The location was exactly what we were looking for. Tucked away in the woods, on the lake for a quiet stay. We stayed in the upper suite in the main house. It had everything from in-room whirlpool, sauna, large walk-in shower, private deck, mini fridge & micro, and ample living space. The layout was a little strange, the stairs a minor inconvenience but all-in-all a very nice space.
There are hiking trails in close proximity for nice walks through the woods and around the lake. The area the house is located on the lake isn't great because it is in a little bay that gets choked with lily pads. So there aren't swinmming opportunities, but they did have kayaks and row boats to take a cruise around the lake in. From what I saw, it had great potential for fishing.
The only real adverse experience was the awkwardness of any interaction with the innkeepers. They live in the basement of the main house, so to get there attention if not present on the main level is to call down the basement stairs, which felt a little strange. Also from reading a prior review to our stay I knew of a odd situation with room keys so I was prepared. Upon check-in we were shown to the room and not given a room key. When we were leaving to go out I had to ask for a key to lock the room. I may be an over-cautious city boy, but I like to lock my room with my things in it before leaving. Finally, the breakfasts. They were very adequate! If you are looking for the typical gourmet b&b breakfast you will be disappointed, but David does do his best to give you whatever you need. It by all means was not bad, just adequate. The dining room and kitchen are one large room, so you get to watch him cook your food. Again a little awkward from past experiences. The lady of the house was rarely seen and when she did acknowledge you was polite. The two just seemed out of their element. Not the typical outgoing innkeepers. Because they haven't been doing it that long I hope they grow into it.
I would definately recommend it to a friend, giving them definite heads-ups on cetain issues to expect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the 1000 acre Lake Dubonnet – we offer five unique accommodations. From a 2 bedroom cottage to a 900 sq. foot suite – we have the perfect place for you! All accommodations include a full made to order breakfast, Direct TV with HBO, Showtime and Cinemax, DVD players, Free Wireless Internet and refrigerators. As well all guests are welcome to use our complimentary rowboats with trolling motors, kayaks and canoes along with our outdoor Jacuzzi. Rates vary according to the season- Group discounts available. ... more less