ABOUT YOUR HOSTS
The Deakins on Mountainview Bed and Breakfast is newly built and hosted by Don and Mary Helen Deakin. Long time residents of the area, with time out for travel and work in four countries including Singapore and Ireland, they returned home to build their dream home. Mary Helen is a natural hostess and a creative breakfast chef. Don, a maple syrup producer, is restoring a historic sugar bush and likes nothing better than to take guests for a guided walk through the woods. Trixie, the herding dog, tags along for the fun.
Don worked his entire career in the field of education as an English and French Immersion teacher, an administrator and finally as an international consultant. Mary Helen, after a stint in the biochemistry field owned a Victorian nightwear and gift line manufacturing business that sold in high end Ontario shops.
The Deakins have operated bed and breakfasts in two area locations for over fifteen years and they don’t show any signs of slowing down. Both enjoy hosting and sharing stories and stimulating conversation with travelers the world over. They are excited about their new initiative – experience packages spotlighting local attractions.
The Bed and Breakfast provides a comfortable environment for up to nine guests passing through, just looking to have a refreshing time away or participating in engaging, memorable experience packages. In the words of one of their past guests, the Deakins pride themselves in being “an intricate part of the experience”.