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6 January 2021

Winter Thoughts

It’s winter here in Seaforth and it’s been snowing since last night.

There are many things to do in the winter months here in Huron East and some don’t require masks. You can gain a sense of normalcy by snowshoeing, cross country skiing, or sledding, without wearing a mask. The G2G Trail is open and maintained year round! You must be fully vaccinated to stay with us, and you don’t have to wear a mask here at Pemberley House.

Other things you can do that require masks, are horse drawn sleigh rides, wine and brewery tours, thrift shop tours, and once the restrictions are lifted, “foodie” restaurant tours.

Let me compile a list of places for you, and you can do a self-guided tour. You can enjoy hot chocolate and baking when you return to Pemberley house.

I have only been asked by one person, why you need to be vaccinated to stay with us, so let me explain. John and I are high risk. We are fully vaccinated and have had our boosters. Everyone staying with us have been fully vaccinated. To eat at a restaurant, you must be fully vaccinated. We are not prepared to open our doors and let the virus in. We need everyone to know that when they book with us, they will be safe here. We believe and trust in science. We deep clean using Microban and Lysol.

So, don’t let winter stop you from enjoying everything it has to offer. Come and enjoy the ambiance of a Victorian Christmas until the end of January.

Save money by staying for three days for $330.00 + HST.

Call and book with us today – 226-699-0003.

Our Second Blog Entry

14 February 2020

Thinking of a fall visit?  Why not do a self-guided tour of our wineries and breweries?  Enjoy the beautiful fall colors.

Here's a list to get you started and the distances from Pemberley House.

Half Hours on Earth Brewery

Rated 4.7

1.2 km · Seaforth, ON

Stone House Brewing Company

Rated 4.8

16.3 km · Varna, ON

Cowbell Brewing Co.

Rated 4.5

19.4 km · Blyth, ON

River Road Brewing and Hops

Rated 4.9

23.5 km · Bayfield, ON

Bad Apple Brewing Company Ltd.

Rated 4.7

28.3 km · Zurich, ON

Square Brew

Rated 4.8

31.0 km · Goderich, ON

East Street Cider Co.

Rated 4.8

32.6 km · Goderich, ON

Culture Shock Kombucha

Rated 5.0

40.4 km · Grand Bend, ON

Bayfield Brewing Company

Rated 4.4

25.0 km · Bayfield, ON

Candlelight Restaurant and Tavern

Rated 3.7

32.0 km · Goderich, ON

Black Donnellys Brewing Co


22.3 km · Mitchell, ON

Black Swan Brewing Co.


39.2 km · Stratford, ON

Herald Haus Brewing Co.


39.0 km · Stratford, ON

Jobsite Brewing Company


39.3 km · Stratford, ON

Shakespeare Brewing Company


49.5 km · Shakespeare, ON

Maelstrom Winery


8.3 km · Seaforth, ON

Dark Horse Estate Winery


38.9 km · Grand Bend, ON

Cornerfield Wine Company


25.7 km · Bayfield, ON

2nd Streetlight Estate Winery

No reviews

23.8 km · Clinton, ON

Our First Blog Entry

15 January 2020

I want to talk about graffiti, and how bad it makes me feel. I don't feel it's a big tourist attraction and in a town of just over 2,000, I see it as unneighborly, aggressive, and mean-spirited. This is what the RCMP says about graffiti.


Publish on January 6, 2015

By Katherine Aldred

Graffiti vandals may believe their actions harm no one. But the reality is graffiti sends the message that nobody cares, it attracts other forms of crime and it decreases residents' feelings of safety. Graffiti is also costly, draining tax dollars for cleanup, and results in reduced property values, business growth and tourism. The following facts paint a clear picture of the ugly side of graffiti.

The term graffiti comes from the Greek word graphein, which means "to write." Graffiti ranges from simple, one-colour monikers called "tags" repeated on many surfaces, to complex compositions of several colours.

Graffiti Hurts, a grassroots community education program in the United States, describes three main types of graffiti: gang, hate and generic (non-threatening messages like "Bobby loves Suzy").

According to the U.S. National Council to Prevent Delinquency (NCPD), about 80 per cent of graffiti are "tagger" or "hip-hop" style, five per cent are large visuals and 10 per cent, or more, are gang related.

The NCPD describes a "tag" as a graffiti vandal's moniker applied quickly and repetitively. A "throw-up" is a more elaborate tag, usually done in two or more colours. "Pieces," short for "masterpieces," are large, detailed multi-colour drawings that may take an hour or more to complete.

Unlike tagger graffiti, the NCPD reports that gang graffiti is used to mark gang territory, list members, offer drugs or contraband for sale or send warnings to rivals. Gang tags may include letters, symbols or numbers known only by gangs and law enforcement. reports that most American studies show the majority of taggers are male between the ages of 12 and 21, while approximately 15 per cent of graffiti vandals are young women.

Under the Criminal Code of Canada, the creation of graffiti is considered vandalism. Vandals can be charged with "mischief under or over $5,000."

Graffiti is the most common type of property vandalism, accounting for 35 per cent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Graffiti vandalism is a bylaw infraction in cities across Canada. In major cities such as Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary, property owners are required by law to remove illegal markings.

In 2013, the Globe and Mail reported on the City of Toronto's comprehensive graffiti management plan. The program shifts the focus from simple graffiti removal to prevention, largely through youth and community outreach programs. reports that the City of Phoenix, AZ, spends more than $6 million annually on graffiti cleanup, Las Vegas, NV, spends about $3 million annually, and Chicago, IL, budgeted $6.5 million in 2006.

Ideological or hate graffiti is any racial, religious or cultural slur. According to Statistics Canada, of the 1,401 hate crimes reported in Canada in 2010, the most common type was mischief, in the form of graffiti or vandalism.

There are four primary motivating factors for graffiti vandalism: fame, rebellion, self-expression, and power, according to

According to a 2009 CBC News report, legal graffiti walls are sanctioned walls intended to reduce unwanted graffiti in neighborhoods. While well-intentioned, legal walls often appear to work at first, but after a period of time, the surrounding areas also become covered with graffiti.

The City of Vancouver's Integrated Graffiti Management Program reports that while legal walls can act as a deterrent to graffiti, in the last couple of years, many Vancouver murals have been vandalized.

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