Located on beautiful St. Joseph Island, the Hilton Beach Inn is a true vacation hotspot for visitors looking for a unique Northern getaway.
PLENTY OF ROOM AT THE INN
The Hilton Beach Inn is pure North in its origin story: its very location is the site of a saw mill lumber yard from the 1920s and, in 1990, the motel resort was built. The Hilton Beach Inn welcomes couples and families. Guests will appreciate the modern, beautifully decorated country rooms with king-size beds and the stunning waterfront views of the North Channel of Lake Huron. Rooms feature patios or balconies and free WiFi. At the end of a busy day, relax in the outdoor hot tub.
GREAT EATS AND DRINKS
The Island Bar & Grill – BBQ & Smokehouse serves delicious homecooked meals. It’s licensed too—you’ll love sipping a cool beverage on the waterfront patio during sunny days. They even serve up locally made Northern Superior beer. Menu favourites include fresh whitefish, smoked baby back ribs, the Canadian burger with fresh cut fries, or the quintessential Canadian dish—poutine. Try the brown bear poutine fresh cut fries, gravy, onions, ground beef and Quebec cheese curds and secret spices. If you’re headed out for a picnic, purchase smoked whitefish or walleye.
Here’s a recipe straight from the restaurant’s kitchen:
Fresh Pumpkin - Frank's Hot Sauce Chicken Wings (gluten free)
- 1 1/2 lbs chicken wings
- 1 tsp ginger, fresh
- 1 tsp parsley, fresh
- 1 tbsp can tomato paste
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 cup pumpkin
- 3 tbsp Frank's hot sauce
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 can cooking spray non-stick
- 1/4 tsp cumin, ground optional
- 3 tbsp water
1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F, line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat if needed with a non-stick cooking spray.
2. To a saucepan over medium-low heat add pumpkin, hot sauce, water, honey, tomato paste, ginger, salt, cumin and black pepper. Stir until the mixture is combined and smooth.
3. Bring to a boil then reduce to low heat.
4. Brush tops of the wings with the sauce and bake for 20 minutes. Flip the wings, brush with the mixture and cook for another 15 minutes.
5. When cooked through, flip the wings a final time, and thickly brush them with the mixture.
6. Place under the boiler for several minutes, watching closely so they don't burn.
7. Remove from the oven and serve warm garnished with the parsley. Enjoy!
ST. JOSEPH ISLAND HAS A LOT TO OFFER TO VISITORS
Explore the Village of Hilton Beach
Take a self-guided walk around the Village to see the historic buildings: the Old Jail on South Street, the Old Town Hall, the old Hilton Beach Schoolhouse, and the Hilton Beach General Store.
The waterfront community hosts great events during the summer that give visitors a taste of the local flavour and hospitality: Hilton Beach Cruisin’ Car Show, Hilton Beach Open Air Market (Saturdays), Arts at the Dock, the Old Town Hall Concert Series and in spring, the Maple Syrup Festival.
Learn more: hiltonbeach.com
Just Some of the Fun Things to Do on the Island:
- Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site
- Adcock’s Woodland Garden
- St. Joseph Island Museum
- Golfing at Island Springs Golf Course
- Cycling the tree-lined country roads
- Paddling the island’s bays and shorelines
- Shopping at the gift shops
Adventure for the Outdoorsman
Fishing and hunting are great ways to enjoy and explore St. Joseph Island. There are many freshwater fisheries within the area. You can expect to find Atlantic salmon, steelhead, walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and whitefish.
Exclusive Fishing Packages
When you book a fishing package with Hilton Beach Inn, your guide will be John Giuliani. John has over 25 years of experience fishing the North Channel of Lake Huron and the St. Marys River. He’ll show you with a great day on the lake or river, as well as techniques for fly fishers.
*All packages include accommodations, transportation to fishing destinations, meals (no alcohol), fishing license, tackle and gear.
Exclusive Hunting Packages
Spring and Fall is a great time to visit St. Joseph island. If you’re a hunter, the Hilton Beach Inn offers exclusive spring wild turkey hunting packages, and fall deer hunting packages. The spring bear hunt is also available to Canadian residents. This packages include hunting on private property.
Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Package
*Includes guided hunt on private property, licence and outdoor card, wild turkey licence, accommodation, game cleaning service, transportation to hunting area, meals (no alcohol).
Fall Deer Hunting Package
*Includes guided hunt on private property, licence and outdoor card, accommodation, game cleaning service, transportation to hunting area, meals (no alcohol) and spa services for the ladies.
*To legally bring your rifle, shot gun or bow into Canada, you must complete a declaration form at Canada Border Services ($25.00). Please note that this fee may change from year to year.
Winter Packages at the Inn
When staying at the Hilton Beach Inn there are winter packages available for snowshoeing and ice biking. There are snowmobile group discounts excellent for couples or group weekend getaway.
Whether you are an avid outdoorsman looking for a new vacation spot to fish or hunt, or looking for a relaxing getaway in Northern Ontario, the Hilton Beach Inn will exceed your vacation expectations.