Take a step back in time.
The Voutsinas Family
Built in 1874, the Lake View House Hotel first welcomed guests who arrived in stagecoaches!
Once the railroad arrived a few years later, the hotel began to enjoy booming success, with wealthy families and big-name celebrities coming from all over the country to visit.
Guests were welcomed at the train station and then taken to the hotel in a horse-drawn cart. Croquet, tennis and romantic boat rides on the lake were popular summer activities and on Saturday nights, the hotel's great hall resounded with the sounds of a live orchestra, which drew vacation-goers and locals alike.
Even celebrities like Marlon Brando and Andy Williams stayed at the hotel!However, over time and following several national economic crises, activity at the Lake View House Hotel eventually began to decline. But in 1986, a businessman with a penchant for history and a passion for Ronald Blair antiques, acquired the building, since named a historical monument building. His intention was to restore the hotel's former glory, while still retaining its elegance and historical charm.
In 2004, the property was purchased by brothers Chris and Van Voutsinas and their cousin Jimmy. Chris, who had been looking for a country house in the Eastern Townships, said it was love-at-first-sight when he first laid eyes on the hotel!