I don't usually stay at B&B's but this one was booked for me by my wife. I've stayed in nice hotels in Niagara on the Lake and seen the plethora of B&B signs throughout the region. NOTL is a busy frenetic place, jammed on the weekends. The restaurants, wineries, shops all doing a brisk trade. The question is, how do you unwind but still be in close proximity to all that the region has to offer?
STAY AT THE CHALET B&B! Nestled off a side road in the heart of vineyards, this unassuming chalet has everything to decompress and entertain.
It all starts with a call from Elfie (co-owner) hours before check-in...any food allergies, when will you be checking in, do you have a reservation for the evening, anything else I can do? Ok, Elfie I'll need a taxi at 6:15pm to go to a winery for supper...done!
On arrival, Elfie waved me in and as I got out of the car she welcomed me and took me on a tour outside...a miniature working farm with sheep, chickens and...Alpacas! The warmth of Elfie is infectious and she takes great pride in her business and most importantly, her guests. Think of visiting that cool aunt, the one who slipped you a beer when nobody was looking, or let you drive that tractor well before you were ready to drive. Her interest in your story is infectious as well.
The rooms in the chalet are tastefully decorated, inviting and very comfortable. Very modern with an on-suite and a very comfortable bed. Being on a side road, the evening sleep was very quiet and the rooms were very cool and easy to sleep in.
At 8:30am coffee was waiting outside my room and at 9am. I was invited to the upstairs patio where Elfie greeted me to a beautiful view and...THE. BEST. BREAKFAST. EVER. The breakfast rivals anything you'll get in NOTL, hey even Paris! Coffee, juices....poached pear in Brandy sauce, and the coup de grace? Stuffed French Toast with sausage hot out of the oven...and, oh yeah, the cheese biscuits hot out of the oven. This breakfast would be over $20 in any high end restaurant!
At his point I was introduced to the other half of this dynamic duo...Gina. Gina, like Elfie is engaging, a visionary like Elfie you get the sense that these ladies didn't just back into this business. Their approach to the hospitality business is simple (should be copied, branded and used as a yardstick in any hospitality business)...create a place where people can unwind, in an environment that is inviting. Treat your guests as family and provide them the best.
I recommend the Chalet highly over any hotel in the region. Come and enjoy and meet these two dynamic ladies!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come experience rural elegance with bed and breakfast accommodation in our Chalet style home. Relax in our 10 acre country ambiance surrounded by wineries and tender fruit orchards.There is a large guest lounge with cable TV and a gas fireplace. We are home to canine and farm animals. Our canine friends live within our private residence and our farm animals are securely fenced.Feel free to stroll around our pond, garden, vineyard, visit our farm animals or just relax on our stone patio overlooking ‘Willow Pond’ ... more less
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