Campobello in Charlotte County, New Brunswick — The Canadian Atlantic
Campobello's Resort Hotels
Built in 1881 on the northern end of Friar's Bay, the Owen was the first and most luxurious of the company's three hotels and could accommodate 400 guests. It was followed by the Tyn-y-Coed (Welsh for house in the woods) in 1882. An Owen brochure noted, "You can hardly tell where your friends are staying. If they breakfast at the Owen, they dine at the Tyn-y-Coed. On the Owen grounds were a casino with a spacious ball room and excellent dancing floor. A steamer and wagonette ran regularly between them, and calls (visits to friends) can be made and returned the same day."
The Company built its third hotel, the Tyn-y-Maes (house in the field), in 1883.
A former Tyn-y-Coed bellboy recalled: "There was enough of entertainment, even then, with the island for a base, to take up one's whole time....Each day had its thrills and new experiences. There was the driving about the circled roadways in traps and buckboards; billiards and bowling; games
Inside the hotels, guests enjoyed billiards, card parties, sewing and embroidery, plays, musical presentations, reading, and socializing with other quests. On the hotel's grounds, guests took leisurely strolls, played tennis, bowled at the Tyn-y-Coed's alleys, and played golf on the small nine-hole course shared with the summer cottage owners.
Campobello's hotel era lasted about thirty years. The Tyn-y-Coed and Tyn-y=Maes hotels are believed to have closed after the 1907 season. the Owen, which closed and later reopened under new owners as The Inn, closed just before or after 1917; it was torn down before 1920.
James and Sara Roosevelt and their one-year-old Franklin stayed at the Tyn-y-Coed in 1883. They enjoyed their vacation so much that they purchased land a=on which to build a summer home.
Location. 44° 52.598′ N, 66° 57.518′ W. Marker is in Campobello, New Brunswick, in Charlotte County. Marker can be reached from New Brunswick Route 774. Click for map. Marker is in Campobello International Park. Marker is in this post office area: Campobello, New Brunswick ESE 1A4, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James and Sara Roosevelt Cottage (here, next to this marker); Summer Activities (here, next to this marker); The Summer Colony (here, next to this marker); President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); Roosevelt Campobello Park (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Roosevelt Campobello International Park (approx. one kilometer away); Mulholland Point / La Pointe Mulholland (approx. one kilometer away); Passamaquoddy Tidal Power Project (approx. one kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Campobello.
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