The Inn

The History of the Inn

The Clockmaker's Inn was built by Robert Canavan of Scotch Village in 1894 for Rufus Curry - a son of a wealthy Sea Captain and business merchant. The house was occupied by Rufus Curry from 1894 until his death in 1934 and his widow Cornelia continued to live in the house until 1946.

From 1946-1956 the house was used as a nursing home known as Windsor Manor.

 In 1956 it was purchased by David and Esther Allbon who converted the carriage house into a printing shop.

In 1978 Dennis and Veronica Connelly purchased the house and in 1985 opened their home as a Bed and Breakfast calling it the "Clockmaker's Inn" after the book entitled - "The Clockmaker" by Judge Thomas Haliburton, a Windsor native. In the late 1990s the Connellys retired the Bed and Breakfast but continued to live in the home until the Dunham's purchased the historic property in Feburary 2005 and transformed the grand old home into a beautiful Victorian Inn.

 On July 1st 2006, after a year and a half of renovating the house, and converting the Carriage House into a modern loft apartment for Sarah and Sean to live in, The Clockmaker's Inn re-opened its doors to the public.

Stunning Architectural Features

The French chateau-style house has a distinctive mansard roof, curved glass in the bay windows, iron cresting on the rooftop, and seven stained glass windows in the projecting centre tower. 

Inside there are 24 rooms, five open fireplaces; at the turn of the stairway there is a large, elaborately designed, and recently renovated stained glass window.

The floor in the main hallway is intricate parquet using three different kinds of wood. This parquet design is continued on the stairs and wainscoting. Most rooms were graced with hand painting by George Lyons of Falmouth in 1909 and some of these paintings still remain.

The cost of building the house was $29,000 - roughly 2 million by modern standards. The house is a Registered Provincial Heritage Property.

See Inside ~ A virtual tour of the Inn

We invite you to take a tour of the Inn from the comfort of your home via our virtual tour. It's easy! Just click on the play button below to start the experience. Next, click on the play button on the bottom left corner of the screen to begin the automated virtual tour. There is also a pause button in case you spot something that you would like to take a few minutes to admire, or to click on an information dot to read information. For best viewing, click on the full screen button on the bottom right corner of the screen. Enjoy your virtual visit, and looking forward to seeing you soon!

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