As we pulled into the driveway of Country Stiles Bed and Breakfast, Mike and Sari Stiles came out onto the porch to greet us as though we were family members. The place is immaculate and they take great pride in their home. The restoration that Mike and Sari have done to this 125+ year-old home is one of the most impressive I've seen. The pastel palette is soothing inside and out. Sari thought of everything when equipping their home including washcloths and hand towels for removing make up, a spa basket and Lysol wipes in the shared bathroom (two of their 4 rooms share a bathroom), hair driers and flashlights in the rooms, bathrobes, sodas and bottled water in the refrigerator, a washer and dryer for guest use, and a hot tub out back. The pastoral setting of the property among scenic farmlands is beautiful.
We had our 2 year old daughter with us and they made up a cot for her in our room. They had toys for our daughter to play with, made a special breakfast for her, allowed her to play with their Tupperware. They made a special effort to allow our daughter to play with Molly, their well -behaved dog. Mike and Sari love kids.
The breakfast was delicious. All of the ingredients were locally sourced or grown on property. We started with juice, water, coffee, and tea. Then came homemade cranberry orange scones accompanied by 2 homemade jams (blueberry and strawberry), real butter and local maple butter. Next was vanilla yogurt with puréed strawberry sauce and granola parfaits. The main course brought homemade spinach and ham quiche with a side of local tomatoes, an orange slice and fresh cucumber. The whole experience was relaxing and pleasing to the palatte.
We enjoyed soaking in their hot tub with provided towels under the night sky. Mike kindly kept checking on us and offering refills on our beverages.
We were able to use their washer/dryer for 2 loads of laundry at no cost which was an incredible perk as we were traveling for 8 days with a toddler.
Another nice touch was their reading nook with books that we could take with us.
Bowls of hard candies were set out in each room as well as common areas.
When we packed up to leave, Mike and Sari insisted on taking our picture on their porch, which we thought was a nice touch and quite smart. They sent us on our way with scones, drinks and jelly beans for our daughter. When my father left his laptop in the foyer, Mike came chasing after us in his car to return it.
The Stiles truly made you feel as though you were staying with family and encouraged mingling among guests. There were four adults in our group, and all of us agreed that it was our best bed and breakfast stay ever.
We felt totally refreshed and were reluctant to leave this perfect example of friendship and hospitality. A++++++ stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lovingly restored farmhouse,circa.1845,nestled amidst the peaceful farmlands of Nappan. Only 8 kms from Amherst. We offer four charming rooms and complimentary refreshments. With two porches(fabulous sunsets),an outdoor spa,firepit and cozy reading nook, we've created a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere! We serve a hearty,full breakfast in our sunny diningroom. Whether you are planning a honeymoon, special occasion or the perfect getaway, you've found the place! We also feature the artwork of Carol Whitcombe, a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour. Come and enjoy her many originals of Joggins Fossil Cliffs, limited edition prints, and numerous paintings of Maritime beauty!! ... more less