While we've preserved the original charm of this historic, landmark property, we've evolved and upgraded in line with our passion for delivering a Boldly Different resort experience.

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In late 2010, Viamede Resort was purchased by current Owner and General Manager, Ben Sämann. With a Swiss education in Hotel Management and a family background in the hotel and restaurant industry, Ben was keen to return Viamede Resort to its former glory as the finest resort destination in the Kawarthas.

To that end, many grand changes, renovations, and upgrades have taken place throughout the resort. Systems and services have been vastly improved with a top-tier management team focusing on Boldly different guest experiences.



Since 1885, travellers have made their way to Viamede Resort to experience the finest of the Kawarthas: beautiful Stoney Lake. Sitting on 165 acres of pristine Canadian wilderness and offering 2,000 feet of shoreline, Viamede draws from its incredible setting to provide guests with a unique and special resort experience.

Like many Canadian landmarks, Viamede Resort has a story. The original building is said to have been built in 1885, although the origins are murky, with surveys from 1873 showing a smaller building marked ‘hotel’. In 1907, this building burned down, and the ‘new’ Viamede Resort was built in its place, featuring modern amenities and comforts like electric light and running water.

Today, you’ll find the architecture and character of the original resort, with the exciting and distinctive new buildings, features, and amenities that make Viamede a resort unlike any other.

Mount Julian


The history of Mount Julian—now Viamede Resort’s famed culinary destination—is better documented. The complex was built between 1865 and 1875, although buildings have been added and demolished over the years. The two main buildings, Mount Julian itself and the manager’s residence, have remained largely unchanged, featuring most of their original detail and charm.

Now, the Inn at Mount Julian is home to our fine dining restaurant, where Chef Kevin McKenna‘s gourmet, locally sourced, foraged, and raised creations are shared with our guests. We’ve maintained the building’s original style and have made it a foodie mecca, offering exciting new ways to experience the Kawarthas without leaving the dinner table.

Effective December 4, 2015

We at Viamede Resort value the privacy of all our guests and friends. That’s why in addition to a lock on the door of each guestroom, we have detailed how we use any information we receive.

Oh—and before we go any further—we’ll just let everyone know right off the bat that we comply with current Canadian privacy legislation.

1) What kind of information do we collect?

There are two different types of information that we collect: personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) and non-personally identifiable information (“Non-Personal Information”).

This might sounds complicated but it’s fairly straightforward.

Personal Information

We are a resort and people come visit, book rooms, and enjoy gourmet local food all of the time. As a result of these exchanges, we end up collecting some personal information—which is usually voluntarily given—that includes things like:

We take this information very seriously and only use it to facilitate your stay with us and to keep you in the loop should you wish.

Non-Personal Information

Through your interactions with us, our website and analytics platforms, and through our advertising partners, we may collect information that cannot be used to identify who you are. This type of information that may be collected are things like:

2) How do we collect information?

We collect this information in a few different ways.

When you provide us with information in making a purchase.
Fairly straightforward. You book a room, we receive personal information.

When you sign up to our e-mail list.
If you sign up to receive updates, we end up with a bit of your personal information. With your permission, we send you special information and you can decide to opt out at any point.

When you communicate with us.
When you reach out by e-mail, social media or by hand delivered letter, we may keep those for our records.

Information we automatically collect.
Like most websites, our services may incorporate fancy things like “pixel tags” and “cookies” which allow us to track actions and serve you information about our products and services. All of these collect Non-Personal Information.

3) How is the information used?

Personal Information could be used to:

4) What about Non-Personal Information?

From time to time, we use third-party advertising companies to serve you ads when you visit our website. They may use Non-Personal Information about your visits to this and other websites to provide ads about goods and services that are of interest to you. If you would like more information about this wizardry or to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies you can look here.

5) What else?

We want to make sure you enjoy your time with us and that your information is protected. Personal Information will only be used or shared when necessary and we would never sell you out by giving your information to third parties without good reason.

Unsurprisingly, we reserve the right to update our privacy policy at any time. When that happens, we will update the effective date at the top of this page so that you know.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. We hope to see you around soon.