We were very happy with our stay at the Winery, and I only wish we could have stayed longer. A look at the photos posted by other commentators say all there is to say about the location. Wonderful views in a super quiet, soothing environment.
Our hosts Wendy & Dave were extremely kind and genuine with us, welcoming us like members of the family. Although we had already returned to France, they took the time to send a missing SD card from a Nintendo DS that my daughter had left behind. Nice and considerate.
Wendy and Dave also made no issue of our late arrival, at around 10:00pm. A nice gesture, not so common with B&B owners.
However I would advise arriving before dusk, even if we experienced no problem finding the B&B since we had the exact address. Then you can always leave the island later to have dinner on the continent. Rooms were very comfortable and quite, although a glass door in one of our rooms let too much light in in the morning.
Breakfast was abundant, refined, healthy and ultra tasty ( blueberry filled muffins were sooo good!)
Also , there is a very nice beach on the Saint Lawrence river just a few minutes drive from the Island off the main ferry. Speaking of ferries, we found operators on both of them a bit rude.
All told, Howe island winery is a great place, run by great people; and I can only recommend for at least two or three nights there to really make the most of the place and its surroundings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only 1000 Islands B&B on 250ft of absolute St Lawrence River shoreline, our Howe Island home has origins dating back to the early 1800's. We're located conveniently between Kingston & Gananoque. Come and relax on our deck or riverside hammock and watch the bird life and the river slip past. You'll love our enclosed sunroom overlooking the river and gardens and the cosy lounge. Howe Island Winery and B&B is very much 'an escape'! Gardenview and Vineyardview rooms are Air Conditioned, totally private and accommodate two couples or mature family. Lawton Lodge is a self contained cabin with screened porch and can accommodate two couples or a small family. Experience our unique river cinema ' HOWELYWOOD ' on the deck (weather permitting). And yes, you can even cruise up to our private boat dock! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Howe Island B&B Gananoque, Ontario, Canada