Everything was mostly acceptable. The grounds are beautifully maintained. My rooms was classic floral and antiques. I stayed in an outbuilding from the main house which was ideal for my small dog. But the bathroom was filthy! A used towel hanging on the door, used soap bar in the shower, dirt and grime in every corner and surface and worst yet; visible urine on the toilet. And it has very low lighting. I'm glad I couldn't see it in broad daylight. The proprietor had canceled me in his journal for some unknown reason so I was a surprise to him. I waited for about 20 minutes before he answered the door. And he is hard of hearing and possibly suffers from short term memory loss. I didn't mention anything to him. I mostly felt sorry for him. But I wouldn't return to their property.
Staying at the Rosendale Inn with Dr. Paul Murphy was relaxing and peaceful. Paul is extremely welcoming and hospitable and his breakfast is delicious! We stayed in the separate cottage and enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and the relaxing fire. The home's history is fascinating and there a number of interesting items in the museum. We would definitely recommend staying at Rosendale and will likely return for the warmer weather in the Spring! Thanks for everything!
Paul is a wonderful host, ready with a story from his amazing background, and he and his mother prepare a warm gourmet breakfast. We met lots of interesting folks around the breakfast table. The room was spotless, as was the bathroom. The decor is beautiful and the beds and pillows were comfortable. The location is perfect. We spent one day at Cave Ridge Vineyards for the Taste of Shenandoah. Another guest spent the day caving at the many surrounding caves. Others went to an apple orchard. Great place! Thanks Paul.