Celebrate Valentine’s Day at MacKechnie House Bed and Breakfast

MacKechnie House

As February 14th approaches, you may be stuck for ideas on how to treat your Valentine. Why not consider booking a room at a bed and breakfast  for a romantic getaway. A change of scenery, relaxation, and the leisure of having breakfast prepared for you by a professional caterer are just a few of the enticements a B&B- like MacKechnie House in Cobourg, Ontario provides couples.

Situated on 3/4 of an acre, the 1840s Greek Revival house—one of the town’s oldest buildings—offers its guests the choice of 3 spacious rooms filled with antiques of an era gone.

Truly de-stress with a massage for 2 in the privacy of your room by Licensed Massage Therapist  Nay Durant. From a picnic in your private room served with a pitcher of Red or White Sangria, to a delicious four course candlelight dinner, the options at MacKechnie House are expansive to ensure your visit is memorable.

MacKechnie House

The moment we stepped through the front doors of MacKechnie House, we were greeted by B & B owner, Cathryn Thompson’s warm smile and given the tour and run down of the B & B.


The Grand Salon

As we explored the home my husband commented on and marveled at the Greek 1800 architectural which showcased the beauty of a bygone era. The Grand Salon of the house would be the perfect location for those memorable valentine photos.  The large wig back chairs are perfect for curling up in as you enjoy conversation with other guests over an afternoon tea.

The Mrs. Fortune Room

We found MacKechnie House, to offer  accommodations to suit most budgets, with rooms starting as low as $115.00 a night. Having viewed all three rooms, we found the bedrooms to be spacious and beautifully furnished in keeping with the 1880s era of the home.

MacKechnie House.

If ultimate privacy is what you are seeking though, then we highly recommend the Gatsby room out of the 3 rooms.  Located on the ground floor opposite the Grand Salon, the room boasts a Queen-sized Bed,  large en-suite bath, and kitchen area with sink, coffee maker, kettle, and bar fridge. The room also provides a back porch and a separate entrance. Because smoking is not permitted in the home- my husband found the porch and private entrance very useful.

 MacKechnie House B&B in Cobourg.

After a comfortable restful sleep, we awaken to breakfast served in a stunning dining room with painted Georgian Red walls that will give you a feeling of cheerfulness. The breakfast, prepared by Cathryn included a starter of juice, delicious coffee/ tea, and classic baked apples filled with  cinnamon, and raisin. It was absolutely heavenly. For the main course we had peameal bacon served with savoury cheese  and sweet pepper pancakes, which to me tasted like a crustless quiche. It was a nice change from the traditional Canadian breakfast.

In addition to a memorable  breakfast, the atmosphere of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves finished in original faux mahogany, a fire place,  and double french doors leading out to the front verandah truly enhanced our dining experience.A Decadent Dining Experience

Located just minutes from downtown and the waterfront, unlike a hotel, MacKechnie House offers a private “at home”, comfy atmosphere.

This year, don’t underestimate how fun and romantic it can be to stay at a bed & breakfast for Valentine’s Day and take advantage of the Time for Two – Romantic Interlude Package offered at MacKechnie House.

Romantic Proposal Ideas

Have you have been trying to come up with romantic marriage proposal ideas? What could be more  romantic then walking into  the Gatsby room with rose petals laid out on the bed to read “Will you marry me?”

Mackechnie House

Cobourg Wedding Locations

In 2014, return to the lovely gardens of the MacKechnie House, and incorporate the warmth, and charm of  the 1840s Greek Revival house as you utter the words “I do.” Each year relive the honeymoon experience all over again by taking a trip back to MacKechnie House.

Mackechnie House Bed and Breakfast


Rose DesRochers is a Blogger, Writer, product reviewer and Founder of Today's Woman. Please feel free to contact me if you are a company with a product for me to review.


  1. We have not had the pleasure of staying in this wonderful B and B.


  2. The house is gorgeous. I have been through Cobourg several times and never knew it was there.


  3. What a lovely B & B!


  4. We have not had the pleasure of staying in this wonderful B and B. Rooms look to be very comfortable and what great amenities. Do you know if they allow pets?


  5. Thanks, for the helpful review. What a lovely place, who could ask for more.



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