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River Ridge Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 4 Paris B&B and Inns
Oakville, Canada
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14 reviews
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“Quite, nice, friendly host”
Reviewed 21 April 2010

I stayed there for a couple of weeks and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The place is very charming and the host very friendly and helpful. This is a very good alternative to the usual dead-boring hotels in the area.

I stayed in the masters den, which I found was the most attractive of the rooms and I will certainly recommend RRBB to anyone looking for a weekend out of town or to business travelers (like myself) who have had enough of best western.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled on business
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countryfriend, Owner at River Ridge Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 3 July 2011
While it has been a while, this review always makes me smile when I see the title. Admittedly, I am humbled by the compliment, but as a former elementary school teacher, (who tried to teach 10 year olds about tricky homonyms and commonly mispelled words), I believe that this review was intended to be entitled as 'Quiet', rather than 'quite' friendly host, which is why the comma...hence the smile....for the meaning changes significantly for our potential guests.
For those travelling on business, who would like a change to the quiet of a countryside location, please note that choosing us, offers that but without forfeiting all the ammenities you're used to having a hotel host provide. Our guest rooms are each equipped with iron and ironing board, hair dryer and more that is mentioned on our website. The satellite based Wifi internet is offered not only in our guest rooms, but it turns out that it is accessible in our pool cabana too! There is no extra charge for Wifi or parking and your vehicle would be right within steps of our guest access front door. We hope you will knock on this particular door sometime soon, choose us as your hosts, and enjoy your business trip to Paris, or nearby Ayr, Brantford, Cambridge or Woodstock by adding country 'Quiet' to your trip! ~:)
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Reviewed 11 January 2010

I needed a place to stay for 2 nights as I had a commitment close by. Tried the Comfort Inn, Quality Inn, and others, but there appeared to be a little kid hockey tournament on and the place was overrun by Gretzky wanna bees and sharp skates, so I took a pass. Called Cathy at River Ridge and she convinced me to make the 10 minute trip to see The Pinery (my suite). Room was very clean, and cozy, with an electric fireplace, a sitting room, and large queen size bed with lots of pillows. Very quiet and I had no problem sleeping. The bath was full with a very nice shower and a view to the rear and river edge of the property. I could see a pool which I am sure would be very nice on a hot summer day. I enjoyed a nice continental breakfast of eggs, ham, an english muffin, grapefruit (with maple and cinnamon) and endless coffee as well as a great chat with Paul and Cathy the owners. I felt completely at home, and I am sure anyone else staying there would feel the same. The friendly service was top notch. I came in late the second night, and no problem, the light was on, fireplace working, and again an easy sleep. If you are ever in the Paris/ Brantford area and need a place to lay your head, give these fine folks a call. They are in the yellow pages, or riverridgeretreat.com. Enjoy your trip

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled on business
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countryfriend, Owner at River Ridge Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 3 July 2011
Again, time has passed, but nonetheless, we do appreciate the time that this former guest took out of his busy schedule to write the review, as much as we appreciate the time he took, to venture the drive out of town to check us out before deciding to stay with us. In the 'off season' it is a little bit easier for us to make a conditional booking, based on the individual coming to look first and assessing the suitability of our place for them. During the spring/summer and fall we invite people, if our website does not provide enough info for them to make a final decision, and if circumstances permit, to make an appointment and come and check us out first before finalizing their booking, but cannot always hold the room for extended timelines for this purpose. We do though want you to be sure that our kind of place, is what you're looking for...and we are grateful to Trip Advisor for their role in helping potential guests make an informed choice of us as their hosts.
At this point though, we also wanted to clarify a couple of things referred to by this former guest. Firstly, we can provide a continental breakfast, (i. e. cereal, toast and fruit) for those that make this request and prefer a low key kind of breakfast to start their day, but usually we provide a full cooked breakfast for our guests as we did for this gentlemen when he came to stay. We do try to adjust the menu for special needs whenever feasible, and with enough notice. We ask for this info in our confirmation process so that we do have advance notice to work with.
Secondly, we would like potential guests to know that we have made the decision to terminate our listing in the yellow pages which will take effect later this summer. We ask each guest to let us know how they found out about us and we have found, in this day of the internet savvy traveller that the yellow pages has not been a significant source of visitors for us..in fact only a couple bookings, in the 9 years we have been operating so far, originated from this source. However, we have made arrangements to keep our same local and toll free number, which is posted on our website, so we invite you to please be sure to give us a call when you're planning to visit our area!
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Reviewed 27 September 2009

