in the next room.
I will go back, because it fits my budget and gets me close to hiking, kayaking, and biking that I want to do when camping isn't an option. This trip it wasn't because I was picking up a piece of furniture and didn't have room for the gear. Clean towels are provided each day but no other room services, which is fine since there is no bathroom in any of these rooms. The one bathroom at the end of the hall is clean. I usually showered in the afternoon or evening but if you weren't able to be flexible there might be hangups with possibly 10 rooms sharing one full bath.
Restaurant open for lunch and dinner. Nice patio for sitting and having a drink in the evening.
If you want something other than the Inn experience, are traveling with another person, have bathroom issues, or need a contemporary bed set-up and can't get #10, then stay at the Kingfisher rooms. The train noise was less down there too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rooms to fit most budgets. Eight European style rooms (i.e. bathroom down the hall) start at $46 per night and are located directly above the bar and restaurant. Only room #10 has air conditioning and none of these units have a tele. On the property there is also a cabin $110/130 with it's own deck, a separate bedroom and living room, cable TV and a/c. Directly next to the hotel are two identical suites ($110/130) featuring a whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, queen size bed, and sitting area with an unobstructed view of the river (cable TV and a/c). King Fishers are four basic motel rooms with their own bath, satellite TV and a/c, located next to the public boat landing, one mile away from the hotel ($65/75). Check-in is at the bar/restaurant from 3pm and check out is 11am (just leave your key in the room). The restaurant offers meals made from scratch using responsibly sourced and local ingredients. Both lunch and dinner are served. The historic saloon has music most Thursdays and Saturdays and a great selection of wine, cocktails and craft beers. Internet available in upstairs of hotel, saloon and main dining room. The property is closed for maintenance in January. ... more less