Sir Sam's Inn, Where Nature Begins

Sir Sam's Inn was once the Haliburton estate of Sir Samuel Hughes, the decorated government minister who led Canada's Military through the first world war.

The 10-bedroom stone and timber mansion he built along Eagle Lake's shoreline uniquely combined his desire for civilized comforts with his respect for nature's own bold architecture.

That mutual respect continues today. While we've added 16 lakeside accommodations and the WaterSpa, a conference wing and many other amenities, nature remains the guest of honour.


Sir Sam's Inn, a couples resort and country inn, offers a variety of accommodations, all with a magnificent view over looking Eagle Lake. Many rooms feature walkout decks and patios as well as whirlpool baths and wood burning fireplaces.

All are intimate and cosy with fresh duvets and complementing fine amenities.

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At Sir Sams we hope to provide you with everything you are looking for in your getaway. For every season we have created a variety of packages that combine our lakeside accommodations, our wonderful meals and favourite activities. From Walking in the Clouds to a Highland Dog Sled Adventure and Romantic Spa Getaways we have a holiday package with you in mind.

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After an active day, spend time in Sir Sam's award winning waterspa with its warm, soothing salinated waters and unique hydrotherapy circuit. Then select one of our rejuvenating and luxurious spa treatments to complete the experience.

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The Food

Nature's gifts are also celebrated in our Twin Fires dining room and wine cellar. Our kitchen is consistently rated one of the best north of Toronto, always serving fresh choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Visit the cellar before dinner and select from the extensive collection of wines or join us for one of our regular tastings, in the Loung by the Fire.

After dinner, enjoy a specialty coffee or digestive in front of the fire, along with a game of billiards, darts or shuffleboard in Gunner's Pub. In the warmer months relax on the verandah, enjoying your coffee and the sunset over Eagle Lake.

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A wedding at Sir Sam’s Inn is like no other, intimate, exclusive and memorable. Although we can host only a few of these special occasions each year, if you are planning a personal wedding of up to 60 persons, consider planning with us.

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Why not mix business with pleasure? Our Conference Wing is designed for group, corporate and social functions. Before you plan your next meeting, why not meet with us.

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Always in Season

The pleasures of Sir Sam's Inn & WaterSpa know no season. We invite you to enjoy them all. The warm sunshine of the spring and summer months, our spectacular autumn and the exhilaration of wintertime.

Feeling energetic? You won’t run out of ways to keep busy. From our beach you can sail, kayak, canoe and swim. We also have tennis and mountain biking. All ideally followed by a visit to the WaterSpa.

Fall offers the opportunity for a long stroll on a nature trail through acres of pine and hardwood forest, glide by canoe or enjoy a cruise on the crystalline lakes in our classic fantail launch, the Lady Hughes.

Winter offers many choices as well. Neighbouring Sir Sam's Ski Area has six lifts, snowmaking, a ski school and rental program for all your downhill needs. Nearby the Haliburton Nordic Trails has a groomed network for all levels. Our guided snowmobile tours offer an exciting way to see the Highlands and a dogsled tour with our friends at Winterdance is an experience not to be missed.

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