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An Experience of Intimacy

Biking along the riverside trail, the early-morning mist is lifting. Across the river you can see the domed rotunda of the New Brunswick Legislature and the spire of Christ Church Cathedral. Pedalling up a slight grade, you give the two runners coming toward you lots of room. When they pass, they smile and say good morning. From the walking bridge that leads across the river to downtown, you see two kayaks gracefully slicing the water. Far above, an eagle soars.

Located in a century-old home built in 1894 on the north side of the Saint John River, the Canada-Select four-star Colonel's In Bed & Breakfast provides guests with a remarkable view of the Fredericton skyline. With the Trans-Canada Walking Trail just outside the front door, it also provides excellent recreational opportunities. “Guests love our location,” says the owner. “Our guests have direct access to a network of walking trails that lead in all directions. It's only a 15-minute stroll across the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge to downtown restaurants and shops. Guests enjoy leaving their cars here at the B & B and walking across the bridge to dinner.”

Named for its former owner, a retired colonel in the Canadian military, The Colonel's In has three tastefully appointed rooms named after military regiments. Each includes a queen-size bed, private, ensuite bath, in-room phone, TV, air-conditioning and high-speed wireless Internet. Guests enjoy a scrumptious homemade 3-course breakfast as well as common areas such as a living room and secluded flower garden. One room features a Jacuzzi jet tub, electric fireplace, heated bathroom floor and private balcony.

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