Here Are Some Of The Best Bed and Breakfasts in Ontario That We’ve Stayed At!
Searching for a great bed and breakfast in Ontario? You are in the right place! Whether you want to plan a little weekend getaway or you are travelling through a part of Ontario, bed and breakfasts are a great accommodation option. There are lots of bed and breakfasts across the province and not just in the popular spots like Niagara-on-the-Lake, Collingwood, and areas near Toronto.
Speaking from experience, we stay at a variety of accommodations when we travel but we’re a fan of bed and breakfasts. We like them because they are super functional: you get a bed in a nice home and you get a freshly made breakfast! When we are on the road, there’s nothing better than that.
However, B&Bs (especially in Ontario) are more than just a place to sleep. Often the hosts are these incredibly passionate people who love their businesses, love their area, and are a wealth of knowledge. It’s also nice to support local businesses in the smaller towns in Ontario that we visit. In any case, we love a good B&B so here are some of our favourites so far. We will keep adding to this list as we discover more!
If you’re looking to escape in Ontario, check out these other posts:
- Things to Do in Ontario – in All Seasons
- Discover Ontario’s Finest Inns
- How to Rent a Cottage in Ontario – A Detailed Guide
- 17 Day Trips from Toronto + Directions
**Friendly Disclosure: We paid for the accommodations we stayed at ourselves and were not told to include them in this article.
A Moment in Time Bed and Breakfast
If you are searching for an old Victorian house with a whole bunch of character, have a look at A Moment in Time Bed and Breakfast. Located in Niagara Falls (on the Canadian side), this bed and breakfast was the kind of place you think can’t be real. However, we can confirm – it exists. We pulled up in the car for the first time and just laughed at how cool it looked.
A Moment in Time was where we stayed when we were playing tourist in Niagara Falls and our stay was great! We actually touched on A Moment in Time Bed and Breakfast in our guide on where to stay in Niagara Falls but we’ll dive into the details here.
The house is located in a nice quiet neighbourhood about a 25 minute walk from the actual falls. We liked this fact because we had a quiet place to come back to and sleep in. The house is packed with old photos and furniture – it’s kind of like a time capsule.
The hosts were also very nice. We had to hop on a wine tasting tour and they made arrangements for us to grab keys at a later time which was great.
Parking was quite easy since they have a handful of spots available but if those are full you can just park at their other property (literally across the street). The car was totally secure. Our sleep was great, the place was clean, and we liked the back breakfast room where we had a sweet breakfast of french toast and more.
Our overall impression was positive and we would stay again. The property is lovely, the location is great (given how hectic the area around the Falls can be), and everything worked out smoothly!
If you are heading for the Niagara Falls, be sure to also explore the famous wine region known as Niagara on the Lake! There are loads of things to do and we ended up on a really fun Niagara on the Lake wine tour which we’d highly recommend!
Serenity Ranch Bed and Breakfast
If you want some peace and quiet, Serenity Ranch Bed and Breakfast is definitely the place for you. Located in Ancaster, this bed and breakfast is a short drive from downtown Hamilton in what can be described as a rural area. However, that’s exactly what makes it great.
We stayed at Serenity on the way to Hamilton to explore the waterfalls and it was honestly perfect. The name says it all – it’s very serene and quiet. With trees, flowers, nature, and fields all around – it really is a place to relax at and lay your head in the country.
We have to give thanks to the hosts – Shane and Alan – for creating such a lovely and welcoming atmosphere. Shane goes above and beyond to make sure you are taken care of as a guest at Serenity. You’ll leave feeling like you made a new friend. Our room was modern but cozy with a big bed and a nice bathroom.
The breakfast was superb – Eric never had edible flowers until Serenity Ranch – and the back porch has loads of space for lounging. The grounds themselves are loaded with little sitting areas so you can have your pick of the place.
Shane was talking to us about his loyal customer base and we can really understand that. The house is very normal but also very cozy. They even have a table full of tourist information about the area on-hand.
Overall, we would definitely recommend a stay. Shane and Alan have created a “home away from home” that we really liked. We took the time to just relax on the back porch swing in the evening sunshine. It was perfect.
Despite the name, Montrose Inn belongs here because it’s a true bed and breakfast experience from start to finish. Located in Belleville – just across the water from Prince Edward County – Montrose was also one of our favourite places to stay in Ontario. It’s a place we mention in our larger guide on where to stay in Prince Edward County.
This old manor house is tucked away on a huge green property just off the roadway and right across from the water. When you get there, it kind of feels like you have stepped back in time. The hosts – Suzette & Roger – were super friendly. We mainly dealt with Roger but everyone we bumped into was really nice.
Our room was a classic room with old-style beds and a door to the porch. The bathroom (for us) was detached but across the hall and really nice. From the furnishing around the house to the old photos on the walls and the hospitality, Montrose it was great. Rooms have a share of the huge veranda with patio furniture and curtains to make your space private.
Breakfast was served on the lower front porch and was freshly made when we came down. The bran muffins were still hot and a great way to start the day. As you will travel by car, you’ll probably be happy to know that parking was super easy and there was always space.
Overall, we would recommend a stay for the breakfast, the beautiful veranda, the lush green property, and the location. We liked being a quick drive from Prince Edward County without having to spend the money necessary to stay within the County in the summertime. (We booked a bit last minute). As with other places on this list, sitting out on our share of the veranda in the quiet evening heat was a highlight you need to experience to understand!
If you are heading for Prince Edward County, there are loads of things to do. You can dive into history, visit the parks and beaches, and much more. Of course, there are some pretty great wineries and some amazing breweries that you can check out, too!
And there you have it – a brief rundown of our favourite bed and breakfasts in Ontario! Of course, this is a short list since we have much more exploring to do. We’ll add to the article over time, but we wanted to start the post so that we could help other Ontario travellers find great bed and breakfasts to stay in!
As always, Keep Exploring, eh?
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