• 173 High Street

... because it attracts the nicest people, of course!

I can’t count the number of times Paul and I have said, “we have the nicest guests!”, and that’s because we do.  We can’t thank you enough for making 173 High Street such a delightful business for us and we’re thrilled, yes, THRILLED, that at the beginning of March, we have bookings already firmed up throughout the summer.  

So, if you’re thinking of returning to Southampton for a getaway, please book soon as we already have a few weekends completely filled. 

Why not come up for a longer weekend or through the week?  We have The Annex, our latest offering for High Street seasonal accommodation, and it’s available on a weekly basis, Friday to Friday, from May through October.  

Many of you know that Paul’s much better half, Delores Sullivan, owns Sisters on Huron, Southampton’s destination shop for upscale women’s fashion. What you may not know is that Delores owns the building that houses her shop and upstairs is her fabulous flat. Haven’t you always dreamt of a cottage by the Lake?

Hop over to our website and click on The Annex for pictures, but here’s the short version:  • 1,800 square feet

• two bedrooms;

`• additional pull-out couch

• fully equipped, large, eat-in, farm style kitchen;

• living room;

• outdoor deck and large patio, bbq and parking on site;

• air conditioning;

• tv (streaming Netflix).

The flat is utterly luxurious and comfortable with the same amazing beds and linens that we have at the Inn.  You are literally just steps to the beach, fine dining, ice cream, bike and walking trails. 

Why come for a week?  So many reasons, and here are a few:

the beach;

great walks and hikes;

bicycling, please ask, we usually have a couple to borrow;

paddling down the Mighty Saugeen;

Coffin Ridge Winery between Owen Sound and Meaford;

day trips up to Tobermory to see the famed Flower Pot Island and Fathom Five National Marine Park; 

Did you know that Bruce Penninsula National Park is part of the UNESCO world biosphere reserve?  Yup, right up there with Patagonia, The Serengeti-Ngorogoro, The Great Gobi Desert, and Mount Olympus, to name a few.  

There’s  also the absolutely gorgeous re-built amphi-theatre at the Saugeen First Nation, just outside of town.  This is a wonder of dry stone craftsmanship and we can’t wait to see what events will be hosted there.  It really shouldn’t be missed.

The point being, our little neck of the woods is a very special place to relax and enjoy and explore.

Come on up - we think you’ll be glad you did, and don’t forget to ask about our Spring 

Specials ;)

Paul and Lisa

173 High Street

An Inn for the fortunate few


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P.S. Happy Maple Syrup Season!

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  • 173 High Street

Updated: Mar 12, 2020

Here's the thing, in the summer, we're often asked, “but what do you do the rest of the year?”. So glad you asked!

We don't roll up the sidewalks after Labour Day and roll them back out 24th of May. Many people who have a cottage keep them open year 'round. There's lots to do in Southampton during all of the seasons.

Let’s talk about winter. It's FABULOUS! Yes, it can get cold, but so can everywhere else. Yes, it can be cloudy but those clouds bring forth the snow, and with snow you can dig out your snowshoes or cross country skis and Bruce County is your oyster for outdoor adventure! There are groomed trails and not-so-groomed trails, right in town and within half an hour are two spectacular spots, at Sauble Beach and Hepworth, where you can pay a very nominal ($8 or $9), day rate and snowshoe or ski on spectacular forested trails. It’s truly magical. No equipment? No problem! Our friend, Janette at Thorncrest Outfitters, 3 doors up the street, will be happy to rent or sell you what you need. If you have your own snow sled, there are trails galore and we have parking for you and your trailer behind the Inn.

On your return to base at 173 High Street, you are within steps to numerous spots for a warm drink and fine dining.

What else? Walks on the beach are pretty amazing. Winter creates an entirely different landscape down at the beach. The big winds and waters of early winter often create ice sculptures of the rocks and low trees closest to the shoreline. If there isn’t, or hasn’t, been much snow, the driftwood makes for great pickings. Dress warmly and it’s an awesome walk.

Of course there is the shopping: 8 shops selling women’s clothing; Fun Ice Cream Parlour - Hot Chocolate Float, anyone?; Southampton Olive Oil Company; they're open all year. Also, the is our wonderful museum with many great exhibits about both the First Nation History on the Bruce Peninnsula and colonial history as well. The Southampton Arts Gallery is worth a visit as well.

More? They say a change is as good as a rest - come and cuddle up in one of our rooms. Netflix is on-line and we have the most comfortable beds you’ve ever slept in!

Come on up to Southampton — it's a beautiful drive from anywhere! We think you’ll be glad you did.

173 High Street An Inn for the Fortunate Few


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173 High Street

An Inn for the Fortunate Few

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