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O’Brien House pivots to better serve the Community

Up until early June of this year, O’Brien Chelsea featured an 11-room, four-season short getaway boutique hotel experience. Unfortunately, the model was not financially sustainable, as high operating costs exceeded revenues. However, the hotel has experienced a consistent and high demand for community events, charitable event venue requests, weddings, corporate meetings, and special events. As…

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Destination : Local

Pumpkin-spiced delights may have made a reappearance, but it’s not autumn yet (fall equinox isn’t until the 22 of September). With more manageable day-time highs, fresh mornings and beautiful, crisp evenings these are, in fact, some of the best days to enjoy the great outdoors. So hold fast to that summer feeling and plan yourself…

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

From the moment that you arrive at O’Brien Chelsea, you will inevitably be immersed in the rich history it has to offer. Imagine the year 1930 when one of the first homes in Gatineau Park was built high up in the hills with a view of the lake below. This grand home, known then as…

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Exclusive Preview : O’Brien Chelsea now accepting weekend reservations!

The O’Brien Chelsea, the National Capital Region’s newest boutique hotel, is thrilled to announce that it is now booking reservations for weekend stays for an exclusive preview before its grand opening in May 2018. Restored to its original splendour, this 1930’s millionaire’s mansion invites guests to indulge in the luxurious comfort, breathtaking panoramic views of…

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Bringing Life Back to O’Brien Chelsea

High up in the Gatineau Hills, overlooking picturesque Lake Meech, sits the O’Brien House. Formerly a millionaire’s mansion, the O’Brien Chelsea has been completely restored to its original grandeur and given a new life as an exclusive boutique hotel. “It’s been four years and two months between the first e-mail and today,” says Robert Milling,…

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Come Home to the O’Brien House

The short drive to the O’Brien House is as much a part of the experience as is walking up the cobblestone staircase to its trademark red door. This is cottage country and getting in the car to escape  the city for the weekend is a year-round ritual here, and a time-honoured tradition. As you head…

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O’Brien Chelsea to Open Doors March 30th, catches local media spotlight

Excitement is building in the heart of the beautiful Gatineau Hills. In a 1930’s mansion overlooking Meech Lake, the O’Brien Chelsea’s Co-Owner Robert Milling and staff busily prepare for the soft-opening of this unique boutique hotel and restaurant on March 30th 2018.  Now fully restored to its full splendour, this historic retreat has received some…