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Luxury accommodation in an historic Bracebridge property.

The Monastery B&B

15 Sadler Drive
Bracebridge, Ontario  P1L1K5

Phone: (705) 646-0871

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Monastery B&B - original chapel building in background

About our Bed & Breakfast

This 1.4 acre riverfront property is in a quiet residential neighbourhood, on the east bank of the Muskoka River in Bracebridge, and central to all the fabulous attractions that Muskoka offers. For a short video on Muskoka, click here.

An order of Anglican brothers, The Society of Saint John the Evangelist, ministered to the region from 1928-1983 from this monastery. The property was divided into three private residences in 1988, and this centre section, distinguished by a working bell tower, has been tastefully renovated into a 4,000 square-foot light and airy home.

Downtown Bracebridge is about a 10-minute walk or 2-minute drive (1.3 km); access to Highway 11 is also 2 minutes away. Access to the Wilson's Falls hiking trail is about a block away, connecting to the Trans Canada Trail.

The PALMER ROOM is named after Father R.F. Palmer, the original and principal Superior of the monastery. It is a spacious room with queen-sized bed, change room, and large ensuite 3-piece washroom. Large windows on two sides and two in the washroom assure fresh air and natural light. Comfort assured by ceiling fan and/or central air-conditioning as required.


 The LARKIN SUITE is a downstairs wing named after Gerald Larkin, heir of the Salada Tea firm, whose estate financed 1963 monastery additions, including the bell tower and stonework to match the chapel. Your own private two-bedroom suite has central air-conditioning as required or cross-ventilation from multiple east-west windows. A private central hallway links two well-appointed bedrooms, one with a queen bed - one with a double, and a large 3-piece washroom.

The SADLER SUITE is an upstairs wing named after Rev. R.T. Sadler, the Anglican priest who developed the monastery property in the 1920's. Your own private two-bedroom suite has central air-conditioning as required or cross-ventilation from east-west windows. A private hallway links two richly decorated bedrooms, one with two 4-poster twin sleigh beds - one with a double, and a 3-piece washroom.

The spacious living room is reserved for guest use - an album with notes and pictures documents the history of the property. Generous breakfasts are served in either the formal dining room or the kitchen/family room oak table looking out at the river ravine. Daily hot breakfast house specialties are complemented by seasonal fruits, home-baked items and specialty teas and coffees.

  • Open year round, November through May by reservation only.Check-in time - as arranged; normal check-out - 11:00am.
  • Two night minimum on summer/fall weekends. NOTE - this in practice means NOT Saturday-only; one-night bookings for Fri or Sun would generally be accepted. Thus, Sat-only might be available for a room which was already booked for the Friday - check calendar link above for vacancies.
  • Within walking distance to fine restaurants and pubs, interesting boutiques, and Bracebridge Bay walking trail and historical attractions.
  • Within a short drive to boat cruises, Muskoka summer theatres, numerous local artisans, championship golf courses, cross country and downhill skiing, hiking and bike trails, fishing and boating. Algonquin Park is only 45 minutes away.
  • In-house wireless (802.11b/g) broadband internet access. 
  • No smoking or pets please.
  • We have 3 guest bedrooms
  • We serve a Full breakfast

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Guest Lounge

Main Dining Room

Family Rm / Kitchen


Palmer Room

Peach Room

Four-Poster Room

Gold Room

Gable Room

At a Glance

Very spacious room with walk-in closet
$135.00 / $135.00
Extra person: $40.00
Private two bedroom suite with queen and double beds.
Private bath
$135.00 / $135.00
Extra person: $55.00
Private two bedroom suite with twins and double
Private bath
$135.00 / $135.00
Extra person: $55.00
Method of payment:   Cash Accepted    Visa Accepted    MasterCard Accepted    American Express Accepted    Travelers Cheque Accepted    Personal Cheque Accepted  
B&B Season: Open Year Round
Languages Spoken: English ; Some French
Other Amenities: Nature trail, guest lounge with materials on monastery history, landscaped grounds overlooking river ravine - country-like setting in town. Wireless internet access.
No Guest Pets
No guest pets
Pets in Home
Pets in house
Smoke Free House
Smoke Free house
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Contact Information:

The Monastery B&B
15 Sadler Drive
Bracebridge, Ontario  P1L1K5
Phone: (705) 646-0871

Directions: From the south take Highway 11 to the third Bracebridge turnoff (Exit #189) - Taylor Road - Muskoka Rd 42. Take Taylor Road west (right) 1.0 km to set of lights just past Travelodge on left. Turn right onto Pine Street, then immediate left onto Maple Street. Follow to third right - Sadler Drive ... #15 is about 100 yds on the left (look for the bell tower!).
Cancellation Policy: No charge with 48 hours notice, or if room can be rebooked. Otherwise, charged for one night or 50% of multi-night reservation. Reservations must be confirmed via credit card.
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The Monastery B&B
15 Sadler Drive
Bracebridge, Ontario  P1L1K5

Ph: (705) 646-0871

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