As you pull into the driveway this 1885 Victorian towers above you, your mouth drops in awe of the size. Up the porch to enter a small front door, a dimly lit winding staircase creaks as you ascend to 3rd floor. Original architecture painted many times over oozes with history. 70 years ago the house was turned into apartments, unloved for many of those years, time has definately taken its tole, yet to the spirits within, their big old house still stands proud and distinguished in all its glory.
“Brenda’s place was above and beyond expectation! It was every bit the Victorian mansion with all the retro and historical elements, while being a wonderful and quiet getaway. The apartment had generous room and amenities - everything from all the kitchen utilities needed, to comfortable bedrooms. When the stove was not working we let her know and a new stove appeared within the afternoon! It was completely unexpected and added to our stay! Brenda even took the time to tell us about the house’s history and some context within Penetanguishene. It was wonderful and we wouldn’t hesitate to stay again!”
The Gallery room is a unique and creative space to stay in. Its located above Make a Mess Art Studio in the historic downtown of Penetanguishene. The entire suite is full of colourful original art by Make a Mess owner, Nahthanha Woods. The open-concept layout is great for entertaining and conversation. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the essentials to cook meals, or just steps away to restaurants, pubs and coffee shops.
“The place was better than I expected it is very spacious and has great views. The space is warm and welcoming as well as the art is spectacular. It was spotless top to bottom and the bed was like sleeping on a cloud. Thanks again for the amazing hospitality would stay again for sure!”
“Richard was very responsive to emails. His place was lovely and well appointed. We were three adults and had plenty of room. The weather didn't co-operate so we did not use the hot tub, which means we will have something to look forward to next time we are in the area. I would highly recommend. This is a lower level so there are some stairs to navigate. Stellar all around!”