River Ridge Retreat Bed and Breakfast, Paris, Ontario, Canada


Your Hosts: Paul & Cathy


•Cathy and Paul are the only two human family members left living in the home*
-you may get a sighting of their 3 adult children while you are their guest
-particularly lucky visitors may see any of the adored young grandchildren

Paul, aims to please yet is most comfortable behind the scenes taking care of the property.

Cathy, who attended Ryerson's Hospitality and Tourism Program in the 70's thrives on the people contact, especially when it gives her the chance to speak French with new friends. French can be spoken here.

•Support staff generally fall into the four legged category

...three dogs, Blue Belle and Beauty

-Blue and Bell are pictured here, 2 older female blue merle Scotch collies
-Beauty, a young mini-Austalian shepherd, (looking for a new home)

...2 cats who live in the barn mostly

-Button and Bessie, which we have thanks to a guest visiting from England..
-she suggested the cats should be named Empty and Nester, lol

...4 African Pygmy goats

-new in 2013 ... Button, Blossom, Boxer and Boomer

...2 Rocky Mountain mares and one Welsh Mountain pony

-are on the property, in our paddocks
-thankfully, they are not encouraged to spend any time in the house
-regretfully they are not for riding purposes, for us or our guests

We hope our guests will not be intimidated by our black and white themed animal entourage given that it is our aim to meet the highest standards that will make your stay a most enjoyable one, and while they do enhance that, mostly, they do sometimes detract...

Please note that as we don't have a staff per se we will request an arrival time window in your confirmation process. That way, we can practise our reception skills to the max!

*n.b. Other human members have not been killed off, they just grew up & moved~:)


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