From the very beginning, Mary and David made our trip such a pleasure! Making the reservation was easy-peasy and when it finally came to our actual stay, it just got better from there. The place was easy to find, in a great location (right near the ramps for I-84 going in either direction) and was comfy-cozy. The house site was established in 1730 and the red house is very large and well-maintained with many wonderful old and new features. The yard is huge, beautifully planted and has a large in-ground pool. We stayed in the upstairs suite, and had our own small hallway with a door, two rooms and a shared hallway bathroom: One bedroom was large and one small, with lots of windows and beautiful, original wide-planked floors. Both rooms had flat screen TVs, air conditioning, fans and a wonderful breeze, so my friend slept with her windows open and was quite comfortable. I chose the AC and ceiling fan, since I tend to run warm. Both rooms had dressers, but not much closet space, however, we didn't find that to be problematic. The rooms were decorated simply and the larger bedroom in the suite had a small table with two sitting chairs, as well as side tables next to the bed with lamps provided throughout the room. And, the room was nicely wall-papered. The bathroom was small, but we shared it with no trouble. Extra towels and washcloths were kept stocked in the cupboard space. The carpeted stairs were appropriately squeaky (loved that!) and the hearth in the breakfast room was very old and the center of attention for the room. The adjacent sitting room was lovely with fairly modern furnishings including two red couches, but it went well with the space. No doilies in the living area either! What can I say about breakfast? Everything. Cold juice, bowls of fresh fruit, freshly brewed single-serve coffee, HOMEMADE maple syrup from their own maple trees (!!!), pancakes, bacon, sausage, made to order scrambled eggs with ham and cheese, baked french toast, English muffins! Not all at once, mind you, but a very hearty, multi-course, well-prepared breakfast that varied every day. Hats off to both Mary and David's culinary skills -- and their warmth and graciousness. They often sat down with us and chatted as we enjoyed our food and their company. Our stay was for 3 nights and we came and went as we pleased as we attended our high school reunion and had multiple events for several days. There was never any fuss and we immediately felt at home throughout our stay. They were very accommodating at every point in time and didn't mind if we needed breakfast early or later depending on our itinerary. There is no question, whatsoever, that we will stay there again. Truly a wonderful experience!
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