Quail’s Covey can best be described as an oasis of tranquility. You feel the peace as soon as you enter the long driveway and pass the pond with ducks and the pair of swans. You can almost feel your cares ebbing away. The house is hard to miss; it is quite magnificent. The dark beams of a Tudor beauty with an Alpine feel.
Charlotte, call her Charlie, and husband John (who built the house himself) will welcome you at the front door and you will definitely feel more like a guest than a visitor. Many places claim that you arrive as strangers and leave as friends; at Quail’s Covey it is true. The warmth is genuine and the welcome sincere. Your comfort is the main concern.
We had the Dogwood Suite and to say it is lovely does not do it justice. It is a two room suite with a balcony that overlooks the front lawn and the pond. The king bed is a four poster with cozy bedding that will make you want to stay in bed all day. The good news is if that is what you want, go right ahead.
A comfortable leather chair sits next to the bed with an ottoman which became my work space. Plenty of electric plugs guarantee that charging electronics will never be an issue. There is plenty of drawer space as well as a closet. The smaller room has a chaise lounge as well as a wicker chair. The Internet connection is strong and there are plenty of channels on the TV. Magazines and books are available in all of the rooms including the bathroom.
The bathroom has a separate room for the toilet, a huge jetted tub and a shower for two. There is also double sinks on the vanity. It is a truly luxurious bathroom.
In the evening, Charlie will deliver dessert to your room. Oh my, can you say apple dumpling? It is amazing served with a cup of coffee and a scoop of ice cream. The second night it was peach cobbler, just as amazing. If you still are looking for a little something sweet, check your nightstand, there should be two chocolates from Hartville Chocolates.
In the morning, an hour before your designated breakfast time, a tray will appear outside your room with a carafe of coffee, fresh squeezed juice and a warm scone, a really delicious moist scone. Listen for the bell ringing, which is the signal that your tray has arrived.
Breakfast is served when you prefer and there are several different places where it can be served. You may choose the more formal dining room, the sun room or out on the deck under the gazebo. Where ever you choose, rest assured, you will enjoy it. Not only is the food delicious, it is plentiful and Charlie will certainly cater to your likes. We expressed a preference for steel cut oatmeal and that is what we had on the second morning with brown sugar, walnuts and dried cranberries. The meal begins with a bowl of fresh fruit and yogurt and finishes with toast, bacon and garden tomatoes. The first morning we had the fruit, a perfect omelet with veggies in it and of course, bacon, toast and tomatoes. In addition, a delicious bread pudding was served that my husband adored. Needless to say we didn’t eat an early lunch.
Quail’s Covey has 3 rooms on the second floor. There is an additional first floor room for overflow or for guests who would be challenged by the stairs. Call Charlie for details.
We fell in love with not only this bed and breakfast but with Charlie. She will join you at breakfast if you want or if you are looking for privacy, she will respect that. The property borders on Quail Hollow State Park and you can access the trails right from the back yard.
Hartville is a wonderful small town to visit with great shopping. It is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway and Quail’s Covey is the perfect place to stay.