Historic Waterfront Restaurant ● Tavern ● Hotel

MAY 2023

Spring is in the air and the GillHouse is excited about our big upcoming season!

You can now book hotel reservations on-line or call us to schedule a summer event.

We are now hiring for all positions. Drop us a resume on-line or stop over to our job fairon March 18/19 or April 22/23 from noon -4pm

The GillHouse may be the most recognized landmark in Henderson Harbor.

The GillHouse was originally established in 1813, as The Frontier house by Great Lakes shipping caption John S. Warner.

Several additions expanded the original structure, including a boathouse that was moved up from the waters edge, to the south side of the current building to create more hotel rooms.

Henderson Harbor was a prospering resort town in the late 1800’s and the GillHouse flourished.

The restaurant enjoyed a solid reputation for outstanding dining, local seafood and gracious accommodations.

Under numerous ownerships and economic influences in the country, the establishment went thru various cycles, storied tragedies, legal struggles and deferred maintenance until finally closing in 2015.

Steven Vollmer, a Syracuse native (now seasonal Henderson resident) who spent many a summer as a child visiting the GillHouse and local areas, purchased the property in late 2020.  After a career in architecture, he has worked with a passionate team of designers, and contractors to completely restore and reimagine the GillHouse back to a legacy property for future generations. 

Now working with the best, dedicated, seasoned professionals around him, the GillHouse is once again poised to become a beacon for gracious hospitality on the eastern shores of Lake Ontario.