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We enjoyed our stay very much for the three days at Homestead House in Hamilton, Ontario. The breakfast were wonderful. The falls were why we visited but the throng of people was overwhelming so we headed inland for peace and quiet. We visited the Air Museum and were very impressed. I've not seen anything that comes close in the States. Our host were very gracious and helpful. We will be back. They have regulars that come for visits often which says a lot for their hospitality.

- David T, from Dallas, Texas 7 September 2018

We stayed at Homestead House on a cold wintry night in February. Our hosts were very welcoming and the setting in a historic home was warm and inviting. Our room was very comfortable with all the modern conveniences including an updated bathroom and shower. TV, internet and an extremely comfortable bed. The location was convenient being so close to the Hamilton airport and the city itself as we were in town to go to a live show at a local venue. Breakfast, served by our our Swiss hosts, was complete, delicious and a great start to the day. A big thank you to Bernie and Verena for making us so comfortable. We will be back!

- Andy Montano, from Purchase, Westchester, New York 6 February 2018

Every thing you could want cozy rooms, comfy beds & the breakfast options tasty. Bernie & Verena are knowledgeable about the area & went out of their way to be helpful in every way. We all would recommend this B&B.

- Elaine,Jack Miki & Mitsuko, from Powell River B.C & Japan 2 November 2017

We had a wonderful experience staying with Verena and Bernie in their beautiful century-old home! Bernie picked us up at the Hamilton airport at 1:00 a.m. In his comfortable truck. The air-conditioning was on in our room and we went straight to sleep. Our room had a private washroom which had been renovated and was sparkling clean. It was comfortable and quiet and we got up to a beautifully set breakfast table with fresh fruit, yoghurt, a beautiful omelette and several homemade jams. Add to that, wonderful conversation. We then received a helpful drive to our location a short distance away. Loved the conversation about Switzerland and the CFL :) We would definitely return! Thank you for a wonderful experience!

- Janet and Peter Muller, from Calgary, Canada 15 July 2017

I had the pleasure of staying at the Homestead House B&B last weekend while completing the Ride to Cure Cancer. Bernie and Verena were outstanding hosts and were extremely accommodating. The B&B is beautiful, rooms were comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. I would highly recommend it and will be back next year.

- Sean Foley, from Toronto 14 June 2016

Lovely B&B run by lovely people. Nothing is too much trouble for them. The breakfasts are great and the rooms are quiet and comfortable. We have stayed there twice now and already looking forward to the third time! Bernie and Verena are not just hosts but "friends".

- Trev and Hazel Sims, from Felixstowe, England. 16 May 2016

We stayed at the Homestead House one night and wish we could have stayed longer. It was peaceful and restful. Just minutes from the City of Hamilton, Verena and Bernie have created a friendly and welcoming ambiance in their cozy B & B. The European breakfast was delightful with four varieties of cheeses & breads, a beautiful fruit bowl, different yoghurt selections followed by a hot dish of eggs any style you desired with mushrooms and delicious crispy bacon. The freshly brewed dark roast coffee was absolutely amazing! Thank you, Verena & Bernie for opening your home to so many travelers from around the globe and for offering kind and genuine hospitality! We look forward to returning someday!

- Casa Java Bed & Breakfast, from Peterborough, Ontario 2 March 2016

Stayed 2 nights, Thu and Fri. Very quiet and clean, with very comfortable bed. Restaurants a short drive away, and Canadian Legion 2 block walk. Easy access to Toronto and Hamilton, with Hamilton Airport only moments away. I found to be excellent value.

- Jeff, from Halifax 22 February 2016

We stayed at the Homestead House one night and wish we could have stayed longer. It was peaceful and restful. Just minutes from the City of Hamilton, Verena and Bernie have created a friendly and welcoming ambiance in their cozy B & B. The European breakfast was delightful with four varieties of cheeses & breads, a beautiful fruit bowl, different yoghurt selections followed by a hot dish of eggs any style you desired with mushrooms and delicious crispy bacon. The freshly brewed dark roast coffee was absolutely amazing! Thank you, Verena & Bernie for opening your home to so many travellers from around the globe and for offering kind and genuine hospitality! We look forward to returning someday!

