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Auberge Chesley's Inn Information


Auberge Chesley's Inn has a rich history. It was built as an Inn in 1814 and hosted many prominent guests visiting Upper Canada including Charles Dickens, Catherine Paar Traill and Lord and Lady Durham. Eventually it was converted into a grand home although important early details were left in place. Guests love the fact that they can walk to local restaurants and shops, as well as nearby parks. The Inn mascot, a Scottie dog named Hamish, is popular with guests and loves to entertain them. The library at he Inn is well-stocked with books and magazines. The main part of the Inn does not accept children under the age of 12 or pets. However there is a housekeeping unit called "The Innkeeper's Quarters" which has a separate entrance and welcomes both younger children and well-mannered dogs. This unit does not come with breakfast as it has a fully equipped kitchen. The area around Cornwall has many attractions including the Long Sault Parkway, Upper Canada Village, the Loyalist and Nor'western museum in nearby Williamstown and many other attractions. There is excellent bass fishing in the river and there are are kayak rentals available nearby. There are also bicycle rentals available to enjoy the waterfront trail. The Inn has a much-loved Scottie Dog named Hamish. He loves sitting on laps and is very affectionate. If you are not comfortable around dogs please look elsewhere for accommodation.

The owner/host is well-informed about local history and attractions. He is also a bit of a foodie and can offer good advice on where to eat locally. The atmosphere in the Inn is relaxed and comfortable. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the great rooms with their collections of art and antiques. Most of all, it is a very relaxed and comfortable home away from home. The Inn has many repeat guests who use it as their stop of choice on the way to cottages in the East Coast, trips to Quebec City or the New England States. The absence of television gives guests a break from the turmoil of the world - although true news junkies can always stream on their laptops! The Inn is also a great location for groups of up to ten people. Various families, cycle groups and women's groups have rented the entire Inn so they can enjoy things as a group. They will use the fire-pit in the garden, play cards in the library or even give the 150 year-old square grand piano a tryout. Robert tries to be as responsive to your needs as possible, while remaining discretely in the background. There is a Scottie dog named Hamish on the property.

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Masks for guests
  • Common area doors left open
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • First aid kit
  • Staggered time slots for dining


  • Air conditioning
  • Baggage store
  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Bike lock-up
  • High speed internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Plug adapters
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Fire alarms with lights
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • 24 hour security
  • Game room
  • Designated smoking area
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Sun terrace
  • Pet(s) live on property
  • Well lit path(s) to entrance
  • Library
  • Wide entrance to property


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Secure parking
  • Electric vehicle charging

Business Facilities

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference & events


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Italian breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Farmhouse breakfast
  • Gluten-free options
  • Kosher options
  • Halal options

Activities and Experiences

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Gambling
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golf - miniature
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Scuba diving
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Skating rink
  • Theater
  • Farm life
  • Arts & crafts
  • Casino, arcades
  • Cinema
  • Concerts, music
  • Entertainment
  • History/science museums
  • Leisure park
  • Murder mystery
  • Pub crawl
  • Re-enactment
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    3:00 PM 10:30 PM
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    11:00 AM
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Adults only
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Pets by arrangement
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


The Inn is over 200 years old and all the bedrooms are on the second floor and are not accessible. For public functions, the ground floor is accessible to wheelchairs although there is a small step in the front.


  • Train from Toronto (435.0 km)

    The Inn is a short cab ride from the Cornwall train station.

  • Train from Montreal (125.0 km)

    The Inn is a short cab ride from the train station.

  • Road from Montreal (Airport) (99.0 km)

    Follow your GPS in the rental car and it will take you directly to the Inn via Highway 401.  

  • Road from Ottawa (airport) (99.0 km)

    Follow your GPS.  The Inn is roughly one hour from Ottawa International Airport.

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