I wish I could have rated this as 2.5. Let me preface this review by saying that A River Road Bed & Breakfast is a lovely spot. The grounds are gorgeous, the main house is lovely, the hosts were friendly and welcoming, and breakfast was very good. Previous reviewers have rated the property quite highly and they would be right -- based on their accommodation and their experience. Let me be clear -- this is not a negative review. I just want people to be aware of certain aspects of the log cabin before they book. Otherwise, they might not be as kind in their reviews.
We spent one night in the log cabin this past weekend. I booked late, and the cabin was all that was available. I was actually quite delighted about that since my husband and I are great fans of log cabins in the woods. However there were some questions I wish I'd asked, but, quite honestly, the questions that I should have asked were ones that I'd never had to consider before. For example, it would never have occurred to me to ask if there was a bathroom, and if so, was that bathroom in a private room. In the case of the log cabin, the toilet was not private, but was in fact in the main and only room in the cabin. It was partially hidden behind a Japanese screen divider, which only partially obscured the "view" and none of the sounds. The sink next to the toilet had two taps, but only one of them -- COLD water -- worked. No hot water unless you boiled the electric kettle, but there was no stopper in the sink, so that would have been pointless. There was no shower in the cabin. You had to go up to the basement of the main house. There was also no mini-fridge. Again, you had to go up to the basement of the main house.
It had its charm, but for $150.00 a night, one might expect a little less "charm". The cabin is adjacent to the pasture where horses are boarded. I was completely delighted with them, which is a good thing because I spent a lot of time visiting them whenever my husband needed a little "privacy", and he likewise visited them when it was my turn.
It is charming, though rustic. But if privacy and hygiene are important to you, as they are to us, you might not want to book at the cabin. The main house is a better bet.
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