The Swallowdale Inn B&B was the brainchild of Oscar Fairman, who worked and painted with members of the Group of Seven from the 1920s and whose own work was displayed in the Galleries across Canada.  Some of his field sketches from the 1940s are in the gallery below. Originally intended as a hunting lodge, the B&B is now run by his daughter for those seeking the traditional bed & breakfast experience of rest and relaxation in glorious but home-like surroundings.

Thanks to Oscar's artist's eye, The Swallowdale Inn B&B enjoys the premier waterfront location on beautiful Fairy Lake facing into spectacular, salmon-pink sunsets.  A selection of typical sunsets is in the gallery below. Located in the Swallowdale area of Huntsville, it is next door to the PGA-quality golf courses of Deerhurst and Grandview Resorts.  The B&B is two hours from Toronto and twenty minutes from the Algonquin Provincial Park.

The Swallowdale Inn B&B is on the eastern end of Fairy Lake close to the historic steamer canal built at the start of the last century to link Huntsville with the summer cottage communities of Peninsula Lake and the portage to the Lake of Bays where celebrities like Al Capone vacationed. Today herons, turtles, beavers, deer, ducks and small wildlife, including pike and large and smallmouth bass and a genetically unique trout, inhabit the area and are regularly seen at the B&B.

The Swallowdale Inn B&B sits on 10 acres of very private, wooded land and enjoys a hard sand beach making access to the water and enjoyment of the lake for building sand castles, fishing, swimming, or simply splashing around easy for all age groups.  Or simply relax in a Muskoka chair on the B&B lawn or the dock and chat with friends old and new and watch the aquatic world go by.

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