From my previous blog post where I shared our experience being first timers at Treetop Trekking in the beautiful Ganaraska Forest, you’ll know that we spent a lovely weekend exploring a lot of what Port Hope has to offer. One of the things I’m really excited to share with everyone is our one night stay at The Brandon Manor Bed & Breakfast.
Brandon Manor Bed & Breakfast, established in the 1840s, is nestled away in Wesleyville which is roughly a 15 minutes drive away from downtown Port Hope. The location is great for those that want to be close to the downtown hustle & bustle but also far away enough to enjoy the tranquility & the natural surroundings around the Brandon Manor.
Eden & I arrived late afternoon and were warmly greeted by owners Jenny & Dan. The house has been fully restored and renovated and modern facilities were installed but the Georgian farmhouse charm was preserved as much as possible. As we were being given a tour of the entire space, we couldn’t help but noticed all the antiques & decor that were kept to maintain the vibes throughout the house. There is so much history to this house and we definitely left with a greater appreciation for it after all the stories Jenny shared with us!
Brandon Manor offers 3 rooms available to guests. The William Harris Room, Anna Maria Room & the Addie Carr Room. The William Harris Room is the master bedroom that includes a King sized bed, claw foot tub & stand up shower. There was a nice family of 3 visiting from France that stayed in the William Harris Room the same weekend we were there so unfortunately we weren’t able to get a tour of the room.
Anna Maria Room
When we were shown the Anna Maria room, I instantly fell in love with the modern look of the space. The room & the bathroom are filled with neutral shades of white & grey walls, which are totally my aesthetics. I loved taking showers in their marble tiled in the standup shower. All the decor was meticulously planned and made the room feel especially cozy. Our room came with a TV with Netflix all set up to go. The stay came with complimentary WiFi that was easy to connect to.
One thing to note is that the Anna Maria Room & Addie Carr room (next door) have an adjoining bathroom and if needed, there are locks on both doors for privacy.
The landing below our bedroom has a secret entrance way that leads to the Addie Carr room.
Addie Carr Room
The Addie Carr room was vacant the night of our stay so we were able to catch a glimpse of the space. Each room follows a different theme. Jenny told us the name the room is named after one of her World Vision sponsored kids!
A yummy classic breakfast was prepared for us the next morning. In the evening prior, Jenny asked us if we had any preferences for breakfast & allergies she needed to be aware about.
Everything tasted as good as it was plated! She started all 5 guests with a fresh fruit plate and her home made muffins, which are to die for! Jenny was kind enough to let us take a few extra muffins for the drive home.
After the fruit plate, Jenny then served a hot breakfast for all of us with good old sausage, tomatoes, avocado, croissant and a homemade egg quiche. She also set up a yogurt station off to the side that we could help ourselves to.
I loved our stay at the Brandon Manor Bed & Breakfast. It’s a great home away from home experience. The location is a short drive to downtown Port Hope but also far away enough from the hustle and bustle. Our bedroom was super cozy and everything was well maintained and freshly stocked up with anything we needed for a great night’s sleep. Jenny & Dan are fantastic hosts and were very attentive to our needs. Jenny makes a great morning spread that you don’t want to miss out on! I personally enjoy staying at bed & breakfasts – it’s such a nice way to be able to meet new people from all walks of life (especially for someone that’s shy like me!)
That’s it from me guys! Be sure to leave a comment if you’re planning on staying at Brandon Manor Bed & Breakfast! Feel free to also follow along my Instagram page where I update daily with what I’m up to.
Written by Grace Yeung
Edited by Eden Yeung
This post was done in collaboration with The Municipality of Port Hope but gracelisamay.com remains unbiased in our content.
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