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“Being In The Poorhouse Never Felt So Good!”

Reviewed on February 21, 2013

We arrived at the Westview on a Wednesday evening and were cheerfully greeted at the door by the owner, Jim.  Jim really knows how to take care of his guests.  He welcomed us inside and immediately escorted us to not one, but all of the rooms because he wanted us to choose the room we felt most comfortable in.  After deciding on the beautiful room in which to spend the night, Jim pointed out the room amenities, such as the whirlpool tub, plush bathrobes, and slippers.  Now, how many places do you know offer all-you-can-eat ice cream, chocolate, mixed nuts, granola bars, coffee, popcorn, and bottled water IN YOUR ROOM?  Not to mention, the free cookies in the upstairs sitting room.  The Westview does.

Jim also filled us in on the history of the property and how it used to be a poor farm.  He even had copies of an out-of-print book that was written by a girl who grew up on a poor farm, which I purchased.

Even though the current house was built in the 1920's, the room was never drafty with the gas fireplace keeping us warm.  The bed was cozy and so comfortable that my husband actually got a good night's sleep for a change!  When we asked Jim where he got the mattresses, he took the time to get the information to us.

If, after a night of ice cream and candy, you still manage to be hungry for breakfast,  Jim will return to your room with a tray of specialties he's prepared.  He served us cheese omelets with asparagus spears, bacon, cinnamon pancakes topped with the most beautiful fresh fruit and whipped cream.  Yum!

We enjoyed looking through the books in the hall library while savoring our breakfast, and before long, found ourselves relaxing in the peace and quiet, staring out the window at the snowy lawn with our morning coffee.  We only wish we could have stayed longer, but our 19-day road trip was just beginning.

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