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We stayed there over Canada Day yet again. I can't say enough good things. The room was fantastic, the Inn is very close to Parliament Hill and the Market, and the food was great. - Doug Cambell, Montreal

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Frank McGee

April 01, 2017 -
One-eyed Frank McGee (Francis Clarence McGee) was the cornerstone of one of the greatest teams in hockey history. During his tenure with the Ottawa Hockey Club and Ottawa Silver Seven, the franchise won or defended the Stanley Cup over three consecutive years from 1903 to 1905. McGee's superior puck handling skills

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Boy are we proud today. McGee's Inn won a beautiful award for being 1 of the top 10 Inns in Canada. If you check out the list 7 Inns are in BC, 1 in Toronto, 1 in Montreal and of course McGee's Inn IN Ottawa. This is what the website says about the

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McGee's Inn is proud to present the following history of the Tulip Festival from the official Tulip Festival website.  In May of 1940, following the Nazi Invasion of the Netherlands, Queen Wilhelmina and the Dutch Royal Family were spirited out of the country to rule in exile from the

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TULIP FESTIVAL 2015

May 06, 2015 -
Special 70th anniversary commemoration of the Liberation and the Tulip Legacy, 1945 - 2015   A convenient Tulip Express runs every 30 minutes May 8th through May 18th from 9am – 6pm and 9 am – 11 pm Friday & Saturday, directly to and from downtown to the main tulip beds in Commissioner’s

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Mother’s Day

May 06, 2015 -
Spend the night at McGee's Inn (Bed and Breakfast) and the following day - celebrate mom with a Victorian-inspired tea service at Billings Estate National Historic Site. Make mom feel extra special with a mini-makeover at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. Appreciate your mom while learning about the Bell

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Bytown Museum

March 28, 2015 -
Just a short walk from McGee's Inn (Bed and Breakfast) is the Bytown Museum? This small, three-floor museum is an Ottawa gem, tracing the history of the city’s earliest years to its emergence as Canada’s sophisticated capital. Learn about Ottawa’s lumber town past

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Nordstrom opens its doors

March 28, 2015 -
 Nordstrom's is the newest addition to the Rideau Center. The Rideau Center is just a short walk from McGee's Inn (Bed and Breakfast). Enjoy a day of shopping at Nordstroms and the Rideau Center and walk back to McGee's Inn for a quiet night or just

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Lunenburg Pub

March 28, 2015 -
The manager Kass Wajeh from the Lunenburg Pub has been in to McGee's Inn several times to introduce us to a new and improved Pub within minutes of McGee's Inn (Bed and Breakfast).  We have sent several guests of McGee's Inn to the Pub and they

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TSN article on Frank McGee

November 12, 2014 -
TSN and Brian Williams were here earlier this year and put together a wonderful story.... joining together two of Canada's devotions: love of hockey, and love of our troops. I think they put together a fabulous story, and I am so happy to see the history of Frank McGee

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Rememberance Day 2014

November 12, 2014 -
It  has been a tradition for as long as I can remember that we all head over to the National War Monument to be a part of the service, and wave and give thanks to the many vetrans who still are a part of the parade. This was one

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June 6 - 8th If you aren't already there then get over the the Blackburn Hamlet Fun Fair.  Music, rides, food, silent auction and more. www.blackburnfunfair.ca

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June 7 - 8, 2014  A year has gone by and Doors Open Ottawa is here again.  This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors and residences to visit sites and buildings that have never been accessible before. Next one is June 6-7 2015. Take the opportunity Doors Open Ottawa

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Ingredients For the dough 1-1/2 cups (200 grams) all-purpose flour 7 tbsp (100 grams) very cold butter 2 tbsp (30 grams) sugar 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1 egg, beaten with 2 tsp of water For the filling 1/2 cup golden raisins 2/3 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1/4 cup butter, cut into pieces 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp of light corn syrup Directions 1

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Pies Pies Pies

May 05, 2014 - Recipes
For a crust that best resists sogginess from wet fillings, choose a crumbly crust made with egg. Flaky crusts more readily soak up liquid. To make sure that the crust won't be undercooked and to minimize sogginess, prebake the crust in the pan "blind," without filling. Line the crust

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The Ultimate Wave - Tahiti New 3D movie starts May 3rd. The Ultimate Wave - Tahiti 3D follows World Champion surfer Kelly Slater and Tahitian surfer Raimana Van Bastolaer. Watch them explore the nature of waves and hunt for the ultimate wave-riding experience at the famed Pacific surf site of

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Reastaurants

April 27, 2014 -
Very close to McGee's Inn at 506 Rideau Street is Pharaoh's House.  It is Ottawa's only Egyptian Restaurant. Run by Hassan Ghanim it is a welcom addition to the culinary far of Sandy Hill. Pharaoh's House offers 12 traditional Egyptian plates, including the popular Koshari (rice, macaroni,

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Each year for over two decades, thousands of people have flocked to the Glebe for the annual Great Glebe Garage Sale. This year's event is on Saturday, May 24, 2014. I'm sure you've heard about this legendary local garage sale. It's the one where people walk away with

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Bank Street

April 16, 2014 - Shopping Ottawa
Bank Street has more dynamic and eclectic stores along it's route than any street in Ottawa.  If you're shopping for antiques, this is the place to go. There are a variety of restaurants that you can drop in and out of while shopping. Bank Street Restaurants The

