5-Star rated member of the
Federation of Ontario Bed and Breakfast Accommodations.
Rated “excellent” on Tripadvisor by experienced, discriminating Travellers.
We offer you a sincere, warm welcome to come and stay with us and enjoy an authentic Victorian experience while you enjoy the many enchanting pleasures of Collingwood and the other beautiful nearby towns nestled in the magnificant Southern Georgian Bay Region of Ontario. If you want a ‘grandmother’s house’ experience of rejuvenating nurture and relaxation, the Joseph Lawrence House B&B is the home for you, especially if you have a passion for Heritage, History, and Culture.
The Town of Collingwood is at the centre of Ontario’s premium vacation area, a true four seasons destination. Not far from the large population centres of southern Ontario, the Joseph Lawrence House B&B is centrally located in the Town of Collingwood, mere minutes by car from the neighbouring towns of the Town of Blue Mountain, including Thornbury and Meaford, and Wasaga Beach. Nearby is the Blue Mountain Resort, many challenging ski runs, the Scenic Caves, Le Scandinave Spa and the magnificant sandy beach and provincial park in Wasaga Beach. A short stroll from the Joseph Lawrence House B&B up old Hurontario Street of Collingwood leads to the many fine shops and fabulous restaurants amid the preserved and protected buildings of Collingwood’s Heritage Conservation District.
Choose from several tastefully decorated Guest Bedrooms, or the luxury of a spacious three room Suite. All have high quality linens, and sparkling ensuites. Several have a cozy fireplace. Choose from queen, twin or king size beds. Each room is furnished to accommodate two people only, and is furnished to reflect the Victorian warmth and charm from the prosperous early days of old Collingwood.
Enjoy the cozy guest parlour with it’s fireplace, library, TV and DVD, or relax on the lovely covered Victorian verandah overlooking extensive English gardens. Enjoy elegant antique furniture and a substantial gourmet breakfast in our guest dining room. Try fresh baked goods from our kitchen, preserves, gourmet fair trade organically grown coffee from the Creemore Coffee Company, an extensive selection of fine teas, and mouth watering hot entreés.
The Joseph Lawrence House B & B is proud to be a Star Member of the Federation of Ontario Bed & Breakfast Accomodations. Our home was originally built in 1866 by Joseph H. Lawrence, an early settler in the pioneer community of Hurontario Mills at the mouth of the Pretty River, and the first Clerk of the Town of Collingwood when it was incorporated in 1858. The red and buff brick front addition incorporated this earlier large frame structure when it was completed in 1877 by Thomas and Elizabeth Fair, prominent merchants in this early community of Upper Canada. Now this restored and renovated Designated Heritage Building with its antique furnishings and vintage lighting invites you to visit and to enjoy the Victorian charm and cozy elegance from the early days of prosperity in old Collingwood.
- Wi-Fi Internet Access
- Ensuites in every guest room
- Fireplaces in most guest rooms
- Central air conditioning
- Smoke-free and pet-free
- Adults and mature children only
- Large covered Victorian verandah
- Extensive gardens
- Full gourmet breakfast
- Fair-traded and organically grown coffee
- Pure water through reverse osmosis for cooking and drinking
- Free off-street parking
- Bike and ski lockup
- A short walking distance to the shops and fine restaurants of the picturesque federally and provinicially designated Heritage Conservation District of old Collingwood
- A short distance by car or bus to all local ski hills and Blue Mountain Village and Resort
- A short distance by car to the Bruce Trail and Wasaga Beach
- A short walk or bike to the extensive network of hiking and biking trails throughout Collingwood