Kind Words

Here is a sampling of the many gracious comments left for us by guests at the end of their stay:

N&B, Clarkson, ON

January 5th, 2018

Truly a hidden gem!  We had a lovely time here at Colonial Creekside Grand Guest House!  We enjoyed our immaculately clean and comfortable suite, so tastefully decorated, and we truly appreciated all the attention to detail.  Most of all, we loved the pool.  With magnificent windows and nature all around, we had the feeling that we were outdoors, minus the subzero temperatures!  It was so relaxing!!!  Thanks for a wonderful stay.  We’ll certainly recommend it, and would love to come back again.  N&B, Clarkson, ON

S&L, Grand Rapids, MI

December 30th, 2017

Thank you for a beautiful getaway location to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.  The box of chocolates was much appreciated – my husband ate them all BY HIMSELF : )  We loved Suite Cherry – the view of the footbridge, the electric fireplace, the bed [would really love to know what kind of mattress that is : )], and the coziness of the room.  The pool is wonderful – great for warming up after being out in the cold.  The music in there also added to the fun atmosphere.  Also enjoyed the simple breakfast options.  Plenty of food, and having our own table in the privacy of our spacious suite was perfect.   We hope to return to Colonial Creekside again very soon!  S&L, Grand Rapids, MI

R&V, Miami, FL / Waterloo, ON

November 24th, 2017

Remarkable in every aspect!  Such a privilege to stay at Colonial Creekside.   Thank you for the “Frank Lloyd Wright tour”.  We’re both fans of his work and your enthusiasm exceeds our own as architects.  It is a great place you have here!  R&V, Miami, FL / Waterloo, ON

A&A, Toronto, ON

January 1st, 2017

Thank you for a wonderful end to our Christmas break and a great start to our New Year!  We’ve lost count of how many times we’ve been here…six?……..Colonial Creekside is our indispensable oasis of serenity…Yours, A&A, Toronto, ON

V&M, Toronto, ON

June 26th, 2016

The first time we came to Colonial Creekside was to celebrate two years of dating…now we’re here to celebrate two years of marriage!  Thank you so much for providing such a beautiful, relaxing space…we always look forward to our visits and are never disappointed!  V&M, Toronto, ON

G.C., Melbourne, Australia

April 21st, 2016

This house is a masterpiece!  Thanks very much for your helpfulness, unobtrusive hospitality, and attention to detail.  G.C., Melbourne, Australia

R.G., Burnstown, ON

December 26th, 2015

Happy Boxing Day!  This is my second stay at Colonial Creekside while visiting family over Christmas.  Delightful!  I appreciate your warm and caring hospitality and your lovely B&B creation.  Interesting, stylish, detailed, impeccably orchestrated.  The pool is a major draw after a 6-hour drive – and what a pool with underwater lights and all the poolside needs.  Travelling as a single, I feel very safe and at home.  Having a private dining table and ensuite bathroom in each room is wonderful.  Look forward to seeing your own new dining room when it’s finished; you may have to become part of the Frank Lloyd Wright tour!  Smile, be well!  R.G., Burnstown, ON

J&C, Montreal, QC

June 28th, 2015

My husband and I don’t travel very often because I’m incredibly picky.  And frugal.  Which is a bad mix.  I like getting a big bang for my buck and usually end up disappointed.  Big hotels are too cold and commercial, but so many B&B’s are outdated.  When I find a place that’s nice on the inside, it’s sad on the outside, or vice versa.  Basically, I’m impossible to please.  So when I say that…I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR ESTABLISHMENT AND WOULDN’T CHANGE A SINGLE THING…it really means something!  The beautiful location, the well kept grounds, the warm welcome despite our very late arrival, the amazing interior, the beautifully appointed rooms…everything was perfect!  Then there were all the unexpected touches:  bathrobes, slippers, more towels than we could possibly use, and an indoor pool that only exists in people’s wildest dreams…I was absolutely blown away!  I’d like to thank you for all your hard work.  I applaud your vision and your dedication to top-notch customer service.  We will be telling everyone we know about this place.  Have a great summer!   J&C, Montreal, QC

K.F. & D.C., Sommerfeld, ON

June 28th, 2015

“Feels like home to me.  Feels like I’m all the way back where I came from.”

