Mainstay Musings

April 04, 2012

Spring is here!  The crocuses are in bloom and the neighbourhood birds are twittering over warming temperatures. I’m busy in the garden getting ready for a new busy season of guests from all over.  The resident heron couple in the nearby estuary should be making their regal appearance shortly.   Temperatures should build and before you know it, we will be opening up the pool for relaxation time!

Here is a picture of my first blooms in the garden along Ioco Road in Port Moody! You can’t miss the beautiful colours as you meander along the roadside.

Your Host,

Mary Ellen


February 03, 2012

I’m trying to get better about these regular updates on the website.  Old Orchard Park Weddings

2011 was an eventful year around the Bed and Breakfast.  Mainstay Oasis saw a lot of guests from all over North America and Europe.  The guests who win the furthest distance award came to us from Moscow, Russia.   We’ve even had wedding parties join us from all over with the nearby wedding venue down the street called Old Orchard Hall.

We’ve made some great editions to each suite.  There are now iPod docking station alarm stations with each room.  You have the opportunity to wake up to your own music!  We also have flat screen TVs and Netflicks® in each room.

Your Host,

~ Mary Ellen ~

July 18th 2011

It has been an eventful week as Barry and I have just returned from some world traveling of our own.  We visited fellow Bed & Breakfasts and family in Europe and just returned this past week.  No sooner did we arrive home then there was a sighting of Killer Whales in Burrard Inlet.  This is a very rare sight but it does happen when the pod gets a little lost and has to stop and ask for directions.  Fortunately they did so in our very own backyard, the inlet.  The sighting made headline news in our local paper, The Tri City Now.  This sighting adds to the many different wildlife that like to sometimes make it known that they live here too.  To read more about this article by Frank Luba visit the Now’s website.  We hope you will get the chance to discover our Bed and Breakfast that backs onto an inlet that is home to the Fresh Water Estuary wildlife that feeds into the ocean basin.


Mary Ellen

916 Alderside Road, Port Moody, BC V3H 3A6

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