Lakeview House

Lakeview House was a grand hotel built in the early 1900s by Anthony (Tony) Miller. It boasted a dancing pavilion with a live orchestra every night, horseback riding, and the first 9-hole golf course on the lake. Lakeview house catered to 260 guests in summer and some winter accomodation for skiers, but burned to the ground in 1931 and was not rebuilt. (Tony Miller went on to build the Champlain Hotel in Orillia.)Lakeview1Notice low water levels in picture below from before 1918 when the Severn Waterway was established.Lakeview2Lakeview3

Two islands off Lakeview shore, looking north.
Two islands off Lakeview shore, looking north.

Preserving the Past for the Future