- Bill & Ester, from Casa Java B & B, Peterborough, Ontario 18 February 2016

We completed our end to end hike on the Bruce Trail with assistance from Bernie and Verena Tschan. Our stay with them was wonderful, beginning with watching a total lunar eclipse from their front porch. The breakfasts were amazing and all the extra touches- homemade jam (made with grapes from their garden), fresh fruit and excellent coffee were all fantastic. One of our biggest concerns is always the daily shuttle to our trail destination- but Bernie is an expert driver, navigator and understands how to read the Bruce Trail maps. We even did a load of laundry! We enjoyed a traditional Swiss dinner prepared by Verena- it was a delicious meal, including homemade pear tart (made with pears from their orchard.) We can't recommend them enough to Bruce Trail Hikers!

- Audrey Armstrong, from Kemble, ON 5 October 2015

We decided to stay here to get a short getaway from the city. Verena and Bernie were so helpful and made our stay comfortable and plesant. Also the breakfast was delicious. We would definately stay there again.

- Dave, from Toronto 27 April 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Homestead for an Anniversary celebration weekend. Bernie and Verena helped to make the weekend that much more special by their down-home hospitality and sharing their beautiful home/B&B with us. Everything was squeaky clean, nicely updated yet in keeping with the old time feel. The breakfasts were outstanding and we couldn't have asked for better travel informational hosts. We happily and hopefully look forward to a return visit. Thank you folks!

- Chris and Sherrie Robins, from Niagara Falls 5 November 2014

We stayed four nights with Bernie and Verena. We were warmly welcomed and they made our stay in Ontario a joy. They were more than happy to recommend things to do, the best way to get somewhere (especially since there had been a accident that closed the SkyWay Bridge on the QEW) and just great hosts.

- Patricia Belbin, 2 September 2014

I had a great stay at Homestead House! Bernie and Verena were so friendly and welcoming, and really went out of their way to make sure I had a great stay in Hamilton. Coming back to the B&B at the end of a busy day felt like coming home. The breakfasts were absolutely fantastic and the room was very clean and quiet.

Mount Hope is really not far at all from Hamilton and it was easy to get around by car.

I would definitely stay here again (and again and again) if I return to the Hamilton area. Thank you so much!

- Anonymous, from Prince George, Canada 4 February 2014

Hi Bernie and Verena, Since we arrived home you folks have come to mind certainly more than once. Many thanks for the welcoming, homey atmosphere. We did feel very " at home " while enjoying your conversations and the great service provided at your B & B. Of the places we stayed I personally felt most comfortable at Homestead House. Verena's jams and jelly proved to be very yummy. Especially on a fresh croissant. Also the top notch, remaining elegant breakfast that gave us a great start for the day ahead. Even providing a cushion for our "rental" so I could see better over the hood! The " Brecky Bag " prepared for our early morning departure on our home-bound flight. Verena making the effort to get up early and even whip up fresh muffins. Both of you scanning maps and laying out directions to guide us along our way towards Niagara Falls. Advising us to take the " road less traveled " on the way to the " Falls " which proved to be quite lovely and scenic. Not as hectic as the main highway. Bernie's offer ( more than once ) to taxi us to or from the Airport, even with his busy schedule. None of it went unnoticed. If we are ever fortunate enough to make it out your way again, Homestead House will be earmarked early on in our planning. Thank you again, for all the extras you included in our short stay with you that will remain, fondly, in our memories.

With much sincerity, Muriel and Bob Tataryn

- Muriel and Bob Tataryn, from Regina, Canada. 1 October 2013

This is the second time I have stated at Homestead House. This time was for 2 weeks. Bernie and Verena are awesome and really make you feel at home. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. If your looking for the best breakfast in Canada - you will certainly find it at Homestead House.

