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The Wandering Dog Inn... Our Happy Place!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Jun 27, 2023
If you are looking to take a pause and slow down the hustle and bustle, please visit this gem. Cathy and Kevin (Owners) are the most lovely, wonderful people. They made us and our aussiedoodle Willow feel so welcome the minute we arrived. They made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed not only upon our arrival, our whole stay (and you will not be disappointed with the breakfast, each day was perfection)!
Our first visit to Peele has sparked so many more visits to come and with family and friends! Thank you!
Date of stay: June 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Jun 27, 2023
Hey now! Thanks so much you guys! Love that you loved this little corner of the world and we hope to see you again on island time soon 😎🐾
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Reviewed June 26, 2023

The most charming and quaint little inn you could ever stay in!

If you're looking to disconnect from technology, reconnect with your partner, and connect with nature, this is a prime location. Also, if you're in need of solitude look no further.

Let's begin with the view. * This inn is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the beach where you will see the most awe inspiring sunrises. The inn is remote enough that when you're nestled by the campfire you will bare witness to a sky full of glistening stars which would amaze any stargazer. Throught the entire day the birds serenade you with their beautiful songs.

Onto the breakfast spread. * Cathy makes a variety of scrumptious breakfast options which is absolutely delightful. Her freshly baked ((from the heart)) homemade loafs and tarts are incredibly delicious. My hubby thoroughly enjoyed the egg bites paired with the fresh croissants. Everything Cathy makes is well thought out and there is a burst of flavour in every single bite. This breakfast spread surpasses being basic; a spread that would measure up to being served in a 5 star hotel. Cathy uses the best quality of ingredients from the island itself.

Let's toast the most wonderful host! * Kevin and Cathy are so welcoming and gracious. They ensure that you feel that level of comfort that feels just like home. Throughout the day Kevin is always puttering away. Kevin continuously checks in every time you cross paths with him. Kevin wholeheartedly takes the time to hear about your day and what your plans are. Cathy has a smile that could light up any room. Cathy is such a warm-hearted and good-natured person. Cathy was so incredibly pleasant chatting with during the mornings while she was setting up the breakfast spread. Kevin and Cathy both ask about your plans and provide some suggestions of some hidden gems, all while providing insight and history about the island. There is no doubt that Kevin and Cathy genuinely love what they do. They put their entire heart and soul into their charming little inn. It's clear that their goal is to make people fall in love with the island, and they naturally and successfully do just that. Their compassion, cheerfulness, and attention to ALL of the little details does not go unnoticed.

On a side note... our room was spacious and put together beautifully. I absolutely loved the simplicity of it. Kevin and Cathy really captured the charm and essence of the island. The room was stocked with everything we could possible need and so clean that it sparkled.

I can honestly say that we look forward to returning so that our children, as well as our fur-babies, can experience the pleasure of staying at The Wandering Dog Inn. What started off as a simple couple getaway turned into an ideal spot to bring my blended family; an ideal spot that encourages bonding as well as creating lasting memories that will be treasured over a lifetime.

Date of stay: June 2023
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Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2023

OMG... Thank you for kind words. Your review helps others find their way around Pelee! Thanks so much!

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Reviewed June 15, 2023

We met Cathy and Kevin when we arrived an hour early for our reservation and were welcomed as if we were their favorite guests. Our two bedroom suite was all ready for us. It was spacious and very comfortable with everything that we could want, including some books and games. Our breakfasts were delicious with ample selections available. The grounds were well maintained and we were able to chat with other guests in the screened pergola, the breakfast porch and, while we enjoyed an evening campfire. All the islanders were so friendly.

Date of stay: June 2023
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Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2023

Love that you loved Pelee Island! Hope to see you again on island time! 😎

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Reviewed June 14, 2023

What a gem on Pelee Island! We took one of our kids for a fun overnight bday trip. Had a fantastic stay. The room and main house were super clean and well cared for. The service from Cathy and Kevin was amazing and personalized. We will definitely be back year after year!

Date of stay: July 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2023

Thanks for kind words! Come visit us anytime 🌟

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Reviewed June 14, 2023

We have stayed at The Wandering Dog so many times and our stays have been wonderful each time. Cathy and Kevin go above and beyond what is expected of hosts, making sure guests have exactly what they need to make their stay comfortable. The renovations have made it possible for each room to have a dedicated washroom -- a huge plus! The renovations have kept the traditional style of the inn intact and honoured its history. Breakfast is tasty and there is lots of choice. The screened porch where breakfast is served is a welcoming space for dining, playing games, or watching the birds. The grounds are kept beautifully and there are lots of places to sit and enjoy the weather -- from around the fire to the picnic tables to a screened-in gazebo. The lake is just steps away and the public beach access is a short walk. I look forward to our return visit.

Date of stay: June 2023
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Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2023

Thank you Elaine! Glad you love our little corner of the world as much as you do. Looking forward to seeing you next time 😎

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Reviewed June 2, 2023

My husband and I had a fabulous 2-night stay in the double queen suite. Comfortable and roomy with lots of space to spread out. Screened porch with table and chairs and a lovely hammock for a lazy read! Breakfasts were fantastic: prosciutto wrapped eggs, homemade waffles with local syrup, muffins, croissants, fruit and yogurt… everything you could want. Cathy and Kevin were super friendly and helpful without being in your face. Definitely would love to come back!

Date of stay: May 2023
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Cathy Miller, Owner at The Wandering Dog Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2023

Very nice to have met you both! Glad you enjoyed your stay and we'll look forward to seeing you again on island time ✌️

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