Be warned fellow travelers... this review is uncharacteristically positive! (and I am a negative person, just ask my ex-girlfriend!)
The adventure begins with an impressive bear statue (see photos) at the entrance of wooded winding driveway. Following the drive leads you to clearly a multi-million dollar home. This is a house and location torn from the pages of Town and Country magazine.
We arrived without pre-booking or calling ahead (yes I blame my technologically impaired wife). Our hosts answered their door and without a pause, they welcomed us in.
The interior of their home was as impressive as the scenery outside. I have no sense of what is 'chic' or even what constitutes good art, however, my mate was clearly impressed and tried to explain the value/meaning of the art to me. I fear that my genetics betrayed me but even I will admit that the interior decorating was outstanding.
The rooms -> 5 stars. No question. Fun and with a flair of decadence. They were like a slice of chocolate cake.
The ambiance -> 5 stars. I could feel the stress of a work week drain away as I walked through their home.
The breakfast -> 5 stars. We joined our hosts for a friendly morning conversation as they went about preparing our meal. Extensive quantities of heavenly yummy-ness were prepared and we were directed to have as much as we would like. I had a -lot-... nom nom nom.
The luxurious home aside... as anyone who frequents B&B's will know... it is the hosts that make a B&B experience memorable.
The hosts -> 5 stars. I would rate them higher then 5 out of 5 if I could. Equal parts warm, professional, welcoming and down right entertaining. My wife and I were made to feel truly 'welcome' in their home. Can one put a price on that?
Look fellow netizens... I pre-warned you all. This was a positive review.
I have only highly positive memories of our stay with the Bear Cove B&B. We will ensure that we will spend more than one night with the Bear Cove B&B next summer! One evening was simply not enough.
I have attached a selection of photos (taken in the rain due to the season). Great place. You will not be disappointed.
Michael and Mouse
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bear Cove welcomes you to enjoy a private and secluded adult only getaway on the crystal clear shores of Lake Huron. Luxurious rooms, with free WiFi, Satellite TV in common area, and full hot Breakfast. Stroll through the beautiful perennial gardens, pause at the frog pond and swim, snorkel, kayak or paddle boat right from our docks. Do some great star gazing under the dark skies of Tobermory while sitting in the 8' Arctic Spa Hot Tub on the main deck. Wake up to a full hot breakfast and tour the many attractions Tobermory has to offer. Fifteen minutes to The Grotto, Boat Tours and the Ferry. Open year round. Your hosts: Jim Brewer and Doug Orr B.Ed., B.Mus. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bear Cove Bed And Breakfast Tobermory, Ontario