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THE ISLAND MILL GETAWAY-PRIVATE SUITE BY WATERFALLS-BOATS-HOT TUB-PROV PARK PASS

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Unique private lower suite. Riverside patio,   bbq, boats, hot tub, bikes, fireplace, full kitchen.
Front view of the mill 2020 with drystone wall and balconies.
1 of 50Unique private lower suite. Riverside patio, bbq, boats, hot tub, bikes, fireplace, full kitchen.
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Watermill
THE MILLER'S RETREAT The perfect year round spot for relaxation, outdoor activities, nature/bird watching, a home base for sightseeing in this popular tourist area or all of the above! CLEANING PROTOCOLS: Along with our already unsurpassed cleaning protocols, we have now implemented a chemical free steam sanitizing regime. To help ensure the safety of our guests and to give adequate time for preparation, we are leaving ample time, as guidelines recommend, resulting in the possibility of a slightly later check in and a slightly earlier check out. We thank you in advance for your co-operation. WAIVER: A waiver must be signed upon arrival due to the inherent dangers associated with being near the water, for use of watercraft and bicycles and also to state that you are not exhibiting symptom...THE MILLER'S RETREAT The perfect year round spot for relaxation, outdoor activities, nature/bird watching, a home base for sightseeing in this popular tourist area or all of the above! CLEANING PROTOCOLS: Along with our already unsurpassed cleaning protocols, we have now implemented a chemical free steam sanitizing regime. To help ensure the safety of our guests and to give adequate time for preparation, we are leaving ample time, as guidelines recommend, resulting in the possibility of a slightly later check in and a slightly earlier check out. We thank you in advance for your co-operation. WAIVER: A waiver must be signed upon arrival due to the inherent dangers associated with being near the water, for use of watercraft and bicycles and also to state that you are not exhibiting symptoms or are tested positive for Coronavirus nor have you travelled outside Canada within the 14 days prior to your arrival. OVERVIEW: An early 1800's stone mill sits on an island in the Salmon River between two one lane bridges. A waterfall on either side, weeping willow trees swaying in the breeze, the river alive with wildlife, a variety of birds and bountiful gardens completes the picture. Our Mill property has two suites for rent. You are viewing the Miller's Retreat Suite on the river, lower level of the mill which has a private entrance. Our second suite, two floors above is called The Country Suite which shares the main entrance to the mill with myself and my husband who also live here. Our mill is located in the very picturesque and historic hamlet of Lonsdale which has been the subject of many artists and photographers. SELF CATERING: This is a self catering rental as we do not provide meals. The full kitchen is equipped with pots/pans, cooking tools, cutlery, etc, everything you'll need to prepare your own meals indoors or outside. We do provide you with coffee, teas, coffee cream and all the basic condiments and spices for your convenience. We encourage you to bring some food with you to start out as there are no grocery stores in the immediate area. DESCRIPTION OF SUITE: The space is well appointed with authentic rustic charm and many custom features, original mill artifacts and eclectic and antique touches. The full kitchen features a 1930's porcelain sink brought from the mill owner's house, an antique dish cupboard, antique oak counter originally from the Kingston Whig Standard Newspaper office and custom cut granite. The bathroom boasts a vessel sink and a custom tile and limestone shower with glass sliding door and oil rubbed bronze fixtures. There are two comfy reclining chairs for watching t.v. in the sitting area and large limestone window sills in the three windows which look right out onto the river and waterfalls. There is a DVD player for use, please ask. The bedroom area is a cozy space with a custom made farmhouse queen size bed, a memory foam mattress, fine linens, an exposed original limestone wall and an electric fireplace for extra coziness. The television is on a swivel and can be viewed from either the bedroom or the living area. Original hand-hewn beamed ceilings and original mill doors as well as other mill artifacts adorn the space. A private patio with a Weber barbeque, chimnea and a dining area complete with cushioned, swivel chairs is situated right outside your door at the water’s edge. AMENITIES: The Miller's Retreat suite is situated right at the river's edge with a patio by the waterfalls for dining and relaxing. Kayaks, a canoe, motorized peddle boat and touring bicycles are all available free of charge to our guests from mid May until end of October and a riverside hot tub under the stars is available year round for which you have private times on any of the odd numbered hours. A Provincial Parks Pass is also complimentary with a guaranteed one day minimum use available until March 31, 2021 and May 1-Oct31, 2021. With waterfront on three sides, you'll likely want to spend some time on the river. It is usually high and quite fast until May and then quietens for relaxing paddles or peddles throughout the summer months and early fall. Only seasoned paddlers should use the river in May and we will only offer use of the boats at this time of year at our discretion. Swimming depends on the river levels which depends on the amount of rainfall. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit boat, bicycle or hot tub use if we deem necessary for any reason. All our amenities are fully complimentary. One bucket of wood is provided each day for use in the chimnea or firepit by the dock. Additional wood may be purchased at five dollars per bucket. You can also pick some fresh organic veggies ( in season) from our vegetable garden to complement your meals. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
Only the original registered guests shall be permitted on the property during the duration of the original guest's stay. No visitors on the property shall be permitted. Smoking is only allowed outside. Ashtray is provided. Do not throw butts in to the river or on the patio or lawn. Any burn marks on chair cushions will be subject to a damage deposit claim.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Suzie G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2014
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Reviewed October 30, 2020

A short getway at the mill was just what was needed to unwind. Congenial host, wonderful hot tub, beautiful grounds, and relaxing river views.

