The hosts were very friendly. Our room was small but sufficient, with a single bed and a bunk bed large enough for adults to fit in. The bathroom was clean and well-stocked with towels, soap and shampoo. The kitchen was very clean and had a selection of coffees and teas, cereals and oatmeal, seasonings, as well as a fridge stocked with everything needed for a nice breakfast (eggs, milk, butter, margarine, waffles, bread). A door from the kitchen lead to a green backyard with a bbq and a view of an old dairy farm. There was a wide selection of travel information available, a shelf full of board games, fireplace, TV, telephone. It was a very quiet property, well located and easy to find and the price was very reasonable. I would definitely stay there again!
A little bit out of the way, which could be good if you have a car. Particularly as parking is no problem. I found the room comfortable, clean, on the top of a hill so my room had a good view, the mountains in the distance and farm land around, even if it is in the suburbs. Outside has a bar-be-que, deck, front and back. Lots of kitchen space to make meals, living room, dining room, sitting room with a fireplace. A small table and chairs to have afternoon tea/coffee overlooking the garden. None of the furnishing have a 'well used' look, everything looks brand new. I'll be back.
Normally I would not write a third review of an establishment but this was an exceptional visit as the hosts have changed. I reiterate that I have no connections with this guest house, run by the Mennonites, and I am not a Mennonite: I just like it there. For a report of this place, please see my reviews dated Dec 4 2012, Mar 7 2013, details of which remain the same, apart from a few minor decorative additions, and my high recommendation remains unaltered. The big change is that Joanne and ‘Apples’ Arnold Hildebrand have taken over as the hosts and their winning style is friendly, ‘hands on’, welcoming and trying to make the stay home away from home. I was staying with my wife and two sons, the youngest on his way to university, the oldest finishing university and we were visiting from overseas. The oldest had accumulated 18 cardboard boxes full of various bits and pieces over several years at his university and we had deliberately booked the largest room (Golden Ears Suite) for my wife and I. Joanne and Arnold were very understanding (once they had recovered from their shock when I told them about the 18 boxes!) and we just about managed to sort everything out without getting in the way of other guests, which would have been difficult without their willing co-operation, including use of their garage. Joanne and Arnold agreed to deliver what we could not use to the local Mennonites charity (after checking it all themselves) which benefited all as it saved us a great deal of time and effort doing it ourselves. Arnold even attempted to teach my youngest some American football. We tried their barbecue outside for the first time and it works well. One of the other guests told me that he and his wife were staying there for the first time and would be returning, as they much appreciated what was offered, especially for the price, and the hosts. Arnold and Joanne sent us a very chatty note after we left, it was a pleasure meeting them and I wish them and their guest house all the best in the future.…
Excellent value for a place to hunker down. The staff were nice. As others have commented, there's not a lot to do close by, so I'd recommend bringing your own vehicle (or renting one) if you're not big on walking or taxi rides. Breakfast was "prepare your own" with everything provided. Like a home away from home.
MCC Deer Trail Guest House is a haven in Abbotsford!! It's like being in your own home! We recently stayed there for the second time and when we arrived everything was supplied for us!! Clean towels, comfortable beds and food in the refrigerator!! It's a home away from home!! And so quiet!! We love it!!