We recently stayed for a weekend at Hillview Haven with another couple. Our stay included breakfast and dinner both days. This is the first time we have had dinner at a B&B and it was wonderfully prepared by our host Peter. We enjoyed eating out on the terrace overlooking the beautiful farmland leading down to the lake. Our breakfasts on the terrace were also nice and Irene’s eggs-benny was fabulous! We stayed in the British room and our stay there was made even more special because of the stories Irene shared with us about her inspiration for the room.
There is a lot to do in this area. We brought a boat with us and launched it at the nearby boat launch and went down the lake to Rhino’s for lunch (fairly good food). We also visited the Indian craft stores, visited the town of Cobourg and stopped in some shops along the way. Cobourg has a nice theatre but nothing interesting playing the weekend we stayed. I do suggest going to the Oasis Restaurant for lunch. Try to get a spot on the Patio if its nice enough. Don’t have a margarita though (teenage bartenders don’t know how to make a REAL margarita! Otherwise the food was good.
In the end we were happy that we did not over plan our trip (booking dinner and theatre tickets) because the highlight of our stay at Hillview Haven was our hosts Irene and Peter. We were immediately drawn in by them. It really felt like we were visiting our close friends! We had an amazing time sitting on the terrace chatting with them and learning about their search for their dream B&B property. We could have talked with them for hours, such wonderful stories and truly great people. My only complaint about my stay is that I wish Peter and Irene could have joined us as dinner companions! But with all the serving and cooking going on that might have been a challenge.
We fell in love with Hillview Haven because of accommodations, food, and wonderful ambiance. But meeting Irene and Peter made our weekend stay one that was exceptional!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hillview Haven B&B is situated on forty acres in the rolling hills of Northumberland County with Panoramic views of beautiful Rice Lake. Custom built, with theme bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom. The home with its wrap around covered verandah is an ideal location of bird and wild life observations. It also boasts its own Golf Driving Range. Conveniently located 15 min north of beautiful Cobourg with its fantastic Beach, Marina and city style shopping, dining and entertainment. ... more less
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