The Glen House Resort offers 75 rooms in a variety of accommodation styles including 2-bedroom chalets, Jacuzzi suites,riverfront deluxe rooms, and basic non-riverview rooms.
Many of the rooms and suites are equipped with fireplaces, and balconies or patios over-looking the 1000 Islands.
Our 75 room resort has entertained guests for over 100 years. Enjoy our hospitality and peaceful island-view setting.
Located between Toronto and Montreal, Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course and The Glen House Resort make for a perfect meeting point for your golf group, conference or family reunion.
From the popular river-view porch and screened-in patio sections to the main fireside dining and backstage hearth areas, Shipman’s is ideally suited for intimate, small meetings, or special occasion dining. Think of us for Family Reunions, Birthdays, Retirement Parties or if you just have a craving for our Prime Rib. Call to book reservations for your party and we will be happy to accommodate. For guests arriving by boat for dinner, plenty of reserved docking is available.
Visit us to enjoy one of our Weekly Specials, our ever-changing seasonal vistas, and the warm colours of autumn.
Our tranquil spa environment is the perfect setting for you to enjoy our refreshing treatments of body and mind. Select from a variety of spa treatments that will revitalize and soothe your senses. Treat yourself to the pampering and care you deserve.
The 1000 Islands region is a fisherman’s paradise! Breathtaking scenery and a wide variety of trophy size fish “lure” anglers to the area year after year. Just up the river at the mouth of eastern Lake Ontario, expect to reel in trophy-size lake trout, king salmon and walleye. The St. Lawrence River is known for its bountiful catches of muskie, northern pike, bass, and perch. Fishing services abound in the region with an abundance of marinas, boat launches, guides and bait/tackle shops. With their proven knowledge and expertise, local guides and charters assure a successful outing for any angler.
World renowned for trophy muskie fishing, the 1000 Islands is a place where not only do you have a shot at landing the big one but there’s a shot at landing a world record. In the last few years fisherman have been recording record catches. A new “live release” World Record Muskie was caught just 3 miles from Horseblock Point (1 mile from the Glen House Resort)! Fisherman Dale MacNair was trolling the 40 Acres when he caught a 65-pound female Muskie – 57 inches in length and with a girth of 33 inches. The healthy monster was released within a matter of minutes, so that other fishermen may enjoy the thrill of catching her next season. Way to go, Dale, and thanks for releasing her!
There is no better way to explore the islands than by canoe or kayak. No paddling experience is necessary! Sea kayaking is fun and easy to learn. Get outdoors and escape the stress of everyday life; take in this most refreshing, relaxing, and rewarding way to experience the islands. For both beginners and experienced paddlers, the bay and islands directly in front of the resort is a beautiful area to explore. The 1000 Islands area is an integral part of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve, a member of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Whatever direction you choose, up river or down river, you are in a protected habitat.
Rentals are available from the resort, or bring your own and launch easily from our sandy beach.
Biking is yet another great way to get out and explore the 1000 Islands countryside. Located directly across the street from the resort, the bicycle path runs parallel to the 1000 Islands Parkway and offers a scenic riding experience. This 37 km paved path provides a host of photographic opportunities, with scenic views of bays and islands. There are a few stops where food and drink can be purchased, but we recommend you bring your own and have a picnic at one of the many panoramic rest stops.
Bicycle rentals are available at the resort for $15.00 per hour.
Relax in our outdoor or indoor pools, or hot tub. For the more adventurous in spirit, dive off the main or west docks and enjoy a refreshing dip in the St. Lawrence River. Adults and supervised children will enjoy swimming out to our anchored raft. 1000 Islands swimming is completely different from anywhere else in the world. The pristine water is clean and exceptionally clear. The shores of the St. Lawrence range from pink granite, which is incredibly therapeutic to sunbathe on or explore, to beautiful sandy beaches with emerald green water.
Other swimming areas to consider include…
The Landon Bay/ 1000 Islands Parkway rest stop, with its rocky point and easy access to the St. Lawrence River. Located just 2 km west on the 1000 Islands Parkway.
A short drive to Charleston Lake Provincial Park’s sandy beach, approximately a 20 min drive north of the resort.
