Five stars are not an adequate rating for this delightful Inn. The fact that the Willows Inn is located 15 miles from Shakespeare, was no detriment in light of what we experienced in comfort and accommodation. Each breakfast was a new delight--and we now know why an excellent cooking school is located at the inn! For the past 20 years we've gone to Shakespeare and stayed in Ashland. But, we will never stay in Ashland again! Our first choice will forevermore be the Willows Inn. The tranquility alone was worth the visit. Although chirping birds, resident frogs, and the sound of waterfalls provided an enchanting way to fall asleep at night upon our silky, freshly laundered, sheets under a soft down comforter and perched upon fluffy cloud pillows, while we savored a divine chocolate truffle! The grounds compare to Lithia Park in their glory and we felt so welcome and pampered there. When we pulled away all we could say to each other was I want more, so much MORE of the Willows Inn--until next year dear friends!