Guest Comments

Thank you for staying with us!  We’ve enjoyed having you as our guest and look forward to your next visit.  Tell us about your experience below and at BBCanada or TripAdvisor.

Comments: 30
  • #30

    Kimberly, Barrie, ON (Wednesday, 03 April 2019 10:39)

    Thank you so very much for the opportunity to stay with you and your wonderful home. Travelling for work can be very challenging at times, but you have both made it so nice to have a place that feels like "home" to come back to each day. What can I say about the meals? They were awesome!! Alicia is a fantastic chef and always made sure our meals were perfect.
    Thank you both so very much!

  • #29

    Louise H. Cambridge, ON (Wednesday, 03 April 2019 10:26)

    I am beyond grateful to my colleague & friend for recommending that I give up my hotel in Perth to join her here whilst we worked in Portland & Westport. But even more than that, I feel tremendously honoured to have shared your little piece of heaven on earth for a few days. As I told Dave when he gave me a tour of this remarkable property, this is where my soul feels at home. Add to that Alicia's second-to-none meals with special attention to my dietary's going to be hard to go home after being spoiled by your hospitality...But it will be incredibly easy to sing praises and make recommendations to everyone I meet and know.

    "People will forget what you did, forget what you said, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou

    ...And I shall never forget any of those! :)

  • #28

    Montana & Quentin, Brockville, ON (Tuesday, 02 April 2019 09:30)

    March 30, 2019, Guestbook Comments: "This place of stay was so incredibly beautiful and well thought out. Every detail was perfect and every thought perfect. You guys are so incredibly kind, sweet and welcoming. The food was out of this world, and we can't wait to come back. There is absolutely nothing that I would change. We can't wait to tell our friends and family about this place."

  • #27

    Sally G., Toronto, ON (Tuesday, 02 April 2019 09:27)

    February 19, 2019, BBCanada: "We had such a lovely visit to Harlem Stonegate B & B. Dave and Alicia are fantastic hosts and their breakfast both mornings was delicious, with yummy jams and preserves that came right from their garden. The rooms are bright, cozy and clean and the property is stunning. They had great recommendations for trails to explore nearby and we went on a really beautiful walk along a stretch of the Rideau Canal. I would definitely recommend staying at Harlem Stonegate B&B to any friends visiting the Ottawa area."

  • #26

    Tazi, Toronto, ON (Friday, 22 February 2019 00:29)

    Harlem Stonegate is the perfect place for a weekend getaway or retreat. Alicia and David were absolutely lovely. The room was warm, clean, and comfortable. And the food was absolutely amazing. Lots of activities including exploring the beautiful surrounding country side. Will definitely be going back again in the future.

  • #25

    Doug & Jill, Chatham, ON (Monday, 18 February 2019 12:08)

    Thank you for giving us a warm welcome on a cold evening! Our stay has been wonderful and warm. You are wonderful hosts! Your home is beautiful; the was comfortable and cozy. When we are this way again, we will surely stay with you!

  • #24

    Jennifer, Waterloo, ON (Tuesday, 29 January 2019 23:18)

    January 28, 2019, Airbnb: "We have stayed here twice now and have been very happy with our stay each time. Very clean accommodation, great breakfasts, friendly hosts and thoughtful touches. We will be back!"

  • #23

    Sue & Marty, Toronto, ON (Tuesday, 30 October 2018 10:28)

    October 28, 2018, Guestbook Comments: "What a treat! We loved our brief visit last summer and dreamed of a winter getaway -- whoops! Big snow in October -- not our fault? You saved us again! Breakfast was divine & dee-lish :) chia seed pudding, smokey maple syrup -- highlights! Thank you!"

  • #22

    Cara & Jeff, Toronto, ON (Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:35)

    Airbib: "Alicia and David were the perfect hosts. They went out of their way to be warm and welcoming and the food was delicious! This B&B is a charming stone house and is located on a beautiful property. Our stay here was beyond our expectations!"

  • #21

    Thi Van, Ottawa, ON (Monday, 15 October 2018 12:05)

    David & Alicia, thank you very much for sharing your lovely farmhouse with us. This is our first staying in B&B and we loved it. This is so much different from staying in a hotel. We appreciated your gourmet breakfasts and your attention to details to make guests happy. Wishing you and David a lot of happiness and successful in your B&B. Bravo!

