Boutique Hotel


The Shortiss Boutique Hotel offers five 5-star suites in a upbeat and newly renovated historical  property located in the charming town of Beaverton, Ontario a short walk to Lake Simcoe. The Shortiss is the perfect place to spend a peaceful night after enjoying the sights of Toronto's north, a day spent in our iconic shores, visiting one of the historical sights or to unwind after a busy working day.

Our aim is to offer our guests the homely attention to detail of aBed and Breakfast with the luxury, comfort and flexibility of a top-notch hotel. By virtue of our small number of rooms we can provide exceptional hospitality and a truly bespoke service encompassing a wide range of guests' needs.

The building has been completely renovated in accordance to the owners’ tastes and senses with a passion and uncompromising focus being made on the details. Built in 1840 this building was originally built and resurrected at the shores on Lake Simcoe.  It was then moved to its current location in the late 1880's and has had an extensive history.  Originally built as a hotel, 'the shortiss hotel', then turned into a plethora of businesses and residential apartments.  In 2017 the building was purchased by Alexander and Sandra Lianos for a renovation project.  Falling in love with historical buildings for years this couple again were drawn to the charm of not only the building but also the town.  Once they found out the building was originally a Hotel when built they knew that it was again destined to be what it was born to be.  They spent the next year renovating and collecting interesting furnishings and decor items to create the new "SHORTISS". 

As former architect, engeneer and interior designers, in love with Paris' eclectic style, the Canadian landscape and old design pieces.  The Shotriss has been designed as a country house, a second home. A place where to feel great, a place you don't want to leave, a place where you can't wait to comeback to.


An eclectic and intimate house, full of emotions, with a soul, a story.  "We are not afraid to mix, like fashion, the total look is boring! The old furniture and materials bring poetry, elegance and originality to our Hotel. And also recycling is good for the planet. The Shortiss, is a home where one should desire to lay down their luggages! Far from the hotel stereotypes, a true life place where each room was imagined differently, so the traveler can constantly renew his experience. Inviting yourself to a guest room, feeling at home, letting your imagination and emotions run free, this is the statement of the Shortiss." #seeyousoon

Alex and Sandra



The Shortiss consists of five elegant and cozy rooms, with each accommodation having been completely renovated. All rooms are decorated with original art by local artists, custom furniture paired with eclectic antiques all locally sorced.  Complementary Wi-Fi is available in all guest rooms and wireless internet access is in all public areas. For guests’ convenience and comfort, rooms have access to a luxurious bathroom, hairdryer, a personal hygiene kit, and daily breakfast in our stylish 'cafe' on the lower level.





Join us in the 'cafe' for breakfast.  Enjoy a combination of locally sourced and organic produce with a variation of home-made pastries, muffins, scones, local honey and home-made  jams, granola, espresso coffee, fruit, yogurt, and seasonal impulses created by the owners and resident chef.

Outdoor Garden


Just a short 2 min walk will take you to the beautiful Historical Beaverton Dam, rest in the garden and enjoy the peaceful sound of the river.  Enjoy a breakfast on our cafe patio on our Historical Main street among shops and charm.

Free Wifi


Not only will you have free wi-fi, but complimentary parking and concierge services, too.  'Want to get away from technology?', then please feel free to visit our library of vintage books, old stories, magazines, and art books in your private sitting room.

Check in-out


Please don’t show up early without calling first to make sure it’s okay. We will try to accommodate you as best as we can. Same goes with late check out. We are always willing to accommodate a late check out as long as nobody is checking in, but please ask first.

Check in is 3:00 pm   

Checkout is 11:00 am

Rooms & Accessibility


Your home from home in Rural Ontario at the shores of Lake Simcoe. Comfy beds, bath and showers and eclectic decor.

Please note that all of our bedrooms are located on the first floor or above, and only accessible by stairs.

Picnic & Food Hampers

Want a specialized touch for your room? Contact us in advance with your requests. We are masters at creating unique experiences. 

The perfect combination of flowers x food x wine.  Buy or borrow a stylish gourmet tray brimming with fine selections of locally and seasonally inspired cheeses, meats, fruits, nuts, and interesting accompaniments guarantee to spark some conversation!

  • Fresh signature SHORTISS seasonal flower arrangement

  • Cheese labels included

  • Serving utensils included in the borrowed selections

  • Food refills available for additional charge


Order 3 days prior to preferred pick up or delivery date. Please contact us for multiple picnic trays.

*Please contact for Nut Free, Gluten Free, Vegan picnic trays. 



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At the shores of Lake Simcoe you will enjoy this location all year round.  In summer relax on the beach with a good book, soak up the sun and take a dip in the water you will love the location as we are just a short walk to local public beaches.  Beach-goers have been spotted wind surfing or kite boarding here on windy days.  Rent a boat or seadoo and enjoy a day on the water! In the winter these beaches do not disappoint, as they are famous for their gorgeous views of ice fishing huts sprinkled across the lake.  No matter the season you can always enjoy the most gorgeous sunsets here!

Leisure Activities


Ihere’s a lot happening here but nothing at too quick a pace. A great way to see Beaverton is walking along the shady main street with an ice cream in hand. But if you’re adventurous, there’s world fishing, boating, climbing, and cycling. Toss in a music and arts festivals, fantastic sunsets and swimming, and plenty more outdoor pursuits, and there’s a pretty priceless combination to explore.

Cultural Sites


Beaverton is situated along the shore of Lake Simcoe. Its historic downtown features charming shops, restaurants, a theatre, and is home to many events year round. Best Things to Do in Beaverton, Ontario...visit the Old Stone Church National Historic Site, Beaverton Thorah Eldon Historical Society Museum, Beaver River Museum, which consists of an 1850’s log house, a turn of the century brick house, and a mid 19th century stone jail, furnished with local artifacts, and Thorah Island a lake island located in the southeast portion of Lake Simcoe.

Ice Fishing

Lake Simcoe covers 287 square miles in Southeast Ontario and has a maximum depth of 136 feet. Beaverton is on the lake's eastern shore. The lake is perhaps best known for its ice fishing, and ice anglers regularly pull substantial catches of pike, lake trout and perch up through the ice. Spring and summer anglers may expect to tangle with smallmouth bass and walleye, and the lake's weedy bays and coves harbor largemouth bass and crappie. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources annually stocks the lake with 150,000 whitefish and 100,000 lake trout.



The Shortiss is located on Beaverton's Historical Simcoe Street.  After spending a day at the beach or taking a break from water sports enjoy shopping in our boutique shops at your doorstep.  Be sure to visit Simcoe Street Market when your in town is our sister business, a shop dedicated to local artisan goods and everything handmade!



Beaverton is located on the shore of Lake Simcoe, at the mouth of the Beaver River. Just west of the Trans-Canada Highway, Beaverton offers a range of fishing opportunities, including the chance to catch walleye, trout, bass and perch. Although fishing sometimes is considered a summertime activity, Lake Simcoe also is an ice fishing hot spot, making this a true year-round fishery.


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