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Abadin Bed and Breakfast

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612 Bobois St, L'Orignal, Hawkesbury, Ontario K0B 1K0 Canada
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Abadin, a luxurious B & B with view and access to the Ottawa River, minutes from Hawkesbury. In proximity to Ottawa and Montreal on Hwy 17. An hour North of the US border and a stone's throw from the bridge to Quebec. The stunning bedrooms are all individually styled in contemporary European design and offer sumptuously comfort, with flat screen TV with DVD player, complimentary tea & coffee and WiFi. All our rooms have en-suite or private bath (NO shared bathrooms). We serve organic and local food fresh prepared. Our B&B is run with the goal to recycle and save energy. Our newest addition is a 38 panel solar system for our B&B.
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Mindy wrote a review Sep. 2019
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I did a 7-day water fast + 3 days re-feeding at Abadin B&B in August. It was a great experience and I felt very well supported throughout my journey. Everything was organized to address the particular needs of fasting guests, from the kind of water supplied to the availability of books and documentaries on the science of nutrition and fasting. Not to mention that my room was absolutely lovely! It provided all the creature comforts I could possibly wish for (since I rarely left my room, this was a big perk!). Shirley and Ed are a wonderful couple who made me feel right at home. I received a lot of personnal attention from Shirley who is a wellspring of information about fasting and nutrition, and her own personal journey with fasting has been incredibly inspiring to me. Shirley has the re-feeding process down to a science, and it greatly facilitated my reintroduction to food (not to mention how tasty her cooking was!). We often overlook the importance of the re-feeding days, but when it's done well it makes all the difference! Since the fast I have made many important changes to my diet and lifestyle habits. Coming out of the fast I felt so motivated and determined to make the changes, and I had a profound sense of what needed to be done. Those 7 days were not easy, but they changed my life! I was relatively healthy walking into Abadin, but even so, some things shifted deep within that I can't easily pinpoint. I just sense that I've embarked on a new era of my life, and parts of me that seemed stuck are now slowly moving forward again. ....oh, and I've also permanently lost 10 pounds with no decrease of muscle mass (although weight loss was not one of my fasting goals), I'm much more emotionally stable (at times I feel like I have a new personality!), I sleep like the dead (I used to struggle with insomnia), and the skin on my face is much smoother (bye bye acne!). Nice side effects!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Responded Sep. 9, 2019
Dear Fasting Guest ;) Thank you so much for your wonderful comprehensive review !!! I know how valuable such a detailed review is for people looking for information on fasting and what it can do for them. It was a real pleasure to have had your as our (last) guest at the Abadin Fasting Retreat at the L'Orignal location. We are super glad we made it work so shortly before we had to move. And we are glad that our moving preparations in the background were not effecting you too much. It is always such a satisfying and positive feeling to see how much a fasting experience can change ones life .... on many levels . Health-wise , spiritually and last but not least weight-wise !! You take good care of yourself and we are looking forward to welcome you to our new place when all the renovations are completed next year (2020) Shirley Abadinbandb com
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noraspeaks123 wrote a review Aug. 2019
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My husband and I were looking for a safe and comfortable place for a 5 day water fast. Although we are familiar with juice and broth fasts, we have never experienced a water fast which is why we wanted to be with experienced fasters. In finding Abadin, we achieved all of our goals and more. Shirley and Ed provided a welcoming comfortable environment with plenty of encouragement and guidance to successfully fast. They provided resources in books and videos for the guests to learn as much as they would like to learn about fasting. I enjoyed and appreciated having some time each day with Shirley to ask my many questions about fasting as well as understand what I was experiencing each day. A few weeks before our stay Shirley emailed me with helpful tips to prepare for the fast. My husband and I very much appreciated how well Shirley and Ed handled everything concerning our needs as fasters and our enjoyment as guests in their B&B. We had decided to also include 2 re-feeding days after discussing options with Shirley to ease our transition to normal meals and we are really glad we did; this is the time many novice fasters struggle. I availed myself of an Art Therapy session that Shirley, a trained and experienced art therapist, offered. This session enhanced my experience of the fast as it fit in well with having the time to focus on myself. We plan to return next year as we had an A+ experience in every way possible. We enjoyed both a vacation and a fasting retreat, all in one.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Responded Aug. 7, 2019
