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Nov 10, 20, 8:34 am
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Posted By journeybound

These types of policies are clearly offensive...

These types of policies are clearly offensive enough to be turning away guests, evidenced by this thread. These are different times than the past that you are describing. Traveling is so uncertain...
Nov 8, 20, 10:09 am
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Views: 2,335
Posted By journeybound

I can't speak to home owners who are renting out...

I can't speak to home owners who are renting out properties on their own, but for homes/condos/townhomes that are managed by a reputable property management company or by the resort itself have been...
Nov 7, 20, 4:46 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,083
Posted By journeybound

Definitely, I totally understand that. I guess my...

Definitely, I totally understand that. I guess my point was, we are not comparing apples to apples when we talk about the experience you'll have at each property. So that should be considered. And if...
Nov 6, 20, 10:45 am
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Views: 2,335
Posted By journeybound

Those terms are ridiculous! Why would anyone book...

Those terms are ridiculous! Why would anyone book under those completely binding conditions?? Wow, that's sad... Why bother being open when you're treating your guests like that?

I'm glad the US...
Nov 5, 20, 3:38 pm
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Views: 3,083
Posted By journeybound

​​​​​Right, they are 18+ and that's primarily...

​​​​​Right, they are 18+ and that's primarily driven by the fact they normally (during non-COVID times) have 4 bars that are unstaffed and readily available to all guests. That being said, if you get...
Nov 5, 20, 1:25 pm
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Views: 3,083
Posted By journeybound

Haha yes, I am 100% sure other guests would have...

Haha yes, I am 100% sure other guests would have been more upset over your friendly house guests :-) That makes sense, although did you miss out on the Virtuoso amenities at LPL because you booked...
Nov 4, 20, 9:32 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,083
Posted By journeybound

Well, you certainly handled the situation with...

Well, you certainly handled the situation with your "house guests" in a much more civil manner than most people would have. I agree with you, that the way it was handled (or NOT handled) is...
Nov 4, 20, 9:47 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,335
Posted By journeybound

Perfect! Glad I'm in line with the way the hotels...

Perfect! Glad I'm in line with the way the hotels are seeing it :-)

It is disappointing to see some properties who just aren't quite understanding that. Whether they are opening when they...
Nov 4, 20, 7:53 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,335
Posted By journeybound

Yes, exactly! As a guest, you shouldn't have to...

Yes, exactly! As a guest, you shouldn't have to put up 100% of that risk. So, for you, besides waiting until January to book and see how things are looking then, you could also consider staying at a...
Nov 4, 20, 7:36 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,335
Posted By journeybound

Very true! Not opening will also help save (or...

Very true! Not opening will also help save (or maintain) their reputation compared to and stress and anger they would have caused guests by putting all of the risk on the guest. So, long term, while...
Nov 3, 20, 9:24 pm
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Views: 2,335
Posted By journeybound

This is going to be a very different ski season...

This is going to be a very different ski season for sure! January sounds like a better time to reassess and book with more confidence. It's interesting to compare the European luxury ski market to...
Nov 3, 20, 9:02 pm
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Views: 3,083
Posted By journeybound

Thank you for sharing the recent insight and glad...

Thank you for sharing the recent insight and glad you had no issues with the room. I ended up booking my clients in a lakefront cabin for their December 3-night stay, which seems to align with your...
Oct 26, 20, 8:02 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,083
Posted By journeybound

That's great to know about the malfunctioning...

That's great to know about the malfunctioning fireplaces in the Lakeside Suites. That is NOT ideal for a December stay! For their dates, they have lakeview and lakefront cabins available, so I'll...
Oct 25, 20, 8:39 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,083
Posted By journeybound

Thank you for the review Ericka! Glad to hear...

Thank you for the review Ericka! Glad to hear things have improved with service since you were last there and since the last poor reviews on the property in this forum. I am looking into LPL for two...
Sep 22, 20, 3:01 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,886
Posted By journeybound

Yup, totally makes sense. I haven't had clients...

Yup, totally makes sense. I haven't had clients stay in those 2BR suite accommodations and don't have experience in them myself, so it's interesting to note and thank you for sharing. It's really sad...
Sep 22, 20, 2:56 pm
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Views: 1,509
Posted By journeybound

[QUOTE=ChateauMargaux;32651532]If US Ritz...

[QUOTE=ChateauMargaux;32651532]If US Ritz Carltons are considered luxury hotels then so should the Troutbeck! Troutbeck is not the weakest luxury hotel here.

What else would you consider better...
Sep 22, 20, 2:14 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,886
Posted By journeybound

When was your stay at Pitcher Inn? Sorry if it...

When was your stay at Pitcher Inn? Sorry if it was obvious in your message, but you mentioned staying at the other two properties (Fauchere and Winvian) more recently. So I wasn't sure if Pitcher Inn...
Sep 22, 20, 2:13 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,886
Posted By journeybound

The difficult thing about Chatham Bars Inn is...

The difficult thing about Chatham Bars Inn is that the rooms are so varied and distinct, especially in the cottage buildings. This can be especially true when considering how recently a room was...
Sep 10, 20, 6:37 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,008
Posted By journeybound

Thank you for sharing! Post Hotel seems like a...

Thank you for sharing! Post Hotel seems like a really nice alternative to Chateau Lake Louise in that area. In terms of the views (or lack of views compared to the competitors that you referenced),...
Sep 10, 20, 6:28 am
Replies: 33
Views: 4,886
Posted By journeybound

Thank you for sharing your recent experience at...

Thank you for sharing your recent experience at the Woodstock Inn! I agree, not luxe, but it's all about your expectations and what you're looking for. If you're not willing to pay Twin Farms price...
Sep 8, 20, 4:04 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,951
Posted By journeybound

Ok perfect, thank you! That's all very helpful....

Ok perfect, thank you! That's all very helpful. No worries on the delay :-)
Sep 3, 20, 3:40 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,951
Posted By journeybound

That's super helpful Craig, thank you! I want to...

That's super helpful Craig, thank you! I want to confirm I am understanding you correctly. Even though you personally found it easy to do Kenya and Tanzania, you would not recommend it for others due...
Sep 2, 20, 4:19 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,886
Posted By journeybound

I almost forgot to add Watch Hill Inn, which is a...

I almost forgot to add Watch Hill Inn, which is a sister property of Ocean House in Westerly, RI (it's just down the street). As a guest, you can access all OH amenities. So, technically we can...
Sep 2, 20, 4:10 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,886
Posted By journeybound

A few others to add to the list. I wouldn't...

A few others to add to the list. I wouldn't classify all of them as "country", but since some beach/waterfront properties were added to the list, I thought they were all worth mentioning. And maybe...
Sep 1, 20, 12:17 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,951
Posted By journeybound

It's funny you mention Craig! I was just speaking...

It's funny you mention Craig! I was just speaking to a partner of mine who helps me design end to end African safari trips for my clients. He told me about Craig's recent trip and pointed me to the...
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