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: 57
  • #57

    Adam F, USA (Tuesday, 20 August 2019 13:11)

    Tripadvisor Review: " We had a wonderful stay at Harlem Stonegate B&B. Alicia & David were extremely thoughtful, attentive, and welcoming. We were treated with delicious cookies upon arrival and an awesome breakfast that suited our vegan/vegetarian diets. The property itself is stunning & peaceful with many spots to enjoy a quiet moment with nature. For such a short stay, it was a very memorable one. We would love to be back."

  • #56

    Julia S., Toronto, ON (Tuesday, 20 August 2019 13:10)

    August 18, 2019, Expedia Review: "What a wonderful B&B experience. We booked this place on a whim coming back from the Thousand Island border crossing and how lucky I feel that we did. From the homemade chocolate chip cookies to the beautiful restored farmhouse with comfy beds and absolutely delicious gourmet breakfast, every detail was well planned and perfect. The owners Alicia and David are extremely nice and accommodating. I would highly recommend this place and hope to return soon!"

  • #55

    Karen & Paul, ON (Tuesday, 20 August 2019 13:09)

    Tripadvisor Review: "The day of our stay was rainy and our plan to go to an island cottage had to be cancelled due to thunderstorms. Our hosts were very gracious to let us check in early and also to linger a bit in conversation the following morning. Our experience was very positive and we enjoyed the hospitality extended to us as well as the lovely room and a wonderful breakfast."

  • #54

    Dick & Barb, Sutton, ON (Sunday, 18 August 2019 23:07)

    Being farmers we felt right at home! Beautiful old home & great hosts. Thank you for everything.

  • #53

    Marguerire & Roger, ON (Sunday, 18 August 2019 23:04)

    Thank you Alicia & Dave. Our stay here was outstanding -- wonderful hosts, property and food. Will definitely recommend to our friends & family.

  • #52

    Jeanne, Toronto, ON (Tuesday, 13 August 2019 22:04)

    August 12, 2019, Guestbook: "Thank you so much for a beautiful experience of country living at its finest! A wonderful memory having been with my great family and having this experience together."

  • #51

    Marion & Scott, Kitchener, ON (Tuesday, 13 August 2019 21:58)

    August 11, 2019, Guestbook: "Truly, a wonderful experience from the beginning to the end of our stay of two nights! From the warm welcome to the homemade cookies and details of the design of the bedroom (Stonegate Room) to the food and hospitality of David & Alicia. The food was so flavourful, all made from their garden. *****"

  • #50

    Julie & Dennis, Ottawa, ON (Tuesday, 13 August 2019 21:50)

    August 11, 2019, Guestbook: "What an oasis gem! Your place is very peaceful, the bed so comfortable and your hospitality is wonderful. We enjoyed our chat wit you and getting to know you. Thank you for everything."

  • #49

    Todd & Kim, ON (Tuesday, 13 August 2019 21:43)

    August 9, 2019, Guestbook: "Magnificent hospitality! The ambiance and presentation are marvellous. Alicia & David you are wonderful hosts & made us feel very welcome, we will definitely be recommending you to our friends!! We look forward to a return visit. Thank you."

  • #48

    Annemiek & Norm, Toronto, ON (Tuesday, 06 August 2019 09:58)

    Your hospitality is outstanding! The room [Gardenview] was very comfortable - and the meals - breakfast and dinner and picnic lunch - were excellent. You have a unique setting - so quiet and restful. A great location for our cycling tours! Thanks to both of you.

  • #47

    Warchol Family, France (Tuesday, 06 August 2019 09:52)

    August 6, 2019, Review: "L'accueil a été ce que l'on attend d'un B&B, nous avons été très bien accueilli, le site est en pleine campagne, au calme et dans la verdure. Nous avons pu profiter des talents de cuisinière de notre hôte, et de leurs produits de proximité. Parenthèse délicate dans notre voyage."

  • #46

    Guillaume & Emilie, QC (Wednesday, 31 July 2019 22:27)

    Thank you for the outstanding hospitality and generosity. Your beautiful quiet home was much appreciated after a day of cycling. The pillows are out of this world!! Cheers! Merci pour tout!!

  • #45

    Leanne & Jerry, Thorndale, ON (Tuesday, 16 July 2019 10:23)

    July 15, 2019, Guestbook Comments: "What an enjoyable wonderful Bed & Breakfast. Thank you, Thank you. Every detail was above & beyond. Your B&B is more than a 5 start rating, totally off the upper scale."

  • #44

    Daniel & Cecile, Ottawa, ON (Monday, 08 July 2019 18:54)

    July 7, 2019, Guestbook Comments: "Our stay at your home has been beyond our greatest expectations. You have a wonderful property. The food, both breakfast and dinner, were exquisite. We enjoyed the discussions very much. Thank you for your great generosity and warm welcome."

