A little about Us
This 1870s home was built by the famous boat builder for one of his daughters, Captain Simon G. Johnston is featured on the Clayton Historical Walking Tour and is located 1/2 block from the St. Lawrence River. Today the five bedroom home is owned by Bonnie Bouchard and is operated as a year-round Bed and Breakfast, hosting guests from all over the world.
Hospitality is bred into the Bouchard family, as half a century ago Bonnie’s grandmother, widow Maude Bouchard rented rooms from her home just two doors down the street. The Bouchard House, featuring three river view apartments is also available for weekly, monthly, or seasonal rental. Today at Captain Simon’s Bed and Breakfast, guests enjoy a gourmet breakfast served on Gramma’s china, silver, and crystal.
You will enjoy a smoke-free environment with handicapped access, including an elevator. For your added comfort, special dietary needs are gladly accommodated. Bonnie is also pleased to help with your vacation arrangements to book guided fishing trips, restaurant reservations, boat tours, golfing tee times, and more. Captain Simon’s Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located within an easy walking distance of restaurants, museums, boat tours, an art gallery, public docks, and unique gift shops. Excellent golf courses are also nearby.
Each guest room has a private bath with showers and old fashioned brass fixtures, pedestal sinks. One bathroom features an antique claw-foot tub. Comfortable beds are beautifully made with fine decorator linens, down comforters and down pillows. Your room may contain an 8-foot armoire, a brass bed, a marble topped nightstand, and other antique furnishings imported from Germany or France. The home’s foyer and stairway are breathtaking in workmanship, paneled in beveled oak. Inlaid oak floors and wainscoting on the first floor and hard maple floors upstairs demonstrate the craftsmanship of the day with Birdseye maple pocket doors enclose the round living room. A pillared mantle and soapstone wood-burning stove add warmth to chilly mornings and charm year round.
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