My father built this house for his family in 1967.  We lived here for 7 years, then left to live on the shores of Lake Huron.  You have done the home and property proud.  You have created a sanctuary together.  Just as you plan your gardens and tend to and nurture your plants – indoors and out – so too do you tend to and nurture your guests.  We will be back!  And soon!  Who doesn’t like to be spoiled? As Jalaluddin Rumi said,

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.  It will not lead you astray.”

So you have done and continue to do.  You are rare gems among us.  Thank you for opening up your home to us and welcoming us in.  K.F. & D.C., Sommerfeld, ON

A.S., Markham, ON

April 20th, 2015

With hotels fully booked during a recent business trip, and never having stayed at a B&B before, I didn’t know what to expect. However, from the moment I arrived at Colonial Creekside, I had no regrets. With a welcome basket of snacks (much appreciated after a long day of work) and comfy slippers waiting for me, I was made to feel right at home. I stayed in Suite Chocolate which had a balcony with a view to a lovely spring-fed creek;  I was able to open the door every morning to check the weather without having to leave my room. The bed was very comfortable and I was surprised at how well I slept, given that I normally don’t sleep well at all when away from home. There was an en-suite bathroom and everything was SO clean! I was very impressed. You choose your breakfast and it’s waiting for you to enjoy in your suite. No need to sit in a shared kitchen. My only regret is not making time to enjoy the indoor pool. I’m hoping to return very soon! A.S., Markham, ON


S, J&J, Middelburg, The Netherlands

August 8th, 2014

Your guesthouse is nothing less than a 5-STAR***** hotel!! Thank you for the wonderful nesting-place on our travels in Ontario. We wish you happiness and good health. S, J&J, Middelburg, THE NETHERLANDS


J.M., Toronto, ON

August 4th, 2014

I’m not really a B&B person. I’m more of a hotel person because in my mind, hotels tend to be clean, centrally located, private and chocked full of amenities. Colonial Creekside is such a treat with the added bonus of the attention to detail that only a bed and breakfast can bring. Situated on a spacious property with a clear water spring-fed creek; wonderful for a quick and peaceful outdoor walk. When we pulled up, I wasn’t sure what to expect. We were cheerfully greeted at the door and offered comfortable slippers. Such hospitality! The beginning of ongoing luxurious attention to detail. This B&B is three suites big which equates to a relaxing and quiet getaway. Each suite has an en-suite bathroom. Suite Melon is the smallest of the three but is delectably decorated and still quite large. Great in-suite dining area and spacious en-suite bathroom. Suite Chocolate is the largest of the three and boasts a separate private living room. It has a balcony with a great view. We stayed in Suite Cherry. IMMACULATELY clean with a separate sitting area. The attention to detail in this Bed and Breakfast is impeccable. From the en-suite bathroom complete with spacious walk-in shower, to the corner romantic fire place (electric). Our room came with a private balcony as well which overlooked the lushness of the property. Don’t let the small number of suites fool you. These hosts are so intuitive that they have provided for even the most simplistic or complex of needs you may have. Hungry? Don’t worry, pick from a great selection of breakfast items and find them ready for you in the morning to be enjoyed in your in-suite breakfast dining area. Stressed? Don’t worry, there is a wonderful indoor pool with a great view. The pool room is kept toasty warm and the poolside furnishings are perfect for lounging about after a great swim. Need to Stay Connected? No problem, WiFi is available at no charge, as is cable TV. Feeling Romantic? In-room fireplace coupled with the room furnishings makes for a great ambiance. Want to enjoy a glass of Merlot while curled up in a chair by the fireplace? No problem, the kitchenette has a corkscrew or bottle opener on hand and ready, along with caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee ready to brew. Don’t feel like brewing? No problem, electric kettle, microwave and yes even instant coffee is available on hand. Rainy afternoon and nothing on TV? No problem, there’s even a small collection of DVDs available with something for everyone….you get the picture. The B&B is centrally located; only 10 minutes from St. Jacob’s, and just a few minutes from Downtown Kitchener and Uptown Waterloo. We were able to enjoy a great combination of rural and urban both in the surrounding City as well as at this great B&B. What really struck me with this location was the price in relation to what you actually received in return…upscale, peaceful, clean surroundings, centrally located. We’ll definitely be back! J.M., Toronto, ON


