As you approach the village of Maryhill, you will notice the spire of the historic St. Boniface Church perched upon the highest hill in the vicinity. It has served as a beacon to guide travelers by horse drawn carriage or modern day automobiles to their destination for almost 130 years. The land surrounding the church was purchased in the 1820's by a group of Alsatian families, who wished to establish a Catholic community far away from the turmoil in their homeland, along the disputed French German border. Within a decade, the German speaking settlers had turned large tracts of land into fertile fields and had established a church and a school in the hamlet, first known as Rottenburg. The Maryhill Inn, formerly known as the St. Boniface Hotel (named after St. Boniface, the apostle of Germany, was built in 1850 as one of the three crossroads hotels. The Inn operated as a stagecoach stop on the road between Guelph and Waterloo for 70 years, carrying mail and welcoming passengers until 1921. The Inn was constructed using the post and beam method popular in Europe at that time. The hand-hewn posts and beams are held together by pegs rather than nails. The thick walls are filled with cement and river rocks. As you can imagine, this made for a very solid construction that has withstood the test of time.
Toronto, ON, Canada (YYZ-Pearson) 50 miles
From Toronto, From Highway 401 West, take exit 295 (Hwy 6 north), travel for 15 km, then turn left (west) onto Hwy 7. Turn right(north) onto Elmira Rd (Wellington Regional Rd #86), then left (west) at first stoplight onto road #30. The Inn is at the 4-way stop on your left. From London, from Hwy 401 East take exit 282, turn left onto Hwy 24 north, left on Maple Grove Rd (west), right (north) onto Beaverdale Rd, left (west) on Kossuth Rd (#31), right on Shantz Station Rd (#30). Cross Hwy 7, turn right at T-intersection onto St Charles St. (26). The Inn is at the four way stop in Maryhill. From Fergus, From Hwy 6 South turn right (west) in Marden onto road #30. Continue to Maryhill. The Inn is at the 4-way stop on your left. From Niagara Falls Take QEW to Hwy 403 west (Hamilton/Brantford), merge onto Hwy 403 west and exit onto Hwy 6 north. Continue to Hwy 401. Merge onto Hwy 401 west. Continue to next exit (exit 295) Take Hwy 6 north. Continue for 15km then turn left (west) onto Hwy. 7, turn right on Wellington Regional Road #86 (Elmira Road). At stoplight turn Left on Road #30, which leads to Maryhill. The Maryhill Inn is at the 4way stop.
Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Large Farmer's Market in St. Jacobs., Outlet Stores, Performing Theater
Bed and Breakfast
Conference Rooms, Parking, Private entrance
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi
Webb & Sandra Kamminga