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“Amazing Weekend, Amazing Wedding!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Walkerbrae House
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Walkerbrae House
Ranked #4 of 5 Guelph B&B and Inns
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
1 review
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“Amazing Weekend, Amazing Wedding!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

My new husband and I stayed at Walkerbrae House just last weekend and had our wedding there. We also brought along our two Rottweilers and our Bishon Frise along with us. There aren't many places that allow dogs, let alone Rottweilers!

The Location is perfect. On a quiet street on the outskirts of Guelph, but yet still close enough to town that everything is convenient to get to (by car, walking would be quite a hike).

The Suite was amazing! We've never stayed at a B&B before and were concerned about privacy, but having our own fully private suite was perfect! It was spacious, tidy and very clean. The king sized bed was so comfortable and provided tons of room for us and our three dogs. There was lots of property for the dogs to play around, and we made good use of the hot tub just outside off the livingroom.

The Hosts were so kind and friendly and treated us like kings and queens... including the dogs. Our dogs even got a bag of treats when we arrived! They were so helpful with the wedding plans and details and took care of everything! It was so relaxing and stress free!

The Wedding was everything we had dreamed it would be. We went with the Elopement Package. We wanting a wedding that was elegant, simple, and intimate and that's exactly what we got! The ceremony was simple and personal, and the minister was so kind and down to earth. The living-room/log portion of the home was beautiful and elegantly decorated. We lucked out and had beautiful weather and managed to get photos inside, on the front porch and around the property. They turned out great! We had hors d'oeuvres on the front porch after pictures with champagne. It was so intimate and perfect. We ate our wedding dinner in the dining-room of the home and the food was absolutely delicious!! We also had breakfast in our suite each morning and it was just as amazing!

I definitely recommend Walkerbrae House not only to stay at, but also to have your wedding there if you're looking at something small and intimate. We had originally looked at Niagara Falls, but there was so much planning to do with trying to get the hotel room, chapel, photographer, dinner and the costs kept adding up and up. With Walkerbrae House everything is planned out for you and stress free, and the cost is very reasonable. We had the most amazing time! Everything was perfect and I wouldn't change a thing.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

I am a 40-something professor and my wife is a 30-something lawyer. Walkerbrae is located in the NW corner of Guelph, just north of the car dealerships, in a high-end subdivision of 12 houses surrounded by farms. The actual B&B is at the back of the house, and unlike most B&B's is actually a full suite consisting of a good sized living room, small separate kitchen (with fridge, convection oven, microwave, sink, kettle) and a separate bedroom.

We stayed at Walkerbrae for 8 nights, with our 70lb dog and cat, just after we sold our house. We needed a home and Walkerbrae provided us with a wonderful, warm, friendly place to stay. The place is immaculate and beautiful. The owners went out of their way to help us. To save money, we chose the non-breakfast option, but even then we occasionally received baked goods out of the oven! We brought our own groceries, however, and were able to make our own meals which was wonderful.

There was a washer and dryer inside our suite too. There was parking for both of our cars.

What also made this place especially wonderful was how welcoming the owners were for both of our pets. In fact, we were greeted with a box of dog treats! The yard was also large for our dog to wander around. But only a 2-3 min car ride was an amazing dog-friendly walking trail. We couldn't ask for anything better for our pets. How many hotels or B&B's would accept a 70lb dog to begin with??!!!

Our only complaint was the occasional girgling noise from the plumbing or water filtration system, but that is a minor nuisance and only if you're a light sleeper.

The owners also have a suite in the downtown Guelph area, which I'm sure is also spectacular.

If you're staying at Walkerbrae, you will definitely need a car however. If you don't have a car, you should ask about the downtown suite.

As we need another weekly stay in Guelph later this Spring, we have already booked another week with this family. We feel incredibly grateful to them.

One of us has stayed at: two other B&B's at Guelph (great if you don't have pets but little privacy); at three hotels in Guelph (fine for overnight but also no pets); and at the Maples Inn (good option for long-term, but no pets and feels like a half-way house). If you have pets and/or want more space/privacy and/or are looking for a long-term stay, I recommend Walkerbrae House hands-down.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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MerryCanadian, Owner at Walkerbrae House, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Additional Information about Walkerbrae House

Property: Walkerbrae House
Address: 57 Walkerbrae Trail, Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J4, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Guelph
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Guelph
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Walkerbrae House & Weddings is a destination for weddings, or couples and best friend getaways. We offer full service weddings from 2 to 60. Located on the edge of Guelph you will find an exclusive property that caters to romance. Discover our private full bridal suite apartment for those who need to get away from it all. We deliver your home-made breakfast to your suite and you can eat at your leisure - we recommend sleeping in! We are dog friendly so bring your best friend with you! Canines receive a complimentary goodie bag of natural dog treats made by Spoil the Dog Bakery. We offer a dog-sitting service if you need to leave for the day! Ask us about that! For Brides and Grooms we offer intimate weddings for one-stop-shopping. We welcome you anytime! ... more   less 
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