  • #43

    Mary & Steve, Rochester, NY (Monday, 08 July 2019 18:31)

    This is our first time at a BnB and you made the experience wonderful! Your property is a little piece of heaven, so tranquil and peaceful. The accommodation & food exceptional and your hospitality beyond what we expected. Thank you for sharing your home with us and we wish you much success with your BnB. We will definitely be back.

  • #42

    Richard & Kerri-Ann, ON, Canada (Monday, 01 July 2019 23:35)

    A well-situated property, stellar cuisine and hosts that exceeded our expectations time and time again, made for an absolutely unforgettable experience. The expansive farm with its numerous private oases and activities provided the perfect backdrop for a weekend of wellness. But let's talk about the food; breakfast was consistently exceptional and done to accommodate even the most restrictive of diets. Do yourself a favour and have Alicia prepare you one of her ultra gourmet quality multi-course dinners, your taste buds will thank you! In a nutshell, Harlem Stonegate will satisfy even the most discerning of critics, book your stay and prepare to be amazed.

  • #41

    Matthew, Calgary, AB (Monday, 01 July 2019 18:16)

    10/10! The pursuit of excellence is so very apparent; delivered with smiles, open hearts and warmth. There is beauty in you both and the property is magical! What else could you ask for? Oh, I know...fields of fireflies and a zip up hammock in a gazebo that begs for your nap!!! Thank you so much for being the icing on the cake with my visit to see my Grandbaby. It’s truly a Carpe Diem B&B!!

  • #40

    Helen & Bob, Brockville, ON (Monday, 01 July 2019 01:33)

    It was with great hesitation when Bob got me to agree to a B&B as I like to have my own space and privacy. However, I am so glad I came as you people are excellent hosts and made our stay so enjoyable with wonderful conversations and excellent food. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours.

  • #39

    Sonja and Fredrick, Toronto, ON (Tuesday, 25 June 2019 14:35)

    June 22, 2019, Guestbook Comments: "This is a beautiful B&B, the room, the house and the property are stunning as are the surroundings. Your attention to detail did not go unnoticed. We enjoyed our brief stay very much and will be back soon, All the best to you."

  • #38

    Diane & Bruce, Bloomfield, ON (Tuesday, 25 June 2019 14:30)

    June 11, 2019, Guestbook Comments: "Many thanks for welcoming us into your lovely home. Such a peaceful, relaxing experience, and the love that you have for this unique and historic property is clearly evident. We are so glad you shared this with us. All the best in your adventures to come."

  • #37

    Tina & Victoria, Stoney Creek, ON (Tuesday, 25 June 2019 14:26)

    June 9, 2019, Guestbook Comments: " Thank you for making us feel so welcome! All of the small details really made us feel at home. Breakfast was delicious, the beds were so comfortable, and everything was clean & organized in our room. We loved our stay!"

  • #36

    Bridget & Bob, Hamilton, ON (Tuesday, 25 June 2019 14:21)

    June 9, 2019, Guestbook Comments: "Phenomenal stay! Small little details like the cookies, fresh ground coffee, cozy slippers...what a welcoming touch. We had a wonderful stay! Thank you for making us feel so comfortable!"

  • #35

    Deborah, Vito & Melissa, South Bruce Peninsula, ON (Tuesday, 25 June 2019 14:10)

    June 8, 2019, Guestbook Comments: " Best sleep ever!! Want your pillows!!! David and Alicia are delightful and so welcoming. Every detail was perfect, and such a perfect and delicious breakfast.

    Loved our stay!"

  • #34

    Maureen, ON (Tuesday, 25 June 2019 14:01)

    June 2, 2019, Guestbook Comments: " Thanks you for your wonderful hospitality. Lovely home & grounds -- phenomenal food & Scotch tasting."

  • #33

    Joanne H, Napanee, ON (Tuesday, 25 June 2019 13:59)

    June 2, 2019, Guestbook Comments: "Thanks for a wonderful weekend! Lovely house and property, very inviting. Great Food! Thanks!"

  • #32

    Christina W., ON (Tuesday, 25 June 2019 13:56)

    June 2, 2019, Guestbook Comments: "Stunning B&B. Love the house and grounds! Fantastic food and thoroughly enjoyed the scotch tasting! Thank you so much."

  • #31

    Gina B. and Kim F., Atens, ON (Tuesday, 25 June 2019 13:52)

    June 2, 2019, Guestbook Comments: "Thank you David & Alicia for a really fun, relaxing weekend at Harlem [Stonegate] B&B. The photographer was enjoyable and we won't forget our 50th Birthdays 2019; very pretty setting...the food was delicious!

  • #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.