The Lumber Barons House is an historical 1907 mansion which clearly reflects the wealth of the Cobalt/Haileybury mining era.
As soon as you walk in the Lumber Barons House you are overwhelmed by the décor, which brings you back in time. Our designer for the house restoration project, Renelle Laliberté of Renelle Design, received the Canadian Historical Decor IDEA 2015 Award for her work at the Lumber Barons House. The colours used in the house and for all the fabrics were inspired by the original stained glass in the living room.
The Lumber Barons House is ideal for your receptions. It has been used on several occasions for cocktails, formal dinners, workshops, or simple gatherings with family & friends. Some guests even decide to use the house to meet their own clients.
More About the Lumber Barons House
The large front porch with the beautiful view of lake Temiskaming is certainly impressing and is an ideal location for your morning coffee or for a family or group lunch. At the back of the house, a very private deck with large trees providing a buffer with the street, BBQ, and a year around spa is also available. The large 5-lot property has ample parking space, room for exterior games and a fire pit.
The main floor is designed in a ‘C’ shape, which was very unique for a house constructed in 1907. This uniqueness provides for a very smooth flow in the house so you can have a very large group spread out throughout the house without really realizing it. At the time, most houses were constructed as square shape two stories. As you open the door, a large cathedral ceiling entrance will immediately give you the feeling that you are walking-in a very unique house. The spacious kitchen has a nook area with a bay window overlooking the back deck and spa. The dining room is impressive and can seat up to 14 people. For larger groups, a different table arrangement can be setup. The living room is very ‘lumber baron’ with the wooden beams, the fireplace and the furniture. Bench seats have been added at several places in the living room in order to maximize the number of guests that could take place. The main floor also has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, one of them being an ensuite.
The 2nd floor has been redesigned to serve several purposes. First, it is an ideal place for meetings and retreats with a large meeting room for 25 people and two smaller rooms for breakout sessions. Two bathrooms and a kitchenette are also available. The rooms and conference room can be converted to sleeping areas and groups could use the entire 2nd floor which would be great for family gatherings or sports teams.
Lumber Barons House Floor Plan
Amenities include a lot of items and really all you need to bring are your clothes, personal toiletries and any food that would be required outside of what we have included in our continental breakfast and other condiments.
You will be able to cook all your meals for yourself or your guests in the fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with full size fridge, stove, microwave and even a commercial dishwasher. There is a total of 4 sinks. You will find enough dishes and utensils to serve up to 25 guests. Pots & pans and other kitchen accessories are also there for you to use.
- high speed fibre-op internet, tv, cd/ipod player, dvd player, telephone
- projector, screen & white board in main conference room
- laundry room, iron & board
- board games, variety of books, working desk
- back deck with a patio set, BBQ and an exterior spa available year around
- large front porch with the beautiful view of lake Temiskaming with enough tables and chairs for a 30 people lunch
- robes & sandals, towels
- large parking
- access to our private dock on lake Temiskaming, kayaks, canoes, bicycles available at the Villa only a few walking minutes away
- walking distance to Haileybury downtown and public beach and marina
- exterior games, fire pit
- and more…
Continental Breakfast & Condiments
Included in the cost of the room is a continental breakfast with some other condiments. Everything is available in your house. Also, every morning around 7am, we will deliver to your door the fresh pastry of the day.
What you will find in your house:
In the counter baskets
- Coffee (regular and decaf)
- Sugar, brown sugar, sweetener
- Assorted teas: David’s Tea and other
- Hot Chocolate (envelopes)
- Apple Cider (envelopes)
- Honey Cheerios and granola cereals
- Oatmeal (envelopes)
- Peanut butter and assorted local jams from la Fraisonnée
- Popcorn (for microwave)
- A few spices (salt, pepper, Montreal steak, garlic, Italian, Cajun, Tabasco sauce)
- Olive oil and balsamic vinegar
- Ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise (envelopes)
- Aluminum foil and plastic wrap, resealable bags
In the fridge
- 1% milk and 10% coffee cream
- Orange, apple and vegetables juices
- Organic buckwheat pancake milk from The Flour Mill
- (gluten free) with maple syrup
- 12 grain bread & bagels
- Assorted yogurts
- Fresh fruit basket: oranges, apples, lemon or lime.
- Fruit cocktail (small cans)
- Fresh eggs
The rates are set up depending on the length of your stay and the # of bedrooms you are using. You and your party (if applicable) will be the only guest(s) in the home and you will have the full use of the home.
