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. We are a non-smoking B&B, guests are welcome to smoke on our covered porch at the front of the house, comfortable chairs and smoking pots provided. We are into our 29th season as a TRADITIONAL B&B. Please note: we are not part of AirBnB nor Booking.com
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.
Going into our twenty-ninth season as a traditional Bed & Breakfast and given the impact of Air BnB, which in itself is misnamed, as it is not a Bed & Breakfast registry, it is an accommodation rental registry of rooms to whole homes in which the owners are more frequently not in attendance. The difference between the traditional B&B and Air BnB is that we are required to personally live on our property, The difference also is that we talk directly to our B&B guests, either by telephone or the internet, understanding why people are coming into our area and what we might do to help facilitate their stay with us. In other words, our guests are our main consideration. We are personally present for our guests at all times. Air BnB maintains little to no governance over who lists with them or what happens on site with renters. It does not have a code of ethics by which traditional B&B`s are required to follow. 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.
You might enjoy reading Dorothy Pedersen’s article
“The Three Diamond Sparrow” on her first gliding experience with Jock which appeared in In The Hills Magazine several years ago. Dorothy describes her flight with humour. I don’t know how to highlight a link, please put it into your search engine: https://www.inthehills.ca/2014/06/three-diamond-sparrow/
(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.
Winter is not quite turning into spring yet though the sun is warmer now in February than in January. Our guests in winter generally come up to stay for one or two nights, bring books to read, sit in front of our wood-burning fireplace, visit our local restaurants, perhaps go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. It is a time of quiet although the birds are beginning to sing first thing in the morning, they know when spring it arriving.
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 .