Props to the photographer. My husband and I were looking forward to a nice, relaxing, romantic stay at this "B&B." We arrived at a very cluttered and dusty house where we were talked to death by the owner. She told us everything about her life, the farm house, the animals... all very lengthy stories to say the least. But most of all, she somehow seemed to take every conversation and turn it back to talking about herself. When we asked questions about what places there were to eat nearby, she went off on a 15min tangent--telling an unrelated story about herself (once again). When we decided to take a walk around the farm, we got in around 5 minutes of alone-time before she came back out to talk our ear off once again. Finally we "escaped" by driving into some nearby po-dunk town eating dinner, then sneaking up the stairs to our room as quickly as we could to avoid running into the owner and being trapped in a one-sided "conversation."
Our room was ok. It was spacious and the bed was comfortable. But the heat did not shut off, the AC controls did not work, and the ceiling fan would only run on low. It was 78F in there and we couldn't get it to cool down. The decor was hodge-podge which I guess is her form of "country" decorating and everything was pretty dusty. We found 3 dead flies in our room--so I wondered how long it had been sitting empty since she had last cleaned.
Breakfast was decent enough. Although I was slightly unnerved by choosing a coffee mug out of the row (maybe 100+ coffee mugs???) sitting upright on the table since who knows how long they had been sitting collecting dust since they were last washed. The whole house just had a cluttered, dusty feeling that left me a bit claustrophobic. And OF COURSE... she held us "captive" while we ate...telling her self-focused stories.
I wish I had read all the reviews before we went there. The "game room" was a creepy, cold and mildew smelling basement overflowing with junk. Since we wanted to escape more conversations with the owner, we we were left with no alternative but to stay in our room from about 6pm on.
As I said earlier, the photographer did an EXCELLENT job making this place look quaint, inviting, and polished. I bet they get a lot of first time visitors based on the way the present it on the website. But if I were a gambler (which I am lol) I'd bet that 2nd time visitors are an uncommon occurrence.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Country Girl At Heart Farm Bed & Breakfast is an interactive farm stay. We have chickens, ducks, goats, horses, rabbits and several dogs & cats...All doing their part to make your stay enjoyable. Our 5 themed bedrooms honor people groups and we have 2 suite options included, all with their own private bathrooms. A ramp gives guests who prefer no stairs great access to all of the first floor and we even have a handicap accessible bedroom & bath on the first floor for your convenience. Our delicious breakfasts are enjoyed by guests together at 8 AM Central Time amid lively conversations, and then all are invited to meet & feed some of our livestock as well. The first floor Great Room has comfy couches & footstools, a rather large marble table for a game of cards, board game or a computer if you must, a player piano, and Library area filled with material on country living, gardening, sustainable life and cookbooks as well as books for children. Our guests can enjoy more active fun in the Basement Rec Room with Ping Pong, Pool, Foosball, Air Hockey, Puzzles, and a Movie area as well as books, games & dress up for the youngsters. Off the Farm, there are wonderful caves to explore, horses to ride, antique treasures to find, rocks to repel, zip lines to maneuver, and water & animal parks to enjoy! Local folks at local restaurants love to visit with you too! This area has something for everyone! ... more less