The Story of 173 High Street
The idea for a hotel started several ago, with our son Peter's wedding to Claudia, in Southampton, New York. As a wedding present, Claudia's aunt put up many of the wedding guests in her stunning inn called 1650 Baker House. What a treat! We thought that it would be wonderful to offer a similar sleeping experience for guests in our Southampton, Ontario.
In choosing great furniture, luxurious linens, absolutely sumptuous beds and wonderful fittings for the bathrooms, our goal is to provide our guests with the most comfortable stay in Southampton, Ontario, and with just three rooms, we like to think of 173 High Street as An Inn for the Fortunate Few!
In 2014 we opened our Inn with just one room, and we called it The West Room.
In our first year, we exceeded our expectations in both number of visits and in the quality of customer reviews. On Airbnb we received a score of 5/5 and we maintain a 9.7/10 rating on Bookings.com. So, it seemed a natural decision to add a second room, appropriately called The East Room. Both the East and West Rooms have a common access to The Deck.
In 2019, following a very successful 2018, we added the South Room. Our largest room, it features a separate sitting area with additional sleeping, and flat screen tv, and has direct access to our glorious new sun deck. We've also furnished this room with artwork and photography by local artists.