Originally, I was excited about the thought of staying in a 100 year old hotel. It sounded romantic and charming. I love history too, so the idea just fascinated me. Unfortunately, this beautiful building has not been kept up as it should.
It wasn't all bad. The grounds are really beautiful and the historic details in this hotel, especially the ballrooms, are magnificent. Our room had the most charming view of a garden and a gazeebo. At my first glance out our window, I saw a bunny hopping across the lawn. It was idyllic and beautiful. Our room was nice enough, with soaring ceilings and nice furniture. Although we did find a bug on the ceiling, and the way the plumbing was set up in the bathtub (sticking out in the middle of the long wall instead of at one end of the tub, as you would normally see). The room was also quite small, but it was fine for us. I did really appreciate the Rosemary Mint-scented Aveda bath products. Nice touch!
At night, this place takes on a rather creepy air. I've heard that the hotel is haunted and I would not be surprised. It has that aura of a once-beautiful Victornian resort that has been allowed to deteriorate with age. With some TLC, this place could be top-notch again. It's sad to see it in its current state, and I probably would not stay here again the way it is now, but at the same time, I would be crushed if I heard that it had been torn down (I have heard rumors that this might happen).