D&M, Buffalo, NY

July 20th, 2014

My good friend and I returned to Colonial Creekside the other day for a relaxing stay while visiting the St. Jacobs area. The delightful hosts are happy to share the history of this lovely B&B (really very much like a boutique hotel) – tastefully decorated throughout, and with little touches here and there to honor famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. We were thrilled to spend time enjoying the beautiful indoor heated pool after dining in a local nearby restaurant, Mediterraneo (only 3 blocks down @ University Avenue), that we were advised we try out – it was delicious! We were happy that there was also room for another friend that we brought along this trip – she was equally impressed with the accommodations including the fantastic indoor pool, our welcome baskets upon arrival and the plentiful continental breakfast basket in the morning (from selections offered on a menu). It was another great visit!  Of course, we shall return yet again, next year!!  D&M, Buffalo, NY


A&M, Millbank, ON

July 13th, 2014

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful home! It was the perfect spot to unwind for a few days after our wedding. The privacy and quiet solitude was splendid, and the indoor pool was stellar; we hope to be back for another weekend escape! Thank you for everything you did to make our time extra-special for us – we don’t want to leave! A&M, Millbank, ON


N&R, Oakville, ON

November 24th, 2013

Thank you for yet another wonderful weekend. Being able to come here as a getaway from our hectic lives is always so lovely. Your thoughtful gift for our anniversary was most appreciated and so unexpected! Best wishes until our next visit. N&R, Oakville, ON


M&M, Bobcaygeon, ON & Japan

September 15th, 2013

With nature all around us, we swam in our own private INDOOR pool by the moonlight. We felt like millionaires. The luxuries and details of our Suites Cherry and Chocolate have made this the relaxing retreat we needed from our everyday jobs. Although here on business, it felt like a pure vacation in every way. Those who stay in hotels have no idea just how superior an accommodation Colonial Creekside is…private, quiet and immaculate with in-room breakfast dining, ensuite baths and wonderful furnished balconies. Who says you can’t spend less and receive more!! M&M, Bobcaygeon, ON & Japan


F&M, Welland, ON

March 11th, 2013

This is one of the most unique bed & breakfast lodgings anywhere. My daughter and I have stayed twice now and will definitely stay time and time again with so many lovely attractions in the area.The large indoor pool is beyond words, making you feel as though you are in a beautiful yet quiet hotel. The hosts are extremely sweet and accomodating, with slippers to welcome you and a tour of the house along with details as to where to find everything. The large breakfast basket is wonderful and can be enjoyed at your leisure. The rooms are impeccably clean and designer decorated, spacious and comfortable. And if thats not enough, the rates are very reasonable; why would anyone stay in a hotel when you can get more privacy and more luxury at a fraction of the cost!! You will absolutely love your stay here at Colonial Creekside. See you again very soon! F&M, Welland,ON


E.R. from Windsor, ON

February 28th, 2013

Your B&B gets the top award for luxury, cleanliness and décor. I have been in many, and this is by far the most relaxing, yet with the utmost quality. The art, the relaxed private in-room breakfast and last but not least – the AMAZING INDOOR POOL, compare to none! Loved every moment and it was hard to leave. See you again! E.R., Windsor, ON


J & D, Belle River ON

July 16th, 2012

How can I possibly comment on perfection. The proprietors of Colonial Creekside are the consumate hosts. Our stay was fussed over as if we were the only persons that have ever laid our heads there. Attention to detail is immaculate and tasteful. We are already planning another stay in Suite Chocolate. Do yourself a favour and pamper yourself with the most serene and comfortable stay you will ever experience.

