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Experience Simcoe County’s laid back extravagance in one of Alliston, Ontario's most prestigious heritage homes. Your private oasis, nestled amid scenic mature floral garden. Tucked into the charismatic village of Alliston, The Valentine Bed and Breakfast is just a short stroll to restaurants, cafes and boutiques.
Our personal touch and attention to details will help make your stay a memorable experience.
Your Sweet Escape
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Diane Valentine for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
The most common reasons are that they are drawn to how lovely the home is. The location is convenient to the activities they are doing while in town. It sets the background for a function, such as wedding preparation. For return guests, in particular, it has become their home away from home.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
My hospitality - making people feel welcome and at home. Good conversation. Sammy (my dog) is the real star of the B&B; everyone loves her.
I serve breakfast to each guests' liking. The home is in very good condition for its age (1893) and it is very tastefully decorated and furnished.
How it wraps you in comfort. And I also enjoy the back yard terrace where I serve breakfast to guests, weather permitting, and engage in stimulating conversations into the wee hours with guests.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Alliston, ON is most known for the annual Potato Festival but people should also be made aware that it is a gateway to Southern Ontario's year round, outdoor recreation.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
Any compliments about the redecorating I've done are appreciated. People have commented on how up-scale I have made the home.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The wide variety of walking/hiking trails, many that are minutes from my front door.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
There are ski areas, golf courses, provincial parks, Autumn leaf watching, Christmas tree farms for cutting your own tree down.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
The Gibson Centre is an arts & culture centre with lots of events happening. The Circle Theatre is a quaint, newly renovated, neighborhood movie theatre that's a wonderful break from the big, crowed movie-plex experience. The Hair Gallery offers a discounted Spa Day to my guests. And a leisurely stroll down Main Street to window watch and shop....all of these are walking distance from my B&B.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
There's 77 Bistro, a really nice restaurant (better make reservations as soon as you arrive in town).
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
They are listed on my website.
How many rooms does your inn have?
Do you accept pets?
Yes, I do. There is also Camp Cookstown which is about 10 minutes away.
Amenities and Features
We are pleased to offer our guests the following:
- 3 recently redecorated and refurnished guest rooms
- Central Air Conditioning throughout
- Free parking
- Terrace and gazebo
- Beautifully landscaped grounds
Our home features:
- 100% smoke free environment
- Pet Friendly
- WiFi, High Speed Internet access (complimentary), use of printer and scanner available
- Meeting space for your club or organization
- HD LCD TV
- Ironing board, hair dryer, radio alarm clock, fluffy robes and basket of luxury items with Crabtree and Evelyn products
- Nearby river walks and trails for your fitness outing
"A perfect weekend getaway for us – the room was beautiful and we really appreciated Diane’s warmth and generosity in making us feel that this was our 'home away from home'."
-Andrea and Bob, New Hamburg, ON
"I really loved my stay in your beautiful home, you made me feel very welcome the moment I stepped over your front door. I hope plans for renovating the rest of the house work out according to your intentions. Good luck with your work and I hope you are able to make it to Europe one day. As we say in German, “Resisn erweifal der Horizant” Many thanks and greetings from Austria!"
"We stayed at Valentine B & B with our 2 daughters and boyfriend. What a lovely stay! We were in town for a family wedding and just loved our stay here. Diane is a gracious host and her home and property are just beautiful. Breakfast was delicious, too! Thanks so much for your hospitality. We hope to come back!"
-Linda and Andy, Brantford, ON
For more guest reviews, visit our website!
We are located just 15 minutes west of HWY 400 on Hwy 89 West, east of the railroad tracks and close to many attractions:
- Muskoka Cottage Country – beat the traffic by spending the night with us and arrive at your final destination relaxed
- Skiing – both downhill and cross country
- Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay
- Fishing on the Nottawasaga and Boyne River
- Golf – many golf courses to choose from
- Trail bikes available for local use
- Fine shopping and boutiques, including the Tanger Outlets
- Alliston Potato Festival in August
- The Hills of Headwaters Provincial Park system with exciting trails and experiences
- Earl Rowe Park
- The Gibson Theatre – enjoy an entertainment package with us
- Canada’s Wonderland