Home Tour - Old Port B&B

Today I have a real treat for you, friends!  A tour of a stunning, gorgeous, beautifully decorated Bed & Breakfast - the Old Port B&B in Port Dalhousie, near St. Catherine's in southern Ontario.  Owners Joy and Quinten ("Q") took ownership a few years ago and set to work renovating it right away, rolling up their sleeves and doing a lot of the work themselves.  They maintained its centuries-old heritage style without sacrificing on modernized amenities.  When they took possession, the B&B only had one bathroom upstairs to serve four guest bedrooms!  Joy and Q's renovation removed a bedroom, but resulted in two rooms with ensuite bathroom, and one room with its own bathroom across the hall. Joy is a natural at decorating, but I'll stop here for now and let the pictures do the talking... 

Common Areas

Welcome to Old Port B&B - a rocking chair on the porch!  You can see yourself sipping coffee here on a relaxing Sunday morning, can't you? 

Archway leads to the patio and the yard at the side of the B&B

This sitting room was my favourite room at the B&B - I can't get over these chairs!

Original 150-year-old pocket doors divide the sitting room at the front from the formal dining room.

Guest Rooms

The Royal Alex Bedroom: 

This headboard was a thrifted find that the owners painted and finished to give it that French antique look

Each room offers a water carafe and stemmed glasses on a tray

Modern, renovated bathroom

The Queen Anne Suite: 

This dresser is one of Joy's favourite pieces of furniture at the B&B (mine too!).  She picked it up off a seller on Kijiji, but didn't originally intend to - she was actually purchasing another item and the seller was getting rid of this dresser because it was in really rough shape.  But Joy noticed that the drawers were solid and intact on the inside and saw its potential, so she took the piece with her.  After sanding it, painting it a shade of metallic blue with pewter trim, and adding new hardware, she revived the dresser to become the statement piece of the Queen Anne suite.

Ensuite of the Queen Anne room has this claw foot tub and a glass shower.

The Newport Guest Room: 

This is the room my Mum and I stayed in - the beds are so comfortable

You've seen the Beds, now check out the Breakfast!  Eggs Benedict is my favourite brunch menu item so I've eaten very many that were prepared by a variety of different chefs and I can honestly say that Q's Eggs Benny were the BEST that I've ever tasted.  Perfectly poached eggs, divine Hollandaise sauce, salmon and asparagus.  YUM.  

The town of Port Dalhousie is quiet and quaint and located only 20 minutes from Niagara Wine Country - if you're looking for a weekend getaway, consider booking a wine tour and stay at Old Port B&B for the weekend.  Your hospitable hosts Joy and Quinten will take very good care of you.  

To book a room, or for more information, visit their page on BBCanada.com.