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“Outstanding Hospitality, Beautiful Accommodations!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Silken Retreat

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Silken Retreat
Ranked #1 of 7 Port Elgin B&B and Inns
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
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“Outstanding Hospitality, Beautiful Accommodations!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2012

This place is very polished an spotlessly clean. The house has been beautifully restored and is quiet and comfortable. It is the perfect blend of antique and contemporary including all the amenities you might expect. Our bathroom was huge and really well appointed.

Hosts Priscilla and Ken were gracious and engaging creating a warm, relaxing atmosphere for us to enjoy. Priscilla's breakfast was awesome. She provided good recommendations for shopping and dining and the house is close to the centre of town so it is a short walk to the best restaurants.

We enjoyed sitting on the front porch in the summer evening with a glass of wine and some good conversation. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

We recently spent an overnight in this beautifully redecorated home. Our room was comfortable and lacked nothing. Capturing brief glimpses of the other rooms showed that they too were beautiful and well supplied. The hosts were warm and a real pleasure to spend time with. Breakfast was a culinary delight and exceeded all expectations.
Thank you to Ken and Priscilla for a wonderful time. I look forward to visiting again and will surely recommend your retreat to friends and colleagues!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

We recently stayed at this B & B. The hosts,Ken and Priscilla were charming, as was the century old home they have restored for travelers to enjoy.Even though the home has been restored, they kept the 'century old' feel to it. Ken and Priscilla made us feel welcome from the minute we walked in the door. We stayed in the Cavelle Room.which is one of the rooms that did not have a tub, rather, a shower. BUT it worked for us.The room was bright, decorated with lovely 'old' style furniture and had a very comfortable queen bed. Breakfast was excellent, and we dined with the other guests in an informal setting. It was a great experience, and we intend to go back to this B & B. Thanks Ken and Priscilla! L & B B

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Deep River, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

Me and my husband loved it here. Priscilla was a wonderful hostess, she stored our bicycles in her garage to keep them safe for us (we were travelling by bike). Everything about this B&B was perfect. Beautiful room, private bathroom, confortable bed, excellent breakfast (although my husband found it not quite filling enough). I especially loved the Kureg right outside our bedroom door, and the comfy bathrobes. We planned our next day's trip while sipping tea our on the deck. Within walking distance of restaurants (5 min) and beach (15-20 min).

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

My husband and I chose Silken Retreat for a night this past summer. We were so impressed with the entire experience. Ken and Priscilla were charming and interesting hosts who attended to all our needs. The beautiful century home has been renovated to include modern ammenities without sacrificing charm and history (Lady Eaton used to stay here!). We had access to a lovely balcony in the evening where we sipped wine and watched the stars. The breakfast was exceptional and included a delicious smoothy made from local berries and yummy waffles. We wouldn't hesitate to return or to recommend this to our friends.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

Looking to have some down time, if you love a gorgeous veranda to sit on and have your coffee, or perhaps in the garden this is the place for this. The rooms have been lovingly refurbished ask Priscilla for those details. Just a wonderful holiday and close to the beach. Plan to go back again!

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

I had the opportunity to stay at Silken Retreat a few weeks ago. The purpose of the retreat was to work on a writing project in serene, comfortable and clean surroundings, and Silken was the perfect choice! From the outside, Silken looks like a perfectly preserved Victorian home--there's a wrap-around porch that just begs for you to relax on in the cushioned swing-chair, and a backyard-patio where you can put your feet up and sip a glass of wine. Inside, the rooms feature their own en suite bathrooms, super-high-thread count bedding, and beautiful, big windows to enjoy the view. But the absolute best thing for me was how clean the rooms were. Everything was pristine. And the breakfasts--delicious! For a coffee-addict like me, being able to enjoy a Keurig brew in the privacy of my room, AND a latte with breakfast in the dining room, was pure heaven. All in all, Silken was an excellent choice for me--it was a writing retreat that felt like a luxury getaway. I'll go back again for sure!

MM.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Silken Retreat
Address: 570 Johnston Ave, Port Elgin, Ontario N0H 2C0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Bruce County > Port Elgin
Amenities:
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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