A lovely note from Mrs. Baldry, the Howtown Hotel's proprietress, confirming your reservation. Beats an e-mail any day! I'm really looking forward to this review. Stay tuned!
Monday, May 9, 2016
Booking the Old Fashioned Way- The Howtown Hotel, Cumbria
Mr. Pointsninja and I have a visit to England upcoming. We'll be staying in the Lake District for a couple of days where chain hotels are thin on the ground. I kind of like going places like that because it forces me out of my rut and makes me do some research to find the right place. I ended up picking the Howtown Hotel, the furthest thing from a chain that I could find. As you can see, it has a website, but that's about where its connection with the modern world ends. You can't book online. You can't even pay with a credit card. But what you can do is call to get a spot in "the book." Then you write them a letter (kids, that's the paper thing that goes in a envelope) setting out your reservation request. What you'll get back is this: