"MILLER'S RETREAT SUITE"
LEAVE THE CITY BEHIND! Relax and rejuvenate surrounded by nature in our private entrance suite at the river's edge .
We have two suites here at The Island Mill Getaway. You are viewing THE MILLER'S RETREAT, our PRIVATE ENTRANCE SUITE at the water's edge NEAR PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY.
Contact: Suzie or Jerry
Our "ISLAND MILL GETAWAY" is the perfect spot for relaxation and sightseeing.
THE MILLER'S RETREAT OFFERS:
An unique island suite with historic charm and a private entrance and patio with barbeque and fireplace on the lower level of the mill right at the river's edge by the waterfalls. The suite is like a cottage and is self-catered with a full kitchen. Kayaks, a canoe, peddle boat, bicycles, hot tub and swimming are all included. as well as abundant wildlife and gardens just 6 minutes from the 401 hwy and 12 minutes from Prince Edward County.
Our mill is in the very picturesque historic hamlet of Lonsdale which has been the subject of many artists and photographers. Come and be enchanted in our circa 1829 limestone home, (originally The Lonsdale Grist Mill) on an island in the Salmon River . We're just 2 hours east of Toronto and conveniently located between Prince Edward County Sandbanks and Wineries and Kingston and the Thousand Islands. A PROVINCIAL PARKS PASS IS INCLUDED WITH A MINIMUM ONE DAY USE. SEVERAL PARKS IN THE AREA.
In the tiny historic hamlet of Lonsdale, a circa 1829 stone mill sits on an island in the Salmon River between two one lane bridges. A waterfall on either side, a river alive with wildlife, gardens full of flowers and weeping willow trees completes the picture.
The space is elegantly rustic with many custom features, original mill artifacts and eclectic and antique touches. The full kitchen features a 1930's porcelain sink from the mill owner's home, an antique dish cupboard, antique oak counter originally from the Kingston Whig Standard Newspaper office and custom cut granite. There is quality cookware and utensils for cooking indoors or out. Coffee, teas, milk cream and sugar are provided as well as spices and all the basic cooking essentials so you don't have to bother to bring them along. For coffee we provide a french press and a small percolator. The bathroom boasts a vessel sink and a custom tile and limestone shower with glass sliding door and oil rubbed bronze fixtures. There are two comfy reclining chairs for watching t.v. in the sitting area and large limestone window sills in the three windows which look right out onto the river and waterfalls. The bedroom area is a cozy space with a custom made farmhouse queen size bed, a memory foam mattress, fine linens, an exposed original limestone wall and an electric fireplace for extra coziness. The television is on a swivel and can be viewed from either the bedroom or the living area. Original hand hewn beamed ceilings and original mill doors as well as other mill artifacts adorn the space. A private patio with a Weber barbeque, fire pit and a dining area complete with cushioned, swivel chairs in the summer is situated right outside your door at the water’s edge.
Your suite has a full kitchen and is equipped with everything you'll need to prepare meals indoors or outside. We encourage you to bring food with you as there is no grocery store in the immediate area. There is a Metro, No Frills and a Walmart grocery store in Napanee, a 20 minute drive east. There is also a Metro, No Frills and a Sobeys in Picton, 30 minutes south.
You will find a casual, relaxed and friendly atmosphere here. We are usually around and will interact as much or as little as you prefer.
WiFi is available for checking e-mails etc. We do not have access to unlimited internet so streaming and downloading movies is not available, however, there are free movie channels on the satellite television and a dvd player for use.
SPRING AND SUMMER AT THE MILL:
The Miller's Retreat suite is situated right at the river's edge with a patio by the waterfalls for dining and relaxing. Kayaks, a canoe, peddle boat and touring bicycles are all available free of charge to our guests from May until Thanksgiving and a riverside hot tub under the stars is available year round. With waterfront on three sides, you'll likely want to spend some time on the river. It is usually high and quite fast until June and then quietens for relaxing paddles or peddles throughout the summer months until fall. The river is part of an historic canoe route and many enthusiasts brave the fast flowing water in May. It is the river that gives this place it's magical vibe and brings the wildlife in abundance for our pleasure.
Enjoying nature is the main occupation here. Watching birds and wildlife beside the waterfalls, paddling up the river, or touring the countryside by bicycle can really eat up a day. You can also enjoy a refreshing swim in the waterfalls and pick some fresh organic greens from our vegetable garden to complement your meals. A waiver must be signed prior to using the facilities due to the inherent dangers associated with being near the water.
Bring your camera! Great Blue Herons, Song Birds, Eagles, Osprey, Otters, Beavers, Muskrats, Geese, Ducks, Turtles, and many others are all happy to call Lonsdale home or stop by to say hi during migration. You never know who is going to drop by next. The grounds are full of flowers and birds and the sound of the waterfalls makes this an ideal spot to just kick back and enjoy.
FREE ONE DAY PROVINCIAL PARKS PASS INCLUDED SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.
FALL AND WINTER AT THE MILL:
During the fall and winter months enjoy the outdoor all season hot tub under the stars by the river and waterfall. If the pond is frozen, bring your skates, snowshoes or cross country skis for fun right outside the back door. There are also several nearby cross country ski locations and walking trails, first class performances at Belleville's Empire and Kingston's Grand Theatre and many other seasonal attractions in our area during the cooler months.
We are located 2 hours east of Toronto just 6 minutes from the 401. Picton is 30 minutes to the south, Kingston is 35 minutes east and Belleville is 25 minutes west. Kingston and The Thousand Islands, Prince Edward County Wineries and it's many Fine Restaurants and Sandbanks Provincial Park are all in a day's outing.