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The Wandering Dog Inn

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A simple Inn on a quiet island. Escape the rat race to yesteryear on remote Pelee Island. Our Inn offers 5 adults only suites/rooms in the Main House eaxh with a private bathroom. Private suites with seperate entrances and private ensuite bathrooms are situated at the back of the property. Our Family Suite accommodates kiddos and or doggos. All rooms are air conditioned. Continental breakfast is served daily from 8am - 10am on our large wrap around screened veranda of the Main House. Occasionally our own pup, Jody will stop by to beg for a bagel. Our 3 acre property offers a screened gazebo a natural firepit, picnic tables and a hammock. Bike the island, hit the winery, walk the beach, hike the trails and fall into bed at the end of each day on Pelee Island at The Wandering Dog Inn. No Wifi, No Tv... just regular old conversation and naps!
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Free parking
Free breakfast
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Outdoor fireplace
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Mark L wrote a review Aug 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent three days on the island at the Wandering Dog and really enjoyed our stay. It's an old-fashioned inn on a quiet property. Our room was clean and nicely appointed. Breakfast in the morning was delicious. Cathy and Kevin were fantastic hosts.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Aug 7, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again! C+K🐾
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donnaleeee wrote a review Jul 2021
Cambridge, Canada2 contributions
The Wandering Dog provided the escape we were looking for. Hosts Kevin and Cathy are welcoming and make you feel right at home . Breakfast daily is amazing and a great variety for everyone. The location is perfect and provides a quiet and peaceful retreat. After exploring the entire Island I feel the Wandering Dog has the largest outdoor space with a very organized bike rack. The nightly fires are set up by Kevin and are truly enjoyable and great conversations with the other guests. The Island is bicycle friendly and from this location you can easily reach all the points of interest. We highly recommend this place to everyone!!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Jul 24, 2021
Thank you for the review Donna! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you on the island again! 😎
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Cathy’s adventures wrote a review Jul 2021
Burlington, Canada12 contributions2 helpful votes
Our adventure to Pelee Island was the first while still following Covid protocols. As soon as we pulled into the driveway Kevin was there to greet us, give us a tour of the Inn and check us into our private queen suite. The Wandering Dog Inn is beyond charming ! We had the pleasure of meeting one of the dogs - Jodi. We immediately knew we would be well taken care of while we explored Pelee Island. We met so many great people, chatted around the bonfire, enjoyed a wine tour and rented bicycles to tour the 30km perimeter of the island. Every morning we were greeted with a smile from Cathy who prepared our delicious breakfast. We enjoyed sitting on the enclosed veranda for breakfast while others might have opted for a breakfast box to go. Kevin and Cathy exceeded our
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Jul 12, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and are proud you chose to spend your first vacation in the new normal with us! Thanks! C
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Amanda R wrote a review Jun 2021
Wainfleet, Canada1 contribution
The property, room and proximity to the beach was perfect. The owners clearly go above and beyond to ensure guests are comfortable and taken care of- such great people !!Highly recommend this place to truly unplug, reconnect with nature and to feel at home.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded Jul 1, 2021
Thanks for the kind words + taking the time to leave a review!
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Jim C wrote a review Jun 2021
Oakville, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
This was our first trip during COVID-19 and looking for something a little different within Ontario. Chose Pelee Island and the Wandering Dog Inn and we were not disappointed. Cathy and Kevin were excellent hosts. We stayed in the private suites . Lovely, well appointed, had everything we needed and then some. Suggest you bring some good old BBQ fixings as you have access to fridges, BBQ and just all round great ambience. Beautiful property, Fire Pit, hammocks, picnic tables, chairs… sounds of birds and easy access to beach, etc. We took our bicycles and toured the many beautiful spots on the island……Places on the island have yet to fully open, so take advantage of what the Wandering Dogg Inn Offers. Did I mention the breakfasts to go….. Excellent….whether you take them
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Jun 20, 2021
Thanks for the great review Jim! Glad to hear you enjoyed the island. It was so nice to meet you and Lesley and we're looking forward to seeing you again soon! 😎
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Olive T wrote a review Jun 2021
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The wandering dog is a true gem on Pelee Island. If you are visiting you MUST stay here. We stayed in the family suite and it was very comfortable and well decorated, and well-stocked with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Cathy and Kevin go above and beyond to make guests feel welcome and create a relaxing laid back environment. The main house is adorable and very inviting, and a great place to sit and enjoy the many delicious breakfast options. Pelee Island is a rejuvenating escape into nature and the wandering dog inn is perfectly located to enjoy all that the island offers.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Jun 11, 2021
Thank you for the kind words! We loved meeting your family and hope to see you again in 2022! Watch socials to see when our calendar opens up for next year 😎✌️
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456australiana wrote a review Oct 2020
St. Catharines, Canada20 contributions3 helpful votes
If you're looking for a relaxing retreat/getaway to unplug and unwind, this is it! Cathy and Kevin (and Fred) make you feel like part of the family and provide wonderful breakfasts, conversation, and island tips.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded Nov 10, 2020
Thank you for the review! Fred is happy to be included ;)
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Jasen wrote a review Sep 2020
Ontario, Canada2 contributions
Our favorite place of 2020. Cathy, Kevin and Fred (the Wandering Dog) made us feel welcomed from the moment we arrived. As we pulled in Cathy drove in right behind us with Fred in the passenger seat. We were about an hour early but Cathy informed us that our room was clean and ready. As we conversed Kevin stepped out of one of the cottages with a bag of garbage in one hand, and an array of cleaning supplies in the other. Comically he shouted, "HOUSEKEEPING!" and we all had a laugh. Later in the day while speaking with Kevin we learned that he has a great work ethic and an even better sense of humor! The property is beautiful, full of history and immaculately clean. Even in the "Covid" era we felt safe and well taken care of. The Inn is close to beaches, conservation areas,
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Sep 15, 2020
Thank you for the kind words Jasen + Fran! We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay + hope to see you again on island time... 🐾🐾
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partridge0167 wrote a review Aug 2020
Barrie, Canada24 contributions2 helpful votes
The Wondering Dig is the place to make your trip to Pelee what you need it to be. For us - it was to drive an old car, eat good food, and be disconnected from technology and the larger world. Cathy and Kevin have figured out how to do all this , very well, in a pandemic. The charcoal grills, the hammocks in your personal front porch, and the perfect personal breakfasts allow you to pace your day to meet your needs. They have thought of options like buying packages for lunches and suppers and the perfect evening fire. Then add Fred AKA the wondering dog and you feel right at home. Cathy and Kevin you have met the challenges of our times and stepped things up. Pelee Island should be very proud of your ability to continue to offer service that we want to come back to. We
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Aug 22, 2020
Glen! What a nice review! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to seeing you again on the island. All the best! C+K and Fred too!
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rnmcdonald wrote a review Aug 2020
London, Canada15 contributions
To say our stay at the Wandering Dog exceeded our expectations would be an understatement. Cathy and Kevin were wonderful hosts taking care of all our needs from setting up the bbq, providing useful island tips to an exceptional brekkie every morning. Despite COVID restrictions they have thought of everything to make you feel at home. We had the King Suite in the back and it is very spacious and welcoming. More than enough room for the 2 of us. Thanks again Cathy and Kevin for making our 3 nights at your Inn so memorable. Rich & Tracey
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn
Responded Aug 21, 2020
Great to hear you enjoyed your stay! Really nice to meet you both and thank you for taking time to submit a review! C+K and Fred too!
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