The Manse Bed & Breakfast

12 Bailey St, Port Carling, Ontario
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The Manse Bed & Breakfast is centrally located on a residential street in the beautiful resort town of Port Carling, in the heart of Muskoka. The Manse is just steps from Hanna Park, which offers a sandy beach with roped off swimming area, bathrooms and a public boat launch ramp on Lake Muskoka’s Indian River. We are also walking distance to local shops, dining and art galleries. The Manse has a serene front porch with swing and lounge chairs. Inside is a comfortable living room and dining room, and on the second and third floors are three suites, each with its own en suite bathroom and sitting area. Each suite is named in honour of a United Church minister who lived here with his or her family.

The Manse was built in 1912 as a home for the Methodist ministers of Port Carling. Examining the carefully-rendered mahogany and maple detailing and the efficient use of space inside, we suspect that someone in boat building was somehow involved in the construction of this handsome three-story red brick house, though we’ve not been able to confirm this. Do take the time to look at the basement, which is full height and made of wonderful field stone.