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Originally built as a farmhouse in the late 1800's, the Garden's Gate is an award-winning boutique restaurant on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada. Famous for creative, made-from-scratch meals using locally raised ingredients and scrumptious homemade desserts, it's time now to invite the right kind of new owners to take over this much-loved restaurant. For many years, Rose and John Diebolt and their kitchen and serving staff at the Garden’s Gate have impressed thousands of patrons worldwide. They've even won awards for the exceptional dining experience they've created.  This could be your chance to reinvent your life around a business that’s more than just a restaurant. Are you interested in country living, involvement in a robust and growing local food scene,  enough good land to grow a garden, raise livestock and maybe even give a wholesome country childhood to your kids? You won’t often find the rare combination of great facilities, loyal repeat customers, and a winning location that is the Garden’s Gate. But to be honest, this place is not for just anyone. It’s not even for an ordinary restauranteur.  Two talented, hard-working, creative, detail-oriented people and their team have but the Garden's Gate into what it is today over the last 25 years.  That’s why this special place needs equally special new owners. A lot of us on Manitoulin want the legacy of this restaurant to continue.

John and Rose Diebolt have lovingly built the Garden's Gate into what it is today over the last 25 years.
John and Rose Diebolt have lovingly built the Garden's Gate into what it is today over the last 25 years.