In 1902, the Canadian artist (but living in New York), Gerald Hayward, a summer resident in the Gore’s Landing area, hired the local boat builder and craftsman Fred Pratt to construct a waterfront summer house on the edge of the village. Gerald provided some sketches and requirements for a ‘Shingle’ style home popular along the [...]
Turret Room (room 9) An architectural gem with its wooden tent ceiling. The Victoria Inn was built by Fred Pratt, a local boat builder, according to Gerald Hayward’s design for his residence. This room is in the top of the turret, overlooking Rice Lake. With all its windows, the Turret Room brings in the daylight, [...]
Hayward Room (room 11) Searching for a a lakefront room with two double beds, suitable for 2 to 4 people, in an historic country inn in Ontario, Canada? The Victoria Inn’s Hayward Room – named after one of Canada’s most prolific and finest miniature portrait painters, Gerald Hayward – is a beautiful example of mission architecture with its built-in bench by the ocular window.