It was a warm summer night in August 2011, the moon less than 24 hours from full. The setting: a gorgeous deck strewn out over the calm St. Lawrence River, one of the many unique features of the Howe Island Winery Bed and Breakfast. I had been asked by old friends, David and Wendy Jones to entertain their guests and friends on the island with a night of song and story. An offer I would never refuse given the graciousness of my friends and the opportunity to pop my Howe Island cherry. My girlfriend Amy and I had the pleasure of staying in the ‘guest house’ to the west of the main B&B. The guest house had a large, private bedroom, and full bathroom with a welcome bonus of a screened in porch overlooking the river. As it turns out, the deck was of great inspiration for this singer/songwriter and was equally enjoyed by Amy. Let us not forget the generosity of our hosts, David and Wendy. We enjoyed wine and delicious home cooked meals while sharing stories of the 10 years that had passed since we’d had the opportunity to spend this kind of quality time together. Needless to say, we’d return to ‘Howelywood’ in a heartbeat. Outside of the amazing landscaping, beautiful river, welcoming hosts and tranquil ambience provided courtesy of Howe Island, what musician wouldn’t want to exchange a single night of playing music for what the Howe Island Winery Bed and Breakfast provided in return? See you in 2012!!
- 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. Discover why we say '' Discover Howe to relax! '' You'll love our enclosed sunroom overlooking the river and gardens and the cozy lounge. Howe Island B&B is very much an escape and dare we say, 'far from the madding crowd'! 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. Yes, you can even cruise up to our private boat dock! All that at just $185 per room per night (maximum 2 guests per room). Ask about our SUITE DEALS! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Howe Island B&B Gananoque, Ontario, Canada