Staying with Us

We welcome you to a comfortable stay at Through Windows Past, and a wonderful time in our delightful community and its surrounding areas!

A full breakfast is served in the dining room every morning of your stay. On chilly mornings, the fireplace in the dining room keeps you comfortable. Breakfast includes a hot entrée, freshly made baked goods with homemade preserves, fresh fruit, juice, tea and coffee. With prior notice, we will do our best to accommodate special dietary needs.


The home and the grounds are lovingly furnished and tended to by owners Glen and Joy. The vibrant garden is home to many seasonal blooms. Guests enjoy sitting in the rocking chairs on the large wrap-around porch — a great way to enjoy a relaxing afternoon or a warm summer evening.

Points of Interest In Forest

Forest Lambton Museum: Learn more about the stories and family heirlooms from North Lambton residents. Located at the former Forest Home Bakery at 8 Main Street North in Forest’s downtown heritage district, the storefront appears much the same as when it was built in 1885. The museum participates in local community events such as pancake breakfast and farmers market — visit its Facebook page for updates!

The Station Library: Just across the street from us is the Forest Library, which is housed in a former railway station. The Library Gardens are lovingly maintained by the volunteer members of the Forest Garden Club. The best way for book lovers to spend a leisurely morning.

The Kineto Theatre: Catch a blockbuster at one of the oldest continuously operating theatres in the world, which began showing moving pictures in 1917. Today it screens both regular and 3-D films and hosts the Forest Festivals, featuring films, food, and concerts throughout the year.

Forest Fall Fair: Takes place annually in September, and features a parade, tractor pull, horse and cattle shows, petting zoo, children’s activities, barrel racing, and many exhibitors.

Forest Golf Club & Inn: Book tee times at the local golf course.

Surrounding areas

Pinery Provincial Park: Located near Grand Bend, with 10 km of sand beaches at the shores of Lake Huron, extremely rare Oak Savanna and Coastal Dune Ecosystems, year-round outdoor recreation including hiking and ski trails, and sunsets that are ranked “Top Ten Best in the World” by National Geographic, the Pinery is a must-visit if you’re in the area!

Huron Country Playhouse: After a day outdoors at the provincial park, settle in for a performance at the picturesque playhouse near the lake in Grand Bend.

Rock Glen Conservation Area: Located in Arkona, Rock Glen is a unique park featuring a 10-metre waterfall, boardwalks, scenic lookouts, hiking and accessible trails, and the Arkona Lions Museum and Information Centre. The museum houses an extensive collection of Devonian Era fossils and artifacts found in the local area. Visitors can also explore fossils at the exposed beds at the bottom of Rock Glen Falls.

The Petrolia Discovery: A one-of-a-kind museum combining history and artifacts from the world’s first oil industry within the structure of an original and still operational oilfield, established in the 1870’s.

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia: Performing arts in an elegant historical building.

Indian Hills Golf Club: Come find your game at the Hills.

The Municipality of Lambton Shores: Find out more about our local communities, including seasonal events, shopping, and places of worship.

Ontario’s Blue Coast: Looking for more to do in Lambton County? This is a user-friendly site with activities for everyone.


Image source: Pinery, Anthony J. on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)