Welcome to “The Farmer’s Walk Bed & Breakfast”
& Sandy Small Proudfoot Quilt Designs.
The Farmer’s Walk B&B is located seven minutes east of Orangeville, 4 minutes to Hockley Resort, 2 minutes to Adamo Winery, Taoist Centre, Agricultural Centre/OAS Event Centre; 15 minutes from Caledon Equine Centre, Palgrave & from the Village of Alton & the Alton Mill. We are one kilometer south of the Bruce Trail, hiking. Two minutes to the Ecology Centre. Set on ten acres of land overlooking the beautiful Hockley Valley, there are three guest bedrooms & a private guest lounge. Pool in season. Winter guests enjoy a continual wood-burning fireplace in our guest lounge. Children are welcome with parental supervision. There are dogs in residence but not underfoot. This is a non-smoking B&B, guests are welcome to smoke on our covered porch at the front of the house, chairs and smoking pots provided. We are into our 28th season as a B&B.
833345 4th Line E.
Mono, Ontario, Ontario
Please consult Headwaters Tourism: Also, “In The Hills” magazine publication. Bruce Trail guests please note we double end guests within the town(ship) of Mono. There is a small charge of 50 cents per kilometer for this service which is then donated to the Freedom’s Wings Programme for paraplegics at York Soaring (gliding club), Arthur, Ontario.
There are excellent restaurants in the country; all need reservations & have websites: Mrs. Mitchell’s, The Globe Restaurant, Mono Cliffs Inn & Pub, The Belfountain Inn, Forage Restaurant, Rustik, Coriannder Kitchen, in Orangeville. The small town of Elora is just over a half hour from here & is worth planning a day’s trip from our B&B.
Over the many years of being a traditional Bed&Breakfast, we have been privileged to have had many wonderful guests who have stayed here with us, overnight or for several days & it is wonderful when guests return to visit with us, they feel like friends. Because of the impact of Air BnB on the traditional Bed & Breakfast service industry, it has become important to explain the difference between the two. The Farmer`s Walk B&B is a “traditional” Bed & Breakfast. We are required to personally live on our B&B property. We are allowed only three guest rooms. Our main focus as a traditional B&B is in our consideration towards our guests who stay here. We prefer to have direct contact via email or telephone with those who make inquiries of our B&B. We trust that our website, which we maintain as a traditional B&B, will give people a sense of who we are and thus, allow prospective guests to feel more at home when they arrive on our doorstep. Knowing why guests are coming into our area allows us to know if we`re in the right location for their stay and then, what we might do to help facilitate their stay with us, if they need restaurant suggestions, what to do while here, including making supper reservations for our guests should they require it. A traditional B&B is different to a rental agency where there may be little or no prior contact with guests. For the most part the name this company has chosen for itself is misleading. Air BnB is an accommodation rental agency which maintains little governance over who lists with them. Nor does it have a code of ethics by which traditional B&B`s are required to follow. I thank you for your consideration in knowing the difference between a traditional B&B and a rental agency when or if you choose to stay at our Bed and Breakfast and I trust this information may allow you to make the right choices for yourself.
We are happy to accept one night bookings. Our guests are welcome to bring food and drinks with them and we provide a refrigerator downstairs for guest use but we ask that no food and drinks be taken to our bedrooms other than water, due to previous experiences we’ve had with damage issues. If you book all three rooms and find there is a change in your plans, we will already have turned people away for those rooms so we would appreciate regardless of any last minute changes that you honour your commitment to us as we do for your reservations here. As we have been asked, we do not allow three people in one room, with the exception of babies sleeping in a Pack n’ Play, which we provide for such guests.
Rooms & Rates:
Room 1: Queen bed, ensuite bathroom. One night’s stay:$145.00. Two nights & over: $140.00 per night.
Room 2: King Bed:$140.00. per night, two nights & over $135.00 per night.
Room 3: Twin beds, $140.00 per night, two nights & over, $135.00 per night, shared Victorian bathroom with Room 2.
Reservations & DEPOSITS are required: NOTE: No reservation is confirmed without a deposit. The preferred deposit is by E-transfer, if doing so, please provide a code word in a separate email with the password to open the deposit. Also, by personal cheque, which may take up to a week to appear in our country mailbox.. A confirmation will be sent immediately upon receipt of the deposit. The balance is cash upon arrival. Or, if more convenient, E-transfer the balance the day of and prior to your arrival on your date reserved.
CONTACT: (Home) 519-942-1775 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our mailing address is located on our Contact page.
Cancellation Policy: Due to the volume of our high season business, deposits are refundable up to one month prior to your booking. We realize that there may be times when there are extenuating circumstances for guest cancellations and therefore we would ask that you speak to us personally about this. We trust you may understand that a prebooked room cancelled within days of your booking will often mean that we have turned people away for the date or dates you have booked with us.
Arrival time: any time from noon onward on day of booking, no late night arrivals unless previously discussed with owners. If you need to book in before 12 noon, please discuss this with us. Check out time: 11 a.m the following day (again, if there is a need to alter this, please speak to us personally)
PLEASE NOTE: Due to guest’s sensitivities and the hostess also, it would be appreciated if perfumes could be sprayed outside our home. Thank You.
Contact: Sandy and/or Jock Proudfoot.
Sandy Small Proudfoot is a later-in-life graduate of design from OCAD and works in textiles. Jock is a retired Air Canada pilot and glider pilot. We are ‘ parents ‘ to two lively Australian Shepherds, Annie & Meg.
(H) Tel: 519-942-1775 The Farmer’s Walk Bed&Breakfast.Telephone inquiries accepted between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. We do not accept guest bookings after 7 pm on the day of inquiry.
B&B NOTES: I have been ‘doing’ this Bed&Breakfast now for 28 years going on 29 and I have heard so often, when people find out what I ‘do’…..they will say, “I’ve always wanted to open a Bed& Breakfast, what’s it like?” so, I finally told my webman, I’d like to put on a back page to this website with information on how to own & operate a bed & breakfast. He said, “you’ll have to call it a blog”. I said, “I can’t stand the word blog, I just want a back page to give people information on” and so he had his way, a blog it is called. It tells you how to own and operate a Bed & Breakfast if you’re so inclined. Most people aren’t. It’s a lot of unexpected work which people don’t realize goes into running a traditional bed & breakfast (meaning we’re not renting out rooms, we are ‘accommodating’ guests and their needs, people who come into our area because they have reason to), even though you’re working from home, so to speak. I’m no spring chicken any longer so I’ve had to set time limits on people checking in…as you see noted above. That said, the leaves will soon be turning up here and the Niagara Escarpment and the Hockley Valley area is gorgeous until later in October when Jack Frost makes his appearance and the wind comes and knocks all the leaves off the trees. Until then, come up and enjoy the autumn colours and weather, put your feet up by our living room fireplace and enjoy yourself.
What is a Traditional Bed&Breakfast and what is FOBBA?: If you wish to understand what a traditional Bed & Breakfast is all about, consider reading this link to FOBBA, the Federation of Ontario Bed & Breakfasts Association Code of Ethics page: https://www.fobba.com/index.cfm?page=ethics. A booking agency does not have such governance nor code of ethics by which to follow.
Please note: We support printed paper advertising. Please see the Niagara Escarpment Views (http://www.neviews.ca/) We have free copies of this wonderful magazine for our B&B guests .