Sally’s View of the River

The Official Weblog of the Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast


Minden, Ontario, Canada


Just 2.5 Hours from Toronto

husband…suprised me….for my 40th birthday

Filed under: Guest Testimonials,Pine Studio Guest Messages — Sally at 9:13 pm on Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dear Sally & Jan What a wonderful surprise! Unknown to me, my husband Trevor made plans for the important women in my life to surprise me by bringing me to the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast for my 40th birthday!!
Five women, no husbands, no children, lots of alcohol, great food, music, dancing and enough laughter to carry us through until our next ‘Girls weekend’!
Thank you for the quiet, the scenery and the nice breakfasts. I could ask for nothing more for a birthday gift.

Cassandra, Sara, Patricia, Tricia & Julie

Newfoundland, Dildo, Baccalieu Trail : Inn By The Bay and George House Heritage Bed and Breakfast

Filed under: B&Bs Around the World,General Interest Newsy Stuff — Sally at 3:22 pm on Thursday, November 11, 2010

This May and June Jan and I travelled to Newfoundland Labrador with Jan’s sister, Suzy, and our friend, Tokiko, from Kobe Japan. We departed and flew from Toronto to St John’s NFLDL after the May Long Weekend and arrived back home the first week of June. We stayed in 12 Bed and Breakfasts over the two weeks.The convenience of staying in the St John’s Airport Ramada Inn made our arrival and departure nights a very positive and affordable experience.

Overall we had a ball…every B&B was different in some unique way. A very commion theme in Newfoundland is the kindnesses and the hospitality offered by the people we encountered.

Near the end of our two week adventure we found a B&B or two B&Bs owned by the same folks that were the highlight of our trip to NFLDL. We originally called and made a reservation for only one night and because of the comforts, service,food and frienships we decided to stay a second night. The Inn by the Bay and George House Heritage Bed and Breakfast have everything that one would expect of an upscale B&B. These two homes were clearly most like our Sunny Rock B&B in so many ways. Our guests who feel we offer something special would delight in this experience in Dildo NFLDL. Yes I said Dildo! I can see it now this blog will show up in all sorts of places on the internet.

As pictured below the two homes, both operating as B&Bs over look the Bay in Dildo. The homes are owned by partners Todd Warren and Dale Cameron. Inn by the Bay is th lower home and George House is up on thee hill.

Inn By The Bay and George House B&B Dildo Newfoundland Labrador

Both Todd and Dale sure know how to run homes that were immaclately cared for and tidy and fabulously present their food in 5 star style Within a short few minuted following our arrival to the Inn by the Bay we were invited to have happy hour and freshly made munchies in the parlour of the George House. Not being one to pass that up we were wowed by the hospitality. We instanly found a personal connection to our hosts. The laughs were many…from the breakfast to the late night conversations.

We went out to dinner at the Dildo Grill in downtown Dildo. Todd called ahead to the restaurant and ordered our desert for us. This really decadent ooye and gooey dessert followed our dinner. I do not remember the name of the desert however see how wonderful it looks.

Gooy NFLDL Dessert

Dildo is an ideal location to stay and take day trips to various parts of the Avalon Peninsula which contains almost 50% of the population of the province. The Avalon Peninsula has four quadrants – the Baccalieu Trail forms the northwestern quadrant, the Admirals’ Coast is in the centre, the Killick Coast in the northeastern quadrant, the city of St. John’s is at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean along the eastern side, the Irish Loop is in the southeastern quadrant, and the Cape Shore forms the the southeastern quadrant. This is how easy it is to enjoy a large area and always return home to this very special venue.

If you are planning a holiday to Newfoundland consider this beautiful spot and be sure to tell Todd and Dale that Sunny Rock Sally sent you.

Inn By The Bay78 Front Road Dildo Newfoundland
Toll Free 1 888 339 7829
www.dildoinns.com

George House Heritage Bed and breakfast 80 Front Road Dildo Newfoundland
Toll Free 1 888 339 7829
www.georgehousebnb.com