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“A 5-Star Retreat”
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Silken Retreat
Ranked #1 of 7 Port Elgin B&B and Inns
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Just returned from a two-night stay at Silken Retreat. This place is perfection. From the feather-top bed to the Jacuzzi tub, this B&B has EVERY modern convenience you could ask for. And it’s charming as can be---as are the hosts (who also speak French). Rooms are quite private, each with (meticulously clean) ensuite bath. Décor is modern, elegant, and serene; it feels like my favourite spa. Spent time sitting on the covered porch, second floor balcony (watching fireworks!), and even in the garden under the trees. There are plenty of places to relax and put your feet up after a day at the beach. Free Wi-Fi, a Keurig coffee station, and a mini fridge are definite perks. Breakfast was top-notch. Had a smoothie, fresh fruit, home-made banana bread, yogurt, and granola, followed by eggs benedict. It was scrumptious! Very peaceful and comfortable with all the amenities of the best 5-star hotel. Highly recommended and will definitely return!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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4  Thank B J
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

My husband and I wanted a B&B in the Port Elgin area with charm and a sense of history but also the modern amenities we like. We found all that and more! The location is good as it's near the downtown area and not far from the shores of Lake Huron. The rooms are comfortable and the decor is soothing. Priscilla is a wonderful hostess - it's clear she loves the home and sharing it with her guests. She has added some unexpected extras that are sure to please - a coffee station with a Keurig, a computer and desk, Wi-Fi, TV, and comfy bathrobes. The gardens are gorgeous and there is a large front porch with lots of sitting areas for reading or chatting. We were particularly impressed with the breakfasts - tasty, generous, healthy, prepared with fresh ingredients and beautifully presented. We are already looking forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank northernlight1422
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

My fiancée and I had the pleasure of staying at Priscilla and Ken's bed-and-breakfast last week for two nights. We stayed in the McClung room, which was cozy and nicely decorated, fitted with a comfortable king size bed. The bathroom was large with a double sink and jetted tub. The entire bed-and-breakfast itself was spotless. We had a chance to peek into the other two rooms as we were the only guest staying in b&b at that time, and they too were beautifully decorated and a good size.

Although the place is newly renovated, this bed-and-breakfast is full of character and charm. Every corner of this home has a story, which Priscilla is happy to share with her guests. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, with plenty of sitting areas to relax and enjoy the outdoors. This bed-and-breakfast is also steps away from the main drag and only a few short blocks away from arguably the best fine dining restaurant in town, Andres.

Breakfast both mornings was healthy, delicious and quite filling! Our first began with a multi-fruit smoothie, followed by fresh fruits and a couple of slices of homemade banana bread. Then out came the homemade waffles with fresh raspberries, blueberries and sweetened whipped cream and of course, real maple syrup. Our second breakfast consisted of a different but it's just as tasty smoothie followed by berries, granola and yogurt with a couple of slices of cranberry nut bread.
The main course was a beautifully presented plate of bacon, scrambled eggs on toast and grilled cherry tomatoes and mushrooms.

Most importantly, I should mention that the hospitality during our stay was exceptional. My fiancée and I were interested in renting mountain bikes to explore the Bruce Trail. Although she didn't know of a nearby rental shop at the time when we first asked her, she was quick to ask around and find an answer for us within the hour. She directed us to the neighbouring town and sure enough, Martin's bicycle shop in Southampton rented a variety of good quality bikes. She also offered to make dinner reservations for us, and always made sure we felt comfortable and welcome.

To put this review into context, I have had the good fortune to stay at a number luxury hotels and accommodations, including various Fairmont and Four Seasons hotels around the world. Silken retreat undoubtedly delivers top quality and value for the nominal nightly rate charged. Needless to say, we will definitely be returning.

Room Tip: The Eaton room is slightly larger and sunnier than the other queen room. The McClung room is at the...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank gdotso
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Address: 570 Johnston Ave, Port Elgin, Ontario N0H 2C0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Bruce County > Port Elgin
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Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Port Elgin
Number of rooms: 3
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Silken Retreat Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada

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