Huron County

BENMILLER INN & SPA: As Always, Like Never Before

Written by The Editors

Ivey Dining Room

Nestled in the rustic hamlet of Benmiller, just outside Goderich on the Maitland River, Benmiller Inn & Spa is an ideal setting for a weekend getaway, a romantic retreat or a few restful days away from the city. The lovingly-restored 19th-century woollen and grist mills are secluded and peaceful, while providing every modern convenience.

Autumn at Benmiller Inn

The Scene

The historic Woollen Mill used to manufacture wool blankets in the early 1900s and is now home to 12 unique guest rooms, as well as Guest Reception, Jonathan’s Lounge, and the Ivey and Miller Dining Rooms. While enjoying dinner, you can take in the beautiful sight of Sharpe’s Creek and the meticulously manicured gardens. After dinner, relax with drinks in the Lounge beside the roaring fireplace. The River Mill, a former grist mill, overlooks the Maitland River and houses 21 rooms, an indoor heated pool and sauna, as well as the Petit Aveda Spa, offering aesthetic and therapeutic treatments.

Sunday Brunch

Menu Highlights

The culinary team is committed to providing an exceptional dining experience while still offering the comfort of a home-cooked meal. They use fresh, local ingredients to prepare in-house soups, sauces, dressings and desserts. To complement the natural setting of The Benmiller, brunch at the Inn is a seasonally-changing affair drawing inspiration from the farms of Huron County and their bounty. The Ivey Dining Room is a winner of the CAA Four Diamond Award and has garnered high praise from Toronto Life magazine. Recommendations include: Metzger’s Seared Beef Tenderloin and Butter Poached Shrimp with potatoes, seasonal vegetables and maple-whisky spiked hunter sauce; Steamed PEI Mussels with smoked-tomato pepperade, chorizo sausage and scallions; Maple-glazed Ontario Duck with tiny gem potatoes, seasonal vegetable and Schilby maple syrup; and The Big Benmiller Burger with delicious hand-cut fries.

Four Diamond Dining, Inn & Spa

81175 Benmiller Line (Hwy 1)


SAT 8 am–10 am
BRUNCH: SUN 9 am–1 pm
LUNCH: MON–SAT 12 noon–2 am
DINNER: MON–SUN 5:30 pm–8 pm

LUNCH: $8 – $16
DINNER: $10-$40

Historic Country Inn
55 Guest Rooms
Renewing Petit Aveda Spa
Minutes from Lake Huron, Theatre, Shopping & Golf Courses
Getaways, Conferences & Weddings

Perfectly Prepared Mussels

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Historic Maitland River Location