We occasionally have stayed at the Benmiller Inn as a convenient getaway since it was first established in the early 1970's. Over the years, it has gone through a number of owners and our stays and the quality of the food and accommodations have had their ups and downs.
Based on a positive experience meeting friends there for a Sunday brunch recently, we decided to give an overnight a try as a late Valentine's celebration. This is the first stay we've attempted in 5 or 6 years. As always, the setting is truly lovely. Th view of the river, ponds and stream are a great attraction.We stayed in one of the River Mill rooms, above the pool and spa. These rooms have been completely renovated following the tornado damage of a couple of years ago. The room was lovely with a large whirlpool tub and a comfortable king bed. The pool and spa are little changed and could use a little updating and certainly could be kept warmer in the middle of winter. As well, no one seems to be restocking the pool towels and these are a little old and frayed. The pool/spa didn't seem to be getting much use while we were there.
Food has varied over the years, and and has sometimes been a little unpredictable. For our recent visit, the dinner selection was good, with an emphasis on local foods, and the portions were large, but I found the dishes varied from truly excellent to needing a surer hand with seasoning. The Sunday brunch is a great bargain with a good selection and truly excellent crepes and roast beef.
The new owners seem to be trying to revive the excellence of the inn, but it still needs more attention to detail. The wi-fi was intermittent (we were told they were working on this), and the pathway from the River Mill and Gledhill house to the main inn was snow-covered and not cleared while we were there, requiring walking on the roadway. Perhaps they need more maintenance staff. In all, though staff, were pleasant and accommodating and with a few little tweaks this will once again be a truly excellent destination.
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- Also Known As:
- Benmiller Inn And Spa
- Benmiller Hotel Goderich
- Benmiller Inn & Spa Goderich, Ontario - Huron County