Description: Enjoy your home away from home at Bella Vista Country House. We are an international style hostel, providing casual, comfortable accommodations with the magnificent backdrop of the Niagara Escarpment and the Great Lakes.
We understand the importance of eating a healthy diet even when you’re traveling. We cater to gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and paleo diets for breakfast. You are also welcome to use our kitchen facilities if you’d rather eat at home than eat in restaurants during your stay. Either way, we’ve got you covered!
Bella Vista is a great base for exploring this 4-season paradise in Southern Georgian Bay. Or stay enroute as you visit other areas of the province. We are positive you will love our Bella Vista as much as we do!
Points of Interest:
Situated on the brow of the Niagara escarpment (a UNESCO biosphere reserve), Bella Vista has a glorious panoramic view of Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment, and appears worlds away. Yet, it is surprisingly close to all the amenities of our lovely area and all the activities offered:
Sports/Outdoor Activities: summer - kayaking, canoeing, fishing, sailing, boating, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, swimming, zip-lining, rock-climbing, spelunking, golfing; winter - skiing (downhill and cross country), snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and more.
Culture: Meaford Hall is renowned for concerts and live theatre that are on a par with Toronto's. There is a wide diversity of music festivals nearby, such as Summerfolk, Elvis, Eclectic Electric, Jazz, and Guitar Festivals. Or visit an Aboriginal Pow-wow.
Wineries: We have two award winning wineries locally, Coffin Ridge Winery and Georgian Vineyards. Visit their winery and have a wine tasting, paired with appetizers!
Restaurants: We have several restaurants in Meaford, and surrounding region, which serve everything from gourmet to pub food, to raw vegan.
Other Activities: Visit an alpaca farm, go to the spa, or relax in the Scandinavian baths at Le Scandinave Spa. Take a cooking class, or participate in a wellness retreat. Visit an artist or even take an art class. The options are endless!
Approximate travel times to various places and activities:
The beach in Meaford -5 minutes
Bruce Trail access – 5 minutes
Snowmobile Trail access – 1 minute
Blue Mountains -15 minutes
Owen Sound - 30 minutes
Wasage Beach – 40 minutes
Sauble Beach – 50 minutes
Tobermory – 1.75 hours
Amenities: Bella Vista offers a range of accommodations, from private rooms with ensuite, to a family room with private bath, and dormitory style (for a truly affordable way to travel).
The following amenities are available for all guests:
Use of the kitchen facilities
Linens and towels provided
Guests are welcome to use the laundry facilities (additional charge).Ask about our shuttle service to and from various activities and events (for an added charge).
After a long day of activity, unwind back at Bella Vista with Sunset Yoga or just relax with a glass of wine in the gazebo or courtyard and watch the sun go down. Enjoy some S’mores and music around a bonfire in the evening (weather permitting).
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Pets: 2 Dogs that are kept away from indoor guest areas
Breakfast: In addition to a continental breakfast (using all natural local ingredients where possible, with vegan, gluten and dairy free options), guests have use of the kitchen and a chance to connect with others who are exploring our little piece of Heaven.
Rate: $90 - $150
All rooms include an iPod/MP3 docking station with radio and clock. All guests have use of the kitchen facilities to cook meals, or make a cup of coffee or tea whenever they choose.
The Panorama Suite is 500 square feet, with a king bed, double futon and a set of bunk beds (sleeps a family of up to 6). It also boasts an ensuite bathroom, an electric fireplace and magnificent panoramic views of Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.
The Cottage Suite has a queen bed and an ensuite bathroom. It is on the main floor and is handicapped accessible
The Blue Room is ideal for those on a budget. With a double bed and a set of bunk beds, it sleeps a family of up to 4. It has a private bathroom across the hall.