Creston Hospitality


I would be remiss if I didn’t brag about the great service and hospitality that we have experienced in the last 24 hours.

After our wonderful stop at Tie Lake we continued our journey west to the beautiful little town of Creston.  With all the gardens and orchards in bloom, we were excited to breathe in the fragrant air and soak in the warm sunshine.  The forecast had been for rain but it was nowhere in sight!

We had arranged a room for the night through AirBnB.  When we arrived, we were greeted at the door by a wonderful smiling lady named Grietje.  She had a lovely little house with a beautiful back yard of flowers….magenta coloured magnolias in particular caught my attention!  Wish we could grow them in Claresholm!


Grietje showed us to our pretty little room and our comfy bed.  Since it was early yet, we headed out to see a bit of downtown Creston and treat ourselves to dinner out.  After window shopping for a bit we came upon  a new restaurant that had just opened its doors to the public an hour earlier.  The Memories of Indian Cuisine turned out to be an amazing place to eat!  Kudos to the chef and the servers as people lined up outside to be seated!  How lucky we were to have been seated immediately! We would highly recommend this place if  Butter Chicken, kebabs or Naan bread are on your list of favorites.


Since the restaurant was not yet licenced, we headed to Jimmy’s Pub for a drink after dinner.  Jim couldn’t decide what kind of beer to have and the waitress suggested the sampler… Three ounces each of six different local brews!  He loved it!  So I also decided on the wine sampler…2 ounces each of three different local wines.  Great suggestion for us and very tasty.


Back to Grietje’s house where we were invited to visit with her in her living room.  We shared a glass of wine and chatted for a couple of hours about families, travelling, art…it was like catching up with a long lost relative!  We would encourage anyone needing a room in Creston to look her up!  She is a wonderful hostess!


Hospitality did not end there… We headed out early in the morning.  An hour and a half later we were at Jim’s sister’s doorstep!  Margo and Dave had just woken up but they welcomed us in for a big waffle and bacon breakfast and a few cups of coffee.  Hospitality everywhere we go!

Thank you to all of you!  And hugs to little Landyn!

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Recently retired with a passion for seeing new places and learning new things... This blog will be my attempt to diarize our travels and allow our family and friends the pleasure of the ride from the comfort of their homes. We're not rich....the blog will be a testament to travelling on a budget and optimizing our experiences with as much free stuff as possible!

2 thoughts on “Creston Hospitality”

  1. Hi Leslie, just had some time to check your blog, totally love it. Its so entertaining, well done. It’s going to be fun following you on your cross Canada trip.
    Thanks for all your kind words about your stay in my Airbnb, appreciate the advertising :). It was so much fun hosting you and Jim.
    Have fun, Grietje

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