|Created||Oct 21 2010|
|Category||House Or Farm|
the Sundial Inn was built in 1962 and opened with a capacity of 40 guest rooms. Tired motorists travelling highway 11 were able to sleep in a room that overlooked Lake Couchiching for the night. In 1999, additions were made to the inn which included convention and banquet facilities, a dining room offering fine cuisine, indoor pool and sauna, tennis courts and an exercise room. The amenities at this full service hotel were impressive. The standard air conditioned rooms with cable television were equipped with free local telephone service, coffee maker and individual temperature control. Guests could pick from a variety of packages including Casino Rama, skiing, snowmobiling, and golf. A shuttle bus transported guests to the nearby Casino Rama. The Inn was sold to another larger hotel chain in the middle 1990's and a seven-storey tower addition was completed in 1999 bringing the occupancy to 95 rooms. This was necessary to meet the increased demand for guests visiting the Casino. ****UPDATE***** It seems that the land has now been re-purposed. Formerly the land which was home to the Sundial INN, now belongs tothe NEW Re-named the "Sundial Lakeview Retirement Residence". See the links below for the website of the new retirement residence. The New Retirement residence was Scheduled for re-opening in fall 2016. See the second link in the section below for a related article about the hotel transformation. I'll be visiting Orillia in two weeks and I will try my best to get some updated picture on progress. The last street views on Goggle maps were done in 2015 and only showed the vacant plot of land in which the INN once stood.