Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Inn Style & Wolfe Island Canada

Here are some more pics from my recent visit to upstate NY and the 1,000 Islands. After bringing my daughter to 4-H camp in Canandaigua, I stayed a night at the Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles. As a huge fan of blue, I love the exterior of this inn.
Here's a view from the side lawn. The inn is right across the street from the lake. There's an authentic inn feeling to the Sherwood. Instead of feeling decorated, the interiors feel assembled over time.

Portraits hanging on the second level. The inn has 25 guest rooms, a tavern, a formal dining room, event room and an enclosed dining porch.
Below is a painting in my room that I particularly liked.

Can it truly be summer without a ferry ride? Here's a picture of Horne's Ferry from dock of my sister-in-law's place on the St. Lawrence river. It connects Cape Vincent, NY with Wolfe Island, Ontario. From the other side of Wolfe Island, you can catch the free Canadian ferry to Kingston.
Here's a house on the St. Lawrence in the little town on the island. Wouldn't this be great with some TLC?
Poutine - a traditonal French Canadian dish of cheese, frites and gravy. This version from Le Chien Noir in Kingston Ontario has duck confit, quebec triple cream brie, green peppercorn and cognac juice. So, so, so very good!
Back in Cape Vincent, NY there is a design blogger's dream - a COFFEE shop + a Design Center/Studio. Taste of Design is chock full of an excellent selection of shelter magazines. Imagine letting the rest of the family head out to the river to catch Walleye or Muskies, while you sipped coffee and read magazines...

13 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

It must have been such an enjoyable trip! Lovely photos!!

Greet said...

Well I Love the style if the hotel!Very English!
Nice post!

Greet

Lauren said...

so charming!!!!! i love the little ship print in your bedroom.

Yansy said...

I love all the pics! The Architecture is so inspiring. The canadian dish looks yummy.

Windlost said...

Sounds wonderful. I have many beautiful memories of Kingston and the 1000 islands. I had a boyfriend whose parents had a lake house and a boat there, so we spent a lot of time on the water. Loved it. Almost married him for the lifestyle haha, but luckily I was wise enough not to marry for a lake. haha.

Lovely snaps! You take great trips!
xo Terri

HudsonGoods.com said...

love the old fixer upper!

annechovie said...

Looks just beautiful, Michele!

Marnie said...

sounds like a good trip - glad you daughter liked camp and went back for a second year.

J. Fudo said...

YAY for Skaneateles! Very underrated. So relaxing & beautiful. So much to do in the area and your dollar goes so far there!

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

I just got back from the Thousand Islands too! We were on Wellesley Island. Isn't it gorgeous?! Your trip looks fab. Thanks for sharing!

Chemin des Muguets said...

This is my home turf. Did you get to do any antiquing in the area? An excursion to Aurora and McKenzie-Childs is well worth a detour.

Love your blog,

Marjorie

Summer is a Verb said...

Duck confit and triple cream brie? I'll bet it's very, very good!!! XXOO

jamaica byles said...

Love this area.Hubby and I went hiking in Buttermilk Falls many years ago....Love the little house.....and the landscape painting.We certainly have similar taste!

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