Victorian B&B a short drive away.

Victorian B&B a short drive away.: The Duchess & Vintage Chatham Auto
Our Victorian Queen Anne mansion is in the heart of Ontario's romantic Southwest, steps to **** restaurants and entertainment, and a short drive to parks, beaches, wineries, and history brought to life. 3 rooms all with queen beds and en suite baths.

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Nearby Attractions & Services

Erieau Beach and Fishing Village
20 Minutes
Various u-pick. Cherries/Apples
10-20 Minutes
Rondeau and Wheatley Parks
20 Minutes
Pointe Pelee National Park
45 Minutes
Capitol Theatre Restoration Project
2 Blocks
CKHA Hospital
10 Min Walk
Uncle Tom's Cabin
25 Minutes
N.Buxton Free Black Settlement
20 Minutes
RM Auto Restoration Shop Tour
12 Minutes

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Surrounding Area

Chatham has a long history - The Duchess from 1896 is a newcomer. Historically, the area was the site of pitched Canadian+Indian battles with American invaders, the escape route for blacks taking the Underground Railroad from slavery, and settling free in Canada, the birthplace of Canada's oil industry (and now wind power industry), and is the Classic Car Capitol of Canada, home of RM Restorations, which is available for daily tours.


The Duchess has 3 spacious bedrooms on the second floor, reached by a staircase winding through a circular tower lit by oval stained glass windows. The ground floor has three rooms exclusively for our quests, including an informal parlor with Sony TV and DVD library, the music room with 1905 piano and eclectic library, and the Wellesley dining room for breakfast to die for or to simply relax with an afternoon tea and shortbread. Hi speed wireless internet, a restored Victorian garden, onsite parking, and a wraparound porch are at your disposal.


The house has central air. Each of the three theme suites has vintage queen beds, armoires and dressers, with period lightling and original woodwork and oak floors. All have ensuite baths - choose from a circular shower, a jacuzzi-shower-skylight combination, or a restored outsized clawfoot tub. The names - The Hunt, BackStage, and The Empire Suite reflect their decor themes.


Travelling alone? Please invite a local friend or business associate to join you for breakfast. Additional breakfast guests at nominal charge. We host business and organization meetings, small weddings and/or receptions. Guests of the b&b have the opportunity to use the ground floor for business purposes....spread out an create an office if space allows!

Policies & Restrictions

We are smoke, pet and child free in the premises; inquire about grooming and boarding packages for your dog or cat off site. We aren't suitable for small-children, but please ask about adolescents. Smoking is allowed on the grounds - please ask for an ashtray. Let us know about YOUR restrictions-we aim to accomodate your special needs, but are not wheelchair accessable.

Other Information

Not driving? Let us pick you up at the Thames River Docks, the Greyhound Bus Terminal, or Via Rail station.Driving from the USA? A US Citizen? You need photo id to cross the border, but not a passport, yet.


We are 12 minutes off Highway 401. From Toronto, exit on Highway 40 North to Park, west to Lacroix, north to Wellington W. Go one block to corner of Wellington and West. Parking off West Street.From Detroit, exit North on Bloomfield Road, turn right at Richmond, left at Lacroix to Wellington Street. Go one block to corner of Wellington and West. Parking off West Street.

Discounts Offered

Your US $ still goes further in Canada. We charge no Federal or Provincial Taxes. If you make other purchases while here, remember to ask for a tax rebate form.

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Listing Amenities Amenities

Business Facilities
  • Conference Rooms
  • Fax Machine
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities & Service
  • Breakfast - Free
  • Parking - Free
  • Room Service - Available

Listing Reviews Reviews of Victorian B&B a short drive away.

Antja and Rick Bodnaruk
Victorian B&B a short drive away.
The Duchess of Wellington
320 Wellington Street West
Chatham, Ontario N7M 1K1

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