Our family of 4 (parents and college-age daughters) and my sister’s family of 4 (parents, teen son and daughter) had a wonderful time staying here after Christmas and over the New Year holiday. Immediately upon entering the inn, we were happy to see all the holiday decorations. We hadn’t had time to decorate at home and it was so nice to be surrounded by lovely decorations that must have taken considerable time to install.
There was ample parking for our 3 vehicles. Indoors, we had tons of space to spread out all our gear and people. We weren’t spending a lot of time in the sunroom, so we used it for storage (we did use the unique toaster). Having many bedrooms and baths made our gathering very comfortable. The girl cousins used one of the spare bedrooms as a study/play room, and we took advantage of the extra showers and dressing areas.
We cooked several meals in the kitchen which had everything we needed though we brought some specialty items (e.g., couple electric frying pans for New Year’s Eve hot pot meal). The dining room was a lovely place to relax during and between meals. We also gathered quite a bit in the den; both the den and living rooms had comfortable seating and nap-worthy sofas.
We were able to watch shows via a laptop connected to the TV via an HDMI cable. We didn’t have time to enjoy the large DVD library. The Wi-Fi worked fine and we had excellent Sprint cell phone coverage.
We enjoyed purchasing fresh meat and meat salads from MaryAnne’s Meat Market which is only a short block’s walk away from the inn. We also skied at Snow Trails (warning: no Sprint coverage there but you can use Wi-Fi calling from the lodge), rode the carousel at Richland Carrousel Park, and spent time at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary. We missed the Mansfield art museum and hope to see it on a return visit.
We cannot wait to return to the inn and hope to bring our elderly mother next time as she could stay in the den with attached bath. We have rented many homes through VRBO, and this was one of the best. The accommodations were excellent, the owners were friendly and timely with their communications and our security deposit refund, and there is convenient shopping and interesting sightseeing/entertainment near the inn.