This is our second visit to Weatherpine, but we've met the hosts over the years because they also work at various functions such as the progressive dinners, wine events, and Shaw Festival events. They makes them great sources of reliable information.
Doug and Phyllis are great hosts, food is excellent and home-made, great amenities, blah blah blah. It's all been said before. Other reviews described it accurately, but the reviewers have left out important details that are totally unrelated to the usual B&B frou-frou stuff.
The main house has four rooms, but we really like the garden room that's adjacent. You can drive your car right up to its door. Knee problems are a non-issue, Once in the room, another door opens onto your own private garden area with deck table and chairs. They have Wi-Fi, but I didn't check to see if it worked in the garden. The bathroom has a combination shower and steam room. After a hard day at the Shaw Festival, the ladies can read a newspaper and sip tea or coffee outside amid the flowers, while you can recline in your own steam room, slug back a complimentary Diet Coke from the fridge, and think about nothing. It's like having your own man-cave.
Weatherpine is right across the street from the Pillar and Post. You can get a day pass to use their fitness and spa facilities. That's really handy. The location is also good for going to the theatres. We borrowed a couple of Doug's bikes and cycled down the street to the Courthouse Theatre to catch a matinée of Drama at Inish. Not only did we save six bucks for parking, but we got out of the parking lot before anybody else. That counts for a lot.
Doug does a lot of his own B&B maintenance, including restoring his 1952 MG TD. It caught my eye as I got the bikes out of the shed. That car is a beauty to behold. These cars were from the golden age of motoring, before British-Leyland plunged cars into the dark ages. Ok, so guests can't actually drive the MG, but it's really neat to check out. I was also pleased to see some articles and objects related to Doug's long-time military service, including his recent time in Afghanistan. These were very tastefully displayed on the dining room piano.
Important update: when we left on Friday morning, the flower pots had all been hung along the balcony. Not a big deal for me, but my wife really love it. Also, special mention goes to the delicious Eggs Benedict prepared on the morning of our departure. In short, you'll sleep well, eat well, and have opportunities for relaxation. We will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This romantic 5 room Country Inn is located directly across the street from the Pillar and Post Hotel with its excellent Spa and restaurant. We are 5 blocks away from the downtown core - a 10 minute walk, close enough to get to but far enough away to enjoy quiet surroundings. Each room has its own entrance from the outside so you can come and go as you please. All of the rooms have their own bathroom and each room also has a fridge with complimentary water, juice, coffee and tea centre. We have free use of the telephone for both local and North American long distance and free wireless internet. Also on site we have bicycles that are free for guest use. A full breakfast awaits you each morning. Our goal is to help you make the best of your holiday. ... more less
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