Inns Magazine Issue 3 Vol. 18 Fall Escapes 2014 - Page 13

eb and Gary Wenzler decided to open a bed

and breakfast because Deb loves to cook

and socialize. She considered opening a

restaurant but friends warned her that there are long hours and there isn’t much downtime. Researching some more, she realized both she and Gary had stayed at B&Bs and recognized that would be something that they can do together.

They custom built their home in Wheatley, Ontario on 28 acres and designed it specifically for a bed and breakfast. They offer 4 accommodations and all rooms are unique with baths. Deb says, “The house is new and is a blend of antiques and modern amenities." Each room faces a different direction and is separate from one another. It is a perfect destination for couples and is child and family friendly."

Their location is famous for bird watching or 'birding’ during the migration season and is located 20 minutes from Point Pelee National Park and only 10 minutes from Hillman Marsh; two of Canada’s top bird migration locations. May and October are so popular for birding season that it is 'standing room only' in the area. Rare bird sightings are the norm here and drivers sometimes stop their cars amidst traffic to run out, look and photograph them.

Breakfast is of course Deb’s favorite time of day at the B&B, she is in her element creating food.

A recent guest told Deb she was "an artist.”

It is the way she presents the food; it tastes good and looks good too. She starts with a fresh fruit cocktail - sometimes made up of eight different fruits - baked muffins or a type of homemade loaf. Asparagus is a favorite here and Deb often makes an asparagus and cheddar frittata paired with Hasselback potatoes and locally made sausage patties. But the garnish is always the surprise and could be bocaccini cheese and grape tomatoes skewered with her homegrown basil.

The B&B is roomy and offers spacious common areas for guests, a sunroom, a great room and four covered porches.

Wenzler's Landing is a perfect destination for romantic escapes and friends' getaways. Have a look at their packages that offer wine and golf tours - you get picked right up a the door! Now that is the ideal getaway!

Wenzler’s Landing

(519) 825-3233

2310 Hickson Rd, Wheatley, Ontario

www.wenzlerslanding.com

Inns E-Magazine / Fall 2014

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Food, friends

and a birder's

paradise at

Wenzler's

Landing

By Mary Hughes

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