Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by A verified traveler
Hotelier with AttitudePosted Aug 5, 2014
Pros: Watching the hummingbirds on the deck.
Cons: More pleasant reception; relocated bathrooms; more accurate description of the facilities
This was not a good experience for my husband and myself. GPS cannot be relied upon to get you to this location, and when I called to ask for directions, the owner berated me for not checking her website. Then we booking us in she berated me for going through Expedia - could have saved a bit by booking directly with her. The real shock came when, after charging our Visa card, I realised that the bathroom - described as 'detached' - really is detached because it's on the main floor and our bedroom was on the second floor. Quite a stroll in the middle of the night. The two bathrooms (for three or four guest rooms) are on the main floor - just beyond the dining room table. Under some circumstances this would mean having to walk past other guests having breakfast to get to the bathroom. We had the king size bed with mountain view - that's debatable - but the room certainly is not 300 square feet. There is no chair in the room, no glasses, and no outside lock on the door. Our stay was so unpleasant and contentious that as we packed up in the morning, my husband said to avoid any further conflict we would leave without breakfast. This move resulted in Lisa phoning my mobile three times, screaming insults at me each time (I wonder why I answered the phone...) and her final words to me were not printable - language to make a stevedore blush. This B&B (not auberge) was the absolute worst of fifteen places we stayed on our trip to the east coast; we cannot recommend it.
for Couplesby LJ from Napa
A quiet and wonderful place to stay.Posted Sep 16, 2013
Pros: Quiet, beautiful location, interesting hosts and good breakfasts.
The hosts, Lisa and Eli, are fascinating, multi-talented people who do all they can to make your stay pleasant.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
A clean and comfortable place...Posted Aug 18, 2013
The Auberge du Saumonier Lodge was a welcome end to a day of travel through the National Park. The hostess was warm and personal and provided excellent advice for dinner. And yes, the GPS was accurate!
by A verified traveler
Not what we were expecting!!Posted Aug 11, 2013
Lovely, clean old home, however, be aware it is a bed and breakfast in its most basic form. I did a lot of research before booking and the amenities listed were a Coffee Shop/Café; rooms offer a balcony or patio; espresso makers/coffee makers; shared bathroom with a sink in the room; coffee/tea in the lobby. This was not what we experienced! We arrived early evening and were shown our room. It was lovely and clean but no coffee maker in sight. Also our room had no sink or balcony or patio.....just a furnished room with a bed. There were 10 guests sharing 2 bathrooms and one TV. I asked Lisa, our host, if I could boil water to make a cup of tea and she said I was not allowed in the kitchen. She agreed to boil some water and after 30 minutes, I asked if I could pour the tea and she asked if I had a tea bag??! I ended up getting a drink of water from the bathroom (not allowed in the kitchen) using my water bottle (no glass in the bedroom and I wasn't up to asking for a glass). This home is in the country and so strolling down the street for a coffee was not an option. I have read the glowing reviews others have submitted and don't know whether our experience was because she had a full house and was stressed, however, we did not enjoy our experience at all and would sleep in our car before going back!!
Interesting lodge onPosted Sep 21, 2012 on Hotels.com
GPS does not work for this location. Definitely go to the Lodge internet site for directions. We followed a dirt road to the end and then had to get directions elsewhere. The rounds are lovedly. The lodge is furnished in an interesting fashion featuring Tiffany type lanps made by the owner, as well as quilts, etc. also made by her. There are two shared baths which are quite modern and large, but downstairs from the four rooms upstairs. The breakfast was very good with a choice of almost anything. We chose French toast. Dinner was a bit pricey, and only adequate. Better off at a town restaurant. Owner spoke excellent English as well as French. Lots of birds at bird feeders and a real country feel. Lodge was very attractive.