I was skeptical about Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast but once I got in room it was lovely. We stayed in the Brandywine room for our anniversay getaway. I love the atmosphere, the decor and the quaintness. The rooms were clean, but the shower needed some maintenance, because the set up that they tried to put in place I had to do some maneurving to take a shower, thank goodness for the bath. The breakfast was great the first morning, the second morning not sure what they tried to put together but it wasn't nothing to write home about, thank goodness for the cereal and toast. Also the wine selection was nothing as it was listed and we had to settle for something else and it wasn't chilled either. Had to settle for something that they had in stock. We overall enjoyed our stayed but will ensure when we come back we have somethings in place. The staff overall was friendly and nice. I would recommend the Inn to friends and my wife is still talking about our trip.
We live in Philadelphia and just wanted an easy getaway in the middle of the week. It was everything we wanted and more! Everybody was so nice, and the building was so charming. We will definitely be back!
My wife and I spent 2 nights in the middle of October 2014, stayed in the Wilmington room. I felt the room was a little small, but bed was very comfortable and room was clean as was the bathroom. The doors to the bathroom were not snug nor soundproof though. Breakfast was very nice both mornings, only complaint is the coffee is in those over sized thermoses and really didn't hold the heat. This is a very old building and is kept nicely as is the property, the staff is very friendly and engaging, asking you how you slept, what you did that day etc. I would go back if we were spending time in that area again.
Beautiful building, beautiful grounds, overpriced. Sometimes to get a little class you have to pay for it!
I had one of the cottages and it was fabulous. Very spacious and made me feel at home. I love the vaulted ceilings and ceiling fans in every room.
Extremely pleasant stay. Very relaxing and just overall perfect. Only problem I had was that the fireplace wasn't working but since I didn't stay to long it wasn't a very big deal.
First, I must say this is a great place. I was pleasantly surprised to find something so nice this nice close to Elkton. It's also nice that it's only 15 min or so from Christiana mall. I was slightly disappointed with how small our room was because I imagined it slightly larger from the very few pictures online. There are very nice suites but they were sold out, so I settled for one of the third floor rooms. But only slightly disappointed. It was a nice, clean room and had everything we needed for a romantic retreat: bed and hot tub. Something so simple (and with an old tv, with spotty cable, some channels missing sound) could be cheaper, but overall, the whole place is very nice, and I certainly don't apply the cable issue necessarily to the B&B. If one goes to a place like this for the cable, that's kinda sad anyway, but I'd recommend new tvs in the coming months. I read other reviews that criticised the food. they must have remedied this. The food is excellent! It is a continental breakfast with many options, including a delicious homemade granola. I must say that if you are one who enjoys being served scant portions of exotic type, gourmet food and chit chatting with the inn keeper, this is not the place for you. The inn keepers are very hospitable and friendly but since I wasn't there to chat, I liked being left alone too. They have movies and games and very nice sitting areas. Solid 4.5 out of 5. I'd go back .
purchased a package for our anniversary. called ahead as planned so the room could be set up. no one got the message. As a result nothing was done. I went to the front desk to inquire. The attendant was unaware of our package, did not listen to the voice mail that was left. The result was him handing me what should have been in our room and saying sorry, but I did not have the chance to listen to the message that was left. I can get the same this at a La Quinta hotel. I expected a little more for the price of the room. On a whole the Inn was OK, but the cost and below average service does not equal a return visit.
Our room had very interesting decor! Didn't see a rose garden as talked about in other reviews and online site. Exterior needs a little sprucing up. Loved all the little common area sitting rooms. Hot water in carafe was a little brown. I think I might return.
Mid week stay was just what my spouse needed as a break from her work routine. For me a real plus was the putting green just beyond the parking area.
Was a really nice place to go to get away.
Staff was very accomodating to our late check-in time. Property is BEAUTIFUL!!
I had a lovely massage breakfast in the morning was lovely sitting in the nice sunny conservatory ... everything so nicely decorated it was interesting just look around
Regretfully, we were never greeted by the innkeepers or if they were the same people who checked us in, they never introduced themselves as such. Most importantly, the "breakfast' as NOT what a B&B is. You had to make your own waffle, get your own coffee, the eggs which were cold were in a burner, it didn't start when specified, and NO ONE ever came out of the kitchen to greet us or even assist you with anything you may have needed. I could have stayed at the Hampton Inn! What were they thinking???