Zip into summer and visit Skywood Eco Adventure! Located in the heart of the 1000 Islands, Skywood Eco Adventure is Ontario’s newest and largest zip lining and canopy adventure experience. Skywood has five elements: an Adventure Park with 5 aerial courses; a Zip Tour featuring 8 linked zip lines that traverse the site; a Discovery/Kids’ Course offering elements similar to the aerial course but geared toward children; an accessible Discovery Zip Line and a Treewalk Village, a network of colorful tree houses connected by ramps, nets and slides.
Operating: April to October
The Aquatarium is a 27,000+ square foot aquarium and discovery centre on the shores of the St. Lawrence River! The world-class centre seeks to cultivate an awareness and appreciation of the beautiful and historically rich 1000 Islands region by inspiring curiosity and critical thinking, while offering engaging and entertaining adventures. With a wide variety of immersive explorations, your Ontario getaway isn’t complete without a visit to Brockville’s Aquatarium!
The Aquatarium is more than just an aquarium. We offer a full range of interactive exhibits and activities for kids in a comfortable and accessible environment. With ongoing clubs and camps for youth, and dive certification through a course in our state-of-the-art dive tank, the Aquatarium is your perfect port of departure for an extraordinary Ontario getaway up and down the St. Lawrence River. Our facility is open year-round, so plan your visit today!
The GBL offers first class cruises of a world-class attraction – the 1000 Islands! Sit back, relax and let the Gananoque Boat Line take you on an exciting tour of the islands. The GBL is conveniently located 10 minutes west of the resort in Gananoque.
Offering 1-hour 1000 Islands cruises, 2.5 hour 1000 Islands cruises, and cruises to Boldt Castle on Heart Island (Please Note: Boldt Castle is located in NY State – passports required for Canadian citizens wishing to debark the tour boat to explore the castle).
Rockport Boat Lines offers triple-decker boat tours and waterfront dining in the small village of Rockport, Ontario. The facilities are located only 10 km east of the resort, off the Thousand Islands Parkway. A number of cruises are available, including the popular One Hour, Two Hour, Sunset and Castle Tours. Visit Boldt Castle and Millionaires’ Row, which are only a taste of the adventure aboard the always spectacular scenic boat cruises of the Rockport Boat Line.
With guards who still march today, Fort Henry continues its role as a museum and historic site to residents of Kingston and visitors from all around the world. Once inside the wooden gates, visitors enter the realm of 19th century military life, experience guided tours, scenic views, heart-pounding musical performances and precision military demonstrations by the Fort Henry Guard (the Guard consists of a highly disciplined group of university student recruits trained as British soldiers from 1867 – they have no connection with RMC or the Canadian Military). You will also see people representing the civilian population of the fort as school teachers and soldiers’ wives. The fort plays host to numerous special ceremonies and events that take place all season long.
Our costumed interpreters will be happy to tell you what life was like in the 19th century. Please ask them your questions and share your observations. Buildings include: Asselstine’s Woollen Factory, a bakery, Beach’s Sawmill, Bellamy’s Steam Flour Mills, Blacksmith’s Shop, Broommaker, Cabinetmaker, Christ Church, Cook’s Tavern and Livery, Crysler Store, Discovery Centre, Dressmaker, Engine House, Gazette Printing Office, Louck’s Farm, Lutheran Pastor’s House, Masonic Lodge, McDiarmid Home, Physician’s House, Providence Chapel, Robertson Home, Ross Farm, School House, Shoemaker, Telegraph Signal Tower, Tenant Farm, Tinshop, Union Cheese Factory and Willard’s Hotel.
We suggest that you plan a three to four hour visit at Upper Canada Village. If you are only able to stay for one or two hours, we recommend the following tour routes:
ONE HOUR: Cook’s Tavern, Crysler Hall, Loucks Farm, Gazette Printing Office and one of the mills (Flour Mill, Woollen Factory or Saw Mill)
TWO HOURS: Asselstine’s Woollen Factory, Bellamy’s Steam Flour Mills, Beach’s Sawmill, Cook’s Tavern, Crysler Store, Crysler Hall, Dressmaker’s Shop, Loucks Farm, Gazette Printing Office, School House, Ross Farm and Blacksmith Shop.