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Tranquil Times B&B
Powell River, Canada
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12 reviews
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“The name says it all”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Lovely B&B in the woods. Drive down a rustic lane to find splendour on a small pond. Hosts made us feel like family & were very helpful with tips for the area. Homemade chocolate cake and a bonfire with hotdogs were a nice touch before bed. Well worth the visit. We hope to see these people again... Oh, & the breakfast was delicious!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Concord, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Off the beaten path (down a dirt road)... was kind of tough on our skinny tire road bikes. In fact, I took the panniers out for my son on the next day. Bob and Adele were out meeting their new grandchild... and had arranged for a friend to watch the place (and us). I had asked if we could have a little cereal or something for dinner... there's nothing near them and we were on bicycles. Helen, their friend, had roast beef, roasted potatoes and turnips, and carrots, and green beans and homemade gravy waiting for us. OMG. Breakfast the next day was great. Basted eggs are my new standard. We were well taken care of.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Halifax, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

our hosts Bob & Adele Thompson were very hospitable and friendly. My husband took me up there for my birthday weekend. We stay 2 glorious nights. Where Adele also made a wonderful chocolate cake. Their home was very clean and cheerful. Breakfast was wonderful, with 2nds if need be. Adele is a great baker and cook. Breathtaking views of Sandy Lake. The colours were changing so we had a vibrant fire red maple tree to look at every morning. lookin forward to seeing them again in the near future.

Mary Conroy
Azores, Portugal

Room Tip: All rooms were pretty equal. All have a private bath. We stayed in the Garden Room
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shelburne, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Tranquil Times

Off to a housewarming
At Sandy Bottom Lake
We needed somewhere to stay
And found just the place

A one night stay
At Tranquil Times B&B
With a view of the lake
Lots of nature to see

We were treated like family
Adele & Bob invited us in
They were excited to meet the Aunts
Of Rosie's fiancé Karsten

We could cook in the kitchen
There was a pool for a swim
The sign in the kitchen
Arrive as strangers, leave as friends

Our room was Lakeview
With a balcony & bath ensuite
Even a small fridge
To store drinks and food to eat

With wi-fi & satellite tv
Canoe & paddle boat for the lake
Hot homemade or continental breakfast
A very welcoming place

We were given advice on the area
Where to shop or to eat
Like "Changing Tides" in Bear River
Where the clams are a good feast

As our evening drew on
Bob started a bonfire
To enjoy sitting by the lake
Before we would retire

They provided hot dogs & marshmallows
Homemade cookies & even buns
Watching the moon come up
After the setting sun

Adele's homemade popcorn
Was delicious to eat
We shared with their chocolate lab Koko
Who enjoys the treat

We chatted & laughed
Oh, our stories were many
We enjoyed the company of guests
Who were from Germany

Orders were taken for breakfast
And our hosts retired
We chatted some more
Before we left the bonfire

The beds are comfortable
The lake was so still
A fitting name for the B&B
With the name Tranquil

Guest treatment is amazing
The price is right
We would definitely come again
To spend the night

Breakfast on our balcony
Omelet, fruit, coffee, OJ & toast
We even had company
Joined for breakfast by our host

Thank you Adele & Bob
And Koko too
May life be kind
For all that you do

Room Tip: If you want a bath that is not just down the hall then choose the Lakeview Room as it has one ensuit...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed three nights at the Tranquil Times Bed and Breakfast in the Garden View room. The room is spacious and nicely decorated, with a very comfortable bed and an en suite bathroom. The location of the B&B is amazing - a waterfront property overlooking a lake with a large garden where you can sit and just relax, the only noise coming from birds, squirrels or crickets. The B&B also has canoes that you can use on the lake, which we really enjoyed - a nature lover's paradise! However, what makes this B&B really the perfect place to be are the hosts, Adele and Bob. They did everything to make us feel at home, including great conversation, delicious, home-made breakfast, sandwiches as a picnic for our hiking tours, laundry service, and bonfires with hot dogs and other complimentary food each night. We had a great time at the Tranquil Times and would have loved to stay longer. We can definitely recommend this B&B to everyone who wants to get away from their daily routine by spending some time at a quiet and peaceful location with hosts that really care about their guests.

  • Stayed September 2013
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High Bentham, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Lost count of the number of times we have been to Tranquil Times since they opened. It always exceeds our expectations. Gorgeous house, beautiful surroundings and fabulous hosts who go the 'extra mile' to ensure the perfect vacation. From fabulous breakfasts to a wealth of local knowledge, Bob and Adele are amazing. Everyone is made to feel so welcome. The evening bonfires and the clear starry skies are stunning. We have enjoyed meeting other guests from around the world. Counting the days until we can be there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Halifax, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

My wife and I have stayed at a lot of B&B's, but we have never felt more welcome or at ease than here. Bob and Adele are wonderful hosts who really went above and beyond anything I have ever experienced at any other B&B.
The actual B&B itself is very nice. We stayed in the Lake View room which had a patio and offered a view of the lake, as you would expect. The bed was very comfortable and the room was absolutely spotless. The only caveats I could possible come up with was the shower head was a bit low for me (I'm 180cm) and there was no A/C so if you mind the heat and happen to be here the half dozen or so days of the year where you'd really need it you might find the room warm. But really, if you balance that against the wonderful hosts, secluded location, delicious breakfasts and amazing value...

Room Tip: The patio off the Lake View room is very nice.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Tranquil Times B&B
Address: 193 Browns Lane | West Springhill Annapolis County, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Annapolis Royal
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Ranked #1 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Annapolis Royal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If it's peace and tranquility you long for, look no further. Tranquil Times is situated on the shoreline of Sandy Bottom Lake in Annapolis County. Swim in the pool, bounce on the trampoline or paddle the serene waters of the lake in one of our canoes. Evening bonfires are a hit, everyone loves a hot dog or marshmallows cooked on an open fire. The stars, the stars! Breakfast fit for royalty. You won't want to leave. ... more   less 
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