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25959 540 Hwy, Meldrum Bay, Ontario P0P 1R0 Canada
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Meldrum Bay
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The historic Meldrum Bay Inn was build in 1870's and is located on the most western tip of Manitoulin Island it offers you all the amenities while you can step back in time & enjoy the wonder of nature. We offer a fully-licensed dining room, parlor and verandah where you can share the ambience of a tiny maritime hamlet with our resident hummingbirds and enjoy fine cuisine on a panoramic bay view of North Channel. Visit us at the end of the rainbow in one of those rare and beautiful Ontario Villages.
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CATHERINE A wrote a review Jun. 2022
FERGUS20 contributions3 helpful votes
16 of us rented out this Inn for a couple of nights while bike trekking around Manitoulin Island. It was spectacular in every way! Our hostess Shirin went above and beyond to accommodate our group; nothing was too much trouble. And the food, ambience and amenities were all terrific. Would highly recommend. We will definitely come back!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Holger K wrote a review Aug. 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We just returned from our second time at the Inn. The first was three years ago and we'd been wanting to return and have been dreaming about the best Lemon Pepper Whitefish and Lake Trout Almondine anywhere, ever, since then. The hosts are the most amazing people you'll ever meet. Bob is usually in the kitchen but Shirin is always happy to converse, give suggestions of what to see and do, teach visitors about the island, or just make small talk. Always cheery and bright. This isn't a job, this is who they are. That and making acquaintances with other guests makes for an incredible experience. We won't be waiting three years again. Might go back later in the fall but certainly next year.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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tkentable wrote a review Aug. 2021
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We spent three nights at the Meldrum Bay Inn (my husband and I and our two children, ages 3 and 9) and couldn't have hoped for a warmer welcome, more comfortable surroundings or more delicious meals at this little gem "at the end of the rainbow". Shirin is the consummate host: attentive, helpful, and genuine, not to mention wonderful with our children and quick to go the extra mile (we had to leave before breakfast on our final morning and she prepared us a bag of food to take with us to eat on the ferry ride home). Covid protocols were followed to the letter with masking in common areas, distancing at meals and meticulous cleaning of shared spaces (eg the bathrooms) and we felt extremely well cared for. We hope to return soon!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: The Al Capone has access to the upper patio as well as views of the bay and main road.
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Meredith P wrote a review Aug. 2021
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Wow! What a little gem. Was totally worth the drive to the end of manitoulin to stay here. Beautiful, historic building that remains true to its heritage with historic photos and memorabilia peppering the walls of common areas and guest rooms. The rooms and bathrooms were beautiful and clean. The food was fresh, local, and fabulous. Shirin was a wonderful host with lots of information and recommendations about places to visit. Would definitely recommend!!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mary M wrote a review Sep. 2020
St. Catharines, Canada58 contributions11 helpful votes
The hospitality was spectacular! The house was well kept and clean and the hosts live close in case anything should go wrong or be needed. The food was delicious and home made each day. Due to Covid the selection was limited, but it didn't take away from the quality. I did have some issue with lighting in the house. It was always lit up like an airport runway. Why are lights needed in the middle of nights when night lights would suffice quite well? Also the kitchen was not lit with no way to turn on the lights after the hosts went off to bed. This made playing cards awkward and difficult. It was a good location to stay if you want to visit the west side of the island. Anything beyond Misery Bay PP would be quite a drive for a day trip. We stayed on the East side for a couple of days to see that side and did the rest of our sightseeing from the Inn. Once the lighting situation is rectified, this place would be ideal for anyone who likes the quiet of a small town.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: I looked at all the rooms. They are all nice but no bathroom in either room.
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jd a wrote a review Sep. 2019
17 contributions3 helpful votes
The western part of Manitoulin Island starting with Gore Bay is much more remote and quiet, compared to areas to the east. There's Misery Bay Provincial Park, and Julia Bay swimming beach. Meldrum Bay Inn is in a beautiful location at the western end of the Island. The hotel is beautiful, the food excellent and the hostess wonderful. We met some very interesting folks there, some Canadian some from the States. The fishing boat comes in regularly to deliver fresh whitefish. It's delicious at the Inn.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: All rooms are quiet, there are two full bathrooms to share. Our room "sunrise" had a...
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Simplyserveme wrote a review Sep. 2019
Sudbury, Canada2 contributions2 helpful votes
We were exploring Manitoulin Island and drove to Meldrum Bay from a Powwow at Sheshegwaning. Seeing the Meldrum Bay Inn we decided to have a drink before going back to Little Current. Asking the woman at the restaurant if we could sit outside for a drink, she said no. That all the tables were reserved. Very surprised at her response because there were empty tables everywhere. Felt like i was from the 1950s where black people were not allowed in certain places.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lara H wrote a review Aug. 2019
Toronto, Canada48 contributions10 helpful votes
A friend and I decided, fairly last minute, to visit Manitoulin before the summer ended. We lucked into two nights at the Meldrum Bay Inn, and I feel very fortunate to have experinced the unique charm of this historic inn filled with vintage photos of Meldrum Bay and art and artifacts from around the world, the warm hospitality, and the excellent food. A treat to sit on the wraparound porch with coffee or wine and watch the hummingbirds at the feeders and the boats setting off and coming in to the marina. Shirin is as knowledgeable about the island as she is welcoming.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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SchumacherJack wrote a review Jul. 2019
Timmins, Canada572 contributions148 helpful votes
We 3 couples had planned for some time to come here for dinner. Our guests for the evening were thoroughly impressed with the unique surroundings, the exceptional service and the best food you'll find anywhere on Manitoulin Island. Thank you and we'll be back as will our guests.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Shirin G, Owner at The Meldrum Bay Inn
Responded Jul. 26, 2019
Dear Jack, It was an absolute pleasure hosting you all ! It warms my heart knowing you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your visit and please know, your kind and encouraging words is very much appreciated. Warm wishes,
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Dan W wrote a review Sep. 2018
Buchanan, michigan, USA39 contributions11 helpful votes
We spent a night in Meldrum Bay, what a wonderful break from the congestion and tourist trap feeling of South Baymouth. The inn is wonderfully kept, clean and comfortable. the staff was very attentive and made our stay very relaxing.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms 1 and 2 have a front porch
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Meldrum Bay Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Meldrum Bay Inn?
Nearby attractions include Young Lake Bird Sanctuary (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Meldrum Bay Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Meldrum Bay Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Meldrum Bay Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does The Meldrum Bay Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.