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Beside The Trail Bed and Breakfast

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545 Malpeque Rd Rte 2 PO Box 154, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1E 1Z2 Canada
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#27 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Charlottetown
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Recommended & conveniently located on the Trail, 4/10/20/30 minutes to the airport, downtown Charlottetown, PEI beaches & Cavendish. Comfortable describes our 2 rooms with 2 singles, a full bath/shower and sitting room. The B&B also has 2 rooms with doubles on the main floor, 2 baths and sitting room. This is a private bath for a family renting two rooms. Package PEI starts with a tea pot tour of our organic perennial gardens, following with the best tea, scones & cream at Grandma's Tea Room (on premises) ending with a make and take scrapbook event sure to please.
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CP vermont wrote a review Jul. 2019
Little Orleans, Maryland4 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I made a five day cycling trip from tip to tip on the Confederation Trail. This B&B was one of the carefully planned advance reservations we made. The reservation was made through Tourism PEI and we received a written confirmation number for our stay. The day we arrived was the only slightly rainy day of our ride so we were looking forward to getting indoors to dry off. We called ahead to find out what the check-in procedure would be. We got a voice message saying "We are at Wilson's Coffee and will get back to you." We never received a response. When we arrived there was nobody around to meet us or let us in. There was a note on the door saying the owners had gone away to a festival for the weekend. We tried again to call and text but never heard back. We rode the additional 11 km into Charlottetown and had a lovely stay at an Inn there. Even now several days later we never received a call back or apology of any kind from Beside the Trail. It may be a very nice place but I strongly caution against relying on a confirmed reservation and would not recommend planning to stay here unless you have the flexibility to change plans unexpectedly. Fortunately all of our other advance reservations for our trip worked out beautifully - we were greeted by gracious hosts or provided clear information about access and check-in. This was a frustrating experience after a long and somewhat wet day of riding.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Debbie W wrote a review Sep. 2016
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Oh my... what a nice stay...would've stayed longer had I planned my stuff better. My daughter and I slept very well in super comfortable, clean beds...awesome cozy upstairs, bathroom was big & clean....coffee hot & ready when I woke...I think I drank a whole pot! I wandered out back thru a beautiful serene garden, with fairy homes, a fish pond & fountain and beautiful little decorated garden thingys and fabulous plants, beach sand... I even got to put my letter in the Fairy Mailbox! The whole place re-inspired me to continue to nurture my passion for gardening -awesome way to enjoy a quiet mornin' with a GREAT cup of coffee (I'm not a "eat breakfast right-away kinda person, but I did see an awesome looking breakfast served to 3 young French ladies). We'd also booked a "Sea Glass Wiring" class...OMG that was wayyy cool!! Many beautifully handcrafted items in the dinning room too! Cindy & Guy are just beautiful people and we felt very welcomed and at home! Bilingual too!! All so close to everthing in PEI.... would definitely return. Most reasonably priced! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay... wishin you all the best Cindy & Guy!!
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Dana R wrote a review Sep. 2016
Santa Fe, New Mexico92 contributions71 helpful votes
The signage for this B & B is not readily visible as other B & B we stayed at during our tour across PEI. The owner didn't want to spend the money to get a usual sign. Consequently we rode almost 10 miles out of our way and eventually called to find our where to go because we missed it. The owner called us because they were going out and wanted to know when we were going to arrive too. the B & B is clean and the bed is good. The owner is a "little stuffy," but her husband is much nicer.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Shared bathroom with huge shower.
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TerryrdBaker wrote a review Aug. 2016
Ottawa, Canada121 contributions87 helpful votes
I have stayed at many B & B's internationally and I regretted booking this one. Arriving at the B & B we were met at the door with the list of "do's and don'ts" of the establishment! The "welcome" @ the door and décor of the B & B reminded me of British B & B's of 50 years ago, cluttered and cramped. Some points to consider, the B&B is also on the main #2 highway into Charlottetown, PEI. If you have the rooms on the second floor, you must take off your shoes on the ground floor before going up and if its warm, with the windows open, you will have traffic noise day and night. As for the breakfast, I would call it a mediocre/meager breakfast, you definitely will not be impressed. Overall I do not recommend this B & B, best to pay more and be comfortable and better fed.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Stay on the ground floor.
