10 October 2012
After a rather stressful drive on the gravel road we came out to hard pavement with a line down the middle. We wanted to jump out and kiss the tarmacadam such was our relief, but the day was ending and we needed to get to our inn. We had no idea if there was another gravel road in our immediate future so with slightly heavy hearts we turned onto the hard pavement and started forward.
Luckily, the inn wasn't far and no more gravel roads for us! At least that day anyway. We arrived at DesBarres Manor which from the outside was looking like another nice place to stay. After the opulence of the Waverley, we were sure it would be all downhill from there, but pleasantly we were surprised that we had gone another notch uphill.
Walking in the front door we smiled at each other, that yes, this stop looked as good as our last one, and we did not think we'd be disappointed. The front hallway was as light and airy as the one at the Waverley, but it seemed more welcoming. Yes, the decor was more colonial than victorian and that suited us perfectly. The staircase to the second floor Tonya said would make a perfect photo opportunity for any bride descending it on her wedding day. She must have been psychic because we found out we, and another couple were the only guests at the Manor. A wedding was coming in the day after we left and the Manor was getting ready for it, so they had booked down.
|A peek at the kitchen from the hall|
|King size bed - VERY comfy|
|Sitting area with telly and fireplace very cozy|
|Large bath - it doesn't get more perfect than this room.|
The downstairs had a small dining room, a larger one called the Hearth Room, a bar room, and a front parlour where we enjoyed whiskey before dinner, and across from the front parlour was reception.
|Room with bar|
|Hearth Room where we had dinner for two|
But let's talk dinner for a minute. Never have I had such delicious food, with such beautiful presentation. Unfortunately, we were too busy tasting and eating to stop and shoot photos. You'll have to take my word for it, that each dish was presented beautifully. You could taste the freshness of the fare, there was an even balance of flavours and a harmony if you will, to the dishes served. Chef McLellan certainly is an artist in the culinary world, he prepares well thought out gourmet foods with finesse. Bravo to Chef McLellan! Tonya wanted to take him home with her. Yes, she did and she hasn't stopped praising him. I was hoping she'd get inspired and start cooking, LOL, but she'd rather talk about the DesBarres Manor and the man behind the wizardry of preparing delectable foods. Yes, I think she's got a crush going.
|Six lovely acres to look out upon|
|Back deck gazebo where we sipped our wine the night before under faery lights|
|Table for two on the deck overlooking garden|
|Longer view of back deck/porch|
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