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.…
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!!…
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.
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.
"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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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! …