Life Celebration & Funeral
The Presidents’ Suites is the ideal venue for a life celebration & funeral gathering.
Depending on the number of people in your group, we will match you with the house that will better meet your needs so that your stay becomes a memorable experience for your entire group.
You are planning for a stay or gathering with a group of up to 50 people, we can accommodate you and really facilitate your experience. Each of our historical home is of a different size and offers a different experience. They are all in proximity of each other in Haileybury.
Families are often using the Presidents’ Suites for life celebration & funeral gatherings. Our historical homes and large properties greatly facilitate the coming together of family and friends. A stay with us is an experience where each can enjoy luxurious accommodations. Everyone can also find his or her own place for an intimate and quiet moment. Even youths and teenagers will find their own place and enjoy their stay.
By using the Presidents’ Suites, everyone is now on ‘neutral ground’ and can participate in having a memorable gathering. The complete kitchens are great for meal preparation. Dishes and all necessary accessories are available for cooking and serving your meals. Barbecues are available and access to the gardens and the picnic tables are great for eating outside. We have tents that can be set up on the large properties. We can adapt to your needs for your life celebration & funeral gathering.
Sometimes people choose to hold a life celebration instead of a funeral. After a family member passes away, the survivors may want to offer this type of event to celebrate the deceased rather than have a more somber funeral. This decision is often based on the personality and requests of the deceased. Some people want their friends and family to turn their passing into a gathering. Other times, it’s simply a way for everyone to get together after time has passed to celebrate the deceased person’s life.
Here are some ideas for what to do at a celebration of life:
- Ask people to speak about their experiences with the deceased.
- Encourage the sharing of some humor as well as poignant situations.
- Share memories by asking people to bring photos and mementos.
- Make a memory book or box and ask everyone to contribute a picture or item.
- Play a video or slide show of the deceased having fun at different times of his or her life.
- Make a playlist of the deceased person’s favorite music for everyone to enjoy.
A Funeral Stay
Facing the lost of a loved one is never easy. The main objective of the funeral or life commemorating of a close relative is to help the grieving process. The support from family and friends is vital to help us get through the pain of losing a family member.
The Presidents’ Suites is the perfect place to reunite the family and friends in a spacious and welcoming environment, especially if there are no family members living in the area, or when nobody has a house large enough to host a large group of guests. The neutral environment of the house encourages all to get their hands dirty instead of giving the responsibility to someone in particular.
Our historical homes are ideal for funeral stays and gatherings. The large living rooms, kitchen and dining areas can accommodate families and friends in a friendly environment. For guests from out of town, spacious rooms are available. The various rooms and areas of the house encourage exchange among members who need to mourn or need to have serious discussions in a more personal and private setting. The large gardens, the various balconies and the waterfront create a more relaxed atmosphere and make the process more positive.
Over the years, we have received very positive feedback from families or groups that have stayed at the Presidents’ Suites. They never expected that the houses and the atmosphere it helped create would help them so much in their mourning process.
Funeral Home Links:
Buffam Leveillé Funeral Home
483 Broadway Street
Funeral Home located at a 5-minute walk from the house. Bilingual services available.
Perrin Funeral Chapel Ltd
128 Whitewood Avenue
New Liskeard, Ontario
A Few More Details That Might Interest You
Amenities include a lot of items which would really help during your anniversaries, family, friends reunions event 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 group in the fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with full size fridge, stove, dishwasher and microwave. You will find dishes, utensils, pots & pans and other kitchen accessories.
- high speed internet, tv, cd/ipod player, dvd player, telephone
- laundry room, iron & board
- board games, variety of books, working desk
- balconies and patios y with patio sets, BBQs and great views of lake Temiskaming
- air conditioning in most houses
- exterior spas
- private parking with electrical outlets for winter
- private dock on lake Temiskaming, kayaks, canoes, bicycles at the Villa a few minutes walking distance from the house
- 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 Suite. Also, every morning around 7am, we will deliver to your door the fresh pastry of the day.
What you will find in your suite:
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
Renting the entire homes: Villa – Lumber Baron – Prospector
The homes are mostly rented out for larger groups where people rent out the entire home to accommodate anywhere between 15 and 25 people. The rates to rent the entire home are set up depending on the length of your stay.
For life celebration activities, the Lumber Barons’ House is our most popular.
|Rates per night (hst extra)||2 nights||3 nights||4 nights||5 nights|
|Lumber Baron House main floor only with 3 bedrooms||$ 525||$ 475||$ 425||$ 400|
|Add-on for 2nd floor room #4 - $115/night||$ 115||$ 115||$ 115||$ 115|
|Add-on for 2nd floor - room #5 $115/night||$ 115||$ 115||$ 115||$ 115|
|Add-on per child & adolescent (instead of the 2nd floor per room rate)||$ 25||$ 25||$ 25||$ 25|
|Additional cost per pet||$ 25||$ 25||$ 25||$ 25|
For special events, 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.
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.
The ideal venue for your anniversaries, family, friends reunions.