Our COVID-19 Opening Strategy
At Colborne Bed and Breakfast, the health and safety of our community and our guests is our priority.
To ensure that you feel safe and secure when staying with us, we want to share with you the steps
and precautions put in place for your health and peace of mind.
These changes cover all aspects of our operations, including breakfast service, guest room and common area housekeeping, and sanitation,
and supplement our already high cleaning standards. Our goal is to ensure the utmost in cleanliness and hygiene every day.
As Hosts, we will…
Do our part by:
practising social distancing and wearing a mask during all of our interactions •
washing our hands and using hand sanitizer frequently throughout the day •
maintaining our high standards in all parts of our home with enhanced cleaning procedures •
ensuring that our foodservice and preparation will continue to be of very high quality and safety •
ensuring that breakfast is served with physical distancing priorities in place •
As a Guest, please…
Do your part to minimize risks by:
• completing our COVID screening questionnaire upon arrival
• washing your hands and using provided hand sanitizer regularly during your stay
• wearing a face covering while in our common areas and while being served breakfast
• waiting until other guests have left the front entranceway or hall before entering and social distancing from those not in your household during your stay
Detailed Information About Our Enhanced Procedures
Our safety protocols are developed from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Public Health Ontario and recommendations by accommodation industry experts.
When you arrive, Connie or Emilios will greet you and check you in. Any information you may need for your stay will be in your room upon arrival. As your hosts, while you are in Goderich, we will be happy to answer any inquiries you might have. We will always wear a mask and maintain an appropriate social distance from you. All account charges will be processed on the day of check-in with safety precautions in place.
- Breakfast is our specialty. We will continue to offer a hot delicious 3 course breakfast prepared with local ingredients customized to your dietary needs.
- You may have your tray delivered to your room or eat in our dining room where tables are safely distanced from one another.
- You can rest assured that all plates, glassware, and cutlery will have been washed in our dishwasher, sanitized, and stored safely.
- We will continue to maintain our self-serve guest amenities.
- Each room has a fridge and coffee maker to use. The door and surfaces will be sanitized carefully between each guest.
- Various coffees and teas, cups, sweeteners, and individual creamers will be provided.
- Our cleaning staff have been trained on our enhanced cleaning procedures. They will also practice social distancing for mutual safety. Staff are provided with face masks and protective disposable gloves for use when cleaning.
- Daily housekeeping service has been discontinued at this time.
- If you require fresh towels or your garbage/recycling removed, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
We hope that these details will help you to make an informed decision regarding your reservation. Please call if you have further questions. 519-524-7400
Welcome to the Colborne Bed and Breakfast!
We are your hosts, Emilios and Connie Gergolas.
Located in Goderich, Ontario, our lovely Victorian era home is filled with beauty and charm. It is close to the historic downtown shopping square, restaurants, beaches, museums, concert venues, and recreational trails.
Colborne Bed & Breakfast has been awarded the Trip Advisor’s ‘Certificate of Excellence Award’ consecutively for the past 4 years!
First experience ever at a B&B and I am afraid they have set the bar so high, any other may disappoint!
-Sandra & Sherry-
Such a charming B&B -the best! Clean, fresh, great breakfast. Good people!
-Paul & Monica-
Thank you for a wonderful weekend away! Your home is beautiful and your kind and friendly service was amazing. See you again!
-Mike & Katie-
Thank you so much for everything. Beautiful food, beautiful room, beautiful house -just plain beautiful -and so friendly!
-Marilyn & Paul-
Lovely attic suite. So comfortable and friendly. Gaol was a great visit and lots of nice waterfront walks. Lovely break away!
-Jacky & Paul-
A haven of warmth and comfort. 5 stars
-Bruce & Ginny-
Absolutely Great!!! Thank you so much -such fantastic hosts.
-Jak & Macia-
Beautiful home. Thanks for sharing. Delightful town. Enjoyed our stay.
-Karen & Michael-
Enjoyed visit very much -breakfasts over the top! Thanks
First time stay and it was great. The breakfast was superb, my compliments to the chef. Wonderful host and hostess. Very well run B&B. Will be back!
-Jim & Joanne-
Lovely stay -and the breakfasts were fantastic!
-Ron & Carol-
What a lovely stay! Such wonderful, kind, accommodating host/hostess!
-Brian & Sheila-
Our home has three stories with 4 tastefully decorated bedrooms on the 2nd floor, and a two room suite located in the attic loft. Every Guest room is fully furnished and has either a whirlpool bath or a shower ensuite, free WIFI, a TV, a hairdryer, and facilities for making coffee and tea. Our King rooms also feature a sitting area with fireplace.
Our Guests enjoy our enclosed front sun porch, gardens, and patio to help rest and relax. Gift certificates are always available and are a perfect gift idea for a wedding, anniversary, or any special occasion.
Included with your accommodation is a full Gourmet Style Breakfast served each morning in our guest dining room or to your room. We do our best to accommodate dietary preferences and restrictions, provided we are notified upon booking. Our breakfasts are often the highlight of the day!
The relaxing sun-filled Kennedy Suite features a king size bed, a sitting area, TV, a writing desk, air conditioning, and a gas fireplace – perfect for those cooler evenings. The ensuite washroom features a whirlpool tub with shower.
