I would like to take this time to thank Mr. Rueben and his staff and the 3 women that were present while I was visitng Rutheglen Mansion for making my visit so memoriable.
I'm a 45 year old native american women who was placed at Rutherglen when I was 14 years old, and at that time it was a girls group home and I do have to say that it was a life changing experience for me.
There were about 12 of us girls all ranging from the age of 14 to 18 years of age and we were all there for one reason or another.
I was placed there because I had no family to go to and at the time they could not find a foster home for me so I stayed there for about 1 year.
I felt that when I walked into the mansion I was very welcomed and I told the staff that I used to live there as a young adolescent.
Everyone was very interested in my story and it felt good to put closure to some sad,but also good memory's.The staircase is something that I always dream about and the hidden staicases were always in my dreams but I could not remember where they were coming from until I opened the doors to them.
I shed alot of tears and took alot of pictures and found that where we carved our name's on the wall that they had never been sanded off.
It is such a beautiful mansion and I hope to go back there again someday.
Mr. Rueben made me feel so welcomed and said that I was the first young women to return there and share my story.
I hope that if any other women that were there in 1978 and by chance that they read this story that someday we can get together and reminece and share our stories.
From the looks of it Mr. Rueben has taken very good care of it and to make it a dining place was a wonderful idea.
So I hope all that read this and go there to visit may you have a wonderful stay and I hope you get to meet the wonderful Mr. Rueben !!!!
Betty M James
We had an wonderful Sunday Brunch experience at the Mansion. The staff was friendly, the food was great, and the service was excellent. The carmelized fruit for dessert was the perfect ending to our meal.
I really enjoy it there I sense a feeling of comfort.I do think it needs some sprucing up inside, nothing to costly some fresh paint and stain and lots of scrubing oiling the furniture.....I would love to see the place restored it is awesome.It was nice and freindly and we sat and watched racoons playing out the window.Food was pretty good but the two times I have been there it is not as explained in menu.I think things need to be as they say (consistant).Very nice people I will still go back hope to see improvement grow.....
When we went to our Mother's day brunch we noted that there was a ramp for disabled people. However, the ramp was blocked on the inside by tables and chairs for customers. Not wanting to cause a problem on such a busy day, I phoned the manager, Ruben, and shared with him that my husband had difficulty getting inside the restaurant. I had to carry his knee scooter (he had surgery on his foot and not able to put any weight on his still casted leg). He struggled getting up the steps to the entrance. A few days before our brunch reservation, we were called by the restaurant and confirmed our request. We were asked if we wanted upstairs or down and we advised them of the surgery issue and needing to be downstairs. We were never told that there was no ramp available for use. When I spoke with Ruben on the phone, he advised that they were working on the problem and that perhaps next time it would be easier for my husband to get in. What happened to the American with Disabilities act? The food was good, but attention to detail needed to be addressed in the cleanliness department. We sat in an enclosed porch area, next to a window that had food and dirt on the sill. Not real appetizing!
We went to the mother's day brunch - May 13, 2007. We purposely made our reservations well in advance for a table INSIDE the main dining room. My father-in-law gets cold easily and he can't tolerate any cold.
Despite arriving EARLY, we still had to wait 20 minutes to be "seated". We were seated on the outside porch next to a door going outside. It was 60 degrees! that day and I told them that was not acceptable. They told us they would keep the door closed - NOT! I again asked to be moved and was told we would have to go back in line and wait another 30 minutes!!! It was so cold I was freezing - and I never get cold. I repeatedly asked the waitress to close the door. She would give me a dirty look and ignore me.
The food was what you would expect at any old food buffet - the usual cold salads and fresh fruit and vegetables. The hot food was old and stale. The buffet line was set up with two lines opposite each other. There was barely enough room for people to serve themselves and then waiters, etc. would rush through yelling "hot food", we need to get through, etc. etc. etc.
$100.00 for 4 people. If you like to be treated like dirt and waste your hard earned money, this would be a great place to go!
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