It’s always a treat for me when I get to stay at one of Ontario’s Finest Inns on my adventures. Travelling close to home has become a bit of an obsession for me and being able to meet the amazing people behind these local businesses has been an added treat. It’s a family affair at Kettle Creek Inn, Port Stanley, Ontario and while I was only there for one night, I had a fabulous winter escape in Port Stanley.
The Kettle Creek Inn is conveniently located in the heart of the main strip in Port Stanley. Steps from the local shops, bars, tourist trains and waterfront. This Kettle Creek Inn is a small and cozy inn made up of the original building (a summer home built in 1849) and two additions which house the current suites. These guest houses sit around a beautiful English garden with a gazebo.
Kettle Creek Inn – My Suite
If you are looking for a quiet winter escape then you’ve come to the right place. I had a wonderful suite on the third storey of the rear guest house with a lovely view of the English garden.
The living room had a comfy sofy, chaise chair and little desk for me to work at. On one of the coldest weekends of the winter the gas fireplace was my favourite feature in the suite (I had it on just about every second I was sitting in that room).
The remainder of the suite included a bedroom, with this very large bed and a luxury bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and seperate shower. There were seperate thermastats for each room, so I was able (even during this extremely cold weekend) to keep the entire suite warm. This was especially awesome in the bathroom which is usually the coldest room in the hotels I’ve stayed in.
The only meal I had at the Kettle Creek Inn was the complimentary continential breakfast offered each morning. Breakfast included, fresh bread, bagels, pastries, fruit, cereal and yogurts. The great part about breakfast however, was talking to other guests staying there, the restaurant became a sort of meeting place for everyone. We had a lovely chat with the Inn owners and I learned all about this sleepy fishing town. We talked about the summer months and how busy it gets there and now I think I will have to pack up my car and girlfriends and have a summer getaway in Port Stanley.
The Kettle Creek Inn also has a small bar and restaurant in the main building where you can enjoy a lovely meal and meet locals and other guests at the Inn. Had I stayed in town longer I probably would have had the chance to enjoy dinner there, so I guess it will have to wait until summer!
If you are looking for a relaxing and quiet Inn for a weekend break, I recommend the Kettle Creek Inn for an enjoyable stay.