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“Blue Heron is a great place to stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Blue Heron Getaway B&B
Ranked #3 of 4 Wheatley B&B and Inns
West Lafayette, Indiana
2 reviews
“Blue Heron is a great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

John and Katherine are excellent hosts. Very sensitive and attentive to our needs but careful not to intrude. Great home with more to offer than your typical B&B...the pool is small but very clean and nice, hot tub, billiards room, TV room, spacious eating area. Breakfast was awesome, local wines to sample...J&K do it right. My wife and I stayed there with our two daughters (college age) who enjoyed the time as much as we did. Will definitely stay again if in the area. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RockChalk58
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johnjohn59, Owner at Blue Heron Getaway B&B, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
H Joe,

Thank you for the wonderful comments. You have a lovely family, we were happy to accommodate and see you all enjoy the pool and spa.

Cheers,

John & Katherine
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Avignon, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

Fantastic people in a fantastic house,
I was so sad when I left them.
It was a wonderful experience to meet these people.
The place is really nice and quiet, there is a big pool and the cook is great.

I will come back,

Philippe

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank levif84
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johnjohn59, Owner at Blue Heron Getaway B&B, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Hi Philippe,

It was our pleasure to meet you, get to know you and learn about your home town in France. We hope to visit there some day.

Cheers
John and Katherine
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

My mother, my 3-year-old son and I just returned from a perfect 2-night stay here. John was flexible with our arrival time and very understanding when we missed it by an hour because we took the scenic route and were 'stuck' on a beach side patio in Port Stanley watching the World Cup final :). John greeted us on his doorstep when we arrived and offered to help us with our things and from the first moment we felt very comfortable and welcome here.

Katherine and John couldn't be more friendly, considerate, thoughtful, patient or kind. My son was all over them and they took the attention with much grace and humor and were very accommodating with his food allergies (dairy and soy are among them, which can make breakfast difficult!). The large pool was clean and warm (as I am sure the hot tub is, too, but I didn't have time to go in) and our hosts made sure that they had arm floaties and noodles for my son's safety and enjoyment. This was definitely not their responsibility, but we were touched and impressed and this consideration and effort did not go unnoticed!

Our room was clean and the double bed that I shared with my son was very comfortable. The breakfast was ample and balanced and it varied from one day to the next. Everything was delicious!

Blue Heron Getaway B&B is really the perfect place to stay if you are visiting the Pelee area and you would be very hard pressed to find better hosts. You pay big bucks for this kind of service at the Park Hyatt or Ritz, but John and Katherine are just amazing, good people. Naturally.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Christyna29
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johnjohn59, Owner at Blue Heron Getaway B&B, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Hi Christyna,

Thank you so much. You have a lovely family and we enjoyed every minute of your stay with us. It was nice getting to know your family history through all our great talks together. Your son was a real treat for us. Hope the rest of your vacation time created many memories.

Warm regards,
John and Katherine
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Uxbridge, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

We found the Blue Heron B&B very friendly and relaxed. The rooms were comfortable and clean. The best aspect for our group of friends was the common room where we could gather for end of day socializing and comparing birding notes. We were just half an hour from Point Pelee. Breakfasts were very substantial. A nice touch was a pot if coffee already prepared for early risers.
Town parks and surrounding treed residential streets provided bird watching opportunities close at hand.

Room Tip: The downstairs suite includes a king size bed, a single bed, a TV room. It is very quiet and private...
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Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Barbara P
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johnjohn59, Owner at Blue Heron Getaway B&B, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Hi Barbara,

You and your group were a real treat. We enjoyed getting to know you and so happy that you had a great time. It is very important to us, that you do.

Cheers from John & Katherine
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Uxbridge On,
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

Great place to stay if Point Pelee is your goal. Very comfortable, and having an open dining area/kitchen for a group to gather was excellent. John and Catherine were very welcoming - and served breakfasts too big but too tasty to leave. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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johnjohn59, Owner at Blue Heron Getaway B&B, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
It was a pleasure getting to know you and your group. We are pleased that you enjoyed the breakfasts.
Our kindest regards,
John & Katherine Urban
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Buffalo, New York
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90 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

I stayed at B&B's in May to see the warbler migration in Point Pelee. I was very happy with the email communications with Bea while arranging my stay. She was very helpful, especially helping us understand how to get there, and very accommodating considering the short notice on which I was making reservations and the time I would be arriving. Once there, she explained to us how everything worked and gave us fantastic advice on where to go birdwatching, as she is quite an experienced birder herself.

I enjoyed meeting the other guests, some of which were also birders, and exchanging stories and advice over breakfast on great birdwatching places in the area and around the world.

One tip for travelers who are light sleepers, the rose room is right over the sump pump, which can get noisy if activated at night. It doesn't last very long, but if you are affected by that type of thing, consider bringing ear plugs or reserving a different room. Other than that, everything was great! Loved Bea's cooking and the location is close to several provincial parks.

Room Tip: Don't pick the rose room if you're a light sleeper as it can get noisy due to its proximity...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Ana H
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johnjohn59, Owner at Blue Heron Getaway B&B, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thanks for leaving a review Birder Central. We have recently corrected the problem with the sump pump. Hope to see you again next year.
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Property: Blue Heron Getaway B&B
Address: 216 Erie Street South | PO Box 430, Wheatley, Chatham-Kent, Ontario N0P 2P0, Canada (Formerly B & B's Bed and Breakfast)
Location: Canada > Ontario > Chatham-Kent > Wheatley
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Wheatley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Heron Getaway B&B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All guest rooms have private en-suite bathrooms with soaker tubs / shower. A mix of old and new, original house built in 1905, b & b housed in new addition added in 1998. Pool table, entertainment area with large screen TV, in ground pool and hot table available to our guests. Excellent full course breakfasts. Open for 15 years. Ideal for large groups. ... more   less 
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