Bella Vista Room/Private Bath

Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed
Per Night
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Enjoy your home away from home at Bella Vista Country House. We are an international hostel, providing casual, comfortable accommodations with the magnificent backdrop of the Niagara Escarpment and the Great Lakes.

Bella Vista is a great base for exploring this 4-season paradise in Southern Georgian Bay. Or stay enroute as you visit other areas of the province. We are positive you will love our Bella Vista as much as we do!

The Blue Room is cozy and quiet.  The private bathroom is across the hall.

The Blue Room is cozy and quiet. The private bathroom is across the hall.

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $19
Weekly discount: 43%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

We understand the importance of eating a healthy diet even when you're traveling. While breakfast is not included, you are welcome to use our kitchen facilities for all of your meals if you'd rather eat at home than eat in restaurants during your stay. There may even be times when we surprise you with breakfast!

With use of the fully equipped kitchen and a variety of both indoor and outdoor living areas, Bella Vista is your home away from home. Guests use Bella Vista as a base for exploring Southern Georgian Bay, as a stopover on the Circle Tour of the Great Lakes, or as a destination where weddings, retreats, meetings, workshops, and other events are held. Bella Vista can easily hold workshop and meeting sizes of 12 people, as well as outdoor weddings of up to 50.

Bella Vista offers a range of accommodations, from private rooms with ensuite, to the Blue Room with private bath. It's a chance to connect with others exploring our little piece of Heaven.

The Blue Family Room is truly affordable, whether you are a single traveler or a couple. It has a double bed, with a private bath across the hall. Facing the backyard, it is very quiet. Please see our separate listings for our private rooms with ensuite: the Panorama Suite or the Cottage Suite.

Guest Access

Complimentary parking available.
Linens and towels provided.
Bicycle storage is available.

Interaction with Guests

Interaction with the other guests and with the host depends on you and what you want! There is plenty of space to have privacy if wished, and lots of room to mingle too.

The Neighborhood

Situated on the brow of the Niagara escarpment (a UNESCO biosphere reserve), Bella Vista has a glorious panoramic view of Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment, and appears worlds away. Yet, it is surprisingly close to all the amenities of our lovely area and all the activities offered:

Sports/Outdoor Activities: summer - kayaking, canoeing, fishing, sailing, boating, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, swimming, zip-lining, rock-climbing, spelunking, golfing; winter - skiing (downhill and cross country), snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and more.

Culture: Meaford Hall is renowned for concerts and live theatre that are on a par with Toronto's. There is a wide diversity of music festivals nearby, such as Summerfolk, Elvis, Eclectic Electric, Jazz, and Guitar Festivals. Or visit an Aboriginal Pow-wow.

Wineries: We have two award winning wineries locally, Coffin Ridge Winery and Georgian Vineyards. Visit their winery and have a wine tasting, paired with appetizers!

Breweries: We now have our own local microbrewery (Killannan Brewery) which only sells to local restaurants. Or take a tour of the Creemore Brewery in Creemore.

Restaurants: We have several restaurants in Meaford, and surrounding region, which serve everything from gourmet to pub food, to raw vegan.

Other Activities: Visit an alpaca farm, go to the spa, or relax in the Scandinavian baths at Le Scandinave Spa. Take a cooking class, or participate in a wellness retreat. Visit an artist or even take an art class. The options are endless!

To make it even more attractive, Bella Vista has partnered with many of these venues to give you discounts. What better way to make your stay even more enjoyable???

After a long day of activity, unwind back at Bella Vista and relax with a glass of wine in the gazebo or courtyard and watch the sun go down. Enjoy some S'mores and music around a bonfire in the evening (weather permitting).

Approximate travel times to various places and activities:
The beach in Meaford -5 minutes
Bruce Trail access – 5 minutes
Snowmobile Trail access – 1 minute
Blue Mountains -15 minutes
Owen Sound - 30 minutes
Wasaga Beach – 40 minutes
Sauble Beach – 50 minutes
Tobermory – 1.75 hours
Toronto - 2 hours
Niagara Falls - 3 hours
Algonquin Park (west gate) - 3 hours
Sudbury - 4 hours.

Getting Around

The Greyhound Bus goes to and from Toronto each day at reasonable hours and rates. Bicycles are available for rent locally for the duration of your stay.

Bella Vista offers complimentary guest parking for those driving. Shuttles to and from activities/events are available at an added cost.

Other Things to Note

There are two friendly, well-trained dogs (Bella and Turbo) present who function as our "doggie doorbells". They are kept separate from the inside guest areas. However, you may encounter them outside. Access to the guest areas is through the front door facing the Bay.

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House Rules

While breakfast is not provided as part of the fee, there are times when we may surprise you with breakfast. Otherwise, you have full use of the kitchen for all meals. Please clean up all shared areas after use. Please maintain reasonable noise levels and total quiet by 11 pm.
We do have two friendly dogs, Bella and Turbo, who may bark when you arrive. If you allergic or afraid of dogs, we wish you the best in finding somewhere else to stay.
No smoking or other drugs of abuse are allowed on the property.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

1 night minimum stay
Bella Vista from the front.

Bella Vista from the front.

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Meaford, Canada
Member since August 2013


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