The lakeside rooms however not only have a view but are larger. This is not a typical hotel, there was a real try at homey touches. There was a small hooked rug in front of our sink and the towels were dark green not the standard hotel white.The sink is in a seperate area from the tub and toilet, which is very handy when you have two women traveling together, this way one of us could be showering while the other one did hair and makeup.
The beds had paisley bedspreads in dark colors.The sheets were a nice quality and cream colored not the usual bleached white. The furniture is maple, no attempt is made at elegance. There are reading lights for both beds, direct dial phone, remote control tv with cable,Coffee maker, ironing board, Norman Rockwell prints on the wall, a basket of toiletries and a blow dryer (but ours didn't work).
We had a few minor housekeeping problems but they were corrected immediately. There isn't an elevator here and we were on the second floor so if you have a problem carrying luggage up stairs this isn't the place for you.
In the off season a continental breakfast is offered free. For breakfast on Saturday they had bagels or bread that you could toast, cereal, juice(apple or orange) and coffee. On Sundays they include eggs. The breakfast room is all glass and looks out to the lake, it was very pretty. We watched the ice fishermen on the lake. It also overlooks the pool.
This was quite a nice place and the staff was very friendly and helpful. An Indian Restaurant has been opened here since I visited, my friends said the quality of the food was very good.
March 12, 2001
From journal Weekend in the Berkshires