There's always a bit of chance when choosing a B & B - no chain reputation or record to rely on - which adds to the fun of discovering the perfect one. We did, at the Elmwood.
Jay and Carol are wonderful, welcoming, hosts who put us in the "Library", an antique-filled room on the main floor of their Victorian-era mansion. If the bedroom portrayed that era, the large bathroom did not. The shower was complete with additional horizontal jets that made for a unique kick start to the morning. The bathtub, with its array of air jets, was imposing but untried by us.
Carol's breakfasts in the charming Victorian dining room were spectacular: lots of fresh fruit, fancy home-made breads that catered wonderfully to my Austrian heritage, and once a memorable breakfast souffle!
The inn is set well back from the street in a residential neighbourhood, so noise is not a factor. It is a 20-minute stroll to the heart of Charlottetown, where we followed Carol and Jay's advice to find excellent restaurants. And they provided lots of thoughtful little touches, such as a fridge in our room with an ambitious ice-maker, and the provision by Jay of his annual National Parks pass that gave us free access to the lovely - and empty - beaches.
We've stayed at a number of B & B's on three continents; the Elmwood tops our list.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Trip Advisor "Certificate of Excellence" for four consecutive years and Winner of 2013 Travelers' Choice Award as the 13th Top B&B in Canada. Elmwood's unique location offers peace and privacy for your special time away. An acre estate outside the business core but just 12 blocks walk to theatre, dining, shopping. Only city B&B or Inn not on street or corner: street noises fade away as you have a great sleep on pillow-top queen beds (one King), luxury private baths - 4 double whirlpools, fireplaces, antiques, quilts and delicious fresh gourmet breakfasts, happy to create special diet items, great coffee and teas. Two limited accessible first floor rooms with walk in showers. All offer WiFi, TV/DVD/vcrs, iPod docks, phones, parking. Private, personal, friendly service. Welcome! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elmwood Heritage Inn Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada