I was sorely disappointed with this place and would not recommend it to others. The biggest reasons are described below:
a) the 'pond suite' is the basement of their house with a bedroom and living area, but it had a dank musty smell, was cold and dark, and was not well ventilated. Although sliding doors opened to a deck and pond, the screen door would not operate properly, and the wasps were so plentiful, we couldn't get air into the place.
b) a second bed was in the living area and I had assumed for their $200/night charge, it would include the use of that bed - but alas, they charged me $25 PER NIGHT for my son to sleep there, saying it was for the extra cost of washing the sheets. We never even had them change the sheets! This was an undisclosed fee, and while I contested it with the host, he insisted it was a required charge. It is standard that when you rent a room, you rent the entire room, and this was clearly a rip-off.
c) they clearly do not wash or change everything between guests. Kitchen linens were not clean, they had stale gummy hard candies in a dish, and there were dead bugs lying around the windows. In the bathroom, they give you an assortment of USED hotel lotions and shampoos and what appeared to be leftover toiletries from previous visitors. Ughh!
d) although the hosts are from France and the food was not bad, it is not what I would call healthy and plentiful. The small egg souffle and croissant were fine, but watch out for the baked brie in puff pastry and three very tiny creme puffs with ONE strawberry. They make a good cup of coffee, but they certainly make no attempt to keep your cup full.
The grounds and location of the Old Trout Inn are not bad, but it is certainly not a place to which I would ever return and I certainly don't recommend it no matter how 'charming' the advertisements and other reviews are.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Every suite has private Jacuzzis and Decks. Pond Suit Sauna and Fireplace. Water's Edge have a kitchenette and Fireplace. Winter free woods.Games for outside .Picnic around the Pond and on the woods, enjoy the waterfall and watch the Birds enjoy the sunset every day from your deck .Dinner or breakfast on the deck or on dinning room .Very large Garden around the Pond, visit the vegetables garden or roses garden,and walk to Wild rose stable to see the horses and ponies play with Sunny the mini Horse ride or take a lesson ect... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Old Trout Bed And Breakfast Orcas Island/Eastsound, WA