Friday, Jun 23, 2017

Anne Hathaway’s B&B and Garden Suites

Every once in a while I like to visit Ashland with a very special girl, my dog Sasha. Since she’s a muscular 60-lbs, not some purse pooch, there aren’t a lot of options for us when we travel. Fortunately, Anne Hathaway’s B&B has pooch-friendly and comfortable rooms for the discriminating traveler.

Just a bit over four blocks from the theater, all of the rooms are air conditioned with private baths, wifi , and a subtle ‘green’ sensibility that adds to the excellence of this accommodation. Of special note are the hearty, healthy, tasty, breakfasts and the ample tea served at 4pm. Most of the food served is sourced from organic and local providers.

The B&B has fresh flowers in every one of its seven rooms. The nine Garden Suites have kitchenettes, private entrances, and decks overlooking the garden. Travelers staying in the  suites have a continental breakfast and most of the suites have Jacuzzi tubs. (They can also pay a bit more and join the regular breakfast.) The B&B and Suites are two separate properties caddy-corner from one another. It began life as a boarding house, and has been run by the friendly and informative Deedie and David Runkel since 2002. (Check out their lively reviews of each season’s plays on their website!)

The innkeepers are making changes with an eye toward making the inn as green as possible. For example, they’ve installed hot water on demand heaters and new windows in the Garden Suites. The (100% cotton and scent free) sheets are dried outside.

The rooms are spacious and quiet. The beds are comfortable and the location is great.

Highly recommended.