Keyhole Castle Bed and Breakfast is located in one of the finest heritage homes in Canada. Guests that stay there get to experience first-hand an important piece of Prince Albert’s history.
Commissioned in 1911 by Samuel McLeod, a successful Prince Albert businessman, the home is now registered as a heritage site, both municipally and nationally. Samuel McLeod built the home for his family after he had made his fortune in lumber and the mercantile trade. He served as Mayor of Prince Albert twice, once as a younger man, and once near the end of his life. The McLeod family was well travelled, and in commissioning architect Erich Wohann to build their home, chose a design that reflected their eclectic tastes.
Jonathan & Denise Smith purchased Keyhole Castle in 2008 with the intention of turning it into a bed and breakfast.
“The charm of the home” said Smith, “is that it’s laid back, and yet elegant. When you stay here you truly are visiting a work of art, because there is nothing else like it.”
Smith said most of the grand homes built in the same era as Keyhole Castle, have either been demolished, fallen into disrepair or turned over to public trust.
“Many were too big for any one person to hold onto, so the registry of surviving historic homes across Canada and the US is greatly diminished,” said Smith. “To have a 100 year old home that is in as great of shape as it is, with good quality finishing, is unusual.”
The Keyhole Castle Bed and Breakfast features three guest rooms, including a large suite with a king sized bed and an ensuite bathroom. There is a single standard queen room and a single standard double room all of which are situated on the second floor of the building.
Smith said Keyhole Castle Bed and Breakfast has a casual elegance to it. He said it is a laid back atmosphere that makes it easy for guests to relax.
“Guests have access to other areas of the house as well so it is just a nice place to visit, sit and relax,” he said. “We have all kinds of guests from all over the world, and from the Prince Albert community. We really appreciate getting to know these folks, and appreciate their support of this property by choosing to stay here.”
The Bed and Breakfast is also a great place to host smaller events of approximately 40 people or less. The house features a nice open yard and a ballroom on the top floor and is a great space to hold an intimate wedding or anniversary or even a corporate event.
At first glance guests of the Bed and Breakfast will notice the unique architecture of Keyhole Castle including the keyhole shaped windows that the building is named after and the steep red-tiled roof and scrolled gables that place the Bed and Breakfast in its time period.
Guests to Key Hole Castle can also take advantage of Cranio Sacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation and AromaTouch Technique services that are offered by Denise.
To book a room at Keyhole Castle guests can contact the Smith’s via email at [email protected] or by dialing 306-763-3321. A reservation is required in advance to book a room.
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