AWAY in the County

166 County Rd 18 Cherry Valley, Picton, Ontario K0K 1P0 Canada
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Away Bed and Breakfast is situated on the tranquil shores of East Lake in the village of Cherry Valley. This unique retreat has been creatively renovated by its owners, Susan and Glen Wallis to accommodate guests who want to get "away" from it all. With a decor of elegant simplicity, the spacious guest rooms have well-appointed private baths and stunning views of East Lake and the B&B's gardens. Mornings are a "field to fork" affair with Glen cooking up scrumptious breakfasts using only fresh ingredients from the Away gardens, local farms, bakeries and jam makers before guests depart to explore the charm of Prince Edward County.Away is the perfect destination for those who want to spend time in a gentle environment, exploring the countryside at their leisure. Isn't it time you got AWAY?
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welltravelledToronto wrote a review Oct 2020
Toronto, Canada45 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Away was everything and more than we expected for a safe getaway during a season of staying close to home. Susan and Glen Wallis are excellent hosts.
Susan greeted us at the door and welcomed us as she explained a few essentials. Glen called greetings from the kitchen where he was in the midst of preparing the dinner we had arranged for that evening.
Our room was lovely, clean and filled with special touches - beautiful bed linens, fresh flowers, a heated bathroom floor and even a picnic basket and blanket to use when setting off to explore the county. The art on the walls was created by our host, Susan Wallis. Discovering her work is what led me to Away.
A deck overlooking the property was off a little common area, with a fridge and lots of books, just outside our door.. The deck was a great place for star gazing later that night.
Our dinner and the two breakfasts we enjoyed were delicious. Dinner was topped off with a melt in your mouth orange cardamon cake with lemon yogurt. Chef Glen was happy to share some of the cooking secrets.
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Date of stay: September 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Susan Wallis, Owner at AWAY in the County
Responded Oct 22, 2020
Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We are happy we were able to accommodate all your needs during your stay with us. We hope you will consider a return visit one day in the future. Susan & Glen
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Dingdang wrote a review Sep 2020
Montreal, Canada10 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our second visit to Away and this time we brought 2 friends to reconnect and recharge from Covid.
It truly was a wonderful weekend away.
Susan and Glen were most welcoming and we enjoyed the delicious breakfasts,
conversations and music every morning.
Away is a special place if you like beautiful scenery, peace and quiet and a great nights sleep. We highly recommend this beautiful home in the country.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Susan Wallis, Owner at AWAY in the County
Responded Sep 23, 2020
Thank you for your lovely response. We love welcoming back guests especially when they bring new friends to join in on the get-AWAY! It's so important to take the time now, more than ever to pause and recharge. We are happy you were able to do that with us at AWAY. We hope to see you again one day. In the meantime stay safe and well. Susan & Glen
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Jeremy S wrote a review Oct 2022
12 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We absolutely loved our stay with Susan and Glen, who are the perfect hosts.
The location is perfect with views of and direct access to the lake, and surroundings of lush lawn and both nurtured and nutritious vegetation.
Our room was beautiful, with bright and characterful decor, a gorgeous comfy bed, all amenities, and a picturebook view.
Glen's breakfasts are fulsome, fresh, and delicious. Glen and Susan are friendly, charming, informative, and fun. We loved Monty too! The whole experience was delightful.
PEC is a hidden treasure which we'd recommend to everyone touring in the Ontario area, and This is the Perfect Place from which to base your meanderings.
Could not recommend more highly
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sarah wrote a review Oct 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at Away. The property was so beautiful! We really enjoyed having evening bonfires by the water with a PEC bottle of wine. Breakfast was definitely a highlight, the French toast was a particular favourite of mine! We felt safe in the times of COVID and it was a nice escape from the city! Susan and Glen are great hosts, we felt safe, welcomed and so spoiled during our stay!
