Excellent A review of A Little Dream
Our decision to chose "A Little Dream" was based upon guest reviews and mainly from several, prominent magazine reviews. Upon arrival, we were instantly enchanted. Joann's and Bill's hospitality is by far the best that we have encountered over the past 20 years of vacationing. Joann offered recommendations and provided insight into what we needed to make our week's stay relaxing, enjoyable, and interesting. She never rattled off a list of choices--it was always tailored to our tastes. Breakfast was an extraordinary event ! Bill prepared delicious gourmet breakfast meals. The evening prior, an artistically designed menu was ribboned around our bedroom doorknob, allowing us to tick off our breakfast choices. There was not one repeat meal during our 7 day stay. Bill baked a signature muffin and prepared a breakfast appetizer (e.g., rasberry souffle' with framboise sauce; creme' anglaise) every morning along with the entree (eg.: fluffy blueberry pancakes, 3 choices of omelletes, delectable french toast). The dinner plate was framed artistically with at least 4 to 5 fresh fruit selections of melons, citrus, and berries.
All of this was served in either the dining room or sunroom decoratively appointed with the most beautiful Victorian period furniture and accessories. The sunroom looks over a well designed, maintained terraced garden. We felt as it we stepped into the pages of some of the more prominent interior decorating magazines. Joann infuses her outstanding decorating talent with some whimsical touches so as to make the Inn comfortable. There are countless books, magazines, and even a lovely, decorative tote filled with yarns if knitting strikes your mood. Chocolates and other treats were always available in the parlor. We thoroughly enjoyed the harbor view from comfortable furniture on the wide and deep porch.
Our quiet room was beautifully appointed and comfortable. Our kingsize bed was composed with many pillows, fluffy duvet, blankets, decorative throws. Our room led out to a small sunroom with a built in cushioned window seat and then outside to our private patio.
We are looking forward to a return visit. It made our vacation experience wonderful and memorable.
The Devines, Cranbury, NJ