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Reviewed November 2, 2016

We stayed for 4 nights in the Cambridge room which is a lovely room with its own entrance and car parking. The inn is lovely full of beautiful furniture and art work etc and some whimsical things as well. If you stay in the main house then breakfast is a communal event in a gorgeous octagonal room which is a great way to have a chat with fellow guests. There is not a choice for breakfast and it is very southern but nicely prepared and presented French Toast casserole was really to our taste but we could appreciate the concept and it was made very well just a bit sweet for our taste. The champagne cruise on the lake is well worth doing as the lake is very pretty especially in its fall colours. Little niggles are that the wifi access is not very good and the Cambridge room only has a shower which is very tight - you cannot set it running to warm up and then get in you have to get in and squish up to the wall and wait for it to warm up plus there are no coffee making facilities in the main house which I missed a lot.. Henry and Clare the owners are lovely and make you feel very welcome providing those nice touches e.g. sherry is placed out on an evening for you to enjoy and of course the cheese and wine/beer every late afternoon is great. I must mention Jolyn who is a lovely and helpful person. All in all a very relaxing and enjoyable stay which is great for couples.

Room Tip: All nice but Cambridge only has a tight shower.
  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jaguar55
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

We read about the INN from a AAA magazine article and along with a AAA 4 diamond rating we booked it. First of all the cancellation policy is very strict. We booked 2 nights in the featured LORD TENNYSON suite. After 24 hours from the reservation date you are billed for 1 night .Then 30 days out you are billed for the balance,
so you basically are prepaid.
The INN keepers are attentive and want you to enjoy your stay. The suite during season ran for $365 a night, including breakfast.It is in our opinion in need of a update . The furniture is large and heavy and there is very little space to put things in drawers.It is clean and the staff is responsive to anything you need. Access is up a steep stairway [no elevator] that with bags could be a challenge.The setting is loverly.
Afternoon complimentary wine and beer gatherings were nice. My only observation is the rate seems high. I would rate the Inn 3 1/2 diamonds

Stayed: October 2016
1  Thank Ronald C
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Reviewed September 25, 2016

Just got home from a three night stay in the Cambridge Room. Lovely, clean and cozy room. Innkeepers and concierge very helpful in suggesting restaurants, waterfalls and towns to explore. The champagne boat tour of the lake was well worth the time and extra few bucks.

The only thing that went a little bit sideways on us was fulfilling some dietary restrictions. In our initial online reservation we mentioned them, the innkeepers confirmed them upon our arrival but when breakfast came around they failed to be fulfilled. They improvised very well to recover.....

In the grand scheme of things, the meal thing was a very minor glitch in an otherwise fabulous stay.

Room Tip: Rooms are split between the main inn and the garden house. Main inn rooms have no TVs and that was fine with us !
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Stuart G
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Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Emily Bronte suite. The room was very nicely decorated and very comfortable. Breakfast, prepared by Nayeli, was delicious. The grounds are beautiful and the champagne tour of Lake Glenville, with Captain Henry and First Mate Claire was enjoyable and informative. I'd recommend Innisfree as a couples destination wholeheartedly.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Y7319XIjohng
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Reviewed September 6, 2016

My wife and I just returned from a three night stay in the Robert Browning suite in the garden house.
*The second we entered our room upon arrival we were overwhelmed by an unbearable "musty' odor that made the room almost impossible to stay in. The odor permeated the air, the carpet , the drapes, the furniture, the linens.. everything. It was as if the room was once a very damp basement that had been 'finished' to make it a suite. The silverfish in the bathroom didn't mind the odor apparently though. We had to keep the A/C window units on full blast and the ceiling fans running on high the whole time to make it bearable.
* The design of the suite is very strange. In the kitchen, you couldn't open the dishwasher door without it bumping into the handle on the oven door, so you had to open the oven to open the dishwasher. There were other oddities in design that really didn't bother us but sort of made us wonder what the plan was for the suite....
*Two of the three breakfasts we had were not good because the baked items were WAY underdone,, the coffee cake was like dough as were the biscuits.
*Also, if you have ATT wireless, you are totally cut off from the world. No service until you drive halfway to Cashiers (not the landlord's fault).
* "By the Lake is a bit misleading.. its not "lake side" .. its really about '3 rows back" and not every room has a view and its about a 10 minute hike to the lake.
*We will say that Clare and Henry are extremely nice folks always wanting to help, and the breakfast was served on time each morning and housekeeping was pretty good, and the grounds are spectacular.

Room Tip: I think only Verizon wireless has service in the area.. Check ahead if that is important.
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank cammcneely
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