Sleepy Hollow Bed and Breakfast

95 King Street West , Gananoque, ON K7G 2G2 Canada (Show map)


Nestled between Kingston and Brockville in Gananoque, the Canadian Gateway to the Thousand Islands, come discover Sleepy Hollow Bed & Breakfast. Built in 1905, Sleepy Hollow is a 7 guestroom, three-story mansion, complete with a turret and wraparound porch a perfect place to escape, relax, or arrange a special get a wedding, family gathering or celebration! Your hosts, Don and Marion Matthews, began running Sleepy Hollow in 2001 and specialize in making your stay in our home a pleasant and memorable experience. On arival we will get you organized and signed in, then get your breakfast menu filled in, (we have 8 choices for breakfast and several options). We have all the local sights and restaurants tested and we have the menus for the best ones right on the front desk. There are maps of the town as well as brochures on the points of interest here in Gananoque and we can point you to anything you need. Breakfast is served between 7:30 and 9:30 and again you choose what time we should expect you. We are right beside the dining room in the kitchen so you can see exactly what we are doing. The bread basket on the table has muffins, toast and a croissant (the bread and muffins are made right here every day so it is fresh, we don’t make the croissants in house but we bake them every morning) There is a Keurig machine in the dining room for tea or coffee anytime. Just ask if you need instructions. We guarantee that breakfast will be a highlight of your stay.




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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Beautiful B&B

5 on October 29, 2016

Don & Marion were wonderful hosts! They provided every amenity possible. Breakfast was delicious! They gave us a menu to choose options every morning. We especially appreciated that. Other B&Bs did not offer a choice. Location is perfect - within walking distance of anything we wanted to visit. If you're visiting the area, definitely check out this place ... much nicer than any hotel!

Great location B&B

3.2 on July 17, 2016

Excellent location and within walking distance of local restaurants, theatre and harbour. Friendly hosts who were very knowledgeable about attractions and directions for various places in the area and beyond. Good breakfast but slightly disappointed that more wasn't provided (e.g. only one small slice of tomato was given with eggs and one toast and only one croissant was given for 2 people to share). Having said this, after breakfast was finished we were asked "Would you like anything else?". Accommodations were very clean.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for you review. We always can give you more to eat and ask if there is anything else you would like. All we need is your request and we will deliver. The toaster is sitting right there in the kitchen waiting to add another of our home made bread.

- Don Matthews (innkeeper)

Sleepy Hollow is legend....

5 on July 09, 2015

This is a very nice place to stay when visiting Gananoque. The rooms are spacious and clean. We were welcomed by the hosts Don and Mario and they prepared a great breakfast for us. You should stay here. You won't be sorry.

Amazing place to getaway and forget reality for a weekend!

4.8 on November 12, 2014

My husband and I were just looking to getaway for a mini R & R and thought what better way than a B & B. We have been to a few of them in the past and I must say this ranking #1 when all considered. Great price, place and people. The mini muffins at breakfast were absolutely Scrumptious!!!!! We also loved the fact that we could select what we wanted vs. just be given something, served to order. There was even a pool table in the games room (wiht many other games) that we enjoyed instead of just the regular tv watching (which there was none!). At first we thought oh no there's no tv, we're going to be so bored LOL but it turned out to be a blessing we absolutely loved it cause it forced us to enjoy the simple things in life. Don and Marion were both wonderful host and very accommodating to our needs. Sleepy Hollow is indeed a hidden treasure, waiting to be deiscovered!

Great place!

4.8 on May 28, 2014

Great house, great location, great breakfast! The room was really cute, I totally recommend this place!

Great B&B

5 on August 13, 2013

Fantastic bed and breakfast.....especially the breakfast. Rooms are nice, old house has great charm. We stayed with another couple, visited on the large front porch and played pool everyday. Great get away for friends where you can talk or play a game in a quiet setting. Don and Marion are great hosts.


4.8 on July 22, 2013

A beautiful old house, beautifully furnished. Very nice folks who made us feel welcome.

Unique getaway !! 30th Anavesery great people

5 on May 28, 2013

The room was clean, large and age appropriate with a touch of history A pleasant greeting and ample direction to sights and restaurants .

Lucky find

4.8 on May 13, 2013

Delightful one night stay enroute to Montreal from Michigan. Lovely home; comfortable room; delicious breakfast (recommend the poached eggs); reasonable price.

One of the best B&B:s ever!

