Inn Reviews Posted

September 24th, 2008 by Mariah

Stonewall Jackson Inn…Absolutely delightful in every way! My college roommate and I were in Harrisonburg for a college reunion and wanted to stay in a charming location. The Stonewall Jackson Inn exceeded our expectations and Innkeepers Wayne and Debbie could not be more welcoming. Wayne is a fabulous cook and we loved the breakfasts both mornings. The Belle Boyd room was perfect for us with beautiful antique furniture and two marvelously comfortable beds. It was convenient to both James Madison University and the nearby shops and restaurants of downtown Harrisonburg. I would go back in a minute! Bwana Bob’s Hawaiian Vacation Cottages for Couples…We stayed in the Hawaian cottage and absolutly loved it. Susan and Steeve were great hosts, attentive to details and respectful of your privacy. The pictures on the web site are not showing the true beauty and serenity of the place. Our general experience has been great, highly recommended. Tahoe Summit Village…Great place to stay if you don’t mind climbing stairs. We loved the 2 bed, 2 bath condo. One of the bathrooms had a jacuzzi tub and the kitchen was equipped with a slow cooker and utensils needed to make a cozy dinner. The rooms all came equipped with a television set. The only drawback was the stairs. Our condo was at the very top of the building and climbing 100+ stairs in the high altitude was not pretty. You can request to be placed on lower floors. Overall the condo itself was marvelous and the price was excellent. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants a little bit of a workout. Black Bear Inn…We stayed at the Black Bear Inn in last weekend and I can say, without a doubt, this was one of the most wonderful experiences we’ve had while travelling. Jerry and Kevin, the innkeepers, have created a beautiful oasis in South Lake Tahoe that, in my opinion, rivals some of the best hotels in this country. The Inn and rooms are furnished with beautiful antiques and everything was spotless. We stayed in the Fallen Leaf room which has a small balcony overlooking the beautifully manicured grounds. The bathroom was large & well equipped. The room had a large television and a DVD player – you can choose from what appears to be over 100 DVD’s from their library to watch during your stay.The evening wine & appetizer hour allowed us to meet the other guests each evening – we looked forward to returning to the Inn each evening simply for the company! It was like coming home to see family (ok, better than family) after a day of sight seeing. The breakfasts each morning are incredibly delicious – served on china with beautiful table linens. I highly recommend buying their cookbook as you will want to recreate these meals at home – they were THAT good.The attention to detail at this Inn is top notch. Every detail has been thought of you and you are made to feel like you are a very special guest. You really do need to experience it first Gabriel’s at the Ashbrooke Inn…As a celebration of my husband and my 60th birthdays, we wanted to take the whole family, including kids, grandkids and dogs to Provincetown, Cape Cod. By chance, we found Gabriel’s online and we stayed there recently for 4 days. It exceeded all our already high expectations. The Inn was so lovely and comfortable and had warmth and charm and every amenity you could possibly imagine. The rooms were beautifully appointed, spacious and had free internet service, flat screen tv’s, multiple head showers, refrigerators, dog bowls, and so much more. The main gathering room was cozy and my daughter commented, as we were watching a late night football game together there, that she felt like she was in one of our own living rooms. The delicious breakfasts were plentiful with a lot of variety. And there were always fresh baked yummy cookies and iced tea and coffee out for anytime snacks. When we went to the beach, we were provided with beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas. The grandkids were provided with cribs that made it so much easier for my daughter not to have to bring those with her. There was also an extensive library of children’s books and enough dvd’s to satisfy anyone’s taste, not to mention lots of games. The Innkeepers are such lovely women who were available and helpful for all of our needs. They truly made our stay there so memorable and very special. I will never forget our time there and would highly recommend Gabriel’s! Silvia’s Bed and Breakfast…Lovely place and most helpful host.Buckhorn Inn…As a seasoned, international traveler, I can say without reservation, that the Buckhorn Inn provides the ultimate in hospitality. Pristine accommodation in heavenly surroundings, exquisite and spacious grounds, attentive yet unobtrusive staff, and food worthy of any 5 star restaurant. My husband and I have found our retreat. We come here to rejuvenate, knowing that our every need has been anticipated. From the porch with the breathtaking view of the mountain where we sip our pre dinner drinks, to the labyrinth one discovers on the wooded trail, all is ours while we are here. For those who need to venture out, the Buckhorn Inn is close to many natural places of interest. However, if you want everything you could need in one place, The Buckhorn Inn is that place. It is a place of serenity and relaxation that leaves you wanting to return. Which is what we do, often! Julie Hagerty Cashtown Inn…First off…excelent! I felt as if I was back in 1863. You need to go to the Cashtown Inn, you won’t be disappointed. This is what happened to me and my daughter. 5p.m. After our day at Gettysburg, I was standing at the sink getting ready to brush my teeth. We were in the Anderson Suite. as I looked into the mirror I noticed there was blood on my teeth and mouth. I put my hand to my mouth but there was no blood! I looked again and there was blood! I panicked and my daughter came to the bathroom. She looked at me and became alarmed and I told her what was happening. She saw nothing and became concerned because I turned pitch white and could not stop trembling. I again looked into the mirror and for just a split second I saw a face in the mirror and then it was gone. We took dozens of photo’s, I was wearing my Union Civil War uniform with all accourtments. In one photo, I was sitting in a plush chair in the parlor. In this photo you can clearly see a spirit or whatever coming through me. It’s hand is over mine…here’s the thing, it’s hand appears to have been mauled or chopped and you can see boney fingers with bloodied raw flesh. You can also see it’s eye right under mine and a brown bushy mustach. In another photo, I posed next to the pure white gargoyle. In the photo, the gargoyle is looking up at me, it’s eyes, mouth and nose were deep black and there was a deep black slash across it’s forehead. You can also see what appears to be a demonic face next to the gargoyle. I have the photos. I used a digital camera. My daughter took a picture of the same gargoyle with an instamatic camera and the gargoyle was pure white. In another photo in the parlor, you can see a floating apparition over a chair. 10:30 p.m. I was sitting alone on the porch and let me tell you, it was pitch black, you could not see anything. There were footsteps walking all over the porch. I don’t need to tell you, I was terrified! My daughter had a sleepless night. She stated she could not sleep due to the fact that her ankles were continually being grabbed and that the covers were being thrown off of her. And finally, in the morning, I was holding the door that lead to the dinning hall, My wife told me to close the door. As I was proceeding to tell her to be quiet, the door with force slammed shut right out of my hand! Guess we know who’s side the spirit was on! The atmosphere in the old dinning room was as if you stepped back into time and the employees were very friendly. The owners were very polite and friendly and talked with you. When Mr. Palidino saw me sitting in the chair with my uniform on he gave me a double take and started laughing and shook his head. Very nice people. If your into the Civil War as I am, go to the Cashtown Inn, you won’t be disappointed. God willing, we’re going again!