Belle River, Ont.


J & S, Windsor ON

June 6th, 2012

Our first B&B experience and it was very pleasant! A quiet, relaxing environment with the comfort of home. Our polite hosts went out of their way to accommodate us from the minute we walked in the door and made our privacy a priority. Everything was extremely clean, fresh and organized. The grounds were beautiful, especially the gardens and creek area. We enjoyed the charming, antique decor inside. The indoor pool was our favourite part, a mini oasis! We will be back if ever in the area and in need of a place to stay! Thanks again.  J&S, Windsor, ON


B. family from Italy, Alberta & Nebraska

June 17th, 2011

June 14-17/2011 – A wonderful graduation gathering of the whole family. We met coming from Italy, Alberta as well as Nebraska and enjoyed the hospitality and tranquility provided by our hosts! Thank you so much. The B. family from Italy, Alberta & Nebraska.


P&J, New Glasgow, PEI

May 17th, 2011

(J’s Birthday!) I love it when something turns out even better than expected! Many thanks for your attention to detail and your exquisite taste in decorating. P&J, New Glasgow, PEI


V&J, Toronto, ON

April 10th, 2011

We cannot express enough how welcome you made us feel during our stay! Your guest house is wonderful and we would not hesitate to recommend Colonial Creekside to our family and friends. All the best, V&J, Toronto, ON


P&K, Palmerston, ON

April 3rd, 2011

What a perfect place to enjoy some mother-daughter time! Your exceptional hospitality demonstrates that you love what you do. We thoroughly enjoyed the indoor pool and would love to be back someday. P&K, Palmerston, ON


S.M., New Waterloo resident from Celedonia, ON

February 2nd, 2011

Thank you for your fabulous hospitality during my one month stay. I thoroughly enjoyed the comfort of Suite Melon, the facilities of the lounge and the luxurious dips in your beautiful indoor pool. Your attention to detail made coming “home” a treat and was so much more pleasant than a regular hotel. I have already and will continue to recommend Colonial Creekside to others. Best regards, S.M., New Waterloo resident from Caledonia, ON


I&R, Toronto, ON

July 6th, 2010

You have gone the extra mile to make everyone comfortable and welcome during their stay. We forgot to take some brochures with us but we have already promoted your place to friends and family. Colonial Creekside, equipped with all the amenities, is second to none and sits in a beautiful secluded environment.  Hoping to stay with you again in the not too distant future!  I&R, Toronto, ON


C&S, Etobicoke, ON

May 25th, 2010

As an avid traveller, it is not often that a lodging experience compels me to write such a glowing review. However, after spending two wonderful nights at Colonial Creekside Grand Guest House, it would be very selfish of me not to spread the word.
My husband and I were looking for a relaxing long weekend getaway with the following criteria: within a 2 hour drive from ‘the city’, leisurely activities within the community and overall relaxation.
We were greeted at the door with a warm welcome, provided with cozy slippers and taken on a quick tour through this thoughtfully and extensively renovated home. At every turn, there were quizzical and charming little factoids to be learned….. from the Frank Lloyd Wright replica design windows and front hall tile….to exquisite antiques and fine art pieces. They all had their own little story; all impressive and inspiring without being pretentious.
Our particular room (Suite [sweet!] Cherry) was absolutely impeccable and immaculate. The furnishings and decor were elegant and very comfortable. A lovely welcoming basket awaited us with some goodies which we nibbled on throughout our stay. Fresh plush robes hung in the closets; always a nice touch.
Individualized breakfast menus allowed us to make numerous selections; very generous portions were left for us in the guest lounge in a personalized breakfast basket each morning. We also helped ourselves to coffee and a variety of teas. Our secluded and well furnished balcony overlooked the grounds and was the perfect spot to enjoy our breakfast and watch cardinals race back and forth from tree to tree. Private breakfast tables in each suite were noted as a nice dining feature as well.
The geothermally heated indoor pool was indeed a bonus. We had not anticipated spending as much time as we did swimming but with the sound system on and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the greenery, it was impossible to resist.
We highly recommend Colonial Creekside Grand Guest House for business and leisure travellers alike; it can be as private an experience as you wish.
Every element at Colonial Creekside reflects what heart and soul can create. We felt right at home with our very delightful and thoughtful hosts and cannot wait to return.
C&S, Etobicoke, ON


