Visiting the Bruce Peninsula? Our Bed and Breakfast is Luxury in the Forest!
We are a full-time, year-round destination for your Ontario stay-cation pleasure. We like to think of our accommodations here as a "Hotel in the Forest", because the rooms and common areas have that feel of elegance and luxury you'd expect from a really nice hotel.
Speaking of hotels, we in the bed and breakfast industry (and specifically in the Bruce Peninsula area) believe that bed and breakfasts have undergone a radical change in the past decade or so. We are becoming more "hotel-like" in our accommodation quality. Check out the amenities that we offer on this website; you can be sure that most of the bed and breakfast operators in the Bruce Peninsula have changed over the years as well. Privatization of facilities, in response to travellers' demand, is undoubtedly the key element that is driving the bed and breakfast revolution. So if you stay at our Bed and Breakfast accommodations, or anywhere along the Lake Huron and Georgian Bay vacationland this season, expect to be impressed by the quality of your stay.
Description Of The Bruce Peninsula
The Bruce Peninsula beckons all Ontarians, thrusting deep into Lake Huron, bearing the rocky spine of the Niagara Escarpment until it plunges beneath the waves north of Tobermory. Within a 3-hour drive from most SW Ontario cities, it remains one of the must-visit destinations for millions of people. It's really quite narrow: the drive from Wiarton to Tobermory is about 80km, but you're never more than about 9km from the lake, wherever you go. The basic topological structure of the Bruce is like a low triangular prism lying in the water; the Huron side has shallow, sand/rock beaches, while the Georgian Bay side has many steep cliffs and suddenly deep water. History
The setting of Bruce County began after 1850, and proceeded at a blistering pace. Thousands of Canadian and European pioneers poured into the area, anxious to secure cheap land offered by the government. The development of transportation infrastructure often lagged behind, and the settlers were often responsible for their own conveyance. Here's a little snippet from around 1851, to give some idea of the hardships they endured:
"The expression, 'a sleigh track,' recalls the primitive conveyances used in those early days throughout the county. Summer or winter the only conveyance the early settler used was a sleigh, alike in winter's snow or summer's mud. A waggon would have been bumped or racked to pieces among the stumps and trees, or have sunk inextricably into unknown depths of muck or mud in the tracks cut through the woods, or possibly only cleared of underbrush, which did duty for roads, these being utterly devoid of every requisite that is considered necessary in a good road. The sleighs were the handiwork of the settler alone. Rough looking though we might call one of them, he no doubt looked with pride upon it. The runners and frame-work he had hewed with much labour out of suitable wood, selected on account of possessing the requisite curve, and had put it together with wooden pins and wedges, his only tools an auger and an axe. With such a primitive conveyance, which always had an axe stuck in a slot in the side bar, drawn by a yoke of oxen, he could travel through the bush with no fears of "a break down." The "jumper" also was much in use, especially in summer, on account of its lightness. It was even more primitive in its construction than the sleigh already described, as its runners were made from ash saplings, which had been flattened a short distance from one of the ends so as to be readily bent into the shape of a runner, The "jumper" frequently lacked a pole, this to enable it readily to twist about trees and stumps."
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