William, thank you, we always appreciate feedback from our guests. We also recognize that we can't please everyone! People have different needs, tastes, and expectations, different horizons. Important therefore that guests read thru the information provided in our listing before deciding to book so that they know clearly what to expect, and so that they are not left wanting for certain amenities. For instance, based on the information provided in the listing, our guests would know not to expect a microwave. What an awful thing to do to food!
Just a few things I would clarify here for the benefit of future guests:
The stairs are quite safe, the tread worn over a century of use, but even and stable and with a railing that is of standard height. No one, neither guests nor home inspectors, have ever found the staircase to be in any way unsafe.
The "bed on the floor" mentioned here is a brand new and very comfortable, plush 12" futon on a platform frame. Also, a futon on a platform frame by the fireplace downstairs.
The type of furnishings, while not suited to this guests idea of comfort, have served amply at many a gathering.
Again, never before an issue and quite clearly pictured in the photos shown on the listing.