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Susan Wallis, Owner at AWAY in the County
Responded Oct 22, 2020
Thank you for your lovely review. We are happy that during these unusual times we were able to provide you with a safe and welcoming get-away. We hope one day that you will consider visiting again. All the best for the future. Susan and Glen
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Cory B wrote a review Aug 2015
Toronto26 contributions52 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros:
- Nice owners
- Nice view of lake
- Breakfast was great
- Helpful in planning dinners and activities

Cons:
- Very hard to sleep with noise travelling in from other rooms through the night (ex. We heard people walking in other rooms, coming up stairs, talking etc)
- Could not control temperature in room and woke up really hot in the middle of the night with no way of cooling off. Fan was noisy.
- Dog is cute, but barks in the morning. Not great if you are planning to sleep in past 8:30am
- No housekeeping so bed was not made up next day (not sure if this is typical)
- Wifi not too fast but ok for emails etc.
- After 5 minutes in shower, drain overflows
- Paid for the full two nights, only stayed one

Overall - I would not recommend, especially if you are used to staying at 4 or 5 star establishments.
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Date of stay: August 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Artist Room is charming however noise traveled through floor and walls which was disruptive
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Response from SusanWallis, Owner at AWAY in the County
Responded Sep 3, 2015
We are saddened by your review of our property. One realizes that there's always the possibility of a bad review as a result of some oversight or problem. The fact that this was not the case makes your review so much more upsetting. We attempted to have Trip Advisor remove it, but currently they have no system in place to research complaints by conducting any fact-finding. We are forced to accept that your review will remain on our page. We are going to be registering a complaint with Trip Advisor with the hopes that they will be able to develop a system in the future to protect business providers like ourselves from fraudulent reviewers like you. We do however appreciate the fact that Trip Advisor does allow us this forum to address your issue. There was no issue with your room, the guests that stayed before you and after you had no problems. Hundreds of guests have stayed in the artist's room without any complaints. One of your false complaints can easily be verified by anyone. You said in your review above that the room was too hot, when in actual fact it was an unseasonably cold 15°C on the night of August 7th when you stayed which only serves to show that this review is inaccurate and dishonest. Your comment that you paid for two nights and left after one suggests that the accommodation was so far below standard that you felt compelled to leave. In actual fact the circumstances that lead to your departure were vastly different. The events were as follows. Your breakfast on the morning of August 8th was disrupted by a phone call by your employer. After breakfast you and your partner departed to Sandbanks Provincial Park with the season’s pass we so kindly supply to all our guests. While I was out in the afternoon running errands you returned and checked out leaving this voice mail message on my cell phone. “Hi Susan this is...............Unfortunately we have to leave because I have been called into work for a deal that is launching this week, which is unfortunate. I just wanted to say thanks for a wonderful night and I want to give you my credit card for payment please call me on my cell number………thank you very much and speak to you soon.” Upon receiving our invoice for your two night stay you retaliated by posting the fraudulent review above. Our bookings are a minimum 2 nights and our cancellation policy that was acknowledged by your party both verbally and by email clearly states that cancellations are to be made within a minimum 7 days in advance or we reserve the right to charge for the 1st night if we cannot rebook. We are proud of our over one hundred excellent reviews in the last three years. Please continue to stay in hotels as bed and breakfasts are clearly not suited to you and vice versus. With your invoice we offered you a discount to offset the work related circumstance that led to your departure. We now rescind this offer.
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Sherrie F wrote a review Aug 2016
7 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been to many B&B's and this one has been by far the best experience to date. My husband and I stayed at AWAY for our 1 year wedding anniversary. Let me preface by saying that everything at this B&B is done with thought, care, and attention to detail. The talents and artistic stylings of Glen and Susan really shine throughout the house and the service they provide.
We stayed in the Carpenter's room (the smallest of the three), which was very lovely. The queen bed was comfortable, the temperature of the room was perfect with the A/C and ceiling fan. A personalized card was awaiting us upon our arrival with a vase of fresh flowers. All the comforts of home were provided.