Note: If you have only rented one of the floors, it could be possible (on rare occasions) that someone else is using the 2nd floor. In this circumstance, they would enter the house from their own private 2nd floor entrance and the door separating both floors would be locked.
|Rates per room per night (hst extra)||1 night||2 nights||3 nights||4 nights|
|1 room||$ 175||$ 160||$ 155||$ 150|
|2 or more rooms||$ 145||$ 130||$ 125||$ 120|
|Adult extra bed|
(pull down or sofa)
|$ 75||$ 65||$ 65||$ 60|
|Child extra bed|
(pull down or sofa)
|$ 25||$ 20||$ 20||$ 20|
|Additional cost per pet|
(only allowed in Guest House, Little Crooked House - please contact us)
|$ 25||$ 25||$ 25||$ 25|
For special events or large groups, please contact Nicole directly so that she can provide you with a quote.
Please also note that we accept pets in a few of our houses only. Please contact Nicole to discuss your situation and agree on the applicable additional cost. Cost may vary depending on the type of your pet.
The Lumber Barons House is located at 604 Brewster street in Haileybury (Temiskaming Shores) but the entrance & parking lot are off Rorke street. When you get on Rorke street, look for a large blue house with the Presidents’ Suites sign, you can’t miss it – there’s only one like it.
The house is only a few minutes walking distance from several of our other houses including the Villa where you can access our private dock, kayaks, canoes and bicycles.
Downtown Haileybury and its waterfront (marina, public beach and waterslide) is less than 500m from the house.
The house is 8km from downtown New Liskeard and from downtown Cobalt.
For directions to the house, Google map to 604 Brewster Street (note: entrance off Rorke Street)
The entire main floor of the Lumber Baron’s House suite is accessible for people with reduced mobility.
The back entrance is located at ground level and fully accessible with a wheelchair. The front porch with an incredible view of lake Temiskaming is also accessible. Wide hallways, large open areas along with several available accessibility accessories are all contributing to making everyone at ease to truly enjoy your stay. We also have available a tub safety bar, a tub transfer bench and an elevated toilet seat.
A Bit of History About the Lumber Barons House
The theme of the Lumber Barons House has been developed around the story of the Lumber Barons. The lumber industry started in mid 1800’s when J.R. Booth, one of the richest man in Canada had the logging rights all around the lake. This was before any pioneer settled in the area at the end of the century. The great white pines were harvested and squared in order to attach them together to float as rafts all the way to Quebec City to be shipped in London.
In 1903, while the Temiskaming & Northern Ontario railway was being built through Cobalt some of the richest silver mines in the world were discovered. News of the discovery spread like wild fires and thousands of people arrived to find prosperity. Over 100 mines were discovered and started operations within a few years. Many of the new millionaires preferred settling along the shores of Lake Temiskaming and constructed their houses in Haileybury along called Millionaire’s Row.
The house was built in 1907 in this neighbourhood, by Bill Powell, one of these mine owners who became rich overnight with these silver finds.
Howard Dunbar, bought the house in 1921, after making his money in selling wood tiles to the railway company and building a planning mill and door factory to supply the great demand for homes and businesses created by Cobalt’s silver rush.
On October 4th, 1922, one of the biggest disaster in Canada occurred when a fire flattened Haileybury and 18 townships surrounding the community. The fire is called the Great Fire of Haileybury since it was the community that was most impacted by the disaster with 4,000 people left homeless. Only 76 homes, located on Millionaire’s Row survived the fire. This was a very profitable time for the Lumber Barons of the area with the great demand to rebuild so many homes and businesses.
After the fire, Howard Dunbar raised the roof of the house and added a second floor to make extra bedrooms. The house was in the Dunbar family for more than 60 years.
Vacation Home Rental & Apartment Hotel Concept
The President’s Suites offers you high-end accommodation in historical homes based more on the concept of vacation home rental and apartment style living rather than that of a hotel. Our suites and houses offer you hotel services in the cosiness of an apartment or a house.
The innovative concept makes it the perfect venue for your business travels, meetings, family, friend & group reunions, weddings or weekend holidays, or simply for a place to stay during a working period in the area. Each home and suite offers distinctly unique features. Depending on what you are looking for, tranquillity, atmosphere, or convenience, we will tailor your stay to suit your needs. It is similar to renting an all-furnished home and apartment and occupants can “check-out” whenever they wish either after a one-day, a few days or a one-week stay. The concept allows our clients to do everything they would at home, such as cooking, washing, relaxing and entertaining. We offer a free continental breakfast. We now have meeting rooms to meet your business needs.
Our homes and suites include the site of a century-old inn located on the historical Millionaire’s row in Haileybury (Temiskaming Shores), situated on the shores of Lake Temiskaming. Other historical housing accommodations are also located close by and with great views of the lake. Haileybury is a picturesque community located in Ontario and on the border of the province of Quebec. We are only a few minutes from New Liskeard and Cobalt.