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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing!! We had the most wonderful stay in this beautiful B&B! Our hosts were professional, welcoming and discreet. The rooms are very spacious and clean and beautifully decorated. There are really nice guest areas inside and outside there is a brand new guest patio and hot tub! But the most memorable thing was the delicious home cooked three course breakfasts!... More 

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

Thank you Harriet, it was our pleasure to have you stay with us and we hope to see you again. Glad you enjoyed the breakfast so much, but think Alec might miss me if I can home with you :) More 

Gansevoort, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Explorer House for our 15th wedding anniversary. I don't think I can add to the other glowing reviews already given. Explorer House is everything they say and more! The owners were accommodating and helpful in every way without intruding. Simply an amazing stay!!

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

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we greatly appreciate you choosing Explorer House to celebrate your 15th anniversary. We hope to see you again and be able to host a future anniversary celebration for you. More 

Sayre, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights. Absolutely delightful. Deanna and Alec made our stay so welcoming. Breakfast was delicious beyond words. I would recommend this B&B with a top rating. location was excellent to town. Beautiful beyond words!

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

Thank You Andrea for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you as guests and we hope to see you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at The Explorer House June 14-16 for a concert. We chose this B&B because of the location. The walk to our venue was 20 minutes and the drive to Queen street (Main Street in NOTL) was a mere 4 minute drive. As this was my first stay in a B&B I was not quite sure... More 

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

Thank you Angela & PJ for the excellent and detailed review. I know future guests will appreciate the details you have taken the time to provide to them. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Cork, Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having toured Ontario for two weeks, we finished our tour with five nights in NOTL. We certainly kept the best until last! Garden of Eden location and in a special corner is Explorer House. A beautiful B&B where the layout, décor and service are all top class, the imaginative breakfasts are better again. The feeling is ultra professionalism with a... More 

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

Anne, thank you so much for the wonderful review - it was wonderful to have you as guests for 5 nights and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We are happy to have been able to share our little piece of paradise with you and hope you will have an opportunity to visit us again! More 

Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my third stay at Explorer House, and it was just as exceptional this time as it was the previous times. Since I was last there they have landscaped the backyard into an oasis of tranquility. In fact, the B&B is so nice that it was with reluctance that we left it to do the things that brought us... More 

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

We are so pleased to have you as a repeat guest and greatly appreciate the great reviews you have given us. We love the new backyard as well and are very happy to know you find it an oasis in which to relax and enjoy. We will look forward to your return visit! More 

Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Deanna & Alec served up the ultimate weekend stay. Beautifully decorated room with exotic photos from their travels, delicious 3 course breakfast, soaks in the hot tub, and relaxing in the professionally landscaped backyard... All within a short walk of historic NOTL attractions. I'll be back!

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

Thank You Dianne for the lovely review. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed our newly landscaped backyard including the hot tub! We hope our other guests will enjoy it just as much :) We hope to see you again. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Deanna and Alec Bishop anticipated our needs, provided an outstanding breakfast, and have the cleanest, best B&B we have stayed during the almost 15 years we have visited NOTL. We will stay here during our next visit!

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

Thanks David, for the very kind review! It was a pleasure having you visit and look forward to seeing you both again! More 

Bowmanville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This was our first experience staying at a bed and breakfast, and it exceeded our expectations. Deanna & Alec were fantastic hosts, the food was delicious, and the house and property were stunning. We can't wait to go back again. We highly recommend this B&B. We stayed in the Serengeti room and it was beautiful. Deanna and Alec have thought... More 

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review! We are thrilled that you loved the place so much and look forward to having you visit us again. More 

London, Canada
1 review
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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