  • #20

    Sidney (& Jamie), Ithaca, NY (Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:51)

    October 5, 2018, Guestbook Comments: "David & Alicia, this was my first B&B experience and it exceeded my expectations. The care and thought that you have put into designing this experience is amazing and your execution (an amazing home cooked breakfast, clean and homey yet elegant rooms and friendly hosts!) was phenomenal. We hope to visit again soon and wish you much luck in the meantime."

  • #19

    Jess & Matt, Ottawa, ON (Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:47)

    September 30, 2018, Airbnb: "Alicia & David, Thank you so much for making us feel at home, making the most splendid food and making our night truly unforgettable. My partner and I had a lovely evening under the stars in the gazebo, with wine, and fresh veggies from the extraordinary garden, as well as a wonderful home cooked breakfast with truly every option of beverage under the sun! Not only did they share their home, they shared kindness and great conversations over coffee and tea. I am longing for the day we can go back and explore the sugar bush and get a tour of the mid 18th century property, and have more time to sit and relax in front of the fire place watching the nature out of the big windows, and have more of the splendid food they cooked for us! Thank you for everything, you truly are an amazing B+B".

  • #18

    Anne from Ottawa, ON (Monday, 24 September 2018 20:24)

    BBCanada: "What a wonderful experience we had! Alicia and David warmly welcomed us and went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect. Our accommodations were luxurious and the breakfast was delicious. The only disappointment was that we had to leave but we will definitely be back".

  • #17

    Ali (Friday, 14 September 2018 16:09)

    What a great place! My partner and I got to stay here for an extended weekend and it was just perfect. The room and bathroom were new, clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. Alicia and David were wonderful hosts making sure all our needs were met - bicycles and routes ready, breakfast to meet dietary needs, and also no problems with us coming and going late from dinners with family nearby.
    I highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a good spot.

  • #16

    M & T Jones, Jasper, AB (Tuesday, 11 September 2018 18:40)

    Thank you Alicia & David for your warm welcome and a wonderful overnight stay. We are so glad that we stayed with you. Your hospitality couldn't have been better. Good luck with the B & B -- we think you'll be a huge success!

  • #15

    Shirley & Ray, Ottawa, ON (Tuesday, 11 September 2018 16:18)

    September 3, 2018, Guestbook Comments: " We had a fabulous stay here. Your home and property are so restful and peaceful. The food was exquisite and we appreciated all your extra offers to make our stay more enjoyable (e.g., lemon water and a plate of fresh veggies while sitting in the gazebo.) You have the GIFT of hospitality and we have been blessed by it!!"

  • #14

    Danielle & Wally, Ottawa, ON (Tuesday, 11 September 2018 16:09)

    September 2, 2018 - Guestbook Comments: "We had an excellent two nights with great food and company. The room and bed were extremely comfortable. We enjoyed exploring your home and property and were welcome to do so. You are both hard workers and have ambitious but good plans. We will definitely return in the future. Thanks for all of the local information."

  • #13

    Juan & Simon, Spain (Tuesday, 28 August 2018 08:32)

    August 26, 2018, Guestbook Comments: "Many thanks for welcome us to your home. This is a peaceful paradise that we've found by chance in our Canadian first travel. Being at your place it has been the best experience, like we felt like being at home. Breakfast has been so delightful and your visits recommendations has made the perfect trip."

  • #12

    Kim M, Toronto, ON (Tuesday, 28 August 2018 08:18)

    August 26, 2018, TripAdvisor: "We thoroughly enjoyed our 2-night stay at this 150-year old stone farmhouse. Our rooms were large and very comfortable. Our room even had a fireplace and chairs to cozy up in. David and Alicia, our hosts, put on a hearty breakfast. I loved waking up to the sounds of birds instead of an alarm clock. We highly recommend it."

  • #11

    Pascale & David, London, ON (Tuesday, 21 August 2018)

    Airbnb: "Quel accueil! Alicia and David are the best hosts I've ever had. The special touches were extremely thoughtful. The breakfast was amazing, and most of what we ate came from their beautiful garden. Thank you Alicia and David for making our stay so special for us! Highly recommend!"

