We found Ann and Phil to be very hospitable from the moment we made phone inquiries to the point of our departure. We were given guidance in sightseeing and an overview of the history of the house. Breakfast was beautifully presented with local blooming flowers decorating the table and our plates. We appreciated the quiet and our room arrangement with the sitting porch attached. While the bedding, bathroom, and floors were spiffed, areas out of the way needed some attention. Although this B & B would likely benefit from having someone come in to do a top to bottom cleaning/dusting as well as replace some of the artificial flowers, much more serious is the significant deferred maintenance on the exterior of the building. For example, the railing around the front porch is decaying, and I would suggest the the railing down the back steps, because of the rotten wood, is a definite safety hazard.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax, rock on the front porch of this stately mansion in a quiet, historic district. Enjoy the friendly hosts, en-suite fireplaces & private baths, plus fabulous breakfasts. Great nearby restaurants, Civil War & historic attractions, antiquing, Blue Ridge Mts., golfing, etc. Close to many colleges. ... more less