The grounds were beautiful, as were the views. Lavender lines the walkway up to the house while hens roam around freely (fresh eggs in the morning!).
The breakfast on both days was delicious. Always an option of savoury or sweet, both are top-notch (challah french toast with pan fried peaches or smoked bacon/avocado omelette on day 1; blueberry pancakes or eggs benny on day 2). Breakfast is served with coffee and fresh O.J, with a starter of fresh fruit or freshly-baked muffins. Very accommodating for diet restrictions.
Glen and Susan were extremely helpful in giving us all the info needed for the best spots to see (wineries, restaurants, site-seeing, etc).
As we were departing, we were gifted with a take-away bag of fresh muffins from the morning's breakfast and a sprig of lavender from their front walkway (which is now hanging in my car).
I could write an even longer review, but I will end it here. Bottom line, you won't be disappointed! We will be back next year for sure.

Absolutely no cons to staying here at AWAY in the County.
Thanks Susan and Glen!
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Date of stay: August 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms have a view of the lake, so you can't go wrong.
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Response from SusanWallis, Owner at AWAY in the County
Responded Aug 23, 2016
Thanks Sherrie for your glowing review. It was a pleasure to host you both during your special get-away. We are happy you enjoyed and appreciated all that AWAY offers their guests. We look forward to welcoming you back. Susan and Glen
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Meri N wrote a review Aug 2014
Toronto, Canada16 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our experience was beyond our expectations. From the moment we arrived to the freshly baked muffins to enjoy on our way back home, we felt welcomed. AWAY is one of those special places where you immediately feel like you are part of the family (minus the annoying family members). Oscar (and Glen) were gracious hosts and the breakfasts made by Glen were super delicious. The images on their website are exactly as they protray. Each room (decorated according to three loves: art, carpentry and gardening) is warm, welcoming, comfortable, clean and spacious. Whatever you do, don't stay away. You will not be disappointed. Can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: August 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SusanWallis, Owner at AWAY in the County
Responded Aug 30, 2014
Thank you for your gracious review. We are so happy we exceeded your expectations. We try our best to provide the best possible experience for all our guests. Paying attentions to the details is our specialty. This way you can concentrate on relaxing and unwinding. We look forward to having back one day soon. Susan and Glen
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Kelly S wrote a review Aug 2018
Collingwood, Canada24 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I were lucky enough to find two nights available for our baby moon.
Susan & Glen didn’t only make us fall in love with their b&b, but with the whole county itself!
They had amazing recommendations and advice. Their location is perfect to get anywhere and at the same time quiet and tranquil.
Breakfast was perfect and hard to decide between the savory & sweet options! The room was stunning and very comfortable.
We could have just stayed in bed looking out the window at the beautiful scenery!

I mentioned I didn’t sleep well the first night due to my pregnancy and the next day I had a lot more pillows and dried lavender waiting for me.
The attention to detail they have is incredible.

Susan is an artist and you can see her work all around the house, together with a very keen eye for aesthetics, this is the place we’ll want to return to year after year.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SusanWallis, Owner at AWAY in the County
Responded Aug 16, 2018
Thank you Kelly for the AMAZING review. We are so happy that we made your babymoon a special and relaxing time. We try our best to meet the individual needs of all​ our guests. We wish you all the very best with the upcoming birth and hope that you will consider us again in the future when you need some more get-away time. All the best, Susan and Glen
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SellwithElle wrote a review Oct 2017
Brooklin, Canada30 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of staying with Susan and Glen (and Oscar) last weekend. Everything exceeded our expectations! The grounds were beautiful with veggie and perennial gardens and a quaint path down to the lake and dock - a very relaxing atmosphere. We stayed in the Carpenter's room - which was the perfect size with gorgeous views of the lake and a beautiful bathroom! Their whole home is unique, modern and filled with treasures and art and interesting books and magazines to indulge in. Breakfast matched the rest of the experience - Amazing! I will definitely be back with my boyfriend in the spring as it's a very romantic setting also... Thank you, Susan and Glen - enjoy your season off!
