a traveler from Travelocity.com
on November 14, 2010
We chose Hastings House for our elopement without ever having been there- our choice was based completely on their web site, their zagat rating and the reviews we read.
Well, we were blown away when we arrived- it completely exceeded our expectations. I will forever cherish my memories of our perfect elopement weekend. Everyone was so nice and helpful. The service was amazing...so many extra little details in everything they did. Everything about this place exuded pride...
The grounds were stunning and there were more flowers blooming while we were there than are pictured in the web site photos. There were bouquets of flowers in our room when we arrived. At night, their turn-down service not only leaves a bottle of water on a doilie on your night stand, but chocolate on your pillow too. We also loved the "morning hamper" (freshly baked warm muffins and coffee on the doorstep). The food in the dining room was fantastic. We just loved every minute of being there- it's such a special place, beautiful and charming, elegant but not snooty. It was hard to leave.
If you are planning on being there for a romantic getaway or honeymoon, I'd highly recommend the Post Cottage- it's a separate little building and it's lovely and charming. You can see part of the harbor through the french doors in the living room.
After our little wedding ceremony and fireside dinner in our room, we were sitting in the adirondack chairs outside enjoying the evening and sipping champagne when suddenly a bald eagle flew over us and disappeared into the woods next door. It was perfect. Can't wait to go back someday.
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