E.G, Ottawa, ON

May 24th, 2010

I just wanted to reiterate how nice my stay was at your wonderfully tranquil guest house. Your hospitality was exceptional and you really helped me and made me feel at home. I don’t think I had ever had a nice, relaxing swim under the moonlight; it shone in so crisply through the pool room windows…….. I think of it and makes me want to go back. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to the farmer’s market on my last day, so there’s another excuse to visit again. I loved St. Jacobs and its little shops. The restaurants you suggested for dinner were really good. Your place was perfectly arranged, but what made my stay that much better was your wonderful service and details. By the way, I took my breakfast basket name tag as a souvenir, it was really cute. Anyway, I have to find the time to go back, hopefully soon. Thanks again for everything.
E.G., Ottawa, ON


L&P, Bonnyville, AB

May 23rd, 2010

Thanks so much for making our stay so comfortable & relaxing. You made our trip feel like a real holiday. Your attention to all the little details made for a wonderful experience. We had never stayed in a B&B before and we enjoyed it much more than any hotel we’ve ever visited. There was just as much privacy at Colonial Creekside if not more – you’ve certainly raised the bar on what a B&B can truly be. Thanks again.
L&P, Bonnyville, AB


M&M, Bridgewater, NS

May 20th, 2010

Thank you for your kind hospitality – we enjoyed every moment spent at Creekside – so beautiful – inside & out – keep up the good work on the gardens. The breakfasts were delicious, the decor impressive and every little thing thought out so well. Next time we will make use of that beautiful pool. Thanks so much for the feeling of being “at home”.
M&M, Bridgewater, NS


L.B., Wakefield, QC

April 24th, 2010

Many thanks for your warm and generous hospitality. This is truly a gem of a property – a woodland “oasis” in the heart of the city. All the best.
L.B., Wakefield, QC


E.L., Ottawa, ON

April 24th, 2010

It’s been a total physical and horticultural pleasure. Thanks!
E.L., Ottawa, ON


S.S., Sudbury, ON

March 11th, 2010

I am recommending this guest house every chance I get! Everything was so clean and my suite was maintained beautifully during my 15 day visit. When you said you were going to do something you did it and right on time. I can’t say enough good things about you and the wonderful service that you provided.
S.S., Sudbury, ON


M&J, Toronto, ON

January 17th, 2010

Thank you so much for your warm hospitality reflected in your welcome manner and beautiful home, not to mention so many special details. The pool was inviting and invigorating – so glad you mentioned to bring our swim suits!
Couldn’t have asked for or received a better or more private B&B experience! All the best.
M&J, Toronto, ON


S&C, Hamilton, ON

January 3rd, 2010

We’d like to thank you very much for a wonderful and relaxing stay at your beautiful guest house. You have a very nice setting that makes it seem like the country, especially when swimming in the pool with the view of the woods through the floor to ceiling windows. That was definitely an added plus. Your rooms are superb and Suite Cherry suited our needs perfectly. It was nice having everything to ourselves like a private place. We’ll definitely be back and will recommend it to others. All the best with your top-notch business endeavor.
S&C, Hamilton, ON


J&A, Sault Ste Marie, ON

November 8th, 2009

Thank you for a lovely stay! Your place is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with others!
J&A, Sault Ste Marie, ON


