After reading two prior reviews from, “the young professionals” giving Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast only two stars, I feel compelled to write my own.
It was my husbands 40th and he didn’t want a big party he wanted a nice relaxing holiday with fishing, canoeing and children free! Our gracious hosts Sally and Jan gave us that, R & R, and so much more. It began with a very warm greeting and lovely tour of their piece of history, and heaven on Sunny Rock. When we saw the incredible views we knew we had made a good decision to come here.
Yes we were given a quick rundown of the water safety rules which is fine and expected! Firstly it is their home and they loan the canoes free of charge so naturally she would be very worried to loan her boats out to inexperienced swimmers. Even the strongest of swimmers can quickly find themselves in trouble. How is a nurse or surgeon useful in a water accident are they also trained in water rescue? Not sure why they felt above the water safety rules?
My husband graciously out of RESPECT of the owner listened to the rules as she would be unaware of the fact that he has maneuvered canoes in class three rapids on several solo trips and is a highly trained in all levels of water rescue. She definitely did not make us feel like we had “entered boot camp”. She came across as caring, knowledgeable, and helpful.
Where do we begin… thank-you Sally, Jan, and Ace, for a wonderful weekend, we felt so welcome in your home. Your little slice of heaven beside the river was such a great way to get away from it all. Loved the player piano, the warm cozy fire in the original log house, and your stories were wonderful. Our room was so nice with our own private steam shower and fireplace (which we never needed because we felt so welcome in the common areas)
As for the comment on the dishes I find that hard to believe because on the night of my husband’s birthday we had a tiny cake at 10:30 p.m. after coming home from dinner. When I got up to do the dishes at around midnight before turning in for the night they were done! Thanks again ladies!
Sally and Jan will go out of their way to give you amazing breakfasts that were so filling we ended up skipping lunch both days and having a late afternoon snack instead. For breakfast: We had fruit cups, and yogurt, two kinds of pastry stuffed mushroom caps yummy avocado with tomato, one or two eggs with vegetables and English muffin or toast and bacon Coffee and juice. Not sure why anyone would need bigger portions or seconds?
On a Side note if you are into Geocaching the Highlands are full of them Sally has a book just ask!
If you are looking for local history, a beautiful setting where you can hear the falls in the Highlands, GREAT food head to Sunny Rock tell them the Lori and Jason sent you! HIGHLY reccommend! Sally, Jan and Adorable Ace looking forward to being stumped at the guessing game on our next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whatever your occasion, a quiet weekend away or an informal gathering, the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast in the Haliburton Highlands will "wow" you. The Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast is an ideal location, near Minden Ontario, dedicated to providing quality accommodations, outstanding hospitality and incredible customer service for adults requiring a home away from home. Sunny Rock is nestled in the heart of the rugged beauty of the Haliburton Highlands between the villages of Minden, Haliburton and Kinmount, Ontario Canada. Golf in the summer, hike in the Fall, ski, snowshoe and dogsled in the Winter and canoe in the Spring...whatever the season there is always lots to do in the Highlands. Your hosts, Sally & Jan will help you build your adventure. ... more less
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