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13 reviews
Liftlock Bed and Breakfast
King bed in Waterview Suite
Kitchen chairs Waterview Suite
Resident Pets alpacas
Kitchen chairs Parkview Suite
ducks on Trent Canal
Area in front of Liftlock B&B
Cross-country skiing on Canal
solar heated swimming pool
Parkview suite.  Queen size pillow-top bed
Parkview suite, private patio
resident pets.  black German Shepherd dogs
Liftlock B&B dock, crane visiting
Liftlock B&B dock suitable for small boats
Liftlock B&B open in winter
Lift lock Cruises pass our serene location
Mini kitchen in Parkview suite
Liftlock Sign on Trent Canal
Seating area Waterview suite showing mini-kitchen
Fishing at Liftlock B&B
Trees, water adjacent to Liftlock B&B, 4 minutes to downtown Peterborough
Trent Canal is ideal for snow machines, skiing etc
Free canoes when you stay at Liftlock B&B guest cottage
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Peterborough, Ontario

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Very good - based on 13 reviews
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Rose P
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful little retreat, private, quiet, and lovely”
Reviewed 14 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Phil and I had the private little room with the porch/deck facing the back of the property and we've decided it will be OUR room when we book again and again. A quiet little location, end of the road and a nicely laid out property (I'd say put in more flowers and it would be perfect, grin - but I know that's a lot of work).

Our host, Doreen, was a gem, she was so friendly, laid back and engaging with great stories of her life (we were fascinated and asked). She was very accommodating with breakfast times and was so helpful in making sure we felt at home (we had access to the canoes, pool, sun room which was also the breakfast room, fed the Alpacas...)

The room was well maintained, clean, welcoming and our private deck made us decide to order dinner and stay in to enjoy the evening (Sorry Doreen, we seem to have misplaced a fork!).

Breakfast was all home made. Fresh breakfast cake with FRESH peaches (and yoghurt) Light fluffy omelette, sausage, potato, cheese, ham croquettes, offered toast, tea, coffee... looking forward trying what else is in Doreen's recipe book

Pool was shallow (4ft? deep), perfectly maintained, refreshingly cool and not over chlorinated.

The area to canoe was perfect for a little evening / early morning paddle (likely would get busier other times).

I would call this BB a retreat, but one can easily make it romantic, next time we'll bring candles ;-)

Reason I did not give it full stars for room is to gain full 5 the room must be expectational and not just lovely ;-)

We'll be back!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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annapQ521...
Orillia, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Quiet oasis right near downtown!”
Reviewed 29 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
2
people found this review helpful

We had a lovely two night stay at Liftlock Bed and Breakfast. Our room was immaculate, and very comfortable. The setting was gorgeous, a piece of the country right in town...so quiet, lots of birds, saw a heron and a fox. Great walking trails right there, great view of the canal and swing bridge. Lovely breakfast and the owner was delightful, we learned a lot while chatting with her after breakfast. Would go back for sure!

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Susan B
Ottawa, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Liftlock B&B - a little Oasis close to the heart of Peterborough”
Reviewed 12 October 2011 for a stay in October 2011
3
people found this review helpful

Thanks so much, Doreen, for your warm hospitality and a very enjoyable stay at Liftlock B&B. Such an surprise when we crossed the bridge and found ourselves in such a pretty country location, just a stone's-throw from the city.
We felt so welcome and accommodated. I really enjoyed going with you while you fed the Alpaca, and seeing how beautiful they are up close. We thought your breakfast room was lovely.

When visiting Peterborough next time, we will be sure to book with you again, and would recommend your B&B to anyone looking for a little Oasis just on the edge of the city.

Denis Cale and Susan Bernhardt

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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jbrock705
Liberia, Costa Rica
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Peterborough Winter Vacation at Liftlock BB”
Reviewed 6 March 2011 for a stay in January 2011
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people found this review helpful

Another couple, my husband and myself stayed in the adjoining suites in the cottage. The suites were immaculate, beds comfortable and we really enjoyed the fireplaces after a day in the snow.

The area is beautiful. People were cross country skiing and walking thru the country trails, An area had been cleaned off the canal for ice for skating. While our men went ice fishing in front of the B&B, my friend and I toured the city. We watched people toboganning down Armour Hill and skating under the Liftlocks. Liftlock Bed & Breakfast is located in a wonderful country setting but only minutes to the downtown area. They have many speciality shops to explore.
We ventured thru the canoe museum and had lunch at a wonderful pub downtown.
Each morning Doreen served us a gourmet breakfast in the dining room. The view was spectacular overlooking the canal. She has two deer and a goose that kept the country feel alive. I would highly recommend this B & B for a vacation. If your looking for something away from the normal hotel vacation, this would be the place to stay.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SilverZeb...
Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Amazingly rural feeling”
Reviewed 4 November 2010 for a stay in August 2010
1
person found this review helpful

Liftlock B&B has a country farm feel. The dogs, deer, geese, chickens, open fields, dead end road, and even the architectural style all give the illusion of being on a farm. But it’s only an illusion – downtown Peterborough is only 2 miles away. Definitely a place to get away from the crowds and still be very close to town.

We stayed in one of the cottage suites. It was spacious and clean, but not luxurious; overall quiet and comfortable. Breakfast was excellent. Doreen is an excellent and engaging hostess who treats her guests well.

The on-site canoeing and boat dock are uncommon features for a B&B. We arrived too late to paddle, but the flatwater canoeing certainly looked attractive.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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