A Major Renovation Planned for Muskoka’s Historic Clevelands House
MUSKOKA, ON — It’s a new era for a classic Muskoka landmark. Clevelands House on Lake Rosseau is undergoing a series of renovations aimed at restoring this iconic summer resort to its original splendour.
The multi million dollar renovation is focused primarily on the resort’s historic main building. Plans include a period-appropriate restoration of the building’s exterior including replica windows, doors, porches and wood siding; new HVAC and insulation installations to ready the building for year round use; and an exciting renovation of the building’s interior, including restoration of the original hardwood floors, luxurious furnishings and brand new baths with high quality fixtures and stone. Interior work will begin this winter and exterior restorations will commence following the 2017 summer season.
“Clevelands House holds a special place in the hearts of so many” says Greg Knight, VP of Development at “Cleves”. Since 1869, families have spent their summers at this historic hotel, canoeing, waterskiing, golfing, dining and dancing. “Memories are made at a place like this. 2019 marks Cleves’ 150th anniversary so we are preparing the property for the next 150 years of memories!”.
Knight, a longtime Muskoka cottager and experienced developer of heritage properties, is overseeing the Clevelands House Resort Village project on behalf of Ken Fowler Enterprises.
“Investment in heritage structures isn’t a financial decision, its an emotional one. I am grateful to Ken Fowler for continuing to invest in the stewardship of this special place and am thrilled he’s entrusted me with it.”
Knight has been recognized by the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, the Markham Village Conservancy, and was the recipient of the 2013 Heritage Award for Adaptive Re-Use for his restoration of the Connaught School (circa 1884) in Collingwood, Ontario.
For more information on Clevelands House Resort Village, please contact Kit Redding, Director of Sales and Marketing at 705 765 3171.