Located in the picturesque setting of Elora, Ontario, the Elora Mill Inn is a very dramatic property with spectacular vistas on all sides. The building is almost two centuries old and towers above the Elora Gorge and the Grand River Falls. In its early days it was a grist mill that has been converted to a cozy country inn in the heart of Ontarios Festival Country.
The Elora Mill Inn consists of four separate buildings that house 32 tastefully decorated rooms. All of them contain historical reproductions of the furniture commonly used in the 18th century and some have fireplaces. If you are lucky enough to be able to book the room that has a double Jacuzzi tub, you will have a very relaxing vacation indeed. Depending on the building in which your room is located you may just have a breathtaking view of the falls.
You can really see the craftsmanship in the architecture of the Elora Mill Inn. The walls are made of quarried stones and are quite thick, which means the window wells are very wide and deep. The rooms located in the main building are the standard rooms containing King or Queen Sized beds. Most have a view of the water. Located in the Granary Building are the Premium rooms with vaulted ceilings, a four-poster King or Queen sized bed, and fireplaces in some room. The suites of this hotel are really unique and some of these have private decks where you can be alone with the view of the water.
The dining room of the Elora Mill Inn has a delightful view of the river and the falls. You can see the symbol of the community located in the middle of the waterfall the Tooth of Time. The mouth-watering cuisine consists of local foods, such as the fruits of the orchards and the trout caught in the rivers and streams. Some of the produce is organically grown just for use at the Inn. The wine list features the stellar wines from Ontario and the restaurant has received many awards and accolades for the wines that it serves.
When you stay at the Elora Mill Inn you are in Mennonite country and can therefore visit many farmers markets, quilt shops and craft stores where the unique handmade items will really be the perfect souvenirs to take back home. Visit the Elora Quarry where you will find a genuine swimming hole in what used to be a quarry and it is possible that the stones used to build the mill came from this very place.
There are many events that take place in Elora during the summer months which makes the Elora Mill Inn the perfect choice for your accommodations. During July and August the sounds of music ring out from several different venues for a three week period and mid-August is the time of the Fergus Highland Games. The sounds of the pipes will echo through the town and you can take in a variety of unusual athletic games and contests.