Owners' Welcome

A Warm Welcome To Our Guests

On behalf of my family, the Seals, and all of our loyal staff at the Glen House Resort and Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course, I would like to offer a warm welcome to our guests! 

Although the Resort’s history goes back to the 1800’s, the Seals have been at the helm since 1962; we've been fortunate enough to celebrate over 50 years of operation in the service industry.

The Glen House's beginnings were humble; founded in 1896 by the industrious Shipman family, the original Glen House was a simple Victorian clapboard cottage featuring eight rooms, classic gingerbread trim in the eaves and, of course, warm country hospitality. 

The St. Lawrence River has always been at the heart and soul of the Resort. Fishing in particular, kept Glen House busy in the early years when “Opening Pike” and “Opening Bass” were always sold out. 

Over the years, the Resort has expanded and new facilities have been added. To enhance the Resort's stature and the amenities it has to offer, my dad, Edward Seal and I envisioned a “Stay-and-Play” golf venue. The grand result was Smuggler's Glen Golf Course, the construction of which utilized 280 acres of adjacent unused land, orignally part of the larger Shipman farm estate that had since gone fallow. The golf facility, with adjacent accommodations at Glen House, would create a highly sought-after vacation package for couples, golf groups, and corporate meeting planners.

Smuggler’s Glen opened on July 20, 2005. Although my dear dad passed away a few months before the ribbon cutting, I know he would have been thrilled to see the evolution of the course, culminating in our hosting of the inaugural Great Waterway Classic in 2012, a CPGA-sanctioned event. 

The 2009 addition of spa services at the Resort offers yet another reason to visit the Thousand Islands and stay at the Glen House.

A stunning location in the Thousand Islands, wonderful accommodations, excellent food and drink, a sense of history and tradition, convention facilities, golfing, spa services and fishing have definitely put the Glen House Resort on the map.

Smuggler’s Glen at the Glen House Resort, in conjunction with many other local area attractions, such as Boldt’s Castle, Island Boat Tours, Helicopter Tours, the Thousand Islands Playhouse Theatre and Shorelines Casino, makes the Thousand Islands a world-class, premier travel destination.

We eagerly await your visit and look forward to sharing our world, a designated U.N.E.S.C.O World Heritage site set amidst the rugged beauty of Thousand Islands National Park, with you.

Yours Truly,

David J. Seal