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At last!

Updated: Jun 27, 2022

We're thrilled that summer is here and the village is hopping!

We've had a few changes at the Inn: the West Room has undergone a bathroom renovation and freshening of the paint. Relaxing colours and a generous walk in shower are yours to enjoy, along with new window coverings. It has been a slow haul getting everything done but the quartz shower and the limeston floors made with gorgeously striated Peninsula stone are stunning. We've added a desk for convenience, if you're still having to connect while you're on holiday. Both front rooms, West and East also have soft, new carpet underfoot.

Down at the Lake, the water is warm enough for swimming (Lisa has been braving it since early May), the sand beckons, and we've been graced with some amazing sunsets - I won't even bother to post a picture, they just can't do them justice.

There are still nights available at the Inn for the summer (the end of August looks particularly good, and of course September is fabulous and much less hectic), and the Annex, a fully furnished 2 bedroom flat across the street also has a week or two free. Do call for details - it's as good as a cottage and is steps to the Beach, dining and shopping!!

The Deck is already proving to be a calm respite from the busy-ness of the beach and we're pleased to report that our tomatoes, salad greens, herbs and raspberries are coming along as well as the flowers.

Do bring your bikes, Southampton is great for cycling (mostly flat!), and we have a secure lock up. Alternatively, bring your helmets and borrow our bikes. For something a little different, Martin's Bike Shop up the street is renting tandems and e-bikes. Not sure where to go? There's the Waterfront Trail to Port Elgin, or the Rail Trail, or Paul would be more than happy to give you a guided tour.

Best to all, and we hope to see you soon!

Paul and Lisa

We are grateful to acknowledge the Traditional Territory of the Anishinabek Nation: The People of the Three Fires known as Ojibway, Odawa, and Pottawatomie Nations. And further, give thanks to the Chippewas of Saugeen and the Chippewas of Nawash, now known as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, as the traditional keepers of this land.

If you're up in July, there is an international dry stone building competition at the rebuilt Amphitheatre on the Saugeen First Nation, just outside town. It's a beautiful skilled trade and the Amphitheater, overlooking the mouth of the Mighty Saugeen River, is nothing short of breathtaking.

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