Question: Are you open during the winter?
We are open mainly at weekends in the winter months and find many of our guests are going to see a Casino Rama Show.
Question: What is there to do in Orillia?
Answer:We have a guide for 7 or 8 days
of tours in and around Orillia. Just email us and we will send you a copy. Orillia is in the centre of Ontario and a wonderful
part of the Province, lakes, highlands, beaches, Central Ontario towns and villages can all be covered by daily trips out.
Orillia has it's own Opera House, a thriving Museaum of Art and History and it's own Leacock Museum - the former summer cottage
of the Author Stephen Leacock. Two large lakeside parks - Tudhope PArk being a few minutes walk from the house. The Canadian
Shield starts about 10 kilometres north of Orillia.
Question: Do we have our own bathroom?
Yes. The King and Queen Rooms have en suite bathrooms with showers. The Twin Room has a large private four-piece bathroom
with tub and shower and grab rails for elderly people.
Question: Is the house and neighbourhood
quiet and safe?
Answer: The bedrooms have sound insulation in the walls and are
very quiet. The neighbourhood is very safe with mainly custom designed homes. We are a dead end street. However, the night
the Mariposa Festival is on in Tudhope Park you get a to hear the concert free from outside if the wind is in the right direction!
Question: Can we drink the water?
Answer: Yes - no worries!
We are on City water supply and sewers. We have plenty of hot water and high pressure in the taps. All our bath faucets are
"scald guard" which prevents hot and cold surges from other users. The kitchen fridge has ice and filtered water
on the door.
Question: Is breakfast included in the rate?
Answer: Yes. It certainly
is and the menu is right in this site – go to the "Our Menu" tab at the left.
Do we need to bring towels and bedding?
Answer: Absolutely no! Excellent quality towels and linens
are all supplied and constantly being replaced. Beds and mattresses are newly bought specifically for the B&B. Also at
Betty and Tony’s, shampoo, soaps, shower gel, cotton balls, shower caps, lotions, etc are all supplied.
Do we have to stay in our room all the time we are in the house?
Answer: Absolutely not. We encourage
our guests to use our home. We have a "Great Room" overlooking the water and gardens, a library with a fire place,
books, movies and a 42" flat screen HDTV with a DVD. There is also the Snuggery reserved for guests where
a buffet is set up for 24 hour beverages, a fridge, table and comfortable chairs, snacks and CHOCOLATE CAKES! Concierge items
such as razors, tooth brushes and sun screen are complimentary and available. Outside, guests enjoy our deck, patio or waterfront,
which is beautifully landscaped and has colourful flowerbeds. Our docks were all upgraded in the Fall of 2005 and are
ready to be enjoyed.
Question: Is there a curfew?
Answer: No. We give you a front door
key and encourage you to come and go as you wish. We ask you to come in quietly if you are late in consideration of other
Question: Do we have to leave after breakfast and not return until the evening if we are staying
more than one day?
Answer: No. We like to see our guests enjoy our property, which has many of the attractions
of a resort. There is a canoe and paddleboat for guests to use. Swimming is fine from the dock as is fishing. There are bikes
and we also have an electric scooter seniors can borrow to allow you full use of the 9 kilometer Millennium Trail system which
starts close by. A shallow swimming beach is at the top of the road in Tudhope Park. Nothing is nicer than a relaxing day
in the Adirondack chairs in either shade or sun with a beverage of choice in hand and a good book. Please note we do make
up rooms at about 11:00.
Question: What is check in and check out time?
by previous arrangement we ask guests to check in before 1:00 or after 5:00. This allows us time to go shopping or get out
in the afternoon. Checking in before 1:00 allows guests to take advantage of the facilities for the afternoon. Check out time
from the room is 11:00 – this gives us time to prepare the room for incoming guests. You are quite welcome to stay in
the gardens longer and there is an “anybodies” washroom on the main floor.
Question: Can we
dock our boat on the dock and can we leave our trailer on the property?
Answer: Yes to both. We have 80’
of deep and safe waterfront, which is very sheltered. We have room beside the driveway where guests can leave their trailers.
Question: How do we find you?
Answer: From the south and southwest highway 400 and then
#11 at Barrie. Take the 2nd Orillia exit Highway 12 South and the Casino. Follow Highway 12 to Couchiching Point Road (by
the Best Western) turn left. Broadview Avenue is the 2nd street on the right and we are #677. Follow the blue signs on Highway
12 and before Broadview and before our driveway.
From the East and South East pick up highway 12 come over the
Narrows Bridge at Atherley and take the first right which is Couchiching Point Road and follow as above.
north take highway 11 to Highway 12 South (not west signposted Midland) and follow directions in first paragraph.
are a point of interest on most GPS systems!
Question: Can we contact you online?
Yes. We have Skype. Call us at bettyandtony. Mention B&B Reservation. Also by email at the link below.