Very quaint village. The rooms had a very welcoming and rustic feel. Breakfast in a basket was great and the option to be able to bring it back to your room was even better. Everything was a short walking distance and all employees were very friendly especially the staff and Fred and Ethel's. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.
Our first stay in a B&B and it was perfect! Nick and Shirley are warm and welcoming hosts and excellent at what they do. The breakfast was delicious and the hospitality was unbeatable. We are definitely staying here again. Why would we ever stay in a hotel again? -Tim and Tara
My boyfriend and I had a fun weekend staying in Smithville. The room was great, the reception was great, and the food in the area was delicious! We are planning to visit again!
I surprised my boyfriend with an overnight stay at The Colonial Inn and thought the accommodations were great. It was fun walking around during the day, eating on site, and the room was comfortable and spacious.
Wish my girlfriend and I could have stayed longer! We stayed in the Carousel Room and it was amazing. Very clean, large room with a beautiful layout, overlooking the lake, and an impressive bathroom. Staff was extremely nice and accommodating. Will definitely be coming back here in the springtime! Would recommend to anyone, regardless of age as a great place to stay in a fun little town!
The inn was beautiful. It had an instant sense of comfort and welcome. The employees couldn't be more helpful. Want coffee, tea, hot chocolate and homemade cookies ... No problem just go to the cafe and it's ready...part of the stay. The morning was completed with fresh coffee, juice, choice of croissants and muffins all tucked into a basket to take back to your room. Delicious!
I last minute, decided my 10 yr old & I needed a Mommy/Daughter weekend. We were greeted upon arrival by 'The Innkeeper', Tracey, the sweetest, most welcoming greeting I have ever received staying ANYWHERE! Each room was more spectacular from the next! I am a VERY picky traveler, a stickler on cleanliness; everthing was just immaculate. I didn't even use my lysol I bring when I travel, & every room, as we toured some the last day, smelled so sweet. Each employee treated us as if we knew them forever & could not do enough for us! From the quaint light breakfast served in a beautiful basket to enjoy anywhere, to the snacks served twice a day, & beverages all day. Each room has a theme and are spacious & invitingly comfortable, we enjoyed just relaxing in our room, not a normal tendency for a 10 yr old! Most stores at Smithville offered a discount for staying at the Inn while some offered a complimentary gift! It was so unexpected, but a lovely gesture! Tracey and the employees really helped to make this one of the best times of our lives! The shops are owned & operated by the sweetest people, they also made you feel special just because you stopped by their store. One of the best part of this gem is the cost! It is sooo reasonable, I felt guilty paying so little, we were happy to put the extra toward the staff for making the stay that much more enjoyable! If you are looking for a romantic get-away, or a family vacation, I cannot reccomend a finer place. The restauants were fabulous, and the location is 15-25 minutes from many places. Please, treat yourself and call today, ask for a description of their great rooms! Thank you Tracey, and all of your fabulous employees, for helping to make our mini-get-away a time we will never forget! My daughter was so sad to leave, which is testimony in and of itself, as she gets homesick very easily. We both had to pry ourelves away! See you in October! Many, many thanks-Pamela
My husband and I spent our New Years Eve at Fred & Ethlels. We booked our room reservation well in advance and decided on The Carousel Room. The room was very clean, beautiful view of the lake and the Christmas lights. Did not hear any noise considering we were right by the entry door but I could see how that would be a problem for someone else. The only dirty thing I saw was the big window that was up very high as I laid on the bed. I would not hesitate to go here again, especially for a romantic night. Coffee, muffins and juice in the morning when we woke up....I love this place, and best of all was listening to Jesse Boyington on New Years Eve at Fred & Ethels..the sirlion dinner and crab bread was wonderful...hope to see you soon...5 stars outstanding Mulholland's 2013
I chose this B&B because I needed an overnight for a business conference in AC and did not want to stay at the casino. I arrived late but Tracy, the manager was still waiting for me when I arrived. I appreciated her accomodating attitude and friendly disposition. The room was very nice and the bed was comfortable, and I slept well. In the morning, I was not able to have breakfast, but I did get a great cup of coffee and had a nice conversation with the attendant. This B&B is located right in the middle of all the Smithville shops and is convenient for all of the activities in town, and AC. However, if you like secluded and quiet, it may not be what you are looking for. I loved the room, but found it a bit un-nerving that the door to my room had a large window and was on the parking lot side of the building. The curtains were helpful to give me privacy, however, they were made from a knitted product that was a bit see through. Overall, a very nice place.
Stayed in room 204, very clean, beautiful. Staff are very friendly. Nice variety of restaurants and taverns. Had a great time at Fred and Ethel's Lantern Light Tavern with Lefty Mann as entertainment. Over all a great experience can't wait to go back.
