Golden Pathways Retreat and B & B

Golden Pathways Retreat and B & B

3075 Wallace Point Rd Otonabee, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y3 Canada
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5.0
#4 of 7 B&Bs in Peterborough
Location
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Cleanliness
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Value
5.0
Golden Pathways Retreat and B&B is located 9 Km south of Peterborough on 195 acres in a beautiful countryside setting. Each bedroom has a theme and was uniquely decorated by local artisans and family members. Guests enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, a large screen tv, a private patio, 40 foot cascading water garden and fantastic sunrise and sunset views. The common area can be configured for multiple uses. In 2-3, Cora and her husband had to sell our century farm for the buffer zone for the landfill site. Cora decided to make that a positive experience by building a dream retreat on dream property. She is still in awe when people tell her how they are experiencing the exact things that were considered when she designed the retreat and B&B. They tell her that they relax as soon as they walk in. Then peace, creativity, problem solving, rejuvenation or healing can happen. Whether you are an individual, couple, traveler, team or group you will experience nourishment for your body and soul. Cora also loves to connect people with local resources, activities and highlights.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Microwave
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch
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ChloeBowie7 wrote a review Sep 2017
5.0 of 5 bubbles
.... Otherwise we wouldn't have discovered this gem!

Was in town from Ottawa for a wedding. Three months out from the date, the bride informs us that due to tournaments in town, most the hotels were booking up. To my dismay, she was right - so we started to look for alternative options. Looking to try our first B&B and take more rural accommodations to get in whatever relaxation we could, the Golden Pathways was booked.

Just a short drive from the Canoe Museum the wedding was at, Cora and her B&B did not dial to impress! The large Ferndale room was lovely and washroom adjacent was beautiful with a soaker tub (wish I had time to try it!). The commons space, extra large kitchen, patio and grounds were the perfect balance of nature and comfort. Breakfast the next morning on the deck exceeded all expectations and featured (fantastic) coffee, market fresh fruits, and items from Cora's own garden.

Speaking to friends after the wedding who stayed at a few different hotels in town, they all regretted not considering such an option as they were underwhelmed by thier hotel experiences.

We will definately be back, but in vacation mode so we can take to time to explore more of what the region has to offer.

Thanks Cora!
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Corawhit, Owner at Golden Pathways Retreat and B & B
Responded Sep 21, 2017
Thank you Chloe - what a thoughtful review. It was nice meeting your fiancé and you and I look forward to your return.
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BirdsofaFeatherBnB wrote a review Sep 2017
Victoria, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The countryside setting is peaceful and welcoming as are the hosts. Comfortable, clean accommodations and a wonderful breakfast. Neat to see the cows in the surrounding fields. 15 minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown Peterborough.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Corawhit, Owner at Golden Pathways Retreat and B & B
Responded Sep 21, 2017
Thanks Dieter and I appreciate the breakfast conversation and meeting your lovely wife
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polskizMTL wrote a review Jul 2017
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place for anyone looking to leave the hustle and bustle of city life for a calm, relaxing getaway. Golden Pathways sits on a vast open piece of land, with lots of trees, a beautiful zen garden with calming sounds of trickling water.
Cora, the owner, is a lovely host that took the time to sit with us and engage in interesting conversation. The breakfast...wow...delicious!! Served on the second floor outdoor patio, you are surrounded by serenity and beautiful views. Among other things, homemade rhubarb purée, tossed greens with hints of mint and basil, deliciously prepared eggs and a fantastic fresh fruit salad. Much care was also given to the presentation.
We stayed in a small but more than adequate room with twin beds, a closet, free wi-fi and a door leading the ground floor outdoor patio which has ample seating to simply sit and enjoy the view and fresh air.
Thank you Cora for a wonderful stay. We hope to come back again and we wish you much continued success!
Christine
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Corawhit, Owner at Golden Pathways Retreat and B & B
Responded Jul 5, 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review
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Bernd wrote a review Aug 2015
Toronto, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I booked two nights at Golden Pathways early in August. Everything exceeded our expectations. Gracious hosts, clean and bright rooms, excellent and a tasty, beautifully prepared breakfast on the outside patio on the first morning. On our second night, the area suffered a power outage after a thunderstorm. Cora, our ever so resourceful hostess, provided battery powered "candles" to illuminate all common areas and a few extras for our room. When the power hadn't returned by morning, Cora and Dave still managed to prepare a nutritious, tasty and healthy breakfast using cold ingredients. Our verdict? When you feel comfortable and safe even during a power outage, you know you are in a good place. Four thumbs up!
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Date of stay: August 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If privacy i of utmost importance, you may want to ask for the room with the private bath.
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Jean C wrote a review Aug 2015
Belleville, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After a wonderful evening at 4th Line Theatre we joined friends at this wonderful spot for an overnight. Friendly hosts Cora and David were welcoming but not intrusive. We had one of three rooms, Serenity, which was beautifully decorated. There are three rooms all together with 2 bathrooms. On the same floor is a full kitchen with stove, fridge. microwave, coffee pots for large and small groups, and table and chairs and fully functional with linens, dishes etc.
Ott the kitchen is a large gathering or meeting room which also opens to the outdoors.
Going outdoors is a wonderful surprise as a cascading water garden ends in a small pond complete with goldfish. Hanging baskets of flowers and comfortable table and chairs compliment your outdoor enjoyment.
My husband and I had a very comfortable king size bed. In the closet robes were available for wear.
Breakfast the next morning was on the upstairs balcony. Once again well appointed
and delicious. Good variety and well done.
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Serenity and Sunray share a bathroom and would be perfect for a family as they are across from...
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Response from Corawhit, Owner at Golden Pathways Retreat and B & B
Responded Aug 17, 2015
Thanks - it was great having you and I am glad that you enjoyed the 4th Line Theatre.
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Linda S wrote a review Oct 2013
London, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Fernadale room at Golden Pathways -two days when we visited my family for Thanksgiving weekend. Fernadale room is comfortable room with canopy queen bed and private bathroom. Breathe in the fresh country air. The food was wonderful. Just about 10-15 minutes drive from the city of Peterborough. Beautiful home and lovely gardens. Someday, we will stay there again next time we will visit my family in Ptbo again.
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Date of stay: October 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Corawhit, Owner at Golden Pathways Retreat and B & B
Responded Oct 31, 2013
It was lovely to meet you and fun to identify those "small world" connections to your family. I look forward to your next visit.
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MegSav wrote a review Oct 2013
Toronto, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Golden Pathways is warm and welcoming. We spent a peaceful weekend soaking up the countryside from where my father's lineage hails and our hosts made it an incredibly memorable time. David and Cora took exceptional care of us – the food was wonderful, the space was comfortable and the views were perfect.

