We began this Bed & Breakfast with thoughts about how we would organize our home and make it an experience for your guests. So many people are really into books these days and book clubs that we decided to name our rooms and Sleepy Hollow as well after places and subjects in books. Lots of folks in this part of the world are familiar with Sleepy Hollow, the story, thanks to Walt Disney. Each of our rooms are named after places in books, Tara, Avonlea, and the other 5. The book that is associated with each room is in the room. Tara for instance, has “Gone With the Wind” and the rest have appropriate books as well. We even have a small library with books that interest us and some that have been left by guests that left them. Take a book, leave a book, and enjoy your stay.
Constructed in 1905, as a three-storey mansion for the prominent Gananoque manufacturer and provincial politician, Frederick J. Skinner, the Queen Anne Revival Style building was designed by the architect Frank T. Lent, and constructed by the firm Mitchell and Wilson (Figures 1-2). Lent worked as an architect in the United States, principally in Massachusetts and New York State before establishing a practice in Gananoque and Thousand Island area with a focus on suburban and summer residences. The firm of Mitchell and Wilson was a major lumber and building operation in Gananoque prior to and following the construction of 95 King St. W., and was responsible for many prominent structures in the area.
Breakfast began in 2001 when we opened with a ton of ideas about what we would serve and over time we have changed the menu several times but always with a choice of several items so that everyone will always find their favourites. We have 8 items on the menu and from time to time we have made small changes, keeping the most popular items, but always small changes. The concept of having only “chef's choice” menu just doesn’t seem to fit our B&B where the guest should have the last word on which room appeals to them and what they would like for breakfast. Don and Marion enjoy working in the kitchen together to make Breakfast a highlight of your stay.