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The Waring House
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Picton
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

We just returned from a 2 day stay at The Waring House on a Jaunt. Could not have had a better experience - staff was wonderful. Food was awesome - first night we ate in their Pub - there was 4 of us and we all had a great meal. There was an amazing band playing all 50.60, and 70 music and they had the place rocking. It was alot of fun. Service was great. Next day we visited a bunch of wineries and checked out Sandbanks - wonderful day and absolutely love the area. It's this wonderful undiscovered treasure. Had dinner at Amelie's and both food and service was superb. The highlight for us was doing the cooking school - chef Jordan is fun - the meal we all participated in making and cooking was wonderful and definitely will be making many parts of it at home. Alot of useful tips and just an enjoyable afternoon - obviously the best part was the eating!!!! We will definitely be back - love the area and really enjoyed all aspects of The Waring House. I should say that the rooms are huge and the bedding and pillows were wonderful - we slept like babies!!!! I know that we had an amazing deal but I will definitely be back deal or no deal.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

We got a great deal - a groupon- on a two night stay at Waring House. It not only included a very large and comfortable suite, but a meal in their pub, free cooking lessons at the cooking school and discounts on a number of other attractions.
While there was nothing specific to not like, I think the place attempts to be luxurious but doesn't meet that standard. For example while the room was huge, it also was not at all soundproofed - you could hear both conversation and the tv of the next door suite. The washroom was also super size with a huge bath but the shower was a small plastic enclosure.
The highlight of the weekend was the cooking school. The chef was great and the three hour lesson was enjoyable and instructive.
Of course just the fact of spending a weekend in Prince Edward County was a total delight.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

My husband and I and another couple went for the weekend and it was great! Our room was huge our balcony was really big. The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was large. We found the food to be good! We ate in the fine dining and the pub. There was great entertainment in the pub both nights and I loved the history of the Waring House. We went to do the wineries and the spa at the Claremont. So it is true there isn't a pool etc but we would not have used it. We attended the cooking school on the Sunday and the Chef was so really great a teaching. His name was Jordan, he had a super personality and a knack for making sure everyone was having fun. I learned a lot of neat tricks that I won't share as you will need to go :) We met other couples at the cooking class and they brought their bikes and did the Millenium Trail and said it was great too! I would highly recommend The Waring House.

Room Tip: We were in the Heritage House the room above the entrance with a huge deck :)
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

The Waring House Inn in Picton, Ontario needs a lot of work. I would not return to this property. There are no amenities, the service is slow, and the food is poor. The food should be much better given that there is a cooking school on site. Breakfast was particularly bad!!! Coffee was terrrible. No newspapers anywhere. There are no amenities at this property and we were told that the owners do not want to attract young families so they are not willing to invest in activities. The property would certainly benefit from having a pool.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

My husband and I spent this past weekend at the Waring House in Picton ont. we took advantage of a promotion being fife red which included a superior room, two breakfasts,one dinner and a cooking class. We can't say enough about the fabulous experience we had. The room was large and comfortable. It had two fireplaces,two televisions,a balcony and huge tub. The food was fabulous and the cooking class was beyond words. We even had the pleasure of consuming the food we helped to make. All in all it was one of the best weekends ever,and we would highly recommend it.

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Norah R, Owner at The Waring House, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2013

Thanks so much for the review you did on The Waring House. Your enthusiastic comments are greatly appreciated and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
Sincerely,
Norah Rogers
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

A great getaway!! The grounds are well kept. Our room was in the Heritage Lodge. The rooms are spacious, large bathroom with shower and large tub. Bed was very comfortable and the pillows were better than at home! Had breakfast at Amelia, both times good and served hot. Had dinner at Barley Pub where we ate Wild cherry and Blue cheese Rib steak(special) was delicious and entertainment was a band of four guys playing blues, jazz and R & B, they all sang and did a great job. We spent our time during the day visiting Barley Days Brewery, Country Cider and a little bit of shopping in Picton. There are many wineries available to visit. We would definetly stay at this Inn again. Maybe we will book and do a winery tour.

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Norah R, Owner at The Waring House, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2013

Dear L. Burn,
Thanks so much for your lovely review on your visit to the Waring House, We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves in the County. For future reference, we work with a company that does winery tours with pick up at the Waring House and a great afternoon of tasting.
Thank you again. We hope to welcome you back.
Sincerely,
Nora Rogers
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

This inn is in a great location between Picton and Bloomsfield. However, some of the rooms are very tired and walls are thin. Few amenities onsite. The reason why we chose this hotel was because they advertise their cooking school and food. The pub food is average, servers were lovely. The main restaurant food was terrible and servers were less than friendly. This place has the potential to be so much better but until they improve, I would choose other hotels or inns in the area.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Norah R, Owner at The Waring House, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2013

Thank you for your review. We value customer feedback. Just want to let you know we have just launched a new barley room menu which is going over very well and also a new dining room menu which more than any other menu in the past will feature regionally produced foods. It doesn’t sound like you took part in our cookery school classes which are hands on, educational and fun. You also don’t mention whether or not you tried our spa, or visited our artist in residence or our store in Picton. As far as sound transmission in our new lodges I am very pleased to report that the construction company has now proceeded to correct that problem for next season. Unfortunately we could not reach an agreement on time for this season. We are however extremely grateful this problem will be fixed. In the meantime we are adding some optional white noise to the rooms in question. We’ve also just been able, for the first time, to achieve guaranteed wifi property, under no small feat in rural Ontario, and something we’ve struggled with since opening in 1995. We agree with the review that the Waring house has a better potential. In fact we think it has a great potential which we work steadily to achieve.

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Additional Information about The Waring House

Address: 395 Sandy Hook Road, Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Prince Edward County > Picton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Picton
Price Range: $150 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waring House 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rural hospitality meets modern convenience in the heart of Ontario's newest wine and culinary hotspot, Prince Edward County. Choose from 49 rooms and suites in our historical buildings or our new luxurious lodges. Fine dining in Amelia's Garden, casual fare and live music in the Barley Room Pub. Recreational hands-on cooking classes. ... more   less 
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