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About the McLean House Inn

The McLean House Inn This home was originally constructed in 1875 for Senator John McLean and his family by Billy Dingwell. The home took approximately two years to complete; the family moved in to their new residence in the town on Washington Street. The home was a prominent structure in this sea-side village.

John McLean was a partner in the Matthew and McLean Company. As the town increased in size, the company, too, expanded in size and capacity. The company was involved in a general store, fishing fleets, fish merchants and commerce.

In 1882, John McLean was elected to the Provincial Legislature by acclamation to represent Kings County. He continued in this position until 1916. Then, he was named to the Senate of Canada.

Senator John McLean became the first Souris resident to be named to the Senate of Canada and remained in this position until 1935.

The inn has been bought and sold over the years to various business people and families.

In 2000, the home was purchased by Barb MacPhee and her family began restoring this wonderful home to some of its glory. The McLean House Inn opened its doors in August 2001. Many guests have enjoyed this wonderful historic property and we hope you will, too!

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Our Location

Souris, a little sea-side town, is nestled by the Colville Bay. It has much to offer those seeking a relaxing getaway. The Bay offers a unique experience for those who like to windsurf, kite-surf or kayak.

Souris is the gateway to the Magadeline Islands with the ferry coming into Souris harbour twice a day.

The Confederation Trail runs from one end of the Island to the other, offering walking or biking to those wanting to enjoy nature at its best.

Eastern Prince Edward Island has many white sandy beaches where you can walk for miles with the ocean surf at your feet.

Visitors can enjoy historical landmarks such as lighthouses, museums and harbours that have been established and developed throughout time.

There are several golf courses for the avid golfer to choose from. They are a short trip away (30-40 minutes) from the Inn.