This past weekend we ended up in Wellington, Ontario, by way of a ride with our motorcycles to a destination spa nearby. We arrived at the spa to find out that they totally screwed up our bookings for treatments and couldn’t come up with a satisfactory solution that wouldn’t compromise our other plans and commitments. The place also looked more like an addiction rehab center than a spa. We were completely ticked off, refused to stay and after making sure we would get our deposits refunded, high-tailed it out of there.
We visited a winery (see separate post), had a glass of wine and towards the end of the afternoon went looking for alternate accommodations. Julie had noticed the “Devonshire Inn” on a previous trip and had also checked it out on-line a while back so we decided to descend on them and see if they had a suite available.
However, they were very helpful and phoned a couple of B&B’s for us to check availability. We ended up deciding to stay at the “Suites-on-the-Lake”, an older, well maintained Victorian mansion situated in town on a gorgous property on the lake.
It’s at the higher end of B&B’s as far as pricing is concerned but we liked what we saw and the hosts Joanna & Stewart McFarland were great. Friendly, regular people with a good sense of hospitality.
They just had one suit available – the “Butternut Suite”, a spacious bedroom with a large en-suite bathroom, a four-poster bed framed by an archway and a bay window with beautiful wood trim. The gardens and the lake could be seen through the various window.
Joanna offered us a glass of wine along with some nachos and salsa which we enjoyed sitting in a couple of Muskoka chairs by the lake. We relaxed this way for an hour or so, then headed back to the suite to freshen up for dinner. We mentioned to Joanna that we were planning on having dinner at the “Devonshire” (see separate post) and she immediately volunteered to make reservations for us. Back in the suite it didn’t take long for Julie to hop in the Jacuzzi and enjoy a hot bath while I had a shower.
Breakfast next morning was thoroughly enjoyable as Steward served fruit salad, orange juice, croissants, muffins and a vegetable omelet with Gruyere. The coffee was also excellent and we had a pleasant chat with the other guests.
We completely enjoyed our stay at the “Suites-on-the-Lake” and can highly recommend that you look them up if you are planning a trip to the “Price Edward County” area.
Here’s how to in touch with them: