I sit of the Board of the Nova Scotia Bed & Breakfast Association, and this weekend, on Friday & Saturday, we had our bi-annual Directors’ meeting in Sydney at A Paradise Found Bed & Breakfast, run by Rick & Connie Bowers.
I had the good fortune to stay with Bev & Gordon Gabriel at Sydney’s newest B&B, Colby House. Bev has been a regular guest of ours since 2003, so I knew that my stay would be fantastic. She & Gordon surpassed my expectations. The house was every bit as beautiful as I expected, but the warmth & thought put into all the small touches were what made my stay extraordinary. My room was calm & cozy, and a special treat for me was that when I looked out my window, I was looking at the home my father-in-law grew up in! I got myself nestled into the bed for a restful night’s sleep and Bev’s breakfast of fruit, yogurt, muffins, juice, coffee, bacon & orange french toast with maple syrup literally kept me going all day!
I was disappointed to learn that Bev is retiring from her “real job” next month so that she can run the B&B full time; that means she won’t be staying with us as often. I would recommend Colby House B&B or A Paradise Found B&B to anyone who is traveling to the Sydney or Louisbourg area while on their Nova Scotian vacation. I can’t wait to go back & take D’Arcy with me since he had to stay home and run the show here… Life is tough sometimes!