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The Rideau Centre is just a 10 minute walk from McGee's Inn. It opened the second Victoria Secret store in Ottawa in April.  Some of the stores that are in the Rideau Centre are: Coach, Zara, Apple, Michael Kors and Lacoste to name just a few. The Centre is

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Grey Line - Lady Dive

April 15, 2014 -
We had a wonderful visit from Annabelle of Lady Dive and Grey Line Bus Tours.  Summer must be coming because they will start their tours on April 26th. They offer a pick up for our guests just 2 minutes from here.  We also will be offerring our guests the

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Silver Cleaner

April 07, 2014 - Helpful Hints
One of our return guests left this recipe/hint for us.  This is the easy way  to clean silver    It is better done in a dishpan * Mix  together 1/3 cup salt  & 1/3 cup Calgon water softener Place tinfoil in the bottom of the pan Pour

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Today the ladies from the Parkdale Friendship Group came to McGee's Inn to have tea. There were 8 of us that came together to celebrate the beginning of Spring and Easter. I really enjoyed have this wonderful group of women come together today and I certainly hope we do it

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The Tulip Festival will be May 9 - May 19th, 2014. We certainly hope that the weather is nice by then and all the tulips are up! The Tulip Festival is a fun event in Ottawa and is known world-wide. In case you did not know, here is a quick history about

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Will we ever see spring?

March 24, 2014 -
I woke up this morning to another unseasonably fridgid day in Ottawa. Here, and probably the entire eastern Canada and USA, are wondering if spring is ever going to arrive this year!  As if she was reading my thoughts, one of our guests from Arizona sent me an email

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Tell Laura I Love Her

March 20, 2014 -
We went to see "Tell Laura I Love Her" at the NAC tonight. It was fantastic. The performance was by Gail Anglin and Tom Lips and Lastbandstanding. Unfortunately it was only a 1 night sold-out performance. It was performed athe the NAC Fourth Stage. It was a lovely night and we

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McGee's Inn (B&B) has been in business in Ottawa for 30 years. We are proud to be part of the history of Ottawa. McGee's Inn was built in 1886.   The History of Ottawa, capital of Canada, was shaped by events such as the construction of the Rideau

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Scones

March 17, 2014 - Recipes
Scones aren't on McGee's Inn's (B&B) menu every day, but once in a while we like to offer them to our guests. When McGee's Inn (B&B) does an English Tea we definately prepare scones.  We have tried different recipes and

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Le Musée Bytown

March 16, 2014 -

Spruce Beer

March 16, 2014 - Recipes
I can hardly believe I found this recipe on the Laurier House website.  Laurier House is only a short walk from McGee's Inn. My family used to make Spruce Beer (it is a non-alcoholic beverage). I'm sure we used the essence of spruce and not the

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Lemon Curd

March 16, 2014 - Recipes
This is a recipe from Laurier House. Laurier House is a must see on your list when staying at McGee's Inn.  It is only a 5 minute walk from McGee's Inn Lemon Curd Ingredients: •  4 lemons •  2 cups | 500 ml granulated sugar •  ½ cup | 115 ml

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Shrimp Salad

March 16, 2014 - Recipes
BRUNCH GLORIOUS BRUNCH SHRIMP SALAD WITH MELON AND CURRY SAUCE This is a recipe I learned at the Cordon Bleu Cooking School. This is not on the menu at McGee's Inn, but it is certainly something anyone could make for a brunch or luncheon. De-shell shrimp - you can

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Pear Pie

March 16, 2014 - Recipes
BRUNCH GLORIOUS BRUNCH This is another recipe I learned at the Cordon Bleu Cooking School. We knew this would never go on the McGee's Inn breakfast menu, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy it ourselves. PEAR PIE WITH CARAMEL FLAN *  Butter pan and leave in

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BRUNCH GLORIOUS BRUNCH This is another recipe I made at the course I took at the Cordon Bleu Cooking School.  MUSHROOM QUICHE Shortcrust *  200 g flour *  100 g butter *  5g salt *  1 pc egg (break into bowl - whisk - add water *  10 ml water Garnish *  200 g

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Milk Bread

March 16, 2014 - Recipes
BRUNCH GLORIOUS BRUNCH This is a recipe from a course I took at Cordon Bleu School in Ottawa to see what, if anything we could add to the menu at McGee's Inn. (like a brioche) *  500 g bread flour *  50 g sugar *  10 g salt *  20 g baker&rsquo

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Crepes at McGee’s Inn

March 16, 2014 - Recipes
CREPES AT McGEE'S INN (This recipe was featured in the Ottawa Magazine March/April issue 2009) Crepes are a staple on the breakfast menu at McGee's Inn.  We have tried different recipes and this is our favourite - tried and true. *  1 C milk *  pinch of salt *

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Crème à la Chantal

March 16, 2014 - Recipes
A good friend of McGee's Inn - Chantal comes often to help at our Inn. She has also worked at other B&Bs in Ottawa. She found this recipe that McGee's Inn uses all the time. *   1 Cup heavy cream *   1-1/4 C sifted confectioners

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McGee's Inn is lucky to host many family dinners.  Prime Rib is one of our family's favorite . This is the way we now cook our roast. * Preheat oven to 500 degrees * Make sure roast is at room temperature * Rub the road with salt, pepper, garlic, mustard (whatevery you

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Ottawa, Canada’s Capital, is the place to be July 1 for the country’s biggest annual birthday celebration. It’s a giant patriotic party on the lawns of Parliament Hill, Major’s Hill Park, Jacques Cartier Park and on the closed streets of downtown.The crowds

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