The Stream Bed & Breakfast

Hockley Valley

Orangeville, Ontario, Canada

"The Stream" is just 40 minutes from Toronto yet five minutes from some of Canada's finest golfing, skiing, dining, hiking and biking. Hosts John, Kersty and Will invite you to enjoy the tranquility of their unique open plan home on four acres of woodland bordering the Nottawasaga River

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  Relax in the lounge. Sink into comfy leather armchairs. Feed the fireplace 4 ft logs, or try your hand at darts, puzzles or computer games.

  Dine in one of the several superb country restaurants and inns, all within a few minutes drive. We'd be delighted to send you a complete listing of our local restaurants, or make your reservations for you.

 

Soak away your worries....our luxurious hot tub is on throughout the year. Especially exquisite with the snow falling, and the fire blazing inside ready to keep you warm.
We offer all sorts of speciality packages: for weddings, weekend family reunions, or weeklong retreats; for the single business person, or couples looking for a romantic getaway. For our international travelers, we also offer links to B&B's all over Canada through our Tranquility Chain.

 Drift off to sleep in a queen-size sleigh bed, lulled by the sound of the stream.

 Wake to birdsong and breakfast at treetop level. Our gourmet breakfasts range from Crepes Grand Marnier to specialty omelettes, cranberry-walnut pancakes, thick belgian waffles, and a host of other culinary delights. There is always fresh fruit and juices, and coffee and tea. We specialize in those with restricted or special dietary needs including vegan and vegetarian... just tell us in advance.

    For reservations or further information, please contact john@streambb.com, or call us at 519-941-3392.

    Queen rooms, single rooms, and double rooms. Both private and shared ensuite bathrooms. Rates from $125 - $150 for regular rooms; $85.00 - $105 for singles.


    Cancellation : If booking more than 30 days ahead, there is a two week cancellation policy in effect. If less than 30 days, a 7 day cancellation policy is in effect. Less than either results in a 50% of entire stay charged to your credit card.

    Explore on foot - Just a few minutes drive - Day trips - Map, directions and prices

Explore on Foot

Each season in the Valley has its own special brand of beauty: the cool green glades of summer, the brazen fall colours, the snowy silence of winter ski trails, the wildflower carpet of spring. If you want great hiking, this is the place for you, with access to the world-famous Bruce Trail just down the road. However, if you're looking just to stretch your legs and take a lungful of fresh air you can hardly do better than our own four acres.

March snow and pampas grass
Ferns, trees and wildlife

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 Explore our maze of woodland trails on foot, skis or snowshoes. Wend your way down to the river. Don't forget to take your sketch book and camera.

 Just five minutes walk towards Hockley, close to several artisans workshops, including a five minute drive to Glen Cross Pottery.

 Five minutes walk towards Orangeville takes you to Al Pace's studio and showrooms at the Farmhouse Pottery. Attractive stoneware bowls and some large urns and birdbaths. A touch of the north in their design, influenced by Al's canoe expeditions in the Yukon.

Just a few minutes drive

There's something for every taste within easy driving distance. You'll find much of interest in the Hockley Valley itself, but if you want to venture a little further, how about line dancing at Loretto Tavern, ten-pin or lawn bowling in Orangeville, or falconry at Tottenham. Explore the quaint shops and market stalls of Elora or St Joseph's, or if the timing's right, take in Orangeville's Mediaeval Festival, Shelburne's Fiddle Festival, Kitchener's Octoberfest, or the Fergus Highland Games.

  There are a variety of casual and fine dining establishments within an easy drive of our location.

  Opposite the second line off the Hockley Road, steep steps lead up to a most scenic section of the 700 km long Bruce Trail, designated a UNESCO "World Biosphere Reserve". Lots of hills, forest, streams, footbridges and views that will certainly take your breath away.

 If you were to keep going for two hours along the Bruce trail, you'd come to Mono Cliffs Inn, a great place for dining. Secluded or not, large numbers of people find it (It's a little easier to reach by road).

 Glenn Cross Pottery occupies one of the few remaining houses in this ex-village. David's Clarke's bold stoneware blends superbly with Mary's innovative glazes. In the summer they run a tea room with neighbour Joanna Miluk, a renowned worldwide authority on herbs.

  Also at Glenn Cross, the Hockley Valley Resort, a multi-million dollar development, has a superb championship golf course. Hot air balloon rides leave from there in summer, and there's day and night public skiing in winter. Driving further east towards Hockley Village don't forget to drop in on Stan at Eagle's Nest Apiary whose radiant health is testament to the benefits of his excellent honey and bee products.

 Just west of the junction with Airport Road, the Cedar Highlands Ski Club is open to the public weekends for skiing and snowboarding, and offers a variety of nicely groomed runs from gentle to extreme. In "downtown" Hockley Village, visit the General Store and dine at "Hiding inn Hockley, an intimate secluded restaurant with good food.

Day Trips from the Stream

"The Stream" is centrally located within easy driving distance of many of Southern Ontario's tourist attractions, one to two hour's drive from Lake Ontario to the south, Lake Huron (Georgian Bay) to the north, and Lake Erie (Niagara Falls) to the southwest. Overseas guests find the driving style "relaxed" (speed limits 80 km/h in town and 100 km/h on expressways). The roads are well paved and signposted, and car rental is inexpensive.
 Just an hour's drive south, Toronto, all you could want in a city. Full of life yet clean and safe. The shopping and dining reflect the diverse ethnic origins of this cosmopolitan city. Even in mid-winter you can explore in comfort the more than 12 kilometers of climate-controlled interconnected underground shopping and restaurants. In summer, stroll Harbourfront or rent roller blades. Take a ferry to the amusement park and roller coaster on Centre Island. View the city and lake from atop the CN tower, the world's tallest building
 Drive south and west to historic Niagara on the Lake, once the capital of Canada. Stop at roadside stalls to sample the local peaches, apricots and plums. Visit a winery. Explore the elegant boutiques then drive along the gorge to see the famous Niagara Falls.
 Head north to Georgian Bay for the beach or to canoe and camp in the wilder parts of the province, to one of Muskoka's many lakes or the vastness of Algonquin Provincial Park. Scuba dive to shipwrecks off Tobermory. Boats can be rented in Owen Sound or Orillia for fishing, water skiing or just exploring. Excellent sport fishing is to be found in many of the rivers in this area.

    Map and Directions
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Directions:

From Toronto head north on Airport Road. Cross Highway 9 then turn left onto County Road 7 (Hockley Road) - Flashing yellow lights at bottom of hill.

Drive west along Hockley Road and watch for our sign on south side of road about 7 km west of Airport Road (3 km east of Highway 10). Also green number 307162.

 


For reservations or further information, please contact john@streambb.com, or call us at 519-941-3392. You may also reach us via fax at 519-941-9773


Queen rooms, single rooms, and double rooms. Both private and shared ensuite bathrooms. Rates from Rates from $125 - $150 for regular rooms; $85.00 - $105 for singles.

Cancellation : If booking more than 30 days ahead, there is a two week cancellation policy in effect. If less than 30 days, a 7 day cancellation policy is in effect. Less than either results in a 50% of entire stay charged to your credit card.


John & Kersty Franklin, Proprietors
William Haight, Manager
www.streambb.com
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