Caravan Sonnet: Montgomery Inn at Ingleside // Prince Edward Island, Canada

10/31/17

Montgomery Inn at Ingleside // Prince Edward Island, Canada

Today I am so excited to share more about my trip to Prince Edward Island and specifically the amazing place we spent two nights on the Island at: Montgomery Inn at Ingleside. This is a post that I honestly have been excited to write and share about since May when I first touched base with Paul (the owner of Montgomery Inn at Ingleside) and decided to stay here. 

Honestly, the build up of excitement of staying at Ingleside couldn't even compare to the actual experience. It was incredible. On the website it says that if you are a Lucy Laud Montgomery fan than you should stay at Ingleside... and this is true. As an author I was inspired, encouraged, and in awe of staying at this historic property. BUT, even if you are not familiar with L.M. Montgomery this is still a must stay place on the Island. 
From the moment that you drive up to the property you feel that you have taken a step back in time to a different era. The outside building looks and feels quintessential Prince Edward Island and all things Lucy Maud Montgomery. I texted my mom a picture (this one HERE that I posted on Instagram) and said... "we arrived in Ingleside and can see the Lake of Shining Waters". For all of you L.M. Montgomery fans you understand the girly significance of this comment. *smiles*
As a bit of background, Montgomery Inn at Ingleside is the home of Lucy Maud Montgomery's grandfather, Senator Donald Montgomery. She grew up spending part of her childhood visiting her grandfather and nicknamed this home, "Ingleside". For those of you who are familiar with her books, her Ingleside Series of Books was based on her stays here at this home. 
This 4-acre homestead was established in 1877 has been converted into a Canada Select 4-star Heritage Country Inn. The work that has been done to keep the integrity and authenticity of the history and yet modernize the home is absolutely incredible. I can't wait to share more of the inside details with y'all tomorrow. It is truly amazing. 

Within the home there are tons of different rooms (including for those who are L.M. Montgomery lovers a chance to stay in her old room!) and we stayed in the Senators Suite which I can't wait to share more with y'all in the next couple of days!
For Anne lovers this 4-acre property is an absolute dream as it is set right next to the Anne of Green Gables Museum and the famous Lake of Shining Waters. 
This above map is located at the Anne of Green Gables Museum that shows all points "Anne" for those who are visiting the Island for this reason. You can see where the museum and the Lake of Shining waters is located and can see how central Montgomery Inn at Ingleside is. It truly is the perfect location to stay if you are an Anne lover. 
For those of you who may be asking if it is worth a stay if you are interested in exploring the Island beyond "Anne" it is a definite "yes". 

First, as you can see by the map I created above for our time in PEI, Montgomery Inn at Ingleside is centrally located to all different parts of the Island. We wanted to see and explore the Island in general and the central location of Montgomery Inn at Ingleside allowed us to easily do this. It took us no more than 1-2 hours to reach the different parts of the Island that we were seeing. As far as location goes it can't be beat. 

Second, the stay itself was absolute perfection. Everything was immaculate and the details were beyond compare. Both Ali and I commented several times on how restful the environment was, how amazing it was to stay in such an historic place that still be provided amazing modern comforts, and just in general how wonderful our stay was. It was quiet, restful, and truly a haven. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay on the Island then Montgomery Inn at Ingleside is definitely the choice.  (Also, for those that are interested- breakfast is included in your stay!) 

Third, the owners of Montgomery Inn at Ingleside were awesome. They were accommodating to our change in schedule and made it easy for us to get into the house. They were available for help and questions but we never felt that they were intrusive either. We felt complete freedom to come and go as we pleased and yet everything that we needed was taken care of. This is unique as we all know because sometimes things with an Inn owner can be a bit awkward. This was not the case with Paul and Michelle. Just like the rest of our stay they were incredible. In fact one evening we had spent the entire day exploring and came home after a later dinner. Despite the hour Paul came over to see if we needed anything which spoke to the compassion and professionalism that they have.

Fourth, Montgomery Inn at Ingleside is incredibly safe. For those of you are taking a girls trip like we were this is an important factor that you always consider. The property was incredibly safe and one evening when we came back a bit later in the evening from a late dinner we arrived to lights being on and a soft glow of warmth welcoming us in. 

There is an access code for the key box and the locks on all of the doors. One night we actually had the house and property to ourselves and never once were concerned. We felt incredibly safe and would recommend this to anyone who is traveling for a girls trip. 
Fifth and finally, the views and property are so peaceful and restful that you will not want to leave. From the moment you drive up you are surrounded by beauty on all sides that just draws you in and invites you to truly relax on your vacation.
One morning of our stay I got up early and came out to watch the sunrise. It was spectacular. I curled up on the front porch with a blanket scarf around me and just took in the beauty of the land before me. It was absolutely breathtaking.
Our stay at the Montgomery Inn at Ingleside was absolutely wonderful in every way. Even several weeks later I continue to talk about this amazing property. It truly welcomes your heart in and is wonderful and we would love to go back.

Interested in booking a stay at the Montgomery Inn at InglesideMontgomery Inn at Ingleside is open from May 1st through October 31st. You can connect with the Montgomery Inn at Ingleside and make reservations here:

Phone Number: 1-902-439-0889
Address: 4615 Route 20 Park Corner
Kensington PE COB1MO
CANADA 
You can connect with Paul, the Owner of Montgomery Inn at Ingleside on Instagram HERE
I hope that each of you have a chance to stay at the Montgomery Inn at Ingleside. It is truly such a beautiful and lovely place. Please let me know if you have any questions!! Tomorrow I will be sharing pictures of the amazing details from inside Montgomery Inn at Ingleside and also about our specific suite, the Senator's Suite. 

If you are interested in reading more from my recent trip through New England, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. You can read all of the posts from the trip by clicking on the links below:

A HUGE thank you to Montgomery Inn at Ingleside and Paul Montgomery for the discounted stay rate. 

2 comments:

  1. So glad you had a great time!!!! I just started watching Anne with an E on Netflix and I love it! I need to go re-read the Anne of Green Gables series.

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  2. Oh my goodness I am LOVING all your posts!! I've told Kevin that when Avonlea turns 10 we are taking her to PEI for a special trip:) xoxo

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