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Desiderata Bed and Breakfast

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Middlebury, Vermont
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Based on location, name, and reviews we had planned to stay here next month. I couldn't find a website (though was sure I'd seen one last fall) and so I called and learned the sad news. The wonderful couple who own and ran this B&B for 20 years finally took doctor's advice and closed the B&B. He's 87, she's 84...

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Two of the kindest and most REAL people we have ever met! Jack and Mona were truly like going to visit grandma & grandpa! We have stayed in many fine places, and if you are seeking the lap of luxury and no social contact, this is not the place you want to stay. BUT....if you're looking for family friendly and...

Thank Andrea P
alexandria, va
Reviewed 6 September 2013

The hosts are a very sweet older couple, Mona and Jack, and they have clearly been doing this b&b thing for 20+ years quite well. But I was quite uncomfortable in Desiderata. I had wanted a homey kind of place, but I never had a home like this: filled with stuff -- far too much. I did not care for...

Thank amanda483
Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 11 March 2013

The reviews are all accurate in their description. If you're looking for a romantic get-away, this is not the place to go. It is exactly what it says it is.....a bed and a breakfast. There is lots of clutter but it is amazingly clean. Everything in our room was spotless, even the windows. Mona and Jack are a sweet couple;...

Thank 155MaryC
Silver City, New Mexico
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Lovely people, tacky taste. Enter through the laundry room. Sleep in a bedroom decorated with things from the lower end of a good will second hand store. Too much clutter, but clean and definitely friendly. There's a reason that there are no photos on the web page.

1Thank enoughalready123
Reviewed 24 July 2011

Our first impression was like visiting grandma indeed - Mona and Jack were most welcoming and helpful and it was touching to see all the old photos and memories in the house. Our room was not new but spacious and functional. We had lovely chats during breakfast and got lots of advice on what to see and where to go...

1Thank Donegal119
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 16 October 2010

If you're looking for the lap of luxury, look elsewhere. But if you want to "come as you are" to an inviting home-turned-B&B, you'll find it at Desiderata. The innkeepers are attentive and flexible. I visited with my parents, three younger siblings and my toddler, and they were both very kind to all of us. The decor is a mixture...

2Thank jayne2000
Darmstadt, Germany
Reviewed 14 October 2010

A really friendly welcome awaited us. A chance to chat with interesting people over breakfast - a pleasant change from the anonymity of a hotel. A good sized room with very comfortable bed in an attractive house full of character. The only disadvantage is that it is not easily accessible by public transport but, with a car it's about 20...

2Thank Edward1946

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Additional Information about Desiderata Bed and Breakfast

Address: 189 Wood St, Lexington, MA 02421-6423
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Lexington
Price Range: RM400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3

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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?