"“Why, I understand that our President owns an island on this very lake!” “Yes, Formosa Island.” "

The Bluff - Credit: Frank W. Micklethwaite
Public DomainThe Bluff - Credit: Frank W. Micklethwaite
Woodrow Wilson  was a professor at Princeton University when he vacationed in Muskoka in July of 1904. He must have enjoyed himself, because shortly thereafter he bought Formosa Island on Lake Rosseau - not far from this inn where he had stayed.  He became President of the United States in 1912.