During this year, local travel is in vogue. Jacqui's A Valley View in Granton, ON, is a super retreat, "far from the madding crowds" yet close to escapades of St.Mary's and Stratford, and the shores of Lake Huron. It spacious enchanted garden extends into a well established park, while the surrounding acres offer walks, and endless views of fields, forest, river, and sunsets. Bring your own bicycle for riding on side roads and more exploring. Jacqui is a well know artist, and she has a nice way to introduce amateurs like myself to the techniques of painting watercolor. Wishing to relax and do nothing? Sit in the garden and observe amazing birds - blue jays, woodpeckers, cardinals. We will certainly visit again.
The accomodation is like a small bungalow and is surrounded with fountains and bird feeders near the window. We were entertained by the flurry of activity of birds and squirrels. The property is very well kept and is like a small botanical gardens. It is obvious that Jacqui takes great pride in taking care of the property both outside and inside. The kitchen is well stocked. We will definetly return.
My husband and I have spent 3 nights at Valley View B&B...What an amazing place and hospitality! We enjoyed the beautiful location, garden, private trails and the clean apartment that offered all that one can think of...really...We could prepare our breakfasts/ brunches out of all the goodies that were provided by the host. On top of all these, we also enjoyed the conversations we had with Jacqui, that were quite inspirational and uplifting :-) We'll certainly visit again.
This is my 4th visit in 9 years! I would come on a more frequent basis if I didn’t reside on the West Coast of Canada ! I adore the location, the well stocked kitchen, the washer/dryer, the garden setting, the squirrel gymnastics outside my window, the myriad of birds that I try to identify thanks to Jacquie’s book, the comfort & safety, the windows I can open, the A/C I can use, the wifi, every 5th night free & last but not least.....Jacquie’s Phenomenal Hospitality! I can’t wait until my next visit! Wonder what The Stratford Theatre Festival will be offering then?
This B&B is perfect to get away from the noise and have all the privacy you would have in your home sans kids. The kitchen is so well stocked there is nothing to be wanted. I took advantage of the coffee cake several times along with cooking breakfast at our leisure. We'll be back when we schedule another trip.