We stayed in the Ferndale room and found it had plenty of privacy. Our room was clean and quiet and easily accommodated the two of us adults and our six month old baby.

Golden Pathways is in an ideal location if you're looking to get out of the city and enjoy some of the gorgeous landscape this province has to offer. We only wish we could have stayed longer.
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Date of stay: October 2013
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Gillian W wrote a review Oct 2013
Ottawa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Cora and David's B & B on the night of October 18 while attending an athletic event in the area. We appreciated the warm welcome we received, despite the late hour of our arrival. The guest bedrooms are lovely and beautifully decorated; the common area is large and comfortable; the well-equipped guest kitchen is available for making tea, coffee, and anything else one desires. Two of the bedrooms have doors that open onto a patio next to a little waterfall, and overlooking the pastoral property. A sumptuous breakfast was served upstairs in the dining room, with a fabulous view of the field and forest below. Cora was very helpful during breakfast in giving us directions, a weather forecast, some history of the area.... Both she and David are friendly and welcoming hosts. We will definitely return next time we're in the area!
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Date of stay: October 2013
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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stanemt wrote a review Sep 2012
Westmont, NJ
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our group of six occupied all three guest rooms and we had a wonderful day there. The rooms are very clean and comfortable, The common rooms are enormous. The home is on a 100 acre farm so there is plenty of privacy. The patio was quiet and restful with a small, created waterfall. Breakfast was served outside but we had to hurry since a storm was obviously coming. It is located a few miles outside of town but the drive in is easy and the privacy of the home is worth it. Should we ever return to that area, we would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: September 2012
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Bernd wrote a tip Aug 2015
Toronto, Canada82 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If privacy i of utmost importance, you may want to ask for the room with the private bath."
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Jean C wrote a tip Aug 2015
Belleville, Canada26 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Serenity and Sunray share a bathroom and would be perfect for a family as they are across from each other."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Golden Pathways Retreat and B & B
Which popular attractions are close to Golden Pathways Retreat and B & B?
Nearby attractions include Escape Maze Incorporated (1.5 miles), Kawartha Downs and Speedway (3.4 miles), and Sanctuary Antiques (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Golden Pathways Retreat and B & B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Golden Pathways Retreat and B & B?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Golden Pathways Retreat and B & B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Golden Pathways Retreat and B & B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Golden Pathways Retreat and B & B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Doo Doo's, Golden Wheel Restaurant, and The Good Baker.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Golden Pathways Retreat and B & B?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Golden Pathways Retreat and B & B?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Peterborough Lift Lock (7.7 miles), Hutchison House Museum (7.6 miles), and Peck House (7.1 miles).
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