My family of five (all adults) stayed at their Crow's Nest rooms on a summer weekend. Our hosts Miriam and John were lovely and gracious, and the space was perfect for our needs. I had a hard time looking up places to stay in the area as I was in Michigan and it just seemed there was very little useful or well-organized information about housing or rentals online. I'm so glad I found this place! They were always prompt with answering emails and accommodating concerns and turned out to be an ideal place to stay.
The home is very nice and well maintained. Very large! There are 11 rooms, although not all for guests. It apparently used to be a county doctor's home in the past. There is a large common area on the main floor with a fireplace, but we didn't use it as our rooms had a great living area enclosed.
The Crow's Nest room area at the top of the BnB is great for families or small groups as it has two adjoining rooms and a large living area and a tv and small balcony and well-equipped kitchen, and is great to just "hang out" and play games, catch up etc. It has a very cottage feel to it!
The grounds here are beautiful! We played frisbee in the yard, lay in the hammock, chatted on the lovely deck. The lawn is large and very well maintained! There is a firepit, and a veggie patch.
The hosts were very accommodating with our requests for a diabetic meal for my mom - they made her a bavarian pancake with stevia instead of sugar! The breakfast was delicious, and served with real maple syrup. The fruit cup with the orange juice and then the pancake all became a bit sweet though, and I would suggest adding savory options to the mix. There is a restaurant down the street (Sulky Sam's) which came recommended from the hosts, which we enjoyed as well :)
Nearby there are all the great things the Bruce trail and recreation area have to offer. Port Elgin is great for relaxed cookouts with the family, Sauble beach is right there as well, and then a scenic drive from Wiarton to Tobermory is not to be missed (Flower Pot Island, Chantry Island, etc). We didn't do the islands, but we went to see a couple of lighthouses, ate fish and chips in Tobermory, and went to see the Grotto, which is INCREDIBLE! All about an hour from the BnB!
STAY HERE! We've stayed at BnB's in Mackinaw and St. Ignace) (Michigan) and in Stratford (Ontario) among other places - this is our favorite so far!
- Also Known As:
- The Doctor's House Bed And Breakfast Tara, Ontario
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you want a tranquil place to sleep, relax or vacation, the Doctor’s House Bed and Breakfast in the quaint village of Tara is the place to stay, instead of a hotel, in the Grey-Bruce Counties. We are just a short 20 minute drive to Owen Sound, Sauble Beach and the beaches at Port Elgin and Southampton. We are also an ideal location for day trips to Tobermory, Wiarton, the Bruce Peninsula, Collingwood and the Blue Mountains, Kincardine and the Bruce Nuclear Visitors’ Center. ... more less
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