My husband loves B&B's but I've never been much of a fan of them until we went to River Ridge B&B. We felt so welcome, relaxed and at home at River Ridge. We stayed in the Pinery room which was amazing and so comfortable. They have a beautiful eco-trail down to the Grand River, a pool and an amazing hot tub. We enjoyed seeing and hearing about the history of the house, and to top it all off they offer the most fantastic breakfast ever! We will defianetly be frequent visitors of River Ridge Bed and Breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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countryfriend, Owner at River Ridge Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 3 July 2011
The significance of the elapsed time since this review was submitted does not diminish our appreciation for the time this former guest took to submit their review, nor for their kind words. We have noticed that indeed many North Americans are reluctant to consider a B & B as an accommodation provider when planning a trip, unless they have visited Europe, the UK or our country's maritime provinces and been introduced to the benefits of this kind of accommodation during those trips...where B & Bs, are the only choice.
We consider it a compliment when anyone enjoys what we offer, but particularly those who are reluctant visitors initially. For those considering a trip to our area to visit relatives or friends, conduct business, or enjoy our small town or the Grand River, who are still not sure about a stay at a Bed and Breakfast, we have posted some articles about B & B stays (written by someone other than us) on our website under the 'Resources' section, so please be sure to visit there for generic style information to consider.
As for us as our your potential hosts, please know that our aim is always, to have people leave with the feeling that, if they could, they would, return. When it does happen that people return to us, it is a real treat, for it means that we have begun the transition from 'guest' to 'friend' for when the booking is made for a return visit, we now know what you look like...lol
For some, whose circumstances do not permit them to 'return' to us, we feel that if they at least will consider, when on future outings to other communities, trying out another B & B rather than a hotel, (so that they have become 'converted' by their stay with us,) we consider it 'Mission Accomplished'.
If your 'mission' includes a visit to our area, or if you're looking for just a getaway kind of place, not too far from home...then you can accomplish it by visiting River Ridge B & B!
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Reviewed 21 July 2009

River Ridge B&B is a beautiful farmland property just outside the beautiful town of Paris, Ontario. I spent a night there recently and we were made feel so welcome that it really was a home away from home. The house is joy to behold and the room was so comfortable we found it hard to leave.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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countryfriend, Owner at River Ridge Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 3 July 2011
This concise review, deserves concise gratitude for providing it and a short, somewhat sweet, addition.
We just want those of you who are visitors from Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, to know that you are who we aspire to please and hope you will find us a candidate for becoming your hosts, while looking to find out what country in Ontario is. Ideally we aspire to host those of you planning to use us as their base for a week's stay in our province. We are centrally located between Stratford, Niagara, St. Jacob's, Toronto and Niagara, while offering country ambience and small town charm. Although it means a bit of driving, and we complain about our rising gas prices, they are still much lower than what you're used to 'back home'!
We also want those visiting from other parts of Europe, in case it helps them to know, that Cathy speaks French fluently (although not bilingual) and welcomes the chance to brush up on her French by helping you find and explore those attractions that you can travel to while making our place your home away from home!
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Property: River Ridge Bed and Breakfast
Address: 232 West River Rd | R. R. # 2, Paris, Ontario N3L 3E2, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Paris
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An authentic countryside farmhouse, decorated with antiques, that offers the tranquility of nature steeped in rural charm, all hinting at days gone by. Relax outdoors by our pool and hot tub, cycle, stroll, or even fish on site from our riverfront! Inside, en-suite bathrooms, WiFi connection, fireplaces, fridges, TV with DVD/VHS and unit A/C are among the amenities we surprise you with. Lots of parking for cars, bikes, motorcycles or plan to arrive by canoe! New in August 2013, minimum weekend stay of 2 nights..sorry to disappoint. ... more   less 
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River Ridge Bed And Breakfast Paris, Ontario, Canada

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