Mount Julian

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  • Strawberry and tarragon simple syrup for cocktails
  • Earth tones and flavours
  • Ontario Muscovy duck with Viamede-farmed vegetables
  • Bob, our gardener, loves his plants
  • What a way to start the day
  • Ontario rainbow trout
  • Ben Samann, General Manager and Forager in Chief, has been stewarding the wild leek patch for years


Welcome to Mount Julian, a 7 table restaurant serving 5, 7, or 9-course tasting menus with wine and beer pairings.

Our Chef plays here, using our farm, our forests, and the local farmers. Every dish, wine, spirit, and beer is carefully created or chosen to evoke a sense of time and place.

The place is Stoney Lake, surrounded by hundreds of acres of wildland, a paradise for foraging, small farming, and inspiration. The time is both 1874 and today. In 1874, The Inn at Mount Julian was built, becoming a well-respected respite for weary travelers. The food was well known to be “most satisfying” and “succulent,” with ingredients as fresh as they could make it north unless they were grown on the property.  This meant simple fare to fill the belly of the outdoorsman.

The Viamede family continues to build on this foundation. The pioneer spirit inspires us, but we have the benefit of electricity and refrigeration. Our philosophy that food is best eaten where it’s grown is complemented by the availability of flavours from around the world. Forest-to-table is not only our sourcing method but our way of life.

The chefs at Mount Julian change the menu as needed – some dishes remain unchanged for weeks, others change from day today. We cook the bounty of the time and place. But no matter when you come, you will have one of the greatest meals in Ontario.

That’s a bold claim. Don’t trust us – ask the countless patrons who have been here and say the same.

Menu style

We offer 5, 7, or 9-course tasting menus.

  • 5 course – $90, pairing $45
  • 7 course – $110, pairing $55
  • 9 course – $130, pairing $65
  • All prices include tips.

Wine pairings vary by day, season, and bottle as well – most wines are hand-picked from Prince Edward County by GM Ben Samann. Many wines can only be sourced once, and when it’s gone, it’s gone.

Mount Julian Hours

Mount Julian is by reservation only. Due to the size of the restaurant, we appreciate 24 hours’ notice on dietary restrictions.
Labour Day Weekend to Canada Day Weekend

Saturdays only, dinner times by reservation

Canada Day Weekend to Labour Day Weekend

Wednesday to Sunday, dinner times by reservation

Tips? No Thanks!

Viamede Resort is completely tip-free. We believe in paying our staff fair wages from the start and don’t believe we should burden guests with extra fees. So, please, don’t leave tips for anyone on the resort. The price you see is the price you pay.

If you really feel the need to do something kind, may we suggest:

  • Hug a dog (easy to find around here)
  • Pick up a piece of trash
  • Say hello to a stranger
  • Give a few dollars to charity

Photo of men enjoying drinks at The Lounge at Mount Julian at Viamede Resort in the Kawarthas.

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.