Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
At a Glance
Beautiful boutique bed and breakfast tucked away in the Bruce Peninsula just 4-hours from Toronto
Located in the rainforest on the edge of Georgian Bay
Sumptuous and luxurious accommodations perfect for a romantic escape
Stunningly designed home with arts and crafts from around the world
Peaceful setting ideal for hiding away whilst exploring the Bruce Peninsula
To start planning your vacation to E'terra
E’terra is a real find for us. A place that captures the imagination with an almost magical quality that has guests arrive as strangers and leave as friends for life. Walk into this fascinating home and be transported into an Aladdin's Cave of fascination. Sympathetically carved into the rock in area that was underwater and part of a coral reef thousands of years ago, the atrium style of the building ensures plenty of natural light and a majestic feel. Walk down the stairs to the sound of trickling water gently flowing down the rock that is still park of the building and leads to a little pond inside. Look carefully and the fossils are still to be seen making this not just a house but a living breathing geological experience.
Your host and owner Laurie has lovingly built this bed and breakfast into a tactile and beautiful environment, working with local Canadian artists to include stunning original artwork that asks to be reached out and touched or simply watched and drunk in. Artefacts from around the world invite you to look and admire, yet this is no museum, it is warm and welcoming, even for the little ones.
Indeed this place is a delight for children, whether they make friends with the cuddly animals scattered around, go hunting for frogs and salamanders in the grounds or search for treasure around the home on rainy days, they are most welcome. Laurie is a biologist and zoologist at heart and will often take the families or children off on trails, looking for creatures and learning about the local eco system. In fact, bears are regularly spotted around the property and are best viewed from inside.
If you can tear yourselves away from a good book, a fun board game or the pool, there is so much to see locally. Head to the rocky beach for a spot of beachcombing, take a private cruise out to Fathom Five Provincial Park with its fascinating history of shipwrecks, some just feet under the clear turquoise water, or go hiking on nearby Flowerpot Island. A day’s boat trip can be arranged or for those with interest, there is excellent diving to be had in the summer months, you can even learn how to dive here. Whatever you do, E’terra will be waiting to welcome you back with a warm embrace at the end of the day.
A stay at E’terra is based on bed and breakfast. There are only six rooms so this is not a hotel. Laurie will make all guests very welcome and is happy to organize dinner for one or all nights of your stay with notice. She is a fine chef and is happy to cater for all dining preferences. E’terra is not licensed so guests are encouraged to bring their own alcohol to enjoy during their stay.
There are six rooms in total.
Morel and Calypso are most suited for a family traveling together as they are on the ground floor next to one another. Morel has a king bed and sitting area as well as an en-suite bathroom, Calypso has twin beds, sitting area and an en-suite bathroom.
Beech Suite is a split level suite also on the ground floor with decadent bath overlooking the gardens, a romantic seating area and mezzanine bedroom.
The Monarch and Luna Suites are on the first floor and are both split level with a seating area and romantic claw foot tub downstairs in the living area and upstairs mezzanine with ocean glimpse
Merlin’s Loft is the most artistic suite and is on the second floor. It has a sitting area and a separate bedroom on the Mezzanine which offers the best ocean views as it is above the treeline.
All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with organic amenities and organic bath salts , radiant floor heating in bathrooms and radiators and ceiling fans, TV and DVD player, bathrobes and access to the deck. Each room and suite also features beautiful artwork to fascinate and inspire.
Children are very welcome to come and stay at E’terra. However, due to the nature of the experience we wouldn’t recommend the property to very young children. Children from age 6 years and over are most suited to the environment.
On property walking trails, salt water infinity pool, sauna, library with books and games, pretty gardens, satellite internet (switched off at night). Breakfast is included and other meals are available on request or in pre-booked packages, please ask for available options.
Available locally and by arrangement, private fishing trips and boat trips to discover the local islands, shipwrecks and Flowerpot Island, guided kayaking, scuba diving, yoga, food foraging, visits to the nearby Grotto. Star gazing is wonderful as it is very dark at the property with little light pollution.
Location & Directions
Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
In the beautiful Bruce Peninsula Provincial Park, 10 minutes drive from Tobermory.
When to go
The Bruce Peninsula enjoys a full experience of all four seasons. The Bruce Peninsula is truly sublime in the fall. The climate is brisk but temperate, the skies are sunny and the provincial parks are a riot of color. Spring an be cool and fresh but clear. The Bruce comes alive in the summer which is by far the best time to visit. June to September are peak season when the weather is warm and sunny and the lake warm enough to swim in.