Lakeview Lodge and Cottages was started in 1949 by Mary (Stewart) Brown. Initially Mary had 10 cottage units and served meals in the main lodge. The first year, the charge was $5 per night for a cottage (and three meals!). At that time, the Federal Government’s trees on the north side of route 6 were very small and it was possible to see the lake and the beach beyond.
Lakeview was one of the first cottage establishments in Cavendish. It quickly developed a loyal clientele, many of whom returned each year. Meals were served in the main lodge until 1972, when Mary closed the restaurant and installed kitchens in most of the cottages.
In 1977, Lakeview was purchased by Ross and Noryne Matheson of Riverview, New Brunswick. The Mathesons carried on Mary’s tradition of hospitality and made a number of additions to the property, including the construction of new cottages in 1984 and the pool and hot tub in 1992.
The Mathesons sold Lakeview to the Campbell family in 1996. In 1999, the Campbells built the 4-bedroom executive cottage located behind cottage #25.
For Mary, the Mathesons and the Campbells, Lakeview has always been more than a business. It is, and has been, a place to welcome old friends and to make new ones. It is a place we all take great pride in.
We hope you enjoy your stay!