This quiet retreat overlooks our beautiful back gardens. The Anderson Suite has a king size bed, a sitting area, air conditioning, TV, and gas fireplace perfect for those cooler evenings. The ensuite washroom features a whirlpool tub with shower.
The smaller and tranquil Caesar Guest Room features a queen size bed, air conditioning, a TV, and a small compact ensuite three piece washroom with walk-in shower.
The Cassidy Guest Room is a small room with two twin size beds, a TV, air conditioning, and a small compact ensuite three piece washroom with walk-in shower. Perfect for friends travelling together.
The Sunset Suite is on the 3rd floor of our home and features two separate spaces. One bedroom with a queen-size bed, and a living room with a pull out futon, small table and chairs, TV, and air conditioning. This room has a private three-piece washroom with walk-in shower. The suite also features a small efficiency kitchen area with fridge, microwave, coffee pot, single burner induction cooker, and dishes.
Please note that at the moment this room requires a three-day booking.
Looking for that perfect gift for someone special?
Inquire about purchasing a gift certificate!
At Colborne Bed & Breakfast the emphasis is on creating a “Breakfast Experience”, served in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Our delicious 3 course Chef’s Choice breakfast highlights the very best of what is fresh and in season. Our breakfasts begin with fresh baked muffins or scones served with homemade preserves and butter. We follow that with a fresh fruit and yogurt dish. The hot entree includes dishes such as Mushroom and Herb Quiche, Strawberry Crepes, Phyllo Wrapped Scrambled Eggs with Feta, French Toast with Berry Compote, and many other delectable creations.
Please be sure to advise us in advance of any food restrictions so we can adapt your breakfast entree to suit your individual dietary needs.
Goderich & Area
Known as “Canada’s Prettiest Town”, the town of Goderich, Ontario, is located on the shores of Lake Huron. It is a popular tourist destination filled with history, beautiful beaches, and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you are looking to spend a romantic weekend or just get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Colborne Bed and Breakfast is your perfect destination for any occasion.
As you walk out the front door of the Colborne Bed & Breakfast be prepared to enjoy the sights and sounds of a small town. Wide quiet streets provide the perfect backdrop for a leisurely stroll for some shopping, the Saturday Farmers’ market and Sunday flea market. You can take in a free outdoor concert, or visit the past at the Historic Gaol and the town’s famous Huron County Museum. Experience theatre locally at The Livery Theatre, or drive to Blyth, Grand Bend, or Stratford for more shows and performances. Blyth is also home to Cowbell Brewing Company, a unique Canadian destination craft brewery.
If paddleboarding, kayaking, or swimming interests you, our beach and marina are also within walking distance and watercraft rentals are available at reasonable rates. Golf, tennis, fishing and other sporting facilities are nearby and easily accessible from our B&B. For those who like to hike or bike there are many trails and paths to keep you active and for a more relaxed walk our boardwalk by the beach is very popular. Cyclists can enjoy accessible safe off-road trails as well as country road cycling or enter the Goderich Triathlon for a true challenge! In the winter, you can snowmobile or enjoy some of the best cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails you will find anywhere.
Goderich has exciting events scheduled throughout the year. The summer months are famous for many special activities including the Celtic Festival, Summerfest, Canada Day Celebrations, the Goderich Triathlon, Bluesfest and more. Fall and Christmas offer many seasonal festivities around Goderich and the lights in the Courthouse Square are a must see during the holiday season. For more information on these special events and many others in the area please visit our Downtown Goderich BIA website for the full story. Please note that during COVID many of these activities are postponed.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Prices quoted are in Canadian funds. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or cash. A valid credit card will be required to confirm your reservation and guarantee your room. Payment will not be charged to your credit card until check out. Room Rates are subject to change.
A $25 cancellation fee is charged for all cancellations with at least 48 hours notice in advance of your scheduled arrival. If you wish to cancel your reservation within 48 hours of your arrival, we will do our best to resell your room. However, if we are not able to resell the room, your card will be charged for your entire booking. Reducing the number of days of a stay is considered a cancellation and all cancellations must be submitted by email. (Leaving a phone message is not an acceptable form of cancellation). If your booking is through Expedia, Booking.com, Airbnb or any source other than our direct booking system, the cancellation must be done and approved by the booking agency used to create the original reservation.
Check in is from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Check-Out is from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Please contact us by email for any alternate arrangements for check in or check out times to guarantee we are here and able to help you.
We cater to adults but do welcome children over the age of 10 under the supervision of their parent/guardian. Younger children are allowed if the whole house is rented by same family/friends.
We are a non-smoking building and grounds and do not allow smoking or vaping anywhere within our home or property.
Regretfully, no pets are allowed. However, boarding is available nearby by appointment at: K-9/Kitty Kennels, 78191 Porters Hill Line, Bayfield, Ontario N0M 1G0, phone 519- 482-1500.
When you purchase a gift certificate from Colborne Bed and Breakfast, a numbered certificate is emailed to you for redemption on arrival. You can download and print this to give it as a gift. The recipient simply needs to present the printed certificate to us for redemption. All gift certificates must be paid in full at the time of purchase. Dates can be arranged by the recipient at any time. Enjoy!
To purchase a gift certificate please fill in the following details completely and we will contact you to arrange for payment and room choice. A numbered printable certificate will be emailed to you for redemption. All gift certificates must be paid in full at time of purchase. Dates can be arranged by the recipient of the certificate at any time. Enjoy!