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As other reviewers have mentioned this home gave us a flavour of Stephen Leacock's life. It is... read more

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explorer044
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We were pleasantly surprised at how interesting it was to learn more about Stephen Leacock... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David S
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As other reviewers have mentioned this home gave us a flavour of Stephen Leacock's life. It is striking that no fee is charged. This a splendid place and the setting is idyllic. But, It is unfortunate that better tools are not utilized to better educate...More

Thank explorer044
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised at how interesting it was to learn more about Stephen Leacock. Leacock is one of the favourite sons in Orillia (along with Gordon Lightfoot and Brian Orser). His cottage/home is an authentic example of the nicer cottages that were built on...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Beautifully set on the shores of Lake Couchiching you will get a history lesson on Stephen Leacock. Wonderful buildings where Leacock spent many a summer. Writing his famous book Sunshine Sketches of a Small Town. Poetry readings are done on the grounds during the summer....More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Each year they host a lovely formal afternoon tea with a nutcracker theme. Great sandwiches and cakes in a lovely setting.

Thank GE H
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Many years ago we ate here. A cute patio, great and friendly staff. Food was good and the only issue was the bugs and hornets. They should have provieded fly swatters.

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The staff accommodated us with a tea and scones on arrival. Our tour guide of the Leacock home was very engaging and knowledgeable.

1  Thank Joyce R
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Leacock was a notable Canadian who was well-known a century ago. His humour still holds up today. This was his summer home, and it's in a beautiful location on Lake Couchiching. It's interesting for some of the furnishings and artefacts. Especially interesting is a display...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

The Stephen Leacock House and Museum is like stepping back in time to a lovely summer house from the 1920's. Beautiful setting on the lake. Excellent introduction to the house and Leacock by the interpreter at the door. Well worth spending some time there on...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The grounds of this old "cottage" are beautiful with colourful gardens. It is easy to see why Leacock escaped to here. The tour of the house was interesting.

Thank Matyas7K
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Great introductory context presentation provided by summer staff person, who was VERY knowledgeable. The rooms in the house are appointed with original and period goods. One room highlights photo of S. Leacock composed by Yousuf Karsh - fabulous. The flower gardens are wonderful. The is...More

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