Great idea... but overpriced A review of Pilot Knob Inn

My wife and I stayed at the Pilot Knob Inn as part of our Valentine's Day celebration this year.

We live only 20 minutes away but chose the night as a romantic getaway from home.

The idea is a great one... converted tobacco barns become secluded cabins.

Booking was a snap and the Inn's website was very nice. Finding the place, checking-in, and getting acquainted were all seamless.

Unfortunately, the pleasant suprises stopped when we stepped into our cabin (#2). For $212.00 per night in a part of the country where over $150 per night means absolute luxury, we were VERY disappointed.

Its hard to make a list... but I'll try. Cleanliness was an issue. I suppose dust and cobwebs in such a cabin would be considered part of the "atmosphere" for many, but again... for the price....

The size of the cabin was ample and the woodburning fireplace with plenty of wood stacked on our great front porch were definite "pros".

Yet, a non-working shower, a jacuzzi that took greater than 30 minutes to fill thanks to a trickle of water flow, pillows no thicker than 2 inches on the bed, a coffee maker with all the "fixins" but the coffee, an old blanket substituting for a curtain, an old beer can on the table on the upper deck porch, and deadbolts that wouldn't stop a racoon from pushing the door through were all bothersome.

Back to the good things? How about a very friendly owner, a nice full breakfast, and an excellent heating system in the cabin.

We made the most of the stay, but the night was worth closer to $112.00 per night, not $212.00.

While the summer would be a much more enjoyable time to take advantage of the property, we won't be coming back at this cost.

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