ABOUT THE INN
WHO WE ARE
Just past the last turn in the long highway that skirts the northern shores of the Manitoulin Island, and just before the sign that announces the end of Highway 540, sits the Meldrum Bay Inn. In many ways the heart of the small village, the Inn has welcomed visitors for almost 150 years!
Meldrum Bay is one of those rare Ontario destinations that is largely unchanged by the passage of time, reminding us of a simpler time when fishing and logging drove the economy and steamships plied the waters of the North Channel.
Once a busy logging, mill, and fishing town, today Meldrum Bay is a village of tranquil beauty, serenity, and purity. It is a heavenly destination for cottage owners, visitors from Canada and all around the world, couples, nature lovers, bird watchers, kayakers, cyclers, and motorcyclers.
We like our guests to consider the Inn their home away from home, a place to slow down, relax and reconnect with family and friends. The Inn is cozy, the rooms are uniquely decorated with antique furniture, and the cuisine is among the best on the Island.
A comfortable main-floor parlor is a wonderful place to relax, chat, play games, watch television or a movie, or get to know your new-found friends. We've been known to serve dinner here when we're especially busy!
"Great hospitality, wonderful food and fabulous setting. Glad we came to the end of the world? Manitoulin is one of the great jewels and your spot adds to the sparkle..."
Fred & Mary Clinton
We share a special relationship with our boater friends; the Inn is within shouting distance of the docks and boat launch, and mariners have learned over the years that the Inn is a great place for a lunch, dinner, a place to check marine weather forecasts, connect to the Internet, or for enjoying a peaceful night ashore.
"An absolutely beautiful stop- gracious hosts that made us feel very welcome in your home- a special sweet touch above and beyond the usual B and B experience- thanks for all the extras..."
Over the years our guest have become our extended family and seeing them every summer bring joy to our hearts. As we always say: our Christmas arrives in summer when we get to see our new friends & family.
We take pride and joy to be your host and invitie you to your home away from home.