Monday, November 22, 2010

Elora Mill/ My World

Elora Mill Inn, Elora Ontario

Towering five storeys above the Grand River in Elora, Ontario stands the Elora Mill Inn, built circa 1840.  Until 1972, it operated as a grist mill but it is now an elegant country inn and restaurant. Many of its 32 guest rooms are furnished with antiques or period reproductions, and some offer fireplaces as well.

The inn is situated on the Grand River beside a ramp waterfall along the beautiful Elora Gorge.  (A ramp waterfall is where water slips over a steep rock face without losing contact with the rock surface.)


Looking at the inn from the other side of the gorge

A few rooms face the river where guests can view the falls and gorge. A fireside dining room overlooks the falls, which the mill still uses to generate its own electricity.

Canada geese enjoying a brisk swim above the ramp waterfall

No, I have never stayed there. But I did enjoy hiking along the paths on the opposite side of the river.



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49 comments:

Kathy said...

Charming place!

Life Ramblings said...

it looks beautiful and serene.

see you there! said...

Looks like a great place to stay. I love it when old historic buildings are put to good use.

Darla

B SQUARED said...

Another addition to my 'bucket list.'

Leif Hagen said...

Sounds like a cozy, warm inn - wish we could stay there!

Dianne said...

it's a grand old place!
I love the geese at the falls

Judy said...

It would be so interesting to see what the rooms look like, and the view over the river, too!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Great to see the mill still in use even with a change of use - sounds a lovely spot.

Sylvia K said...

What a delightful place! And it does look very serene! I love to stay in places like this. I also love to see old historical buildings being saved and put to good use. Great post for the day and I love your photos -- particularly the geese at the falls!! Hope your week is off to a good start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Shirley said...

It's good to see old mills and such being brought back to life and purpose. I'd love to see inside. Hint hint.

Mo said...

I love your photo treatment. Great shots

ewok1993 said...

that is a charming place for a quick getaway.

hope you're starting your week wonderfully.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

How interesting they turned the mill into a hotel :)

http://fotochip.blogspot.com/2010/11/mwmarsvinsholm-castle.html

ladyfi said...

Wow - magnificent and delightful!

Halcyon said...

This sounds like a fun place to stay!

aka Penelope said...

This does seem like a cozy place to stay loaded with history and charm by scenic beauty. I’ve never seen geese this close to a waterfall before. Pardon the pun but they look a little “on edge”. :)

Rambling Round said...

What an elegant and rustic place! I'd love to go there.

Carolyn Ford said...

Totally charming! I can't believe those geese can stand on the brink of the falls and not get swept over...the security of wings really is unbelievable!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Grande effetto questa casa in pietra !
Mi piace.
Buona girnata :)
Myriam

flutietootie said...

Nice views.

Viola said...

I just get a weird feeling here.. of an exciting buildning, old.. and a little chilling feelings....(?) The last photo is just fantastic!

Have a nice week! :)

Denise said...

This is a place I would love to stay. Wonderful photos, those geese look like they are having a great time.

Farmchick said...

Nice, I like the first picture.

Gallery Juana said...

Love the photo of the geese enjoying the falling water. I love to hear them fly over. Their geese talk make me happy.

Jacob said...

It is an elegant and interesting place for sure. I'm sure the rooms and the food and the views are splendid, but other than hiking, what would a guest do when staying there?

(Not counting photography, of course! That's a given!)

By the way Amy and Donnie are both golfers, although she usually serves as his caddie on Sundays. He is an excellent golfer.

Jacob said...

Me again re your question on Ocala DP: I recently purchased what I was told was the best point-and-shoot on the market, the Canon S95. It is a fantastic piece of equipment. One option it offers is to shoot with a fisheye effect. That's what I used. Simple. Just turn a dial a couple of clicks.

Kay L. Davies said...

Super photos of a most unusual place. Imagine turning a grist mill into an inn. Wonderful. I love the fact that they use the waterfall to generate their own electricity!
-- K

Kay, Alberta
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Evelyn said...

Looks like a great place. LOvely.

lotusleaf said...

What a charming place for a holiday!

Carver said...

That looks like a great place to visit. Very picturesque.

LDH said...

What a beautiful stay one would enjoy at this Inn. Inside and out!

Randy said...

What a great old building!

Lesley said...

I bet it is just as beautiful inside

J Bar said...

What a great old mill.
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Arija said...

Wonderful to se an old mill so tastefully converted and given a new use.

Rose said...

What a wonderful place! Think I will see if I can find a website for it!

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful and interesting My World Tuesday posting
Very nice photo series

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Luna Miranda said...

the interiors must be quite interesting. lovely shots.

NatureFootstep said...

Interesting. I like that they still use the building, even if it is a restaurant.

Gill - That British Woman said...

been past it many times, figured it was just a restaurant, didn't realise you could stay there. Great shots,

Gill

Joe Todd said...

I really like old mills and recenly did a post one one myself. Looks like a really neat place.

Francisca said...

Hey! I've been there! That was my world once too... :-)

sunflowerkat321 said...

This is a charming old building. I'm glad to read that it's being put to use and being enjoyed as an inn. To many of these wonderful old place are just left to crumble. It's too bad that more aren't preserved in this way.

Kat
http://inmydreamssfk.blogspot.com/

KaHolly said...

I'm glad to see this old mill restored and being used. So many along the east coast are left to ruin.

Small City Scenes said...

What a great place. I am glad that it is still being used even though only as an Inn. But how delightful. MB

T. Becque said...

What a great place and fun to photograph!

George said...

This looks like a wonderful place to stay or at which to enjoy a meal. I've been to a much smaller mill in Tiffin, Ohio that was converted into a restaurant.

maggieisfiercefamineuncontrolledbeatch said...

симпатично, интересное место

Paulie said...

What a beautiful and interesting place! I love to visit these places online because I know I may never get the chance in person.

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