The Victoria Inn, an authentic century-old country inn beckons from the magnificent Northumberland Hills overlooking the calming waters, islands and spectacular sunsets of Rice Lake, in southern Ontario, Canada. The view, (even during the winter or on a rainy day) is stupendous.
The Victoria Inn is the perfect couples retreat for peace and tranquility, whether lounging by the outdoor pool and patio deck overlooking Rice Lake in the summer or enjoying the cozy peacefulness of an inviting fireplace in in your own private room and the stress-release of a whirlpool.
Facilities at Victoria Inn
The Victoria Inn is open year round and offers excellent country cooking using locally grown produce, meat, and fish; charming architecturally-unique accommodations; in friendly smoke-free surroundings. Old-fashioned traditional holiday menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. The Victoria Inn is also the ideal location for romantic weddings.
The dining room is open to the public 7 days a week from May 1 to October 31. (November to mid April public dining Thursday to Sunday. Exceptions to this schedule include overnight guests, and prearranged gatherings or business meetings).
Plan Your Ontario Holiday Getaway
Come for a weekend or mid-week getaway to the rolling countryside and lakefront that nestles Victoria Inn. There’s lots of activities. Plan to go boating, golfing, cycling, hiking or winter skiing; go on an artisan studio tour. Cobourg and Port Hope are nearby for shopping, antiquing and concerts. And Peterborough and Trent University are a short drive north. Or just relax in the peaceful, friendly surroundings of this renovated but architecturally undisturbed country inn in the historic hamlet of Gore’s Landing. Just 80 miles east of Toronto!
Group Functions – Retreats, Workshops, Receptions
The Victoria Inn makes a great location or retreat for business meetings, workshops and receptions up to 50 people – any day of the week. Complete wedding packages are available, from ceremony to reception, accommodations for the honeymoon couple and their guests – all at one location!
Romantic Wedding Packages
Victoria Inn is a beautiful venue for romantic weddings and receptions. Learn how Victoria Inn can help you plan the perfect romantic wedding.
The history of Gore’s Landing and the Victoria Inn
Gore’s Landing was named after Thomas Gores, an Irishman who settled in the vicinity in 1845. The Landing was the terminal point for a plank road from Cobourg to Rice Lake. Several renowned personages have been residents including: Archibald Lampman (poet), J.D. Kelly (historical artist), G.S. Hayward (miniaturist painter), Catherine Parr Traill (writer). The Landing continues to attract artisans, poets and writers and serves as a link to the heritage of Ontario’s past.
The charming waterfront hotel was erected in 1902 as ‘The Willows’, private summer residence of Gerald S. Hayward, one of Canada’s most prolific and finest miniature portrait painters. His career took him around the world, painting royalty and other persons of note.
Visit the historical waterfront estate, see the turret room and atypical roof line, stained glass windows, mission architecture, gardens, the stone-church nearby and the legacy Gerald S. Hayward left for all to enjoy.
The Victoria Inn makes a great location or corporate retreat for business meetings, workshops, and receptions up to 50 people – any day of the week. Just 80 miles east of Toronto in southern Ontario, Canada.
Complete romantic wedding packages are available, from ceremony to reception, luxurious accommodations for the honeymoon couple and their guests – all at one location. Victoria Inn offers excellent country cooking with special menus designed for weddings or group functions.
The atmosphere and beauty of the Victoria Inn and its surrounding countryside makes it an excellent forum for special events ranging from art exhibitions, literary readings, wellness seminars, concerts to car rallies.