  • #10

    Ann from Toronto, ON (Monday, 20 August 2018 09:29)

    BBCanada: "I had the absolute joy of staying at Harlem Stonegate B&B a few weeks ago. Every part of the experience was fabulous -- excellent hosts, unbelievable breakfasts, incredible scenery and quiet that was a welcome break from the city noise I live in. Alicia and Dave welcomed me into their home and went out of their way to make sure that my stay there was perfect. I heartily recommend a stay there to all."

  • #9

    Kerry Ann, Toronto, ON (Sunday, 19 August 2018 00:45)

    Tripadvisor: "The rooms are gorgeously designed to give a cozy and rustic feeling with a modern twist. It is close to lakes, so going for a dip on a hot day is easy and fun. Hiking at nearby Rock Dunder was extremely fun and beautiful. Alicia and David have convinced me that they are the loveliest people on Earth through their hospitality and friendliness. Also, the food they provide is delicious and handpicked from their impressive garden. My weekend getaway to Harlem Stonegate was a breath of fresh air, and I would recommend everyone to go there and explore the beautiful outdoors. At night, the stars are visible and mesmerizing, so I would recommend going outside late at night to witness a beauty you'll never see in the city. This experience was one I will always remember and will definitely return."

  • #8

    M and J (Thursday, 09 August 2018 14:09)

    Loved our stay, Alicia and David made us feel at home. They are so welcoming. It is a great place to go and relax in a nice tranquil country setting. Only a few minute bike ride to the Rideau lakes. Great place to stay and tour the countryside on your bike. Loved our rooms, slept like babies. The night sky was alight with so many stars, a beautiful sight to see. We will be back in the fall.

  • #7

    Chris, London, ON (Monday, 06 August 2018 16:39)

    Airbnb: "David and Alicia go to great lengths to ensure guests are pampered during their stay. I don't think I have ever been so well looked after or had such delicious breakfasts at any B&B before and we have been to many. Their property is a unique historic farm beautifully restored. The location is very quiet and surrounded only by nature and and farmland but is close to several lakes for boating or swimming. Great place to slow down and relax."

  • #6

    Rob and Ashley, ON, Canada (Tuesday, 31 July 2018 20:55)

    BBCanada: "Harlem Stonegate B&B is a Mecca of great food,company and relaxation! Alicia and Dave have put thought and care into every aspect and we had an amazing experience! Room was comfortable, stylish, quiet and spacious; food was fresh, local (from their own garden when possible) and full of flavor. They took care of our every need and made sure we were comfortable while giving us our own space - a true home away from home!! Can’t wait to stay again."

  • #5

    Francine, Chelsea, QC (Monday, 30 July 2018 22:20)

    July 30, 2018, BBCanada: "We had a wonderful time with Alicia and David. The house was amazing, our room very comfortable and what can I say about the breakfast…it was simply delicious with homemade biscuits, jams and vegetables from their garden. We will definitely come again, this is a great find".

  • #4

    Seana, ON (Monday, 30 July 2018 22:12)

    July 7, 2018, Airbnb: "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Alicia & David. They were quick to respond made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. Their home is beautiful and spotlessly clean. They offered ideas for local dining and activities in the area. As well we enjoyed a tour of their garden & charming property. They are a true B & B and served up a fabulous breakfast including some homemade baked goods.

  • #3

    Farren, Toronto, ON (Monday, 30 July 2018 22:01)

    Instagram post: @harlemstonegate.bnb this is one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed at. I had the best time and the owners are amazing to be around.

  • #2

    Susan & Yves, Ile Bizard, QC (Monday, 30 July 2018 21:51)

    June 24, 2018 email: "A beautiful tranquil property, only surpassed by the cozy historic house, delicious home-made breakfast and welcoming, genuine hosts. We'll be back! Thank you Alicia and David!"

  • #1

    The M's, Waterloo, ON (Monday, 30 July 2018 21:46)

    Comments transferred from guestbook: "The official first guests of Harlem Stonegate B&B! What a beautiful spot!! We are so greatful for David and Alicia for accommodating us at the last minute. Everything about our stay here has been amazing. Comfortable beds (we all slept like logs) and amazing breakfast. David & Alicia welcomed us wholly into their home. We will definitely be back (book us in for this weekend every year)!"