Arlington Beach House

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Arlington Beach House was one of the first hotels built in Saskatchewan and was one of the first buildings constructed along Last Mountain Lake.

History[edit]

This once luxury hotel was built in 1910 at Arlington Beach, Saskatchewan. It was built by the William Pearson Land Company[1] as a center of operations in Saskatchewan along the Last Mountain Lake and was a popular vacation destination for people all across central Saskatchewan.

As the CPR railway changed transportation patterns across the region, the land was sold to the Canadian Sunday School Mission in 1942. In 1960, Arlington Beach was purchased for a total of $14,000.00 by the Canada West Conference of the Free Methodist Church in Canada.

Design[edit]

Like most buildings built in the early part of the 20th century in Saskatchewan, the hotel was stick built and features a large two story veranda.

The main floor of the hotel has four rooms. There is a large lounge that still contains much of the original furnishings and other period pieces. It also features large dining room, a bedroom, and a double kitchen. The second floor contains six medium sized rooms, and a two room suite. The third floor had two large rooms and a long hallway.

1910 Prices[edit]

The prices for the Arlington Beach House (and surrounding out buildings) in 1910 were as follows.

  • First Floor - $3.00 per day, $17.50 per week
  • Second Floor - $2.25 per day, $12.50 per week
  • Furnished Cottages - Containing two bedrooms, living room, and small kitchen. $3.00 per day or $17.50 per week, per person, including board to be furnished at the hotel.
  • Furnished Cottages - Without meals at the hotel. $15.00 per week.
  • Furnished Tents - Cot in tent and board at hotel $2.50 per day or $14.00 by the week per head.
  • Furnished Tents - Containing two cots, washing utensils, small amount of furniture, $1.25 per day or $7.00 per week.
  • Unfurnished Tents - $0.85 per day, $5.00 per week.

Today[edit]

Arlington Beach House today is part of the conference facilities of Arlington Beach Camp and Conference Centre. It is available to be rented out to groups or by individual rooms and can host up to 20 people.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 51°14′54″N 105°14′11″W / 51.2484°N 105.2364°W / 51.2484; -105.2364