An excellent B+B, very nice room, and so close to many great restaurants and attractions
We stayed for too short of a time in the Longwood suite. We booked the suite as a retreat after a 18 work day. What a wonderful stay! The sheets felt like satin, there are two fireplaces in the room. It was super clean. There were so many small personal touches. You could tell a great deal of thought went into providing care for each guest. The whirlpool tub was wonderful and the shower was hot. Really one of the only rooms that was worth the money! This is a must see!
We chose this lodge because it was a halfway mark between two destinations. We loved the hot tub and the lodge is very pretty. Our room was amazing for the price, and very private. The vending machines didn't work well and the convention room looked like it was storing some Christmas stuff--not sure what was up with that. I will come here again. The hosts were friendly and accomodating. The breakfast was good, too.
It was a nice stay minivacation awayfrom the real world.
My husband and I enjoyed our recent stay at Elk Forge B&B. We originally booked a room and much to our surprise were upgraded to a suite upon our check in! The suite was fantastic, the bed you could just melt into and the grounds were beautiful to walk. We also indulged in tandem massages in the spa and truly enjoyed ourselves. We highly recommend the Elk Forge whether you are needing a night away or more the service and friendly staff were top notch!
The room was lovely and quiet, the breakfast buffet was very nice, and the hosts are delightful - very helpful.
Delighted that we stayed here.Hopitality spectacular, the spa treatment was great ! the breakfast was hot,homemade,various choices in food and adequate seating..our host servers were professional in which I take delight in the most ! clean rooms, quiet off the main stream path from city life, fireplaces were serene with a massage...great company if I were an author or accomplished painter ,one could accomplish many thoughts-idea for a young marriage or honeymoon.
We loved the excellent and extremely tasty breakfast, access to coffee and tea in the evening, especially the extra touch of cookies. We couldn't be more pleased. Thank you very much. -- BT
We had a wonderful relaxing stay at the Elk Forge B&B and Retreat. Our room was cozy and we enjoyed soaking in the Jacuzzi while watching television!!! The breakfast buffet was outstanding. The dining room and living room were so beautifully decorated, but above all, the warmth of the inn keepers was memorable. P.S. Please give Dubbs (dog) a KISS for us!!!
Amy and Don make you feel like family, only better, because nobody in my family can bake like Amy or cook breakfast like Don! Seriously, though-- the folks at the Blue Hen go out of their way for their guests every day, from the fully stocked guest fridge to homemade everything, to the thoughtfully arranged Canine Lounge. There's a lovely surprise around every corner: twinkling lights to guide you home at night, family antiques to marvel at, peach ice cream for breakfast, the offer of a to-go cup on your way out for the day. This is my second stay with them and I'm looking forward to many more.
We found Elk Forge to be delightful place to stay as we celebrated our anniversary. It was clean and quiet and very well decorated. Breakfast is served at dfferent times on different days. We were unable to eat on Monday since it was late (8:30-10) and we were driving 2 hours to the Kutztown Folklife Festival. It was 7-8:30 on Tuesday, which is more to our liking. There was a good variety of items to choose from (waffles, quiche, bread pudding, fruit, homemade granola). I have special dietary needs and they were able to accomodate my needs with almond milk and the offer to fix me some eggs.
Really lovely! Our room (Wimington)was great, the staff was friendly, and breakfast was amazing! Went for a romantic weekend getaway. Will definitely return again.
Easy to get to. Lovely accommodations. Delicious coffee!!! wonderful breakfast. Will definitely return.
My husband and I had a very good time. The service was excellent and the staff was great. The cleanliness was very impressive. We would definitely come back. Thank you.
My husband and I "get away" occassionally and we always book a B&B. We were very impreesed with the staff at Elk Forge. The accomadations were lovely and the nature trail was a nice bonus. It is conviently located near anything you may want to do (dining, shopping, movies).
We had a wonderful weekend getaway at Elk Forge B & B. Breakfast was lovely with delicious homemade casseroles, bread pudding, muffins, cookies etc. We strolled the lush grounds and sat on the deck outside of our comfortable suite. We had a relaxing massage and then we spent the day at nearby North East and Elk Neck State Park.