5 star boutique hotel luxury with a personal touch is our objective for our luxury hotel. We are frequently asked which category of luxury accomodation we believe our property fits best. Well, there is not an easy answer, and to some extent one’s perception is influenced by nationality and of course travel experience. Having spent most of our travels in hotels over the years, and in more recent times, luxury boutique hotels, we tend to be considerably influenced by what they offer their guests in terms of luxury and quality. Only in the USA, have we stayed at upscale inns which are often former mansions, plantations and the like. They all offer bed and breakfast in luxurious surroundings. Some have fine restaurants in the building or very close by. It all adds up to the makings of an exceptionally enjoyable and memorable experience.
The most notable property like this that we have stayed at, is Nottoway, a stunning plantation home, which was an inn many years ago (now a resort), on the banks of the Mississippi in the deep south. Our inn, built in 1820 for one of New England’s most wealthy and influencial men, Joshua Sears, is a magnificent example of Antibellum architecture, on a much smaller scale, and turns heads on a daily basis.
We are the proud owners of this magnificent luxury inn, and in a modest way have attempted to combine its stately rooms with all the modern comforts today’s traveller desires. The emphasis on almost every product we choose for our guests is always on quality, style and simplicity from the Egyptian cotton linens and Molton Brown amenities to the Ethan Allen classic furniture and 24/7 availibility of fine teas/coffees. You name it and we will more often than not have spent considerable time in the selection process. Those added personal touches and outstanding service, which we strive to pamper our guests with, are more likely to be found at Cape Cod inns and bed & breakfasts than at the hotels and resorts. We are no exception, and like most innkeepers, we provide an unlimited concierge service.
As for Nottoway, we can only dream…… though we do have a fine restaurant which is just the other side of our gardens. The Inn At Cape Cod is also in an area of outstanding natural beauty. There is style and graceful elegance in both properties too (ours comes a humble second!). We have even named our best accomodation The Plantation Suite – its 30 ft private balcony is set between the inn’s soaring white columns and looks out onto the magnificent trees in the grounds. To cap it all, amongst the artwork in the suite, there are large colour prints of various plantation homes and of course pride of place over the mantelpiece goes to Nottoway.
Returning to my opening point, the category of our accomodation, we believe it is close to an English Country House Hotel, taking everything into consideration. On this side of The Pond, if this makes no sense to you, we cannot decide, but then we are aliens after all……… legal aliens having fun in this wonderful country.