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“Top grade Bed and Breakfast”
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Ridgemoor B&B
Ranked #2 of 5 Ancaster B&B and Inns
London, Canada
2 reviews
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“Top grade Bed and Breakfast”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

This Bed and Breakfast is a hidden gem nestled in the middle of old growth forest. The property is impeccably kept and you could not ask for a more hospitable host than Bill. We slept in the Back Yard Scene, but it appeared that all of the rooms were equally as spacious and clean. Breakfast was delicious (and very filling!), including maple syrup directly from Ridgemoor and honey from the apiary next door. Don't hesitate: this B&B is one of a kind. If you're travelling over the summer, don't forget your swim suit!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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geezer97, Owner at Ridgemoor B&B, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Well thank-you for the excellant review. Your stay was brief but it appears you enjoyed yourself.The maple syrup has been a big hit this summer and I just got in a fresh supply of honey from the hives in the front field. Xenon says it's mostly goldenrod nectar.

cheers, Bill
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Just got back... one word AMAZING - Bill, the innkeeper will make you feel right at home. The breakfast was spectacular, don't forget the on site maple syrup.. yummmy! I would 100% stay here again... ; don't forget to checkout the pool!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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geezer97, Owner at Ridgemoor B&B, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
I'm glad your expectations were met. The pool got more use than ever this summer but the cool nites have brought the temp down to 72 F. Time to close up and open the hot tub. May-be this weekend.

cheers, Bill
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Canning, Canada
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

I spent five days visiting Ancaster the first week of June 2012. I was there to visit, photograph, and collect information at heritage buildings and sites, for which the Ridgemoor B&B is ideal in location and in allowing quiet contemplation.

The Ridgemoor B&B is one the best B&Bs where I have ever stayed. It is in a beautiful secluded wood and utterly peaceful.

My accommodation was a very private huge suite, with windows overlooking the garden on both sides of the house. Breakfasts were great, with excellent food, cooked to one's taste, and better than excellent conversation with Bill Bell, the proprietor.

There is free wireless internet.

It is well situated, convenient to everything and anything one would like to do and see in the Ancaster area. This includes the Ancaster Village, with the Fieldcote Museum, the Ancaster branch of Chapters, Ancaster Toyota, the Shaver Restaurant, etc.

It is near enough to Hamilton Airport for easy access without any disturbance from aircraft. (I heard no aircraft when at the Ridgemore, though Bill says sometimes they can be heard flying.)

For golfers (I am not) it is very close to the Knollwood Golf Course, Ancaster [where the new course on Book Road used to be my granddad's and aunt's farm many years ago.] I noticed there are several other golf courses also reasonably close.

(For perspective, I have visited B&Bs in Canada, USA, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Netherlands, Italy, and Germany over a period of 40 years; often for very extended periods while conducting history research. This really is one of the best!)

Room Tip: All the rooms seem equally excellent.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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geezer97, Owner at Ridgemoor B&B, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Thanks for the review. You must return, the main street construction finished on time and traffic moves quicker all beit with another traffic light. I found your conversations interesting but then again music history and architecture are pretty weak subjects for me.You are one of many who really like living down east.

cheers, Bill
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london
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

What a great place, a buddy and i stayed there while attending the canadian open in ancaster and you could not ask for a more relaxed place to go after being surrounded by thouands of people. Bill you're a great host and the others staying that weekend were really great as well, i would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area that they check out ridgemoore, thanks bill, next time we'll bring our wives.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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geezer97, Owner at Ridgemoor B&B, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Thanks for the positive review and I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. You and the "cable guy" were perfect guests. The breakfast table can be pretty entertaining, especially with a full house.

cheers, Bill
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Coquitlam
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

My wife and I had a fantastic two day visit for a wedding just down the road. Bill was accommodating, helpful and took great care of us. The room was clean, large and had all the features you could ask for. The pool was a terrific bonus and the relaxing back yard really let us wind down. The food was plentiful and tasty. My wife is picky and this was her first B&B experience and her last words were .... Lets go back.

Room Tip: We had the large suite and for the price it was great. Big comfy bed, ensuite and porch. Well wor...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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geezer97, Owner at Ridgemoor B&B, responded to this review, August 24, 2012
Thanks for the positive review. I'm sure you would agree that your old home town has changed a lot.. The breakfast table conversation was great and I learned a lot about the car insurance business. After 37 years of marriage I've learned to listen to my wife..... sometimes. Hope to see you again.

cheers, Bill
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for three nights while taking in the 2012 Canadian Golf Open and thoroughly enjoyed a restful stay and wonderful breakfasts at Ridgemoor! We stayed in the Looking Down the Lane room which features a large room with a queen bed and a couple of sitting chairs, an ensuite with a claw tub and large tiled shower, and access to a small roof-top balcony. There is a common room upstairs with tourist brochures, a small table for snacking, and a small common kitchen area with microwave and fridge. There is also a nice, quite sitting (reading) room upstairs. Downstairs, there is a comfortable living room with a television.

The solar-heated, sheltered (and enclosed with screened walls) swimming pool was a bonus, especially after the hot days at the golf course. Loved it!

This B&B is tucked away in a very peaceful setting in the woods, so it is very relaxing. You will sleep well here. I think there are some lanes or paths to walk around the property, but we didn't explore that much. Probably had something to do with all the walking we did while following the pros on the golf course.

We drove to the nearby, new shopping complex (5 min drive) for some things, and went into Ancaster (10 min drive) for dinners.

Many thanks to Bill, for his friendly hospitality, great breakfasts, and for sharing his knowledge of the history of the Ancaster area. He also helped us out when we forgot a personal item in the armoire. It was a pleasure staying at Ridgemoor and should we visit the Ancaster area again, we would stay here.

Room Tip: The Looking Down the Lane room features a full ensuite bathroom, and has views on both the front and...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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geezer97, Owner at Ridgemoor B&B, responded to this review, August 24, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to write your review. The pool continues to be appreciated by guests and has remained very clear all summer. The trumpet vine flowers have peaked but the hummingbirds don't seem to care. Best of luck with your IT jobs. Really did enjoy our conversations.

cheers, Bill
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Waterloo, Canada
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Bill was an accommodating and attentive host who made sure that we were well taken care of. A friend and I stayed in the "View of Pond" room which has two comfortable twin beds and a private bathroom off of the main hallway. It was the perfect place to sleep after attending a wedding at Knollwood Golf Club as it is just minutes down the road.

The property was beautiful and I'm sad that I didn't have more of a chance to enjoy it, including a swim in the outdoor pool. Make sure you make time to stay for a swim!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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geezer97, Owner at Ridgemoor B&B, responded to this review, August 24, 2012
Thanks for the review. Many people use our B&B when attending Knollwood weddings. Although our properties are only about a quarter mile apart the homes are about 3 quarters of a mile apart and the rural roads are unlit. The last group here of 6 took a cab van home from knollwood last w/e and were charged $6.95. I didn't know the meters worked under $10.00

cheers, Bill
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Property: Ridgemoor B&B
Address: 902 Shaver Rd, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 3K9, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Hamilton > Ancaster
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Ancaster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hamilton/Ancaster, Ontario Bed and Breakfast. An accommodation that will appeal to the naturalist. Our B&B has some of the most natural woodland views available in the Hamilton area. ... more   less 
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Ridgemoor B&B Ancaster, Ontario, Canada

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