5 on December 12, 2012

We haden't read anything about this place beforehand. We just happened to drive past, thought it looked nice and stopped. Absolutely lovely place and I would recommend it to anyone. Great location, great breakfast and friendly hosts. Would come back again, if it wasn't so far away from Europe. :-)

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Rooms & Rates

01) The Tara Room

Tara is a spacious, warm, inviting room.The largest of the bedrooms on the second floor (15 x 13 plus the alcove area), this room has a king bed, an ensuite bathroom with oversized shower. In the alcove area, a "SofTub" hot tub has been added, a table and chairs for a quiet spot to read or for your first cup of coffee in the morning. This is our most requested room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

02) Travancore Room

Travancore is the "room at the top" right under the turret roof. A king size bed, the largest of the ensuite bathrooms that includes an extra large "Ultra tub", the best whirlpool experience because it pumps air rather than water. Travancore looks out on the town and the Gananoque River. A great place to hide from the everyday cares and pressures of the outside world. Emerge refreshed and ready to take on whatever awaits. Travancore is the room name that most of our guests ask about. It used to be a province that was the Riviera of India where Don's great grandfather worked building a bridge in the previous century. We hope we have created here a Riviera of Sleepy Hollow.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

03) Camelot Room

Located on the third floor where roof lines and room shapes are unique, Camelot is quiet and secluded.This room (16 x 18) has a king bed and has it's own 4 piece bathroom ensuite which includes an elegant "soaker tub". A heavenly retreat overlooking the back garden. For the folks that have been here before this room has changed in decor and the new soaker tub will be another reason to return to Camelot.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

04) Atlantis Room

A quiet and cozy room. This room (13 x 13) has a king bed and a full ensuite bathroom that includes a bathtub with shower directly accessible from the room. It is a favorite with our nautical minded guests. It is on the west side of the house and so the morning sun doesn't wake you quite so early.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

05) Avonlea Room

A restful and whimsical room. And the stained glass window enhances the theme. The room (13 x 13) contains your choice of two twin beds or a King bed (be sure to let us know your choice) and a small 3-piece en suite bathroom and as you can see below, the sink is in the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

06) Eden Room

Flowers on the inside make this a bright, sunshine-filled room. It overlooks the back garden and the morning sun through the stained glass window will get you up early. A large octagonal room (18 x 16), this room has a Queen bed and includes a private 4 piece bathroom next door. It has a double pull-out couch so that 4 people can sleep in this room ($30 each for the third and fourth person). An Extra 1 or 2 persons on a pull out double bed can be added in Eden for $30.00 each.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

07) Provence Room

Located on the third floor, Provence has a Queen size bed and a private 3 piece bath across the hall (a great new shower). The decorating style here was influenced by our visit to the south of France and Peter Mayle's book "A Year in Provence".

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

09) Whole House Rental

Take the whole house 7 rooms for the ultimate family/corporate getaway (per night for up to 14 persons) This includes the Dining room Living rooms and Library use. It does not include use of the Kitchen. (We do have a contract Caterer available for your every culinary need and there is a 15% gratuity added to these special events).

  • Maximum Capacity: 14
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 5 King , 2 Queen

Check Dates


Location Type

1000 Island cruises 10 min walk, Short walk to all that is great about Gananoque, Near the St Lawrence River, cruises, kayak rentals, spectacular scenery, and visits to Boldt Castle ate all part of our neighbourhood., Downtown, Small town, Urban


Ottawa, ON, Canada (YOW) 85 miles

Directions to property:

Gananoque is located halfway between Toronto and Montreal, just south of Highway 401. Sleepy Hollow is just 3 minutes from the highway. FROM THE EAST: From Highway 401, take exit 648, and follow Highway #2 (King St.) west through downtown Gananoque. Go through 7 traffic lights, over the bridge, and follow Highway #2 signs (King St.) to the right. "Sleepy Hollow" is at the corner of King and Church Sts. (the second street on the left) the house number is 95. FROM THE WEST: From Highway 401, take exit 645, and follow Highway #32 (Stone Street) south through Gananoque. At King St. (the second traffic light) turn right, go over the bridge, and follow Highway #2 signs (King St.) to the right."Sleepy Hollow" is at the corner of King and Church Sts. (the second street on the left) the house number is 95.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, 1000 Islands Cruises, Two Live Theatres, Gateway to the 1000 Islands, Boldt Castle boat tours, Singer Castle boat tours, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Billiards, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Library, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , On-line availability on our web site, Real time reservations on our web site, Walking distance to all that IS Gananoque, 1000 Islands boat cruises a 10 minute walk away

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Kayaking packages at Sleepy Hollow, Wedding packages at Sleepy Hollow, Two local golf courses, Boat rentals close by, Fishing guides, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 14:00 - 17:00
  • Check Out:: 10:30
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Our home is not "child proofed" but children are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions



Don & Marion Matthews

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We had explored Eastern Ontario many times on our boat sailing among the 1000 Islands. The B&B was advertised for sale and we have never looked back. Gananoque with it's proximity to the 1000 Islands (a 6 minute walk away) has been our home since 2001 and we think this area is second to none.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: You can choose 7:30 to 9:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Most any request or diatary specialties can be accommodated.

Signature Dish

Eggs Benedict
Our Eggs Benedict are served on a fresh Croissant with our own home made hollandaise sauce....mmmm! This is only one of our 8 choice breakfast menu. Stay several nights and try them all. Other choices include Eggs Florentine, Mexican Egg Fiesta, Omelettes, French Toast, Pancakes and Belgian Waffles.