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Michael & Chastity

Proprietors Chef Michael Smith and his wife Chastity are proud to welcome you to their end of the island. For Michael, coming back to the Inn is a return to his roots as a chef. For seven years in the 1990’s, he manned the stoves here, finding his culinary voice and bringing international fame to a sleepy country inn. For Chastity, being an innkeeper allows her to share her Maritime roots, stylish design flair and love of entertaining with you and your family. Together they’ve graciously re-launched the Inn with a brand new spirit of hospitality and their shared goal of becoming one of the world’s leading culinary tourism destinations.

Michael is a Canadian superstar chef with an international reputation for simple, sustainable home cooking. He is the author of 10 cookbooks and has starred in 5 different Food Network series. Michael’s cooking shows are seen in more than 100 different countries around the world.


Our Story

The Inn’s History

Our beautiful property was built in 1913 as the summer home for Broadway playwright Elmer Harris and his family. At the time, Fortune, Prince Edward Island was known as an artists colony and was the summer residence for many Broadway and silent screen types fleeing New York City to beat the heat. In later years, the Inn had another famous owner. Actress Colleen Dewhurst (famously known for her role as Marilla Cuthburt in Anne of Green Gables) and her family spent their summers here enjoying the bounties and sights of our fair isle. In 1989 the Wilmer family transformed the property into a country inn. 1991 marked the arrival of Chef Michael Smith and by 1998 the Inn had grown so much that a new kitchen, dining room and guest wing were added. 2015 marked the return of Chef Michael, this time with his wife Chastity and a menu of new ideas. In 2016 they will open for the season as the first 5-star property in Eastern Prince Edward Island.


As a chef, Michael’s deepest passion is the preparation and presentation of food from flame. He dreamed for many years of a custom built, brick-lined, wood-burning, fire-breathing FireWorks that would contain every form of live fire known to man. In 2015 his dream came true. Now he and the Fire Brigade share the ancient art and craft of live-fire cooking in its many aromatic forms.  Our restaurant, also appropriately named FireWorks, features a unique Feast format that perfectly showcases a myriad of locally sourced flavours all one hundred percent prepared from the live fires of the Fire Kitchen.

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is a chef’s paradise. We are a giant green farm floating in the deep blue sea surrounded by white sandy beaches and filled with true stories of locally produced food. There is no better place on the planet to enjoy a true ‘Farm to Fork’ experience and we are proud to share with you every single ingredient grown, produced, farmed or foraged here.

Our Property

Our Inn is nestled on 46 acres of land overlooking the Fortune River as it flows into Bay Fortune and the Northumberland Strait beyond. During your stay you’ll enjoy exploring our whimsical grounds discovering our fragrant flower gardens, aromatic herb garden, organic farm, walking trails, fire pits and flavours everywhere. The Fortune Wharf and our local beach are just a short walk away.

Our Community

Eastern Prince Edward Island is home to some of the very best beaches in Canada and were just a 10 minute walk from the nearest one. Within minutes of the Inn, you’ll also find a wide variety of attractions: walking trails, artisan shops, grocery stores, lighthouses, distilleries and even Chef Michael’s Flavour Shack! For golf lovers, we’re 30 minutes away from three of Prince Edward Island’s top award-winning golf courses: Crowbush, Dundarave and Brudenell. Once you get here you’ll easily see why we’re one of the world’s leading vacation destinations.