Thank You Bernie and Verena and Congrats on your soon to come grandchild. Hope to see you both in the near future.

- Jay, from Orlando, Florida 4 September 2013

Beautiful home, clean and very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay at Homestead House. Great hosts, great company, breakfast was outstanding. We will stay again on our next visit to the area.

- Ron and Acele Ireland, from Marmora, Ontario 6 July 2013

Spent a fabulous 6 days in Hamilton, ON. I enjoyed the company of the B&B hosts (Verena & Bernie). They were very helpful with landmarks, places to see, and of course provided excellent home-cooked breakfasts. I felt like I had a new extension to my family.

- Vivian, from Easton, PA 5 July 2013

Staying at Verena and Bernie's Homestead B&B as hikers of the Bruce Trail was such a privilege! After a glorious and healthy breakfast of homemade foods and a superb lunch for our daily hike, prepared by our hosts, Bernie would drive us to our destination, making sure it was the right spot. When we'd get back tired and hungry, we'd get a lovely cup of tea and were made to feel at home. Suppers were delightful with a balance of nutritious foods and great conversation. Verena and Bernie, you treated us like family and made our stay so comfortable! THANK YOU!

- Mia and Carole, from Gatineau, Quebec 6 May 2013

We stayed at Bernie and Verena's B&B for three nights while attending a funeral. Their hospitality was terrific. Loved the wonderful breakfasts that Verena created for us. We were impressed that Verena uses local growers and makes her own jams. Would absolutely stay there again when we return to visit family.

- Mara, from La Grange, IL 13 November 2012

Verena and Bernie are wonderful hosts. They were dedicated to making our stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible. They four of us were there 3 nights and every morning the breakfast was an adventure in great eating . Verena said she uses many local foods items and makes her own jams. We will look forward to staying with them again.

- Carrie Baskers, from White Cloud, Michigan 12 November 2012

Verena & Bernie opened up their home and welcomed me like I was part of their family. I enjoyed 6 nights in a very clean, warm and comfortable room with more than I required. When they found out I was leaving very early in the morning, they were kind enough to pack me a 'brown bag' breakfast the night before.

I told them if they could offer their 'brand' across the country, I would never stay at another hotel.

- Anonymous, 24 September 2012

We had just one night, but it was just great! Owners are very helpful and kind--the breakfast was incredible--set up so nicely for us and delicious...I remember it so fondly.

- Sue, from Kitchener 24 September 2012

I stayed at the Homestead Guest House for eight days over the end of July and the beginning of August. Over that time I was overwhelmed by the hospitality of Verena and Bernie. By the end of my stay I felt more like a member of their family than a paying guest. The room was comfortable and the breakfasts were excellent. Further, the House was located very conveniently for the main local attraction and was on a good bus route into Hamilton. I would definitely stay there again and would recommend them to my friends without any hesitation.

- Stan Reaney, from Surrey, UK 8 August 2012

Verena and Bernie welcomed us into their home as though we were friends from the past. They answered all of our questions about the area and made certain that our room was comfortable and even ported our suitcases upstairs when we arrived and down when we departed. They engaged us in conversation about our travels on this trip and about our careers. Breakfast was delicious and very ample, including the specific items we had mentioned we wanted served. It was served at a time we designated would be convenient, and we were invited to linger as long as we wished. As we departed, we asked about a lovely bush blooming in the front yard and Verena e-mailed us the name of it. We would happily return to this most hospitable and comfortable B & B.

- Julie and John Stoffels, from Coldwater, Michigan 7 July 2012

First time staying at Homestead B & B and I am certain we will return. Lovely hosts and a fantastic breakfast. I felt like we were visiting old friends. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Homestead is what a good old fashion B & B should be.

