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Explorer House Bed & Breakfast

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275 Anne Street, PO Box 1434, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S1J0, Canada (Formerly Etherington Manor Bed and Breakfast)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Deanna and Alec were great host! The explorer house was very nice and love the decor. My husband and I loved our room the bed was was very comfortable!! We diffently recommend the explore house next time you are looking for bed&breakfast to go to :) we will diffently be going back in the summer time when we have a... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I arrived late in the evening at the door of The Explorer House, and walked into another world! This guesthouse is absolutely gorgeous.... and when I opened the door of my room "The Serengeti" I was transported to another world. The four poster bed, gas fireplace and - what I needed the most - a jacuzzi tub already set up... More 

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D B, Owner at Explorer House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! Although we normally like to great our guests in person we are happy we were able to accommodate your late check-in and that you found everything very welcoming and comfortable. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My fiance and I stayed here over the weekend, it was just lovely! The rooms are beautiful, and the atmosphere in the house is magical with Deanne's photography and style. We felt at home and enjoyed our time. It was perfect relaxation! Also, the breakfast is so yummy, everything is homemade and they are very flexible with diet accommodations :)... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

There was no luck involved with my second visit to the Explorer House, as it's obvious that the charm and magic that is Explorer House is for real. I enjoyed my first stay with Deanna and Alec so much in the summer that when I had a chance to go back, it was without question that I'd stay with them... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is the best B&B I have ever stayed at, Wow! Deanna should be an interior decorator , her house should be in a magazine! Beautiful pictures that she had taken or drew herself are every where to admire. I especially love the wildlife, lions, elephants, birds etc. The whole house has been renovated with a real modern appeal, but... More 

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D B, Owner at Explorer House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for such a glowing review. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and look forward to seeing you again next year. Just let us know the dates and we would be happy to hold a room for you. Thanks again! More 

Waite Hill, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Blessed to have our first trip to Niagara OTL turn out so well. Fortunate to find such wonderful accommodations first time out. EXPLORER HOUSE is a "keeper". Deanna and Alec were so hosipitable and gracious…wonderful cooks as well... breakfast each day was a new gourmet experience. So respectful of our privacy yet resourceful in guiding us around town and best... More 

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D B, Owner at Explorer House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you chose us as your first place to stay in NOTL! We strive to find the correct balance between assisting and engaging our guests and allowing them their own privacy, so we are happy to hear that you felt that we achieved that perfect balance. Glad to be a "keeper" and look forward to seeing... More 

Upstate, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We spent 2 nights and were sorry to leave. Can't think of anything the least bit negative to report. Everything was PERFECT.. The room, the private bathrooms, the common areas, the private balcony, the breakfasts, the winery coupons, the service, free parking..... I could go on and on !!!All the above mentioned and MORE makes it the best choice. Alec... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stayed two nights and can't wait to come back! 3-course homemade breakfast was so delicious. Romantic and warm room with large bathroom and balcony. Nice welcoming touches everywhere, including full amenities in bathroom, coffee maker with various teas, hot chocolate, and coffee. Fridge with pop and water and snacks when you get the munchies. Wonderfully decorated and walking distance... More 

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West Bend Wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Spent 2 nights and wished it was 20 - for the breakfasts alone! Extremely comfortable room and "common areas", all capped off by the exceptional graciousness of Alex & Deanna. A very quiet location and serene setting along with great convenience to "Main Street" Niagara-On-The-Lake. Couple this all together and put it into wine country and what could be better?!

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D B, Owner at Explorer House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful comments! We hope you will come visit us again and we can work on making your stay with us count towards those 20 nights :) More 

New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My fiancé and I stayed here a total of 4 nights. We joked about potentially having a repeat on the breakfast menu but it never happened!! Every morning there was a three-course breakfast including yummy scones and homemade jelly and jam! Deana and Alec were the perfect hosts. Readily willing to give you information about your day's plans, saving us... More 

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D B, Owner at Explorer House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are so please to have been part of your wonderful trip. We hope you will have the opportunity to come visit us again! More 

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