The Meiklejohn House was built in the 1870’s as a stately Victorian home by Alexander Meiklejohn who became the first mayor of Harriston. It has many unique features including a wall which recesses into the ceiling to make the parlour into one large room. There are eight fireplaces in the house, four of which are made of Italian marble.
A former greenhouse or Conservatory is now a warm and cozy place to relax and enjoy a cup of tea or to have your breakfast. A second floor sunroom also lends itself to relaxation. Several outdoor verandahs invite you to sit with a good book or spend time with friends. The 8 person spa/hot tub will help you settle in for a good nights sleep in one of the four bedrooms decorated for your comfort.
A delicious full country breakfast will be served at 8:30 am or earlier upon request and it can be enjoyed in the formal dining room, Conservatory or out on the patio.
We have central air during the hot summer months to enhance your stay.
We are situated on the edge of the town of Harriston in the Town of Minto, Wellington County, Ontario, and are within a short drive to many area attractions and activities, including:
- culture and events in the Town of Minto
- Escape the Old Post
- golfing and camping at Pike Lake
- fishing in the Maitland River
- fishing in the Grand River Watershed
- fishing in the Saugeen River Watershed
- Durham Conservation Area
- Conostogo Lake Conservation Area
- the Elora Gorge Conservation Area
- historic downtown Elora, Ontario
- Drayton Festival Theatre
- Grey Wellington Theatre Guild & Harriston Town Hall Theatre
- Flowers to Fragrance Lavender Farm
- Wild Things Plant Farm
We are a non-smoking home and open year round as a B&B but also as a place for your next meeting or event. Children are welcomed.
If you would like to learn more about Meiklejohn House Bed and Breakfast, our services, to obtain pricing, or book and reserve a room, please contact us.