Muskoka’s Clevelands House on Lake Rosseau is preparing to show off its first round of renovations this Canada Day

The countdown is on! Renovations are progressing quickly for Muskoka’s classic landmark hotel — Clevelands House on Lake Rosseau.

Restoration of the interior of the main lodge and boathouse at this iconic summer resort is in its final stages. The new PIE Wood Fired Pizza Joint in our 9,000 square foot boathouse is now open. Beautifully renovated rooms in the original Cleves Hotel will open their doors on Canada Day.

The $2-million renovation which began in January is focused on the interiors of the resort’s main hotel building. Inside, restitution of original walls, ceilings, and original hardwood floors are underway, along with new furnishings, a state-of-the-art HVAC system, and an exciting new restaurant experience by celebrity chef Randy Feltis.

A period-appropriate restoration of the building’s exterior — including windows, doors, and wood siding is slated for the next phase of restoration, commencing after this summer season.

“We have a tremendous team who have a lot to be proud of,” says Greg Knight, VP Development. “Restoring Clevelands House to its original splendour is a labour of love. Cleves is a very special place to so many people. Our entire team is looking forward to drawing back the curtains and revealing Clevelands House to our guests and the Muskoka community.”

Clevelands House opened in Muskoka in 1869 as a retreat for city residents seeking escape from summer heat. Known commonly as “Cleves” among locals and guests, this grand hotel is one of few in Muskoka to escape fire, destruction, and neglect over ensuing decades. Its buildings offer visitors a taste of old Muskoka they won’t soon forget.

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