Robert Milling


Robert an import from the remote northwestern Ontario town of Sioux Lookout, began the rebirth of the Wakefield Mill from an abandoned, vacant site in 1997. Four years, and a lifetime of learning later, Bob opened the Mill as a 26 room hotel and greeted their first guests on May 4, 2001.  The following year The Maclaren House was refurbished and was opened to corporate and meeting guests.  In 2005 the abandoned Penstock and Power generating section of the Mill was converted into the Eau Vive spa.  In 2008 the company purchased the Millers house from Mr. Irvine Young’s house, son of the last Miller of the Wakefield Mill.

Over the next three years, Milling developed the property into the LEED certified Eco Riverlodge–a 15 room contemporary hotel designed by Christopher Simmonds, Ottawa’s multi awarding winning environmental Architect.


Linda Leclerc

Director of Operations

For questions or inquiries regarding the Wakefield Mill Hotel and Spa please reach out to  We look forward to welcoming your for a visit to The Wakefield Mill.

Frédéric Martineau

Daytime Restaurant Supervisor

Our Muse restaurant is open daily for breakfast and dinner and the Heron Wine Bar is open daily for lunch and dinner.  Reach out to Frédéric at or 819-459-3475 x 125 for any inquiries regarding weddings and special events.

Xavier McNeill

Corporate Event Sales

Xavier can be reached at or 819-459-3475 ext. 106 and would be happy to help you with your next corporate event or wedding at the Wakefield Mill Hotel and Spa.

Eric Demers


Chef Eric brings to the Mill over 16 years of culinary experience. He has worked at some distinguished restaurants; Hilton Casino Lac Leamy, La Rituelle, L’Oree du Bois and Cafe Superbe, in nearby Chelsea.   Chef Eric can be reached at and looks forward to welcoming you to dine with us soon.

Gabriel Milling

Marketing Manager and Communications

For all Marketing inquiries and opportunities please feel free to reach Gabriel at

Michael Wright

Night Dining Supervisor (Maitred)

For La Muse or Heron inquiries please feel free to reach out to Michael at

About the Mill

An Experience Most Magical

Join us and experience our brand new culinary experience the “Starlight Chalets”. These chalets are the setting for your enjoyment of our 3-course table d’hôte with your choice of cocktails, wine, or beer. All the while, gazing out at the snow covered landscape of the Gatineau Park.