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Here are some of our favourite feel-good comments written by our guests. We are most grateful for the generosity of their comments and are continually amazed at the thoughtfulness expressed.

"Thank you so much for a wonderful stay- we could not have picked a more idyllic setting for our 24th anniversary. Bed and breakfast was never like this as we knew it in England!!" Carol & Keith, Ontario

"In the clouds and the blue sky of the ceiling
In the trees whispering outside our windows
In the wind chimes tinkling beside the pool
In the gathering darkness as we sat on the porch
In the gracious conversation and delicious breakfasts
In the sounds of Vivaldi, Mozart, Brahms,
We found the serenity that we sought
And left savouring the peace of our uncluttered minds." Mary & Bernie, Alberta

"In combined musical careers of over 20 years, covering travel experiences and hotels of every sort all over the world, we have never had such a restful stay in such completely beautiful surroundings. Thank you for your warm hospitality and for allowing others to experience this slice of heaven!! P.S. Breakfast was extraordinary!!" Kerry and Melody, Ontario

"We would like to thank you, most sincerely, for making our trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake so very special and how much we enjoyed our very short stay in your home. It is difficult to say what we enjoyed the most as it was all so wonderful. We truly felt at home and wish that we didn't live so very far away - we would certainly be back as soon as we could.
We have raved to our friends about those wonderful breakfasts you provided - and most definitely the post-theatre truffles (you might have noticed that not many were left!). Your hospitality made the stay so memorable - the 'boys' really enjoyed the pool table, I loved having the bicycle there for me to meander along the quiet roads and down to the lake and my friend, Penny, just adored your wonderful garden. All this and I have not even mentioned how impressed we were with the bedrooms and how comfortable they were too.
We were sorry not to have met your husband but do send our very best wishes to you both. We wish you both continued success with the business. We are sure that with such perfection your reputation will spread worldwide and there will be no lack of visitors." Dennis, Anita, Mato and Penny, Great Britain

"Though we have had many Lakewinds experiences, each has been special and each has left us longing for our next visit. The combination of the beautiful setting, spectacular food and cherished friends is a gift from heaven! We look forward to our next visit." Chuck & Laurie, California

"After reading the poems and notes from other guests, it's almost impossible not to be repetetive in expressing our thanks for the wonderful experience we had at Lakewinds. LAKEWINDS REVIEW *****. Awed, we were Enjoyed, we did Relaxed, we are Return, we will!! Absolutely the best!!" Dick & Chery,Ontario

"We wanted to make sure you knew how much we enjoyed our stay with you at the Lakewinds this past week. Your hospitality was out of this world, and continued to exceed our expectations. The manor and the grounds are stunning and elegant, yet comfortable and welcoming. You delivered everything promised and much much more. The only surprises were good ones like complimentary bicycles for lend, and treats left for us at night. We appreciate the attention to detail and hard work it must take to provide such a wonderful place for people to unwind. We will recommend you highly to anyone traveling to Niagara-on-the-Lake and look forward to returning ourselves.
Thank you again, and all the best!" Chris & Leigh, Ontario

We immensely enjoyed our recent stay at Lakewinds, as well as our time spent in the quaint town of Niagara on the Lake. The breakfasts were elegant yet relaxed, and the hosts (Steve & Jane) went out of their way to make us feel at home throughout the day. The house & gardens are immaculately maintained, a pleasure to just spend time in. We've stayed at many B&B's around the U.S. and Canada, and Lakewinds is among the finest! Martha & Bob, Ohio

"Your graciousness combined with the elegance of your home makes this a truly wondrous vacation. Breakfast is beyond words - a treat for the eyes and the palate. We took particular enjoyment in your gardens, pool and vast information regarding any query- who else would know how to make a stone trough - or where to buy one. We thank you so very much for your hospitality and look forward to spending many years at Lakewinds." Pat & Jerry, New Jersey & Ohio

"It is in this place
That we start to trace
All the days of our lives together
As man and wife
We will remember
This beautiful B&B
As we proceed happily
Ever after... " Jennifer & Jason, Massachusetts

" You have created a warm, aesthetic & extremely comfy B&B - the best we've experienced in 26 years of coming to NOTL. Thank you." Florence and Bill, Ontario

" A man and his wife came from the south,
To spice up their lives in Niagara
What happened was this
'Twas a wonderful twist
Even better than a dose of Viagra!
Names withheld to protect the innocent