My husband and I have been going there for 8 years. We love it there. The staff is very nice and courteous. We keep going back because we always have a relaxing time. We never worry about the rooms they are always clean and stocked with everything you would need. You can just park your car and walk the village. Its best to go when its Mayfest or Octoberfest very crowded. But all and all a lets forgot our worries getaway.
This was our first time there, my husband and I went for our 33rd anniversary. It was so nice with the light show on the lake, everything was decorated for Christmas and so pretty. We stayed in the barn, the room was decorated so cute, country and very spacious. It was very quiet in our room especially for a busy Saturday night. I wished we could have stayed an extra night. We are already planning another trip in a couple of months. The employees are so nice and helpful. The picnic basket was charming. If you are looking for a place to visit and possibly spend the night you won't be dissapointed at all.
Having muffins and coffee available in the morning does not make you a bed & breakfast, and I am really surprised to see it rated so highly here. For the price, you can do much better, and the inn is surrounded by a tourist trap full of overpriced junk and bad food. Everything looks and feels completely fake - like you're staying in third-rate theme park. The heating/A&C unit was incredibly loud and the rooms were so bright at night that we got terrible sleep both nights we were there. Customer service was ok, but the bar had already been set so low that it wasn't that hard. Hands down the most disappointing "B&B" I have ever been to.
i was very happy while at the colonial inn.. the off season rates are very reasonable. we stayed in the fritz room and it was very nice and cozy as well as clean. the only thing i would change would be to have a dvd player in the room..the site said the room came with a dvd player so we rented some movies to watch while we stayed but there was none in the room..also i have been to b&b's that leave refeshments and snacks out all night but it was only out from 3 to 5.. there was ice but no water or tea out... other then that we had a wonderful time and the staff was very nice and accomidating.
This was a "girls' week-end' of shopping and fun. There were three of us, and we had a wonderful time. The room was great, the breakfast filling, but not "stuffing", the village beautiful and the shopping was WONDERFUL!!!! We all were able to do some great Christmas shopping (also shopping for ourselves) at shoppes that were REASONABLY priced, and offered merchandise that was not the ordinary "mall " merchandise. We plan on returning within the next two months to bring someone else with us, and to return each year at Christmas time for our "girls' weekend". And last, but certainly not least, everyone in the Village was so nice and very helpful. And the dinner at Fred and Ethel's hit the spot- and was certainly a cozy, quaint restaurant. Can't wait to get back!!!
Staff was absolutely first class, very friendly and helpful. Breakfast and snack was also very good indeed. The room we had was VERY bright with outside light and the curtains in the room did little to block light. The bed was not properly made and towells and bathmat were somewhat soiled. The room staff needs closer supervision perhaps. Surroundings were lovely. Smithfield is a great place to visit!
My husband and I were recently married in Smithville and we stayed in the Johnson Suite for the entire weekend. The room was beautiful and served as a dressing room/hair salon for me and my 7 bridesmaids and it also served as a romantic getaway for my husband and I. Alot of my family and friends stayed at the Inn & Barn for my wedding and everyone raved about the rooms and how nice everyone was. They helped make my wedding a great one.
Nice rooms, especially those on the duck pond ... nice people ... nice food and a nice location ... I come here and spend a little extra instead of staying on a big highway at a chain, and it's worth it.
This was a great place to stay over a weekend attending the Holiday craft show at the Noyes Musuem; and it was our wedding anniversary. Our room was comfrtable, clean and nicely detailed with an antique theme. Fred and Ethel's Pub for basic fare, and the Smithville Inn, for fine dining are both a short walk. Food at the Colonial Inn is limited to a cafe, which set up coffee in the corridor outside our room at 7 AM, and provided a continental breakfast from 8 AM onwards. Breakfast is ordered on check-in, and it is served in a basket which is picked up at the cafe, and can be taken back to the room. Overall, a very pleasant experience and reasonable value.
My boyfriend and I booked a room here because our best friend was having his wedding there for the weekend. When we pulled up to the Inn we were instantly excited by how nice and adorable the village is. Checking in was easy and friendly. It was so nice to be walked to our room and we instantly felt at home. We had wedding obligations all weekend that were held through out the village and Inn and it could not have been nicer. The wedding was beautiful and we were able to feel like we had a mini honeymoon out of it as well. I can't wait to go back again. I am sure this place looks wonderful at Christmas since when we were there the first week of November it had lovely Autumn and Halloween decorations all over. Definitely stay here!!
My husband and I stay at the Colonial Inn every year for our Wedding Anniversary, and we fall in love with the Inn more & more each time we return. We call the Colonial Inn our "home away from home"...and it truely is! There is such a magical feel to the atmosphere, and the staff there are so warm & friendly. Each time we visit, we stay in a new room, and each room that we've stayed in so far has been so beautiful. We are so pleased to claim the Colonial Inn as our Anniversary getaway destination....we can't wait to come back! Thank you to the staff for taking such good care of the Inn and for for making us feel so at home!