I stayed in the Lord Tennyson room and truly enjoyed my stay. I went for a quiet getaway weekend and that is what I got. The room was spacious, beautiful and comfortable. There was a coffee maker and small refrig. The large shower and tub have a beautiful view. Breakfast was delicious! My favorite area was the private balcony with a small table and comfortable chairs. Totally private. The only time I heard anyone was when the couple below me was on their balcony when I was on mine. The Lord Tennyson room is not in the main house but is the top floor of the Garden House. The view was of beautiful trees but I could not see the lake in late summer; you might be able to see the lake during other seasons, but not summer time because of the trees. I have AT&T cell service and could only get one bar of service and then only once in while. My weekend was a solo trip and I felt completely safe (I'm female). I will go back the next time I need a weekend away.