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“A memorable day in Port Elgin, on Lake Huron”
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Windspire Inn
Ranked #3 of 7 Port Elgin B&B and Inns
Richmond Hill, Canada
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“A memorable day in Port Elgin, on Lake Huron”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We walked into your charming B&B on June 27 to find a very nice smiling face to greet us. I thought I was the most smiling face around, but Jerry, I believe you outdid me!!!

Our stay in your establishment was very comfortable. You trusted us with the house while you were out having dinner. We were very touched by this expression of trust. The house and the room is beautiful, charming and most of all extremely comfortable.

We very much enjoyed visiting with you at breakfast time. The two of you are extremely charming. The next time we are in that area, we will definitely look you up for a peaceful stay on Lake Huron.

Thank you for making our stay in Port Elgin a memorable one.

Sincerely,

Elisabet and Ken

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Spent 8 nights at Windspire during the time of my daughter's wedding (late May and early June). Various family members and friends stayed also. We found Gerry and Debby to be excellent hosts. We looked forward to a lovely breakfast every day. The spacious lounge and patio areas were appreciated by us on the rare occasions when we were at a loose end, or just wanted to catch up with the approx 20 members of the wedding party.

Windspire is in a great location - close to restaurants and beach. It is a great base from which to explore the Bruce peninsula.

Maura O'C

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

Spent eight great nights in the lovely Windspire Inn in the company of up to twelve family members and friends who descended on the Port Elgin area for a family wedding. The Windspire was warm, cosy and comfortable and the proprietors Deb and Gerry looked after us very well and were very helpful. It was close to a lovely beach and a short walk from the town. Would strongly recommend it

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

When you pull up to the stately Blue Inn you feel like a blast from the past in cottage country. It is an elegant building tastefully decorated but still keeping the authentic claw foot bathtubs for the true cottage feel.
You are given the run of the Inn - relax in their multi -seating living area by the fire place or on one of their porch areas. My personal favourite is the front porch! You come and go as you please just like your own house not confined to one room like in a hotel.
The rooms are all mainly second floor and very quiet. They strongly adhere to the no-smoking policy so no worry there. There are two main floor rooms which are accesible for those who desire . Each room has air conditioning and your own controlled heat.
You are served an excellant continental breakfast ( avaialble for a few hours - so no rushing down for it) with a large array of breads,pastries, cereals,yogurt and always fresh fruit salad. They provide a fridge to keep your perishables in during your stay.
It is a beautiful 2 block walk to the beach and just blocks from the bustelling main street for lots of dining choices. Jerry and Deb have lived there for a number of years so they are quite knowledgeable about the areas dining and attractions.
Great place to book a family function as it is private but lots of room.
We will definately stay again - they are so friendly and welcoming.

Room Tip: Love the rooms overlooking the back yard. Deb's quilts in every room give each room it's ow...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Waterloo, Ontario
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

This summer we spent and idylic 2 weeks with Deb and Jerry at Windspire Inn. We were received with warmth and enthusiasm. The Inn was the perfect spot for us to relax and find peace and comfort. We needed the peace after a hectic year of work. The owners showed us caring and courtesy. We were able to indulge our hobby of photography, especially the award-winning sunsets, and see them immediately on the computer. Accomodations lived up to our expectations and Deb and Jerry went out of their way to take care of our every need. We highly recommend Windspire Inn.

Room Tip: Rooms 101 and 102 are larger and on the main floor
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Waterloo, Canada
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We were looking for a nice Bed & Breakfast in Port Elgin, and came across the Windspire Inn. Very happy with the service and accommodations here. The decor has a nice old school feel, yet very modern at the same time.

Immediately welcomed by Jerry with a warm smile, and great conversation! Continental breakfast was perfect with some home-made touches of delicious goodies. The room was perfect, and had a private bath. Great location, within walking distance of not only the beach and marina, but downtown (restaurants and shops).

Will definitely recommend this place to friends and family and will be back in the near future!

Thanks so much Deb and Jerry! Great job at making us feel welcomed :)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

We go to Port Elgin quite often and this is the only place we stay, you can’t beat the location! This Inn is only 2 blocks from the beach which is really important on those long summer weekends where you can’t find parking at the beach.

There are 2 great verandas, one in the back garden and one out front which makes it nice to sit and have a glass of wine at the end of the day and because of its location it is really easy to walk up town for dinner.

Breakfast is offered everyday with a multitude of choices (coffee, juices, bagels, muffins, hot and cold cereals, hard boiled eggs, fruit… etc.). The breakfast room is very spacious and airy, a nice contrast to the cramped quarters we often find in chain hotels.

Since Deb and Jerry took over they have updated the place, new beds, new furniture in the lounge area etc. I can’t say enough how happy I am to have a comfortable bed to sleep in. Also, there is Free WiFi, a large fridge and microwave for guests. The place is air conditioned which is great on those hot summer days! If you are looking for a clean, quiet and comfortable place to rest after a day of swimming, this is the perfect place.

Room Tip: We love the rooms that look over the garden.
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Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Windspire Inn
Address: 276 Mill Street, Port Elgin, Ontario N0H 2C0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Bruce County > Port Elgin
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Port Elgin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Windspire Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A cozy,quiet and private country inn nestled near the shores of Lake Huron in the charming and quaint village of Port Elgin Private rooms & suites Country Hospitality Complimentry Breakfasts Hosted by Jerry & Deb Donkersgoed ... more   less 
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