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Date of stay: October 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: All rooms are beautiful...you can't go wrong
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Response from Susan W, Owner at AWAY in the County
Responded Oct 19, 2017
Thank you for the lovely review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back next season. All the best. Susan, Glen and Oscar
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tripreviewerLondon wrote a review Sep 2015
London51 contributions78 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you're looking for somewhere to stay in Prince Edward County I really can't recommend AWAY enough. My husband and I had an absolutely wonderful long weekend there. Everything about our trip was perfect, the views, the property, the breakfasts....Susan and Glen are wonderful hosts, full of knowledge and recommendations of where to go and what to do. Last but definitely not least, Oscar is adorable - we miss him already! Thanks for making our trip to Canada so special!
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Date of stay: September 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vivian L asked a question Aug 2018
Markham, Canada5 contributions2 helpful votes
Hello, wondering if you have availability for this Aug 11/12 weekend for 2 adults? Thanks.
Answer from SusanWallis
Picton, Ontario9 contributions3 helpful votes
Sorry Vivian we are fully booked. Please think of us again!
Answer from SusanWallis
Picton, Ontario9 contributions3 helpful votes
Sorry we do not accommodate children.
Answer from SusanWallis
Picton, Ontario9 contributions3 helpful votes
Dear Micheline: July is fully booked. Here is our current availability: August 1stCarpenter’s room August 2ndCarpenter’s room *One night stay August 2ndArtist’s room (one night rate $300\night plus hst) August 8thGardener’s and Carpenter’s room August 9thGardener’s and Carpenter’s room *One night stay August 15thCarpenter’s room (one night rate $260\night plus hst) *One night stay August 18th Gardener’s room (one night rate $380\night plus hst) *One night stay August 21st Gardener’s room (one night rate $360\night plus hst) August 24thGardener’s room August 25thGardener’s room August 26thGardener’s and Carpenter’s room August 27thCarpenter’s room August 28thCarpenter’s and Artist’s room August 29thAll 3 rooms August 30thAll 3 rooms August 31stAll 3 rooms September 3rd– 18thAll rooms September 21stCarpenter’s and Artist’s room September 22nd Carpenter’s room September 23rd Carpenter’s room September 24thCarpenter’s room September 25thAll rooms September 26thAll rooms September 27thAll rooms Inquire about October dates. No availability Thanksgiving weekend October 5th-7th Thanks, Susan
Diane L asked a question Oct 2017
Toronto, Ontario, Canada51 contributions28 helpful votes
Do you a room for Friday Oct 20th, 1 night. couple. Diane 416 997 4397
Hackster_1917 wrote a tip Nov 2019
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Can't go wrong with either of the 3 rooms!"
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Responsible Travel wrote a tip Aug 2019
Ottawa, Canada15 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early."
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djang054 wrote a tip Aug 2018
Toronto28 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Carpenter's Room is the smallest, but we found it roomy."
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amaca252 wrote a tip Jul 2018
Toronto, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Gardener's room is lovely and large with separate seating areas. The Carpenter's room is also very nice but much smaller."
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johnaeras wrote a tip Jun 2018
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms have Lake view"
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Frequently Asked Questions about AWAY in the County
Which popular attractions are close to AWAY in the County?
Nearby attractions include Sandbanks Provincial Park (7.7 km), Dunes Beach (7.7 km), and The Local Store - PEC (6.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at AWAY in the County?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at AWAY in the County?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at AWAY in the County?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to AWAY in the County?
Conveniently located restaurants include Flame and Smith, Bermuda PEC, and The Waring House.
Are there any historical sites close to AWAY in the County?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Base31 (7.1 km).
Does AWAY in the County have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
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