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Response from Cindy_Guy, Owner at Beside The Trail Bed and Breakfast
Responded Aug. 19, 2016
I am sorry to hear, Terry that your stay was disappointing. I am confused however about what you feel were imposing dos and don'ts. If I was a guest in your home, I would remove my shoes at the door as a courtesy whether you asked me or not. The reason we make this request is to help prevent the iron rust that makes our soil red from staining carpets and other furnishings. Furthermore, rocks that get trapped in some shoes can make shambles of hardwood floors in just a few days. Most people find our breakfast more that adequate and often comment that hey had too much to eat. You were here for 3 days and you had plenty of opportunity to make your breakfast preferences known to us. As for the noise from the road, it is hardly noticeable from the second floor rooms, even with the windows open. Actually, the only sound you hear at night from the west-facing room that you had, is the gentle sound of the waterfall in our backyard pond. Our guest book and other reviews on this site are a testimonial to a pleasant restful stay. I am sorry yours was not so. Guy
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Marshall K wrote a review Jul. 2016
39 contributions9 helpful votes
"Beside The Trail Bed and Breakfast" was in fact convenient to the trail but the breakfast was a bit minimal for getting energy to ride the trail. The owners roast their own good coffee and serve it for breakfast. Too many house rules posted throughout and the "African Themed Room" was a bit disconcerting. If your cycling the Confederation Trail it's very convenient and within a short walk of an EXCELLENT Chinese restaurant!
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you get easily scared Guy will remove the spider from the wall. I've slept in a room with...
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Diane T wrote a review Jun. 2016
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This was my first experience staying at a B&B and initially I felt it awkard to share a meal with strangers but the hosts were so welcoming that I soon felt like I was simply having breakfast at home... except I didn't have to prepare it or wash this dishes! Food was served in a quaint tea room overlooking an enchanting garden. My only complaint is that I had too many commitments so I couldn't spend much time at the B&B enjoying the peaceful surroundings. I definitely plan to return sometime just to enjoy a weekend at this magical place.
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Date of stay: September 2015
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Cindy_Guy, Owner at Beside The Trail Bed and Breakfast
Responded Aug. 19, 2016
Thanks for your comments Diane. We often find our guests a bit timid about sitting with strangers at breakfast. However, this is an integral part of a B&B experience: shareing your experiences and tips with other visitors. We hope to see you again Guy
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mchase68 wrote a review Aug. 2015
Moncton, Canada23 contributions15 helpful votes
At trailmarker 174.5 of the Confederation Trail, this is the perfect location for any cycle tourists. Guy and Cindy have a wonderful location, comfy beds and bike racks in the barn! The coffee that Guy roasts is top notch. I drank WAY too much but couldn't help myself. I took home a bag so I can relive the coffee experience for the next few days.
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: We were there in the middle of a heatwave. The room fan was a bit loud but the bed's were...
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Response from Cindy_Guy, Owner at Beside The Trail Bed and Breakfast
Responded Aug. 19, 2016
I am glad you enjoyed your stay and our coffee. We strive to provide a convenient haven for cyclists and being literally on the Confederation Trail makes us a convenient stop. Guy
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DinVt wrote a review Aug. 2015
Manchester Vt20 contributions24 helpful votes
You never know when going to a B&B what you will find. If you are lucky you find a clean, comfortable bed and a great breakfast. That was exactly what we found here. Guy and Cindy were very welcoming. Our room was very cheerful and comfortable. But the best part of our stay was the fabulous breakfast. It was filling and delicious and for the first time this whole vacation there was enough tea on the table. And great tea it was. Thank you Guy and Cindy for a very enjoyable stay. We would not hesitate to visit you again.
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The Seaglass room is very nice. Cooler in hot weather than upstairs.
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merrykat wrote a review Aug. 2015
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I was visiting for a conference at UPEI and was happy to stay at Beside the Trail. The rooms were clean and quaint, and the gardens and tearoom are lovely as well! I looked on their website before booking, and the property and rooms are actually nicer in person. Cindy and Guy are very hospitable and flexible to accommodate various travelers' needs. Breakfast was tasty and perfect to prepare for a day of work/sightseeing. It's only about a 10-minute drive downtown, and well-placed on Hwy 2 if you plan to travel around to Cavendish or other areas of the Island. I would definitely come back!
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Stephanie L wrote a review Jul. 2015
Montreal, Canada352 contributions52 helpful votes
This was my first B&B experience and I must say that I was quite enamoured with it! I was travelling with my husband, 3 year old and best friend for 3 days in PEI. This was a great location, central to everything. Cindy the B&B owner was dynamic and welcomed us into her home. We had the entire upstairs to ourselves which includes a bathroom, den with tv, and two rooms with two single beds. Her breakfasts in the morning were comfort food and hearty to get us off to a great start for our day! Some examples included scrambled eggs, amazing PEI potatoes, yogurt & fruit, and she made amazing homemade waffles on our last day. She roasts her own coffee beans too! This is a great homie place which definitely represents the overall experience you get when in PEI. I highly recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beside The Trail Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Beside The Trail Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Confederation Centre of the Arts (7.6 km), Outer Limit Sports Bike Shop (6.6 km), and Victoria Park (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Beside The Trail Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Beside The Trail Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Beside The Trail Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Beside The Trail Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Truckin' Roll Ice Cream, Leonhard's Cafe & Restaurant, and Claddagh Oyster House.
Are there any historical sites close to Beside The Trail Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Dunstan's Basilica (7.4 km), Beaconsfield Historic House (7.6 km), and Prince Edward Battery (7.0 km).