First time to Prince Edward County and we got a great deal for a two night stay. Claramount Inn exceeded our expectation for the deal we got. Very impressive from the outside and our room was HUGE. We were in room 5 which has its own staircase to it. The room overlooks the back of the property with a balcony off to the side which overlooks the water, hot tub area and pool. There are so many windows along the back wall the room is full of light. The bed was a king size and had the 'bed stool' to climb onto it. There is a large area of the room that seconds as a lounging area with a sofa and two large comfy chairs along with an antique long sofa under the windows and of course a tv in the cabinet. We also had a large dressing room off tothe side that takes you into the large bathroom with shower stall and an egg shaped free standing tub. The toilet has a door to it for privacy. The decor is traditonal which suits the decor and age of the Inn. If you dont want stairs , I did see two main floors rooms.
We made use of the Spa which is on the lower level. Great manicure and reflexology. Very friendly staff and not expensive for the treatments we chose. There is a covered swimming pool, an sauna and a hot tub for guest use, but we didnt use it.
Breakfast was a choice of the usual eggs, omlette and eggs benny and delicious.. All of which was served in their fine dinning restaurant named Clara's which is on the main level. Dinner at night was very well presented and the food was really really good. They serve great local beer and local wines which we tried out. The next day we went in search of the brewery and bought some to bring home. An after dinner walk at the back of the property down to the water was one way to try to digest our wonderful dinner and we were lucky enough to see a beaver enjoying his evening swim.
The Inn is about 6-8 kms from the ferry which you can take your car onto for the short ride across the water to get to Kingston. We didnt go on it as we wanted to explore the area. It was a bit disappointing to find many of the out of the way bistro's , pubs, and cider places and some art galleries closed for the season but we were told the businesses open around May 15 when the tourist season starts in earnest.
Lake onthe Mountain is a short car ride and well worth the visit as as views are great.
We will definately be booking into the Claramount Inn and Spa again very soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Claramount is a colonial revival mansion surrounded by lush gardens and lawn, on Picton Bay. Claramount Inn offers 7 suites in the main house, 3 suites in the Carriage House, Bayview Cottage and Harbourview Cabin (Seasonal Cabin). Clara's restaurant is located in the main mansion on the first floor with a stunning view of the Picton Bay. In the summer with seating on our patio overlooking the grounds and the bay. The spa features a variety of treatments from manicures, pedicures, facials, massage and a variety of water treatments in the vichy room. The Claramount Inn and spa also features an infrared sauna, outdoor hot tub and an indoor/outdoor heated salt-water pool with a retractable roof for the hot summer days. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Claramount Hotel Picton
- Claramount Inn And Spa
- Claramount Inn & Spa Picton, Ontario