- Leslie Calvert, from Newmarket ON 26 June 2012

This was my second year staying with Bernie and Verena, they are great host, warm, caring and have a great sence of humour, nothing was never any problem. Great accommodation, food and friendship, making me fill at "HOME"

- Norman Gregory, from Salisbury, Wiltshire. England 25 June 2012

My wife and I spent two wonderful nights at Verena and Bernie's B&B. They are wonderful hosts and the room and breakfasts were exceptional!

- Mark and Susan, 20 June 2012

My cousins and I recently stayed with Verena and Bernie at their wonderful B&B in Hamilton. They are exceptionally pleasant hosts, the food was fabulous and the rooms were cosy and comfortable. If I'm ever back that way again, I will stay there, and I recommend it highly to anyone who is looking for a top notch B&B in Hamilton.

- Judy, from Gabriola Island, BC 3 May 2012

Bernie cooks up a scrumptious brecky with farm fresh eggs, local sausage and bacon, hash brown potatoes and fruit cocktail. Totally amazing.

- Alan, from Parry Sound 23 April 2012

If you want to experience an incredible five star breakfast, then you have to choose Homestead House for your next visit. You will be truly amazed.

- Ray, from Kettleby 23 April 2012

Recently a friend and I had the pleasure of experiencing the comforts of Homestead House. Bernie and Verena were such caring hosts. It is a very clean, cozy B&B-and the breakfast-so generous and yummy.

- Anonymous, from Kingston,Ontario 29 March 2012

Verena and Bernie were wonderful hosts to four of us when we flew out of Hamilton airport two weeks ago. I phone them at the last minute when we were worried about the weather (we live 3 hours from Hamilton, but love to fly from there to avoid Pearson airport), and it turned out to be so convenient! We dropped our friends and luggage off at the airport, drove to Homestead House (less than 5 minutes away!) and then Bernie drove us back to the airport so we could leave our car there for a very good rate. When we arrived back in Hamilton at midnight, we phoned Bernie and he was waiting for us when we came out of the terminal with our luggage. We had a great sleep in a comfortable bed, and the ensuite washrooms are tiny but have everything that you need. Breakfast was wonderful! Bacon, sausage, eggs, a variety of breads, fruit salad, orange juice, coffee and tea in a pleasant dining room. We will definitely return!

- Sandy, from Kincardine ON 6 February 2012

Staying at the Homestead House is like staying at Home when away from Home. Bernie and Verena are very hospitible hosts. If back in the area, I will definitely stay at the Homestead House.

- Jefre Fredrickson, from Oak Grove, Minnesota, USA 23 November 2011

Dear friends:Vrena and Bernard Tschan , I am writing from Mexico, to tell you that I was in this place and spend the best moments of my life. Thank you very much for everything, I send hugs from Mexico, hoping that one day, come to my home, which also is also home

- CHUCHO, from MEXICO , CITY 5 October 2011

It was the first time I ever stayed in an Bed & Breakfast. I'm pleased to say, I'm glad I gave it a try. Bernie & Verena are the best, they made me feel like I was at home. The back deck and the evening talks with Bernie was awsome.I would recommend staying there to anyone. The rooms are quite nice as well. I will definitly be staying there the next time I'm in the area.

- Phil Plummer, from Calhoun, Tennessee 30 August 2011

In May me and my wife stayed for a week at Bernie and Verena s Homestead House bed and breakfast. we were treated like royalties. During our stay we we spend every evening some time together and they provided us with the necessary information about Ontario. Rooms and bathrooms were very clean and of a high standard. Wifi was available and used by me a lot . We had a very good time there and would certainly do it again ,and recommend it to anybody being in the Hamilton area

- Henk and Ria Stuivenberg, from Pretoria Southafrica 19 June 2011

A wonderful week's visit has proved that Homestead House has maintained the same high standard as last year's visit. To be thoroughly recommended for all who have business or holiday interests in this lovely area of South Ontario.

