|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Note: Our cottage is one we actively use on the weekends, so expect it to have a lived-in feel (versus 'property-managed'). That said, we keep it clean and tidy and expect you to do the same :)
You sip a morning java in the cozy grip of an oversized Muskoka Chair, and stare out across the glassy tranquil of Camp Lake. The mist dissipates as the sun labours its slow ascent to blue skies above, and slowly warms the morning air. The silence of the moment is interrupted, just briefly, as an eager trout leaps from the water and ushers in the dawn of a new day. Or was it a Bass? It quickly darts towards the deep, rocky shore, past the dock, and dives deep into the clearness of the loch.
It's likely that you waded through this same watery path just the night before, indulging in a midnight swim, accompanied solely by a full moon, and the awesome beauty of the Northern Lights that twinkled high in the night sky like a rippling blanket of silver and blue satin. Had it not been for these luminescent companions, you may have struggled to climb through the darkness, up the winding steps, back to the cottage and the warm glow of the campfire; the songs, rising with the sparks and fireflies, into the glistening night sky.
This morning, those same steps lead you back. Back from the dock, which overlooks the diving raft and the reflection of the azure sky in the lake? Up past the lower deck, where a rouged canoe sits restfully against a towering Hemlock. It winds up the steps to the two tiered, upper deck as the loons bark a song in the background, to the story and a half Muskokan refuge at the top of the slope, nestled under a canopy of evergreens. You enjoy a leisurely breakfast and ponder the contents of the day ahead. Some fishing? Golf? Horseback riding? Perhaps a simple hike and a swim? Whatever you choose, you know it will be just what you needed, far from the bustle of the city and from the daily worries of life. In the grip of this Muskoka Chair, the day looks perfect. And what else would you expect from a place as magical, as wonderful, as Camp Lake?
Keywords: lake, dock, bunkhouse, cottage, fireplace, hiking, canoe, private, firepit
Apart from spending time at the cottage, I'm an avid traveller and love all sorts of destinations: beach, historic, cultural...especially enjoy scuba diving on my trips!
Scott MacMillan purchased this cottage in 2001
Family friends owned the spot next to this property, so when it came up for sale we went to check it out and fell in love with it!
This is our second time at this cottage. It is an excellent base to visit all of Algonquin. Camp Lake itself is very picturesque. The cottage is well supplied and the wood burning stove heats up the place in no time.
We'll be coming back here again the next time we visit the area.
We really enjoyed our stay at Camp Lake. What a beautiful quiet place to relax. I enjoyed many hours reading on the upper deck, looking out over the lake. We went canoeing a few times and explored the lake. Swimming off the dock was something I've looked forward to all summer :) We saw the loons and heard them calling out at night. How beautiful is that.
Must say the electricity was pretty dodgy - a lot of flickering, and then a 16-hour power outage at one point - which of course isn't Scott's fault, but does mean no water, no toilet and no light. I'd recommend throwing a camp stove into your trunk. Still, it got us playing boardgames by candlelight and that's a pretty great cottage experience in itself. Luckily your kind neighbor phoned Hydro and offered use of his camp stove. Also had some trouble getting out of the super steep driveway and finally had to make a low-gear run at it, which was exciting for the kids.
All in all, totally enjoyable. A real, proper Canadian cottage. Would happily return some day. Melissa & kids
We stayed at this little cabin right on the water of Lake of Bays. Well treed property so there was extra privacy during our visit. The lake's water was crystal clear and possibly a good place to fish. Although canoes and life jackets were available, we brought our own SUP boards and it was very enjoyable paddling on the calm lake. We visited Huntsville which is a 20 minutes drive to watch the Euro Cup.
Barbecued almost every night and enjoyed breakfast with a family of little chipmunks, who enjoyed raspberries and were not shy about hopping on your lap.
Nice place to enjoy the outdoors for a couple or as a group.
We have been staying at this Camp lake rental for years now and the owners are very friendly and attentive. We used to try different places each year but when we came upon this one we stopped looking at alternatives. It's the best of both worlds; secluded yet accessible; reasonable yet sumptuous. If you run out of anything town is only a 30 minute drive. The main buildings are fairly new and very clean and comfortable. We love lounging out on the deck in the morning with a cup-o-Joe and having a bit of a camp fire 'weenie roast' in the evening. Canoeing, fishing and swimming are popular activities as well as taking strolls along the local roadways. All in all a FIVE STAR experience every time!
If you are looking for a peaceful, quiet and private get away this place it is. We had a wonderful week at camp lake with my husband and dog. The property is as described right on the lake and has a charming rustic interior and loft bedroom. Perfect for a couple (s) looking for a relaxing week away for the hustle & bustle of the city.
Note: as mentioned in the description the property is on a slope and may not be ideal for small children or older people with mobility issues.
|Wireless Internet (WiFi)||£30|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£182|