A&K, Waterloo, ON

October 11th, 2009

Thank you for a very relaxing getaway. You have a wonderful place. I would recommend you to anyone.
A&K, Waterloo, ON


M&K, Vancouver, BC

October 9th, 2009

To say your B&B is a gem is an understatement. Your amazing service, kindness, and thoughtfulness has made the 14 days fly by. It has been by far our favourite B&B and I’m sure always will be. Thanks for all the attention to detail. Colonial Creekside surpasses anything that a hotel has to offer, including privacy and quality surroundings.
M&K, Vancouver, BC


S&P, Toronto, ON

October 9th, 2009

Thank you for yet another wonderful stay at your beautiful B&B. Once again, of all the B&Bs we’ve stayed in during our many travels, Colonial Creekside surpasses all others – amazing design work, gorgeous grounds, spectacular indoor pool and the perfect hosts – friendly but not intrusive! We’ll be back. S&P, Toronto, ON


P.G., Hamilton, ON

September 4th, 2009

I have just returned from my second visit to the lovely “Suite Melon” and enjoyed the wonderful surroundings, garden and creek even more than the first time. And oh that pool, what more can be said. I also can’t forget that it is minutes away from the huge Mennonite farm market and well known St Jacobs. I will be returning as often as possible. I can guarantee your first visit will not be your last either.
P.G., Hamilton, ON


E&C, Toronto, ON

August 23rd, 2009

What a wonderful place you have! We had a great stay; it was a nice relaxing way to spend our wedding night. Thank you for your hospitality.
E&C, Toronto, ON


P&A, Burlington, ON

August 16th, 2009

Thank you very much for your hospitality. Suite Chocolate was wonderful. We had a very relaxing time and will be back, maybe for our second anniversary.
P&A, Burlington, ON


R&M, Thunder Bay, ON

August 3rd, 2009

This was our first B&B experience and it was absolutely fabulous. We had a wonderful relaxing time and enjoyed the same privacy offered by a hotel! The pool was perfect and the food was excellent. We can’t thank you enough and we wish you all the best. Hopefully we will be able to make this trip a yearly event and visit your B&B for our anniversary. Take care, R&B, Thunder Bay, ON


L.G., Prince Rupert, BC

July 15th, 2009

I had the pleasure of staying in Suite Cherry while at Colonial Creekside this past week-end. It was divine! The decor, private ensuite, comfortable queen-sized bed, private balcony, and the attention to detail all resulted in first class accommodation. The hosts were lovely; I definitely recommend this guest house!
L.G., Prince Rupert, BC


P.G., Hamilton, ON

July 14th, 2009

My stay in Suite Melon was one of the best B&B experiences I have had. The suite is lush and comfy. The pool has to be experienced to believe it and the grounds are beautiful. I was made to feel like an old friend after just a 2 night stay. I recommend this facility to all of my friends and to anyone else that will listen!
I will return soon.
P.G., Hamilton, ON


L&J, Stevensville, ON

June 27th, 2009

Thank you so much for our wonderful stay at Colonial Creekside. Our first night away from our 7 month old daughter was made so much easier with your warm and cozy atmosphere. The indoor pool was gorgeous and made us feel very pampered. All the best; we hope to come back in the future!
L&J, Stevensville, ON


J&B, Ottawa, ON

June 8th, 2009

We had such a nice time! Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, your design and attention to detail in all the rooms was very much enjoyed. Suite Chocolate was beautifully decorated and we loved having the private balcony! Thanks again for making our short stay so memorable.
J&B, Ottawa, ON



485 Bridge Street West
Waterloo, Ontario
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  • Rates from $115 per night
  • Extended-stay discounts
  • Spectacular indoor swimming pool
  • Sumptuous designer suites
  • Superb ensuite bathrooms
  • Private in-room breakfast dining
  • Extensive grounds with sparkling spring-fed creek, natural gardens and lush green open spaces
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