A Unique Design
We believe that Greenwoods B&B is hands-down the most ideal inn imaginable from a design perspective! A bold claim? Well consider this:
Greenwoods was built in 1990 for the express purpose of serving as a bed and breakfast. The original owners were very intentional in constructing a facility that would function well for both guests and the innkeeper and family. The three levels of the inn are essentially divided into thirds. The north third is designated for guest rooms, the middle third is the common area for dining and lounging, and the south third provides exceptionally large and comfortable innkeeper quarters.
Unlike many inns which are converted from old houses, every aspect of Greenwoods was designed from the start for B&B function and comfort. All guest rooms and suites have central air conditioning and large en-suite bathrooms. The kitchen is located on the opposite end of the house, so guests are never disturbed by the sounds of breakfast preparation. Outdoor areas include three decks that were designed to provide travelers with places to relax after a day of touring. The nearly six acre property provides guests with places to wander through woods and around ponds and just sit on a swing to enjoy the view.
It's hard to overemphasize how exceptional the 2,000 square foot owner's quarters are at Greenwoods. Extensive remodeling in the last two years have made the innkeeper space even more amazing. The ground floor includes an entrance foyer, a large and bright office, a guest bedroom, and a full bath (recently expanded from a former 1/2 bath). An adjacent large storage room with a raised platform was used by former owners as a home theater and has many possibilities. The middle floor is now a huge, open space that contains a fantastic gourmet kitchen with views across the valley. The space includes room for easy chairs, a dining area, and a large screen TV that can be seen from every angle. A roomy pantry area and half-bath are on this level, and doors to inside and outside dining areas for B&B guests open directly from the kitchen for ease of serving. The upper level is a massive master bedroom suite with a completely renovated, luxurious bathroom, large sitting and dressing areas, and wide-screen wall-mounted TV.
An important aspect of the inn's design is its rustic, log cabin character. The architect was inspired by the log "Great Camp" structures built in the Adirondack Mountains of New York in the late nineteenth century. Wealthy urban families created the camps as a get-away from the city. While enjoying the rustic design of their "camps", they always brought their finest china and linens with them! Greenwoods Inn is a bit like that! A total renovation and redecoration of the inn during the past two years has emphasized Adirondack Mountain décor in the common areas and three of the five guest rooms. Our guests rave about the woodsy "lodge" style of Greenwoods. The rustic character and clean lines of the inn set it apart from the majority of B&Bs which tend to be Victorian homes filled with antiques and lace. That alone gives Greenwoods an advantage when people are choosing an inn online. At least that's why many guests say they picked us!