My husband and I stayed here for the first time on our way to Algonquin Park. It was a last minute booking and Gail graciously booked the Forest View suite for us as requested. We found the location fine using our GPS but we still drove past it because we were looking for a sign at the driveway. Other B&Bs had signs along the way. When we tentatively entered the driveway, we didn't know where to park as we didnt want to block anyone in. First impressions of the exterior of the house and surrounding forest with outcroppings of magnificent Canadian Shield...awesome!! Our suite was tastefully decorated with lots of space, very clean and private with a separate entrance. The bathroom had a great soaker tub that we took advantage of. Towels were nice and absorbant. The fireplace helped take the cool bite out of the air very quickly and the radiant floor heating felt really good on our feet. It was also only a few minutes to get to Huntsville.
I would rate this a 5 overall but we do have suggestions that would have perfected our stay, therefore cant justify a higher rating.
Observations / Suggestions for Improvement:
- a sign at the road/driveway entrance would make it quickly visible
- a sign in the driveway (guest parking here, or, park anywhere) would be helpful
- king sized bed was good and supportive but we could feel each others motion enough to wake us up
- duvet instead of thin blanket would have felt more luxurious
- provide shampoo
- upgrade the shower head
- upgrade coffee station to Keurig in lieu of instant coffee crystals
- coffee mugs had unappetizing tea stains in them
Lastly, our only real disappointment was the self catered cold breakfast. Gail had told us in advance that there would be no hot breakfast served and instead she'd have plates in the mini fridge prepared with a "European Continental" foods. We were ok with this in principle but were disappointed with the small serving, which didnt satisfy my husband at all, and reminded us more of an airline appetizer, not a meal. it consisted of one hard egg, a cold cut, a small slice of cheddar, melon/grapes, a bit of cream cheese, a spoon of butter, jam, bagel, grain bread, sweet loaf slices and mini muffin, and orange juice. This would have been more acceptable to us if the portion size wasn't so small. We went into town to get a full breakfast after we left.
Overall, the surroundings and room were very nice, hosts gracious and helpful.
- Also Known As:
- Algonquin Mists Guest Home And Retreat Huntsville, Ontario, Canada