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Why the Westover Inn Makes an Ideal Spring Getaway

Part of the appeal of a spring getaway is having a bunch of “spring activities” to do while you’re away.  Something about doing things that scream spring just makes the whole thing more enjoyable.  The other part is having top quality accommodations, which is why the Westover Inn, here in St. Marys, Ontario has been the base for so many spring getaways over the years. The Westover Inn was built way back in 1867, and it sits on 19 acres on the Thames River.  It was used for a variety of purposes and went through a handful of owners until 1985, when it was purchased with the intent of running an inn.  The property was renovated for 20 months, then was open to the public in 1987. Unique Accommodations Today, the Westover Inn has three buildings that are all unique and ideal for a spring getaway.  The Manor is the original estate, and has six guest rooms, each with king-size beds, eleven-foot ceilings and original moldings.  The Thames Cottage was built new in 1985 and offers four very unique guest rooms. The Terrace was originally built in the 1930’s as part of a seminary and renovated in 1985 with twelve […]

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Looking for a Place to Stay for the Stratford Festival?

Every year in western Ontario, April is the month that gets theatre lovers excited as The Stratford Festival gets set to begin an other run.  In 2014, just like any other year, the line up of shows is enough to draw people from all across the country and beyond. A Classic Festival The 2014 version of the Stratford Festival promises to be filled with drama and passion, featuring 12 world-class productions.  The 2014 line up includes “King Lear”, two versions of “A Mid-summer Night’s Dream”, “Hay Fever”, “Crazy for You”, “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, “The Beaux’ Strat­a­gem”, “Man of La Mancha”, “Christina, The Girl King”, “Mother Courage”, “King John” and “Antony and Cleopa­tra”. Between the timeless Shakespeare plays and exciting musicals, there really is something for every type of theatre lover.  Once you check the calendar and get tickets for your preferred show, make sure you reserve a room while there are still rooms to reserve. A Classic Place to Stay If you’re looking for accommodation in the Stratford, St. Mary’s Ontario area, the classic Stratford festival hotel the Westover Inn, is the ideal place to stay.  The Inn was built in 1867 and sits right on the Thames […]

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Why You Should Choose a Bed & Breakfast for Your Wedding Venue

With more and more couples forgoing the traditional church wedding for more alternative scenarios, it seems like a good time to mention  a bed & breakfast as a possible wedding venue. It’s certainly not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about getting married, but there are several benefits to consider. Feels Like Home If there is one thing about using a bed & breakfast for a wedding venue that isn’t available with a traditional venue, it is intimacy and coziness. A high quality bed & breakfast has a way of making it feel like you’re home and that everything is just as it should be. If you are lucky enough to find a bed & breakfast that also specializes in weddings, you’ll get to feel that intimacy and experience the professional touch of someone who has done it many times before. All of the bases will be covered, but in a much different way than with a large venue. All Under One Roof The way most  bed & breakfasts are set up makes it possible to have both the ceremony and the reception under the same roof, which adds to the comfort factor even more. No […]

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