" L is for the Lockes, such beautiful hosts
A is for the ambience the Lakewinds, can boast
K is for the kitchen, a gourmet's delight
E is for elegance, and getting it right
W is for welcome, the gardens in bloom
I am for individuality in every room
N is for nowhere that's better to stay
D is for determined to come back again
S is for success to Jane and to Steve, you make it hard for these guests to leave"
Patsy & Daryl, Connecticut and England

"Thank you once again for a very memorable five days, for five Cordon Bleu breakfasts and for the most delightful surroundings anyone could wish for."
Graham & Wendy Jacob, Great Britain

The last week in June would not be the same without a visit to Lakewinds. We already have it on the calendar for next year! Steve and Jane have created an atmosphere of relaxed elegance that beckons the weary traveler to shed the stresses of everyday life. Turn off the cell phone and the computer...find a good book and relax in the garden and take a dip in the pool. Enjoy lively conversation around the breakfast table while you indulge in gourmet delights. Sit on the veranda and sip sherry before heading out to dinner. In the evening see a play, or three or four. "Journey's End", "Gypsy", and "The Constant Wife" were excellent this season. Rick and Jerry, Michigan

Your bed and breakfast and service exceeded our expectations. We did not know what to expect in a bed and breakfast, but it was wonderful.
We appreciated your very warm welcome and when we saw our room we were speechless. We never had seen such a beautiful bedroom. Especially the small details we appreciated and the view over the Golf course. You offered us a delicious breakfast and the other guests were very friendly to. We had a very special feeling about our stay with you and we will certainly come back in the future.
Cora and Hilda, The Netherlands

Jane and I had the pleasure of hosting a small dinner party for Sam Twining, the 9th generation head of the famous Twining Teas. He recited a short poem that a customer gave to one of his ancestors in the late 1700's. Here it is.
"It seems in some cases,
That Nature hath planned,
That names with their calling agree
For Twining the tea man,
Who lives in the Strand,
Would be Wining deprived of his tea."

We have been very fortunate to have received some excellent reviews in various media.

Television
- the only Canadian B&B on The Best Of..., an American program about the best of food experiences, when they did an episode on B&Bs in North America.
- our gardens were featured on HGTV's Gardener's Journal, a home gardening program.
- Lakewinds was featured on Images of Homes, a program about home restorations.

Print
- Sunday New York Times has twice positively included us in article about tourism possibilities in Canada.
- Cleveland Plain Dealer has twice featured Lakewinds in an article about Niagara-on-the-Lake
- several recipes in Rise and Dine Canada and Niagara Flavours cookbooks.
- Getaway for Gourmets says "It offers North America's most elegant accomodations and culinary treats".
- North America's Inns, B&Bs and Resorts rated us as one of the top five B&Bs in Canada.
- Discerning Traveler says "One of the very best B&BS".
- included in the prestigious Gourmet Magazine

Web
- Selected by First Class as the top B&B in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
- Chosen by Copper Leaf for a feature web article.

Movies
- That Old Feeling, a movie with Bette Midler and Dennis Farino, was partially filmed here.

Our Lakewinds commitment is to your total satisfaction and enjoyment during your visit with us. We believe story-telling and humour are a great part of a happy life. Our philosophy of service is comfort and hospitality of the highest order, provided in a warm and friendly style.

We do our best to live up to our commitment and philosophy. We are fortunate to have had much written, spoken and filmed and photographed about Lakewinds.

But it's the comments from our guests we cherish the most: "You are the jewel of Niagara! You are all graciousness" ... "We have stayed at many inns and rarely encountered such friendly, elegant, studied perfection". We welcome your reviews and hope you will share your Lakewinds experience with others.

And the Top Ten Reasons are!

10) You can escape for a couple of days while telling all your friends that you are taking an important course;
9) You can have great breakfasts, which will keep you full until dinner time;
8) You can sample some fabulous local wines or you can have a diet coke with a straw;
7) You can revel in the company of other people with similar inclinations to yours or you can find a quiet spot and commune with nature;
6) You can go shopping in town or you can be playing 8-ball against Stephen or his son, Charlie. If you don't know what 8-ball is, you must go shopping;
5) You can walk; jog, bicycle, cross-country ski or rollerblade along the Niagara River or you can ride a barrel over the falls;
4) You can sneak up to your room and pretend to nap or you can really have a nap;
3) You can anticipate and enjoy the remarkable natural beauty and interesting history of our region or you can hole up around the pool or fireplace, depending on the season;
2) You can join us as one couple or you can make a group with some of your fun-loving friends; and
1) You can stay with us so that we can show you that we really do try to make our guests enjoy their stay to the fullest.