About This Listing
The Crows Nest is one of our six rooms
See these links for our other listings: http://www.airbnb.com/room/316281, http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/371332 and http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/345258
This is a full two-bedroom suite very popular with families. Includes a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, and dining and living area. Has it's own entrance and a large screen TV. It's like having your own private cottage. During the summer we only accept two-night or more bookings.
Stay in a country Doctor's century home in rural Ontario, as one of our guests said, “Walking in the door to the Doctor's House is like entering the portal to another era. The décor and attention to detail sweep you back to the feeling and charm of a younger Canada in it's beginnings. The Doctor's House is really a “home” with a welcome in every room.”
We serve home cooked local organic, where possible, food and cater to special diets such as gluten free, vegetarian, diabetic, etc.
Our specialty is Bavarian Pancake made with locally grown and milled flour and served with local maple syrup and a fresh fruit and yogurt cup. We use fresh roasted free trade coffee and a special Earl Grey tea.
We are near the best beaches and sunsets in the world, take a walk on trails through the Niagara Escarpment a UNESCO World Biosphere reserve, or if you are more energetic, you can hike the Bruce Trail, which runs along the edge of the escarpment and gives spectacular views of Georgian Bay one of the largest fresh water bays in the world. It is so large most people think of it is a separate lake but it is really part of Lake Huron.
If you like waterfalls then we have many that are just a short walk from your car or some that you have to hike to through some very scenic countryside.
If wine is your choice, then it might surprise you that we have a number of excellent wineries in our area, but if beer is more to your taste we also have some excellent craft breweries.
We are located between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay in the Famous Great Lakes recreation and tourist area.
Dive or take a glass-bottom boat cruise in the Fathom Five National Park at Tobermory.
Boat cruise to Flower Pot Island where you can tour the lighthouse and hike the island.
Hike to the Grotto in the Bruce Peninsula National Park (this is a beautiful cave).
We are also near 15 distinctive lighthouses and marine heritage sites, many local markets, great fishing, canoeing, and kayaking in the many rivers and lakes, excellent cycling, museums and several golf courses.
In the winter we have some of the best snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and ice fishing. We also have dog sledding in the area.
Great place to celebrate special events such as, weddings, family reunions, women's or wellness retreats, special birthdays and anniversaries, etc.
For an excellent family activity, we have the EXPLORE THE BRUCE ADVENTURE PASSPORT that sends you to very interesting places in our area. When you find 7 out of the 12 listed, you will receive a tee shirt and an entry for a draw of bigger prizes. All of this is FREE.
If you are looking for beaches, adventure, exploring or peace and quiet, this area has it all.
For more information go to the "Guidebook"
No smoking inside the house.
We do not believe in having a lot of rules, other than if you book, please show up. Be respectful of our home and courteous to us and our other guests. Most of all, have fun and enjoy the beautiful countryside that you are visiting and travelling through as it is one of the hidden gems of Canada.
We stayed 2 nights at the Crow's Nest this past weekend. John was very generous in waiting up for us when we said we would arrive later in the night to check in. The house was absolutely lovely, and I adored the dining area. The Crow's Nest was very spacious and accommodated the 5 of us very well. John & Miriam gladly introduced the activities and sites we should see in the area and even mapped it out for us. Thank you for the hospitality!
We highly recommend this place. Staying in this beautiful home allowed us to relax well after a long day. We have enjoyed the delicious breakfast of bavarian pancake, ham & egg caserole and the fruit parfait. We could see that almost all your guest are impressed. Thank for your hospitality and also for the great tips of places to go. We'll definitely be back !!
Raul & LV
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About the Host, John And Miriam
John is a retired foundryman originally from the Blackcountry in the U.K. Have lived in Canada for over 30 years. Enjoys playing the guitar and singing folk songs and volunteers at several nursing homes, etc. Favourite past time in winter is downhill skiing, curling and square dancing, in the summer hiking the many trails in our area, gardening, cycling, photography, geocaching and sightseeing our beautiful area.
Miriam is a retired Activity Director and enjoys many arts and crafts including basketmaking. Loves to ski, canoe, backpack, walk our many trails, and square dance.
We are also great travelers to other parts of the world. We enjoy biking and walking holidays most.
As Hosts, we are friendly, knowledgeable about our tourist area, accommodating, helpful and caring.