We stayed here for two nights and found it a great location to explore Lak Huron, Georgian Bay and the Bruce Peninsula.
The wooden lodge is only a couple of years old. It is a credit to the owners that it blends timelessly into the natural surroundings. Set amongst a couple of acres of woodland and lakes, the house is very comfortable. As it is fairly new the owners have invested heavily in producing an energy friendly, solar-powered building (we were given a facinating tour of the system).
There are two lakes with canoes and the owner ha cultivated a fabulous cottage garden packed with a variety of flowering plants. Whilst there we saw young deer and flocks of Canada Geese. We saw photographs of wild turkeys and coyotes in the grounds.
The house is well furnished with great beds and a guest lounge. The lounge has a TV and DVD player, many good books and board games. It is the sort of place where you could spend a whole week. There is a large deck outside and breakfasts are served in the owner's open plan home upstairs or on their vast balcony overlooking one of the lakes.
We were made to feel very welcome. Conversations with the owners were also stimulating as they have led interesting and varied lives.
The B&B is found off the beaten track. The surrounding area is a mixture of natural and agricultural. It was however only a short drive from good restaurants in the local town. The ski resort of Beaver Valley is about three minutes drive. Even in summer we saw stunning views of the valley but it would ba great location for winter too.
A fun and stimulating place to visit.
- Also Known As:
- Toad Hall Ontario/Markdale