Bon Echo Inn - A Sprawling Resort

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This new cairn at Bon Echo describes the Inn and resort:

"Bon Echo Inn was more than just a single building. In addition to the main building was a complex of small and large cabins and numerous support buildings. At its peak, ten small cabins were strung in a line south of the Inn and larger, private cottages were found along the shoreline to the north. In addition, there was a bridge over the narrows, amateur theatre, tennis court, stable, a tuck shop and post office, manager's cabin, barn, ice house, and caretaker's cottage. The latter was located in this clearing and was one of the only two winterized buildings on site.

The last caretaker was Mike Schwager, he lived here year-round until his retirement in 1971 at 83. When he left, Bon Echo lost its last full-time resident, leaving Bon Echo in quiet winter solitude until spring brings visitors to its gates once again.

Part of the Bon Echo Provincial Park Album.
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Owner: Cloyne & District Historical Society
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