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Howe Island B&B
Ranked #1 of 12 Gananoque B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 June 2013

My partner and I enjoyed our weekend stay at this property. We were greeted warmly by the owner, Wendy. It wasn't long before we were in relaxation mode. We enjoyed coffee and tea on the deck, taking in the picturesque scenery. The breakfasts were amazing and both of us were very satisfied. Wendy is a kind and friendly host. After talking for a few minutes, we felt right at home. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone wanting a quiet and relaxing getaway. It's very nice to be situated on an island, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2013 via mobile

My fiancé and I only stayed one night and didn't have great weather(overcast and rain) but we still really enjoyed our stay and were in awe of the beauty surrounding us. Our hosts were warm, inviting and informative. Our quarters were comfortable, clean and simple. The property was landscaped and set up impeccably. The water front captivating and plenty of good seats to lounge and relax. We suggest a long walk, jog or bike ride on road around island to capture and take in great views of nostalgic old barns and farms and great green hills and pastures. On top of a made to order relaxing stay, breakfast was above and beyond delicious, plentiful and charming. The jones were incredible hosts and found their calling when they opened their home to share the beauty of Howe island. Would love a return stay!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

Our family stayed at this B&B, for one night, during the second week of May, on our way to Montreal. It is situated on a beautiful and secluded/quiet island, yet only a short and easy drive
and ferry ride to Gananoque. On the shore of the river, amid the 1000 Islands, the house and the rooms were clean and comfortable. We all slept well and enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. Dave and Wendy were friendly, informative, and accommodating hosts; makes you feel like you are staying with family; especially, appreciate their willingness to let us check in early and offer us a discount, (since it was still early in the season). Now, that our kids are older, it is nice to avoid the motel/hotel scene for the quiet, personal service, and quality that a good B&B can
provide. We really made the right choice this time.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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ChiefMeknowhowe, Owner at Howe Island B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2013

We appreciate your review especially coming from such an experienced TripAdvisor Reviewer! We enjoyed your company very much which is key to our business! Since your visit we've been awarded the TripAdvisor CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE largely due to folx like you taking the time to care! We're very grateful and hope to host you again some day!

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Reviewed 30 April 2013

We really lucked out with Howe Island Winery B&B last month! Not only was our room cozy, clean and quiet, but the whole of the property was so welcoming and warm. The location, on Howe Island, was perfect - just remote enough (but still really easy to hope across on the little ferry, which takes 2 minutes). Breakfast was very special indeed (not only the absolutely delicious food, but the stunning view across the water). Lastly, but definitely not least, we found Wendy & David to be just the most welcoming hosts, and great company over a glass of wine one evening. Very highly recommended!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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HoweIslandWinery, Owner at Howe Island B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2013

We're thrilled you enjoyed yourselves and have such memories to take back "home" with you! Good health to you both all the very best for the big event! in Sept! cHOWE!

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Reviewed 19 March 2013

Beautiful, tranquil, perfect taste of peaceful Canada - David and Wendy are the perfect hosts, breakfast was superb, they were friendly and accommodating and their gardens are immaculate. Access to the river is possible for a quick swim. We stayed in their 2 bedroom/shared bathroom lodge, Riverview Room (Queen) & Dan's Room (Double). The lodge looks out over the garden and onto the river, we saw fireflies hovering around which added to the beautiful setting. Would love to stay again!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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ChiefMeknowhowe, Owner at Howe Island B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2013

We're proud of our unique riverside setting and appreciate your endorsement of our hospitality! We had a record harvest and our first vintage is showing great promise! Come and sample the fruits of our labour! cHOWE!

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Reviewed 11 November 2012

My husband I spent a wonderful weekend on Howe Island. The vineyard was beautiful, the accommodations great, and the owners Wendy and Dave couldn't have been more accommodating. Getting to the island by ferry starts off a unique and picture-perect adventure. Driving to the B&B through a quiet country road and seeing this beautiful spot on the water is breathtaking on arrival. The family-style breakfasts around the owners' kitchen table are delicious and a great opportunity for conversation and an exchange of information. Low-key, friendly, comfortable and absolutely beautiful surroundings. We highly recommend this B&B and will be back!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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HoweIslandWinery, Owner at Howe Island B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2012

We appreciate your kind Review. Your assessment "a unique and picture-perect adventure" in "Low-key, friendly, comfortable and absolutely beautiful surroundings" is precisley what we strive for. We're pleased you 'discovered Howe to relax!

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Reviewed 26 October 2012

We were very happy with our stay at the Winery, and I only wish we could have stayed longer. A look at the photos posted by other commentators say all there is to say about the location. Wonderful views in a super quiet, soothing environment.
Our hosts Wendy & Dave were extremely kind and genuine with us, welcoming us like members of the family. Although we had already returned to France, they took the time to send a missing SD card from a Nintendo DS that my daughter had left behind. Nice and considerate.
Wendy and Dave also made no issue of our late arrival, at around 10:00pm. A nice gesture, not so common with B&B owners.
However I would advise arriving before dusk, even if we experienced no problem finding the B&B since we had the exact address. Then you can always leave the island later to have dinner on the continent. Rooms were very comfortable and quite, although a glass door in one of our rooms let too much light in in the morning.
Breakfast was abundant, refined, healthy and ultra tasty ( blueberry filled muffins were sooo good!)
Also , there is a very nice beach on the Saint Lawrence river just a few minutes drive from the Island off the main ferry. Speaking of ferries, we found operators on both of them a bit rude.
All told, Howe island winery is a great place, run by great people; and I can only recommend for at least two or three nights there to really make the most of the place and its surroundings.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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HoweIslandWinery, Owner at Howe Island B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2012

We wish you'd been able to stay longer as well, enjoyed your family and company very much! Thanx for your kind review, I may have a little chat with the ferry operators. Cheers!

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Additional Information about Howe Island B&B

Address: 1976B Howe Island Dr, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2V6, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Gananoque
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Gananoque
Price Range: £90 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only 1000 Islands B&B on 250ft of absolute St Lawrence River shoreline, our Howe Island home has origins dating back to the early 1800's. We're located conveniently between Kingston & Gananoque. Come and relax on our deck or riverside hammock and watch the bird life and the river slip past. Discover why we say '' Discover Howe to relax! '' You'll love our enclosed sunroom overlooking the river and gardens and the cozy lounge. Howe Island B&B is very much an escape and dare we say, 'far from the madding crowd'! Gardenview and Vineyardview rooms are Air Conditioned, totally private and accommodate two couples or mature family. Lawton Lodge is a self contained cabin with screened porch and can accommodate two couples or a small family. Yes, you can even cruise up to our private boat dock! All that at just $185 per room per night (maximum 2 guests per room). Ask about our SUITE DEALS! ... more   less 
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