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Room 104

The Thomas McMurray Room

Early Settler

Thomas McMurray, one of the first settlers of Muskoka, and a prominent figure in early Bracebridge and Muskoka. In 1861, Thomas McMurray immigrated to Muskoka. In 1867, he  became the first reeve of the united townships of Draper, Macaulay, Stephenson, and Ryde.


In 1869, Thomas McMurray began publication of the Northern Advocate in Parry Sound, the first newspaper issued in the Muskoka–Parry Sound area. 


In September 1870, Thomas moved the paper to Bracebridge, and also opened a general store and a real estate business building on Manitoba Street. 


Thomas built a huge house overlooking the western view of Bracebridge. The street that he lived on was named McMurray Street. The depression of 1873 affected his businesses and he returned to Parry Sound.


Room 104 was likely used as a nursery by the Mahaffys. The last child, Kathleen, likely remained there until the Judge died, then she moved to Room 107.


Experience the charm and comfort of Room 104, a stunning and cozy accommodation that boasts a comfortable bed and a serene shower, perfect for unwinding after a busy day of exploring. With its quaint and inviting ambiance, this room is the ideal retreat for guests seeking a peaceful and rejuvenating stay. Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, Room 104 offers all the essential amenities and comfort to make your stay in Bracebridge, Ontario a memorable one.

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