My boyfriend and I stayed at this beautiful B&B when in town for a wedding. The owners and very friendly and fun to talk to. We were really pleased with the room and facilities. The bed was very comfy and the whole place had the clean country homey feel B&B goers look for. It has everything you'd want in spades and then the perks shine through!
It started with Trixie, the local farmers herding dog who has become one of the family, greeting us in the lane. She's so friendly it's like having your own dog for the weekend.
In the morning we had an amazing breakfast with fresh fruit, homemade granola, various cereals, breads and so many different jams and spreads I couldn't try them all. Everything was laid out for us and ready to go when we came down and Mary Helen brought in some french press coffee with a smile and a joke or two. After our starters we sat for a minute with Ron and chatted about the B&B and the sugar bush while waiting for the hot entrée. We had the traditional eggs and bacon breakfast the first day, all cooked to perfection and then the second day Don whipped up some of his special orange zest french toast with their own maple syrup, served up with ham. Easily the best french toast and syrup I have ever had.
While there Don offered to take us on a tour through the maples and taught us about harvesting sap and how to look for the good trees and what not, then took us up to the sugar shack to explain the whole process.
They aren't messing about when they say it is the authentic Canadian experience. We loved every minute of our stay and will be going back for sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come experience the beauty of the Ottawa Valley while enjoying country hospitality and authentic Canadian experiences. Our new home offers an unparalleled bed and breakfast experience minutes away from Canada's internationally known Algonquin Park. Enjoy a peaceful sleep, a hearty breakfast featuring local food and refreshing country air. Each room is spacious and tastefully appointed with antique furnishings. Bedrooms comprise private bathrooms and include bedding with line-dried fine cotton sheets, wool duvets and comfortable mattresses. Travelling companions or families can enjoy our suite which consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom and sitting room. Whether passing through or just looking to have a refreshing time away The Deakins Bed & Breakfast offers opportunities to enjoy vegetable and floral gardens, heritage landscaping, a quiet patio overlooking the wild apple orchard, sublime views of our bucolic setting from our two porches and golf two minutes away. The Deakins also offer two or three-day experience packages where guests immerse themselves in local nature, culture and history. "One of the Best Places to B&B in Ontario" - Janet Higgins ... more less