Charming & Beautiful, Feels Like Home
From the moment we pulled up to State Street Inn, I fell in love with the charm of the corner lot estate. It was a very rainy day when we arrived but the house’s yellow and brick detail stood out in the gloom. Our host, Joan greeted us at the back door with a friendly smile and large umbrella before giving us a brief tour of the incredible first floor.
The back door immediately opens into the large dining area, where a rectangle table sits in the middle and smaller round tables line the windows. Baskets of snacks and treats, freshly baked cookies, bottled water, and a Keurig coffee maker with a generous selection of coffee, teas and hot chocolate are at your disposal all day and night.
Off to one corner of this room is a small fitness area with a couple of cardio machines, light weights and a compact refrigerator (that guests are welcomed to use). From this room are a few steps leading outside to a nice stone patio, hot tub and putting green.
The extremely immaculate and beautiful chef’s kitchen is on the left and original pocketdoors invite you into a wonderfully decorated living room with an antique piano by the front bay window, brick fireplace and a quaint sitting room off to the side.
At the top of the stairs are 4 doors to each of the guest rooms. We stayed in the “Green Room”, which consisted of a lovely gray queen-sized bed dressed in soft green linens and pillows (unbelievably comfortable – we slept like babies), a wood dresser & mirror, small end table, tv in the corner and full bathroom (with the cute little sink outside of the bathroom). This room was simply decorated, comfortable and stocked with plenty of water bottles, bath products, towels and anything else one would need for a relaxing stay. Robes and hangers hung in the closet in the rear of the room.
Fred (Joan’s husband) cooked us delicious breakfasts of fresh eggs each morning of our stay and was helpful in giving us information about the house, area and things to do. Fresh fruit, yogurt, pastries and a variety of cereals were also available.
State Street Inn is centrally located and close to many restaurants and places to check out, including Dover Downs Casino, Downtown Dover and the Dover Air Force Base and Air Mobility Command Museum. We were here for a college football game at Wesley College, which is conveniently only a few blocks away.
The husband and I both really enjoyed our stay here and promised ourselves that when we return to the area, we’re definitely staying here again. Highly recommended!!
*Note* – The torrential and horrendous downpour caused flooding on many of the streets, including State Street. I understand things like that don’t happen often, but it’s something to be aware of.
– Also for those wondering, there is front or side street parking and in the driveway around back, if there are available spots.
reviewed August 2018