Unveil the History and Mystery of Dark Island The Thousand Islands region situated in the St. Lawrence River has to be one of the most beautiful places in North America. On Dark Island you experience more than 100 years of history. At the turn of the 20th century, Commodore Frederick G. Bourne, former director of the Singer Sewing Machine Co., commissioned the construction of a hunting lodge on the island. He appointed well-known architect Ernest Flagg, who took inspiration from the English castle described in Sir Walter Scott's Woodstock. Even the clock tower with chimes has been replicated. A certain mystery surrounds the castle on Dark Island â€“ with its secret passageways and evocative paintings. Singer Castle is one of the very few historical castles in the United States. The most beautiful and spacious antique bedroom has been fully refurbished with stylish furniture. Sink into the imperial king-size bed and relax in the cozy upholstered furniture. Naturally, the exclusive and modern ensuite bathroom is part of your suite. You can rent the entire island exclusively for weddings, family celebrations or business conferences.
Activities: Delight in the island's unique atmosphere as you relax on the spacious terrace, in the garden, on the Skiff House beach or in the Tea Garden. Try your hand at fishing, or swim in the St. Lawrence River, where the water is as clear as glass. There are many excursions to experience in popular Alexandria Bay, Boldt Castle, the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton which houses two original speedboats once belonging to the original castle owner, Frederick Bourne. Not to be missed is a boat trip on the St. Lawrence River past the countless islands, lighthouses and villas. Montreal, Ottawa and Niagara Falls should also be visited before your holiday comes to an end.
Rates: USD 750 per night for the Royal Suite.
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