- Nigel Maugham, from Oxford, UK 14 June 2011

During May we stayed at Homestead House for several days. Bernie and Verena made it as warm and welcoming as if you were visiting your closest family. We stayed across several rooms during our stay and all rooms were very comfortable and gave nice views of a quiet setting. Breakfasts were a feast, especially the pancakes. For our next visit to Ontario we know exactly where we will be staying.

- Mark, from Stuivenberg 12 June 2011

Quiet, clean and scrumpious breakfast. Verena and Bernie are good hosts making you feel at home.

- Tom Brady, from Barrie Ont. 23 March 2011

Homestead House provided us with a clean and tidy room including air conditioning, our own bathroom with shower, television and phone. Host Bernie assisted us with a midnight pick-up from the airport and transportation to the car rental agency which we cannot thank him enough for going over and above what most hosts would provide. Verena sets a beautiful table in a bright and clean breakfast room, serving substantial and delicious made-to-order hot breakfasts with many cold options as well. My husband and I were extremely satisfied with our stay at Homestead House.

- Elaine Aubry, from Prince George, British Columbia 14 October 2010

We had a wonderful time staying with Verena and Bernie. They were gracious hosts that facilitated our needs. As four women hiking the Bruce Trail, we appreciated the comforts provided. To be able to use the laundry facilities to wash our muddy hiking clothes was a highlight. Verena picked us up and returned us to the trail the following morning having made us a great lunch to take with us. Breakfast was excellent. She even kindly dropped us and picked us up nearby for dinner. When we reviewed our trip on our last night we all agreed that Homestead was our favourite stay.

- Barb McLean & friends, from Vancouver/Victoria 12 June 2010

One couldn't expect a better welcome than that extended by Verena and Bernie Tschan at the Homestead House bed and breakfast. It is a very well appointed establishment with excellent food, and nothing hinders the hosts' efforts to ensure that their guests have everything they need. Located in a peaceful rural area, there is easy access to all the main routes. I would strongly recommend this accommodation to anybody.

- Nigel Maugham, from Tiddington, Oxford, UK 7 June 2010

Convenient location, gracious hosts, delicious breakfasts, bright & clean rooms - what more could you want? Our stay at Homestead House was great. Thank you Verena & Bernie!

- Maria W., from Amesbury MA USA 1 December 2009

This is a fantastic B&B. Our room was cozy and clean, beautifully decorated. The owners made us feel right at home. We loved our stay and breakfast was absolutely delicious. Could not have asked for anything better. I would recommend anyone to go there. I will definately be back. Thank you so much for your great hospitality:)

- Fabienne, from Toronto 17 September 2009

An absolute delight.a home from home - excellent food and immaculately clean - who could ask for more!If every B&B was the same as this travelling would be a more pleasurable experience. Would recommend Homestead House 100%.

- Stephen Bussey, from UK 23 August 2009

We have stayed at many B&Bs but without hesitation recommend Homestead House very highly. The atmosphere is very comfortable, friendly and relaxed. It has a very quiet location yet is close to many attractions including the hiking trails we enjoyed. The breakfasts are hearty and delicious. Our hosts definitely understand what excellent service is all about. This was one of the best mini-vacations we have ever had!

- Marj, from Stratford, Canada 14 October 2008

My girlfriend and I would like to thank Bernie & Verena for making us feel at home while we were in Ontario. Their hospitality was exceptional, making us feel more like family than guests. Thank you again.

- Jace and Denise, from Indiana, USA 19 June 2008

I stayed here recently with my boyfriend and had a wonderful time! The hosts are warm, and funny, and make you feel at home! I dont think i could have felt more comfortable! The food was superb, very delicious home cooked meals! mmm! The hot tub is very relaxing after a day of hiking!! Verena and Bernie made our trip very memorable and we cant wait to return!

- Evelyn, from Ravenscliffe, Ontario 6 June 2008

By far the best B+B - beautiful setting, relaxing atmosphere. Bernie + Verena are great hosts, the food is superb and in abundance - I'll definitely be back!

- Stephan, from Whistler BC 12 February 2008


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