We were making our traditional Thanksgiving trip to Prince Edward County this year, and decided to book early so that we could get a room at Brown's Manor. We have stayed at this B&B twice before, but it has been well over a year and a half since our last visit. But we had stayed in contact with the owners, Diane and Ross, who we really like, and have stopped by to visit when we were in The County, even if we were not staying with them.
Being at Brown's Manor again was like returning home. The house is beautiful, with large guest rooms that are like something out of a movie. We stayed in a room on the third floor with an incredibly comfortable king size bed, and ensuite washroom with a big jacuzzi tub (and a seperate shower as well).
Diane and Ross are always willing to give opinions of restuarants to try, based on their own recommendations or those of other guests. And they are always interested in your opinion of restaurants, or any other experiences you have had in The County.
Breakfast is served at 9:00AM, at a large diningroom table, where you get to chat with the other guests. I'll be honest, that this use to be one of my main concerns with staying at a B&B. But we have found that we always have a great experience at the Brown's Manor dining table, meeting interesting folks, and often find ourselves at the table chatting for well over an hour with the other guests.
Ross and Diane put out an impressive spread for breakfast. There is always lots of coffee and orange juice. Our breakfast this time started with fresh fruit, granola and yogurt. Then comes the main course, which was egg-based on both mornings, and yet uniquely different from the day before. And there was lots of toast with delicious home-made jams and perserves. I can't imagine any guest leaving the table hungry at Brown's Manor.
The County is a wonderful place to visit, with lots to do in the summer and fall months. But this B&B is so relaxing, you want to make sure you save yourself some time to just chill out on the veranda with a good book and a glass of wine.
Of all the B&Bs we have stayed at over the years, we have not experienced more hospitable hosts than Diane and Ross, who continue to make it a pleasure to visit Prince Edward County, and specifically Brown's Manor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Prince Edward County designated Heritage House with three elegant bedrooms available for guests. Tastefully furnished and very spacious, all with large ensuite bath. A leisurely 5 min. stroll to the picturesque Picton Main St., for theatre, shopping and fine dining. Two blocks away from the Crystal Palace and Yacht Club. We offer a relaxed atmosphere both outdoors on the homes' signature wrap around veranda and gardens or in our indoor turn-of-the-century common areas. Enjoy a full breakfast made with the finest of County products, served in the sunny dining room. 15 Minutes from some of Canada's best beaches including Sandbanks Provincial Park. Beach package available: parking pass, beach chairs, towels and cooler, on a first come basis. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Brown's Manor Bed And Breakfast Picton, Ontario, Canada