Poor Hospitality!!!. Don't judge this book by its cover!!! It is a beautiful place inside and out, but the innkeepers were severely lacking in people skills. Only God's grace kept them from totally ruining my son's wedding. When I arrived at the front door, the "host" finally opened the door and just stared at my sisters and me. No "good afternoon" , "welcome to Garden Manor", no introduction of himself ~~ just a stare. When I identified myself as the groom's mother and said I had brought the wedding flowers ~ he looked disdainfully at the cooler and said "what else is in there?" just flowers. He said ... "no, what else is in there?" Just flowers. "no water?'' no ~~ "OK I guess you can bring it in here". Never a word of welcome. His wife was equally ungracious to my sister who had gone around back to try and see where we should take the flowers. I could go on and on as this lack of common courtesy continued throughout the evening. The food was delicious, but their treatment of family and friends left a terrible taste in our mouths and knots in our stomachs. Be warned! Make sure you have a STRONG wedding coordinator to act as a buffer. The lady of the manor even told the minister SHE was running the show!!!
As B&B owner, the reviewer's experience may have been different if she had attended the rehearsal. Missing it created confusion for her and the pastor, but I provided direction. Earlier on wedding day, she arrived with flowers/vases to make arrangements and we worked with her to complete them on dining room table and later put on guest tables. I and my team work hard to make each wedding very special as our reviews attest, and I regret that was not the experience for this family member.,
honeymoon. absolutely fantastic. a little on the pricey side but otherwise wonderful!
Beautiful,comfortable, clean and welcoming!. What a wonderful experience! We were in Grapevine for a business trip and were thrilled with this beautiful B and B! The owners were kind and accomodating, the rooms fabulous,clean and very comfortable and the breakfasts were delicious! I can't wait to go back!
Southern Hospitality at it's Best. I had a wonderful 2 night stay in May, 2009 at this beautiful home... It was so peaceful and such lovely gardens in which to walk, sit, read, etc. Just a short walk to the historic district and it's shops and eateries, too. The owner/hostess is such a gracious lady who made the most delicious breakfasts.... oh, those buttermilk biscuits! She made me feel so at home here & my room was so large,spacious & clean, with large walk-in closet & refrigerator with water and soft drinks. The lower and upper verandas were great places to sit ( I loved swing downstairs) and could surf the net there, too with the free high speed wireless service. I felt very safe and secure there . And do hope I get to go back real soon !
Very romantic. My wife and I celebrated our 18th anniversary here. Very romantic and reasonable for a B&B. I highly recommend staying here.
Wonderful experience!. We will be recommending GM to our friends! We spent our 32nd anniversary at Garden Manor this past March. It was everything we had hoped for and more! The weather was chilly so we did not get to enjoy the gardens like we had wanted, but everything else was wonderful. Read the rest of the reviews and believe them!! Only one bad review in all, but there are always disgruntled customers!
Great Place for Couples and Relaxation. The owner/hostess is wonderful and so very friendly. The location is fantastic for those looking to walk to historic downtown Grapevine and it's wine tasting shops.
Comfort, relaxing, quaint. This is a fabulous B&B with comfy beds and fabulous coffee. We had a great night's sleep there. Plus, the town of Grapevine is great for an early morning walk. I highly recommend this place!
Superb hospitality!. We reserved all four rooms for family to gather to celebrate my son's birthday. Every room was comfortable and tastefully decorated. Each room had a mini fridge that was stocked with the preferences Judy asked about when I made the reservation. Service was excellent, including the chocolates on the bed every day and the information about restaurants and attractions within walking distance. The food was delicious and included fresh fruit, croissants, quiche, and orange juice that tasted like it was fresh squeezed. The weather was cold while we were there so I would love to go back when it's warmer to partake of the veranda and the beautiful garden grounds.
Very welcoming. Our first stay here was great -- we'll definitely recommend it to others. Especially liked their "express" check-in that allowed us to come and go as we pleased. Room was very comfortable and nicely decoreated. It was too cold to be outside but the gardens and the porches look lovely -- hope we can see them next time. Breakfast was yummy and Judy graciously got theconversation rolling so we really enjoyed visiting with the other guests. I'd definitely recommend it!
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