Dear Noraspeaks123 Thank you very much for your kind and extensive review !! It was a great pleasure to have had you at our Abadin Fasting Retreat and we are very happy that you enjoyed your time and felt well taken care of! We will keep you posted about our renovations and the set up of the new place we will move to. Keep up the good work and we hope to see you back next year! Shirley & Ed abadinBandB com
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Rita B. wrote a review Jul. 2019
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Shirley and Ed are a wonderful couple who provide a very warm and supportive environment in which to engage in a short or long fast. I did a 10 day fast with Shirley. She made a point of checking in every day with me – spending time to see how I was feeling. She even timed her own fast to correspond with my dates, so that I would have company doing it. I feel that I not only gained my health, but also some good friends. I recommend their fasting retreat highly!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from abadin, Owner at Abadin Bed and Breakfast
Responded Jul. 28, 2019
Dear Capri_Rita Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review and tell others about your experience! It was so much fun to have had you as our guest and yes we too feel we not only had a great guest but have made a great friend. All the best and maybe you will come back to see us at our next smaller Fasting Retreat. Take care Ed & Shirley AbadinBandB com
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OksanaG wrote a review May 2019
Centre-Ville (Downtown), Canada1 contribution3 helpful votes
My Experience with a 3 week water fast I heard about water fasting through other people in the past. It always intrigued me and I felt positive about it but I had never done any water fasting before. Suffering from a uterine fibroid cyst at the size of 17 x 12 and scheduled for surgery my goal was to water fast to hopefully achieve a reduction of this cyst and also of course to lose some weight. When I met Shirley and Ed I knew this was the place to embark on my health and weight loss journey. Both were such experienced and amazing people who made me feel comfortable and safe the moment we sat down and talked. Shirley and Ed both had to go through their own health challenges. When I met Shirley for the first time it felt very special. The conversation we had insured me of her knowledge and I knew that with her support I could do the water fasting challenge. I felt very confident the entire time, I even decided to extend my initial stay of 10 days to a full 3 weeks of water fasting. With our daily meetings I could easily share my feelings with her throughout my entire fasting journey. 21 days went by fast, I left and I saw my doctor one week later. He found out that my cyst had dramatically shrunken in size from 17 x 12 to 12 x 7 which is fantastic. Even my doc was in disbelieve . I am super happy and my surgery was cancelled. I knew that the water fasting would work but I have to say I did not expect such a stunning reduction in size. My plan is to go back in November and hopefully do a 28 day water fast , at least that is the new goal for my health and well being.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from abadin, Owner at Abadin Bed and Breakfast
Responded May 20, 2019
Dear Guest Thank you so very much for your comprehensive review, we appreciate you taking the time. It was such a pleasure to meet you and our in depth conversations were inspiring. We are pleased that you felt comfortable and well looked after. We are thrilled that your health got such a fantastic boost through water fasting and that your surgery could be cancelled because of it. We are very much looking forward to seeing you again. Shirley & Ed AbadinBandB Com
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Susan Knowles wrote a review Apr. 2019
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What a gem of a place! I felt right at home with Ed and Shirley in their beautiful bed and breakfast. I am already trying to figure when we can return. My husband randomly selected Abadin and I will spread the news to my friends and family of our wonderful three day visit! My husband and I could have chatted hours away with them!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from abadin, Owner at Abadin Bed and Breakfast
Responded May 5, 2019
Hi Thank you so very much for your kind review. We enjoyed you staying with us and our great conversations very much and we are looking forward to seeing you again. Maybe this time to do a water fast :) All the best Shirley (and Ed)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Abadin Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Abadin Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Ancienne Prison de L'Orignal Old Jail (1.1 km), Centre Culturel Le Chenail Cultural Centre (5.9 km), and Les Tresors de Jacob (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Abadin Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Abadin Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Abadin Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Abadin Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bakery Le Petit Pain, Stephanie's Grill & Bar, and Le Vieux Chateau Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Abadin Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Abadin Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ancienne Prison de L'Orignal Old Jail (1.1 km).