Isolated but worth it!
Posted May 22, 2016 on Hotels
We were greeted warmly upon arrival by Jarod, who gave us a quick tour and let us settle in. He gave us some wine and suggestions for dinner. The place itself is cute and nicely decorated. It doesn't feel too much like someone's house. The room was clean, the toiletries were high quality, and there was a nice deck out back.
After we got settled, we drove to town to pick up dinner, and watched the sunset from the hotel rooftop. We took a dip in the hot tub and it was really beautiful, nice and quiet. At some point, other guests showed up and Jarod gave them a tour of the hot tub, while my partner and I were there. That was the only thing I did not like, since that was a romantic moment that was disrupted.
In the morning, we were treated to a delicious breakfast and met Eric, who was extremely nice and friendly. We had strawberry smoothies with pineapple and whipped cream on top and Swedish pancakes with a berry sauce.
Eric and Jarod were good about giving space when needed, and being friendly/talkative when we were in the common areas. Overall I had a really good experience and would recommend it. I gave four stars because it wasn't luxurious, and at the end of the day was still just a medium-sized house, so I wasn’t blown away. Also, there is nothing to do nearby, including dinner. So you have to drive 20 minutes to eat mediocre food (not the hotel's fault). I paid about $50 more to stay here compared to a chain hotel, and it was worth it, especially for those pancakes.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 28, 2016
Thank you for your review and we appreciate the time taken to give your personal feedback. Albeit this was filled with mostly positive impressions, there are a few misconceptions to be clarified: First, we are a "Bed and Breakfast" which by proper standards is always a house. We built this home with the design to be a B&B. 4500 sq ft on 1.125 acres. A luxury factor should be considered in our location with 360 degree views, no tour busses, no chain hotels, and a dark night sky filled with stars. All communities here border a National Recreation Area and share minutes access to endless recreational possibilities. Hiking can be found within walking distance from our front door. Apologies for the intrusion that could not be avoided with our new arrival guests. An introduction to the property is always done and it is a host's duty to introduce other guests whenever encountered. It was great to meet you!