My spouse and I love to stay at B&Bs when we travel, so we have been to quite a few. After just spending 3 nights there this past weekend, we can easily say Stonehurst Place is one of the very best. When there, you have to work hard to remember that you are in a big city. It is a lovely old house that is well kept up. A large front porch greets you upon arrival. There is also a nice screened-in back porch overlooking the back yard. We especially enjoyed hanging out in the music room (named so because of the piano which takes center stage). In the music room there is always free wine, soda, and snacks available. This was especially helpful when we returned later in the evening. Breakfast (which was delicious and generous in size) was served in a beautiful dining room. The owner has filled the house with museum quality art and lots of books. On a funny note, there were several pop-up books that we enjoyed looking through.
As great as the B&B itself is, it was the service that put it over the top for us. The innkeepers were extremely helpful – calling cabs, restaurant recommendations, serving breakfast when we wanted it, etc. One morning, we had to leave so early that we decided that staying for breakfast was not going to work for us. We were pleasantly surprised when on our way out we were handed a bag filled with homemade zucchini bread, bananas, and granola bars to take with us. We felt as if we were doing them a favor by letting them do things for us. That is what I call service. They could teach other establishments a few things.
Lastly, they are seriously committed to sustainability. They use solar panels to heat the water, gray (or is it grey?) water in the toilets, and they just passed testing and got governmental approval to use specially filtered rain water to supply all of their water needs. I was told that it is going “online” sometime this week.
If we ever end up in Atlanta again, we know where we are staying!
Posted on TripAdvisor by NewEnglander742, Manchester, New Hampshire, July 23, 2013