The historic Hochelaga Inn is up for sale, and it can be yours for $3,750,000. Built in 1879 for prominent Kingston lawyer and mayor John McIntyre, the Inn has 21 rooms and serves as a bed and breakfast. His wife Harriet McIntyre was a relative of former Prime Minister Sir. John A. MacDonald. Following the death of the McIntyres, the building was used by the Bank of Montreal for its employees.
The Inn located on 24 Sydenham, has been a Bed and Breakfast since 1985. The management of the Inn turned to Ron and Anne Boyd in 2002.
“The French Victorian style exterior was built with brick & limestone. Surrounding the large bay window at the front and side parlour overlooking the gardens, stand original iron pillars. Enter the front doors to view the sweeping staircase to the 2nd & 3rd floors, and famous Tower Room,” the Realtor.ca listing says.
In addition, the Inn contains 22 bedrooms, 25 baths, a kitchen and a front desk area. There is a lower level path that houses an additional 8 guest rooms.
According to the Realtor listing, the current owners have been looking for a new owner since July 15th, 2020. The listing contains a virtual tour for potential buyers.
The Hochelaga Inn is also known for its fair share of ghost sightings and has been featured in the Kingston’s Haunted Walks. According to some tour guides from Haunted Walks, some guests have awoken to the cries of a nine-year old boy with blonde hair. On another occasion, the owners at the time reported that guests heard laughter coming from the foot of their bed.
The Inn is protected under the Ontario Heritage Act, and has Part IV & Part V heritage protections by the City of Kingston, which reaffirms its provincial designation.