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Location

The Farmer’s Walk B&B is located seven minutes east of Orangeville, close to Hockley Resort, 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. 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 27th season as a B&B.

833345 4th Line E.
Mono, Ontario, Ontario
L9W 5Z4


Area Activities

Please consult Headwaters Tourism: Also, “In The Hills” magazine publication. Bruce Trail hikers, please note we double end guests within the town(ship) of Mono. There is a small cost 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 InnForage Restaurant, Barb’s Country Kitchen,  Barley Vine Rail Co., Soulyve, and others.

Other activities in the area include The Credit Valley Explorer train which runs between Orangeville & Inglewood. The Town of Erin has interesting shops; Credit Creek Gifts in Belfountain; the Alton Mill, in the Village of Alton artist’s studios. Spirit Tree Estate Cidery.

The small boutique town of Elora is just over a half hour from here & is worth planning a day’s trip from our B&B.  Elora is situated on the Elora Gorge, features the Elora Singers, wonderful shops, restaurants.

B&B’s as a rule are not commercial establishments and thus you will have a more personalized experience because you are staying in someone’s own home.   There are as many different types of B&B’s as the people who run them, too. I have always believed that it is as important for a prospective guest to have a personal sense of us, as we may of them and this is why our website contains more than just information on our B&B, if you wish to read further.  Because of booking agencies such as AirB&B & Booking.com which are making their appearance in our area now, it is my decision not to become part of either agency and here is why:  An agency is an arm’s length transaction, there is no prior communication with guests until they arrive at the door of a B&B. I prefer to have direct communication with guests prior to their arrival either through a telephone conversation with them or over the internet.  This way I will know if they are coming to our area for a specific event or for a few days holidays, I can make sure that our B&B is in the right location for them near where they need to be.  Knowing the reason for their stay, I can then facilitate their visit in a more supportive way, such as recommending restaurants, activities for them to consider if they are here on a holiday, I can ask about dietary restrictions so that I am prepared for their arrival and none of this happens when people book through agencies.

That said, our guests are welcome to bring food and drinks with them, we have a refrigerator downstairs for guest use but we ask that no food and drinks be used in our bedrooms other than water, due to previous experiences we’ve had with damage issues.  Any guests who stay longer than two nights are welcome to bring take-out suppers to eat in our dining room, on our front covered porch or on our back porch overlooking our pool, which is for guest use as well.  We are open year round.  Winter, although quieter than our regular season, is a beautiful time of year in which to visit our area.  There is cross country skiing, we have snowshoes, one pair each, larger and smaller, which we are happy to share with guests.  There is a wood-burning fireplace in our guest lounge.

The Hockley hills and valleys where we live are part of the Niagara Escarpment which runs in length from Queenston, Niagara Falls to Tobermory, a distance of 885 km or 550 miles to the north on Georgian Bay  . See: ( brucetrail.org/places/9)  and read the Niagara Escarpment News (www.neviews.ca) a publication about the whole of the Niagara Escarpment.


Rooms & Rates

Room 1: Queen bed, ensuite bathroom. One night’s stay:$140 Two nights & over: $135 per night.

Room 2: King Bed:$130 per night, two nights & over $125 per night.

Room 3: Twin beds, $130 per night, two nights & over, $125 per night, shared Victorian bathroom with Room 2.

Reservations are required:  If you have any difficulty with the email address, please copy and put into your own email.  We’ve just transferred host servers.

Call: 519-942-1775 or email: farmerswalkbandb@sympatico.ca

Deposits are required by cheque, bank draft or e-transfer; balance is in cash. Out of the country deposits, please discuss other arrangements.  Our mailing address is located on our Contact page.

Cancellation Policy: Due to the high volume of guests May to October, your deposit will be fully refundable up to one month prior to your booking; after that it is kept or may be transferred to another date within the year of your reservation. We realize that, at times, there can be extenuating circumstances for guest cancellations, if so, please discuss this with us personally.

Arrival time: any time from noon onward on day of booking, no late night arrivals unless previously discussed with owners.

Check out time: 11 a.m the following day (again, if there is a need to alter this, please speak to us personally)

*** Due to guest’s sensitivities, it would be appreciated if perfumes could be sprayed outside our home.  Thank You.

We thank all our guests over the years.  They are what makes this business enjoyable and we hope that they will feel comfortable staying here as our guests.

 


Sandy & Jock ProudfootContact:

Your Hosts

Sandy Small Proudfoot (Sandy is a graduate of OCAD & works in textiles), Jock is a retired Air Canada pilot & glider pilot at York Soaring. Jock also cuts our wood for winter.

Staying at a B&B is an experience which is chosen, either because of its location, its price range or because people enjoy the homey atmosphere of a home away from home.  It has always been my hope that those who come to stay with us will experience the quiet, peacefulness of the country and leave taking some of that with them.

 

Tel: 519-942-1775

web: www.farmerswalkbb.com

Email: farmerswalkbandb@sympatico.ca

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