Ripley Creek Inn advertises itself as unique, spacious, quiet. It is all of those things. The rooms are spacious with lots of character.
Stewart is a small town. A very small town. So it's best not to arrive with big city expectations. Parts of staying here reminded me of staying at a cabin at the lake: mismatched china, older furniture. I lived in a building of this era when I went to university so it was a bit like a homecoming week for me.
Things you may need to know before you arrive: the rooms we had were dark, very dark. There was no hair dryer. There were no towel rails in the bathroom. We couldn't open the windows. Probably just as well because there were lots of mosquitoes about.
The free WIFI was fast and strong.
The cable TV was unwatchable.
The person in reception on check-in was friendly & helpful. The one on check-out was not.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- - 36 Rooms, all with double or queen beds, 2 have king beds - 14 have kitchenettes - 4 are arranged for small groups or family - historic/rustic theme throughout - all rooms non-smoking - 7 rooms designated pet-friendly - located on Stewart's main street and on the edge of the Bear River estuary ... more less