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Eagle's Landing: Avoid This One

It's hard to really write a review of this place, as we spend a lot of time standing in the driveway, wondering what the heck was going on. We'd made reservations for 3 nights, which was immediately charged -in full- on our credit card. We arrived only to find the place deserted and the front door locked, but the patio door to a private room strangly wide open. Atfer calling the place a few times, Martha Gibson (owner) finally returned our call, and said she'd arrive "late." We were told to go find the key, go find our room and... I guess we were supposed to just "do whatever."

We sat around for over an hour, in a cold, empty place, with no hosts or guests anywhere to be found (Strange weather gave us about a 50F degree day- the house was icy cold!) We left for 3 hours, and returned hoping to actually meet the B&B hosts, and possibly change rooms. (The room we reserved had a bathroom down the hall, which would have been okay if the toilet door didn't open directly opposite the kitchen- NOT private!)

They promise "a memorable experience" - it was something we'll never forget! Nor wish to repeat. It's been 4 days since our 5-hour stay in Arrowhead, and the Gibsons have yet to call to explain where they were, nor has our credit card been refunded.
Stay away- this place and these people are just weird!!

The website and notices at the house promise "Happy Hour Monday thur Saturday evening (6:30pm-8pm) wine, juice, coffee and hors d' oeuvre will be served"-- but we waited until well after 7:30 and no one even showed up! Nor did anyone ever call again. We felt uneasy, uncomfortable, and eventually so awkward, we just had to leave.

Anyway, after waiting 5 hours (until 7:30pm), and still not having the hosts show up or even call back again, we decided to call the Sheriff, have them verify that we didn't steal anything or cause any damage to the place, and left. (We did this because the website claims "The innkeepers have used antiques, and art from different parts of the world" and we certainly did NOT want to be responsible for their house, nor for their "key under the mat".)

Their website states: "it is run so professionally that guest have the feeling that they are indeed in a miniature hotel." That's not true at all. A hotel would have maybe a STAFF or some kind of a person show up within 5 hours!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking
  • Written June 5, 2005

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