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

11/1/17

A Look Inside 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 inside pictures of our stay at Montgomery Inn at Ingleside. As I shared yesterday, our stay at Montgomery Inn at Ingleside was so wonderful and I would definitely recommend it to everyone. 
Today I am excited to share a look inside the first floor of Montgomery Inn at Ingleside. 
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. 
As I mentioned yesterday, Montgtomery Inn at Ingleside is a 4-acre homestead that 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 think y'all can see in these pictures just how amazing the interior is! (If you are interested in seeing the renovation pictures you can do so HERE!)
The front parlour has so many different unique items that showcase the rich history of Lucy Maud Montgomery and her family. 
The history in this room was truly amazing.
The front hallway held some unique treasures. 
This bookcase was simply amazing. There were tons of books from days of old, including many first editions of Lucy Maud Montgomery books. 
The package above, that was addressed to L.M. Montgomery's grandfather was found in the restoration- still with the wrapping on it! 
Across from our room and just beyond the bookcase was the dining room and then the kitchen.
All of the little details were truly incredible.
One of the areas of the house that has been transformed the most is the kitchen. It truly has kept the historical elements (notice the servants staircase in the last picture) and yet has modernized the home to make it practical for guests. 
I hope that y'all loved this look inside Montgomery Inn at Ingleside! 

If you are interested in booking a stay at the Montgomery Inn at Ingleside the property 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 more about our room that we stayed in! 

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. Such beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing. L.M. Montgomery was also a Penman descendant as two of her great grandmothers were sisters, namely Ann/Nancy Penman, spouse of Donald Montgomery and Elizabeth/Betsy Penman, who married David Murray. Four Murray children married their first cousins, the Montgomerys. It seems that the surname, PENMAN, was a good fit for Lucy Maud, as she was a teller of stories. My ancestor, Margaret Penman was another sister and she married Justice John Ramsay. Another sister, Christy Penman married Hugh Montgomery, a brother of Nancy's husband, Donald Montgomery. Another sister, Jane Penman married James Townsend of Park Corner. She was left a widow with no children so she sent for her two nephews, Little Donald and Big Donald Montgomery, sons of Nancy and Christy (Penman) Montgomery. They came down to help their Aunt Jane run the farm at Park Corner. The Montgomery Inn is situated at that location and some of the early family members were buried in a family cemetery there. They were later transferred to the Geddie Memorial Cemetery. Anyway, I thought you would enjoy some of the background information on how the Montgomerys ended up in Park Corner. The Montgomery lineage and the will of Jane (Penman) Montgomery are posted at the islandregister.com website under the Will and Lineage sections. Another interesting tidbit is that four of George Penman's sons-in-law were all early members of the PEI Legislation. David Murray of Bedeque, Donald Montgomery from Fox Point, Malpeque, Hugh Montgomery from Port Hill, Lot 13 and Justice John Ramsay, also from Port Hill and James Townsend from Park Corner. These early pioneer families were instrumental in the legal and political beginnings while representing their communities. Also, Lucy Maud's MacNeill grandfather was also active in politics and if I remember correctly, he was Speaker of the House in the PEI Legislature. So, no wonder Lucy Maud had lots of material to draw on, her families were very active in their communities and she would have been exposed to much more than the average Islander at that time. Thanks so much for your beautiful pictures and Paul Montgomery has done such an awesome job of restoration and for preserving his family's history. His ancestors must be very proud of all his hard work and the results in showcasing the beautiful old home.

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    1. Mary, Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment! I totally agree that Paul and Michelle have done an AMAZING job of restoring and preserving the family's history! It was so delightful to stay at Mongtomery Inn at Ingleside!! Thank you again for your comment and for sharing this history!
      Blessings, Rebecca :)

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