Date of stay: October 2020
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Reviewed March 21, 2020 via mobile

Simply fantastic, we couldn’t have picked a better spot to recharge for a few days during these crazy times. We were able to cook all our own meals and enjoy a hot tub under the stars. The sound of the rushing salmon river by a...More

Date of stay: March 2020
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192suzieg, VR Owner at THE ISLAND MILL GETAWAY-PRIVATE SUITE BY WATERFALLS-BOATS-HOT TUB-PROV PARK PASS, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2020

So happy you enjoyed your stay at our getaway and a big congratulations on your engagement!!! We hope to see you again and take care!

Reviewed July 26, 2019

It was a stay in a natural paradise, and the rolling river water calmed and relaxed us. Wildlife was abundant! It was lovely to swim in the river and go out in the paddle boat, There were turtles, geese, ducks and many types of birds....More

Date of stay: July 2019
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192suzieg, VR Owner at THE ISLAND MILL GETAWAY-PRIVATE SUITE BY WATERFALLS-BOATS-HOT TUB-PROV PARK PASS, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and share your experience with future travellers. We feel very lucky to be able to provide guests with a unique yet natural and tranquil getaway from their busy lives. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves.

Reviewed April 24, 2019

All reviews are SOOOO true. Including the one that says we should keep it a secret! Looking forward to returning to enjoy in all 4 seasons. Thanks very much to the hosts who know how to be all things for all types of people. And...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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192suzieg, VR Owner at THE ISLAND MILL GETAWAY-PRIVATE SUITE BY WATERFALLS-BOATS-HOT TUB-PROV PARK PASS, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our mill property with others who may be interested in a getaway from their busy lives.

Reviewed April 16, 2019

Very warm welcoming as soon as we arrived, with a helpful tour of the property and the suite, was a great start to our weekend. Jerry and Suzie have a lovely spot tucked away not far from the highway and the beautiful quaint little towns...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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192suzieg, VR Owner at THE ISLAND MILL GETAWAY-PRIVATE SUITE BY WATERFALLS-BOATS-HOT TUB-PROV PARK PASS, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2019

Thank you so much for choosing us for your weekend getaway. We would love to see you both again. Cheers Suzie and Jerry

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Reviewed February 3, 2019

This is a unique property with fantastic hosts, Suzie and Jerry. They are helpful and friendly yet respectful of privacy. The refurbished grist mill is beautifully rustic with all the xtra touches you want. A full kitchen, BBQ, hot tub and a really comfortable bed....More

Date of stay: January 2019
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192suzieg, VR Owner at THE ISLAND MILL GETAWAY-PRIVATE SUITE BY WATERFALLS-BOATS-HOT TUB-PROV PARK PASS, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2019

You are most welcome!! We really enjoyed meeting you and applaud your great spirit to embrace the cold weather and just have fun. Hope to see you again. Suzie and Jerry

Reviewed September 19, 2018

We had such an relaxing weekend at Millers Retreat. Suzie and Jerry are so welcoming.We had some great conversations with them yet they also give you your privacy. Everything you could think of is provided for you. The grounds are beautiful, and the suite is...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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192suzieg, VR Owner at THE ISLAND MILL GETAWAY-PRIVATE SUITE BY WATERFALLS-BOATS-HOT TUB-PROV PARK PASS, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience here with others. We really love seeing our guests enjoy time on the property and out on the river. It was a pleasure meeting you both and we do hope to see you again.

Reviewed September 5, 2018

We stayed at the mill for two weeks in the summer. It was everything we needed - beautiful location, comfortable accommodation, enough places to visit to keep us interested but ideal for just lazing around reading books. Suzie and Jerry have found the balance between...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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192suzieg, VR Owner at THE ISLAND MILL GETAWAY-PRIVATE SUITE BY WATERFALLS-BOATS-HOT TUB-PROV PARK PASS, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thank you for choosing our mill getaway for your two week Canadian holiday this summer and for taking the time to share your experience here with others. You as well, seemed to find the right balance between sightseeing and just relaxing here on the property....More

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Date of stay: June 2018
192suzieg, VR Owner at THE ISLAND MILL GETAWAY-PRIVATE SUITE BY WATERFALLS-BOATS-HOT TUB-PROV PARK PASS, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

My partner, Tim, and I had a wonderful stay at the Mill! Our suite was so beautiful, clean and cozy. The Mill is absolutely stunning! On our last night, we found ourselves wishing we had booked a longer stay. We plan to return again in...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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192suzieg, VR Owner at THE ISLAND MILL GETAWAY-PRIVATE SUITE BY WATERFALLS-BOATS-HOT TUB-PROV PARK PASS, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Thank you so much Patsy for sharing your experience with others. We would love to see you and Tim here on a warm, sunny day, enjoying the patio, the river and some country walks. Take care, Suzie

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Boat Available
Central Heating
Deck
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
We are located in the hamlet of Lonsdale. There are no services here. The Tyendinaga Mohawk Reservation is 10 minutes south of us with many gas stations and convenience stores. The town of Napanee is about a 15 minute drive and there are lots of services there.
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THE ISLAND MILL GETAWAY-PRIVATE SUITE BY WATERFALLS-BOATS-HOT TUB-PROV PARK PASS is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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