|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
New listing for 2013!
Dorothy's lodge is a newly restored historic fishing lodge in the heart of the rideau lakes that can accommodate up to 45 people! This property features docking for at least 7 boats, great swimming, great fishing, and exploring. It has a commercial kitchen, rec-room with pool table and big screen tv's with satellite and wifi.
It is located, within walking distance to the cataraqui trail (great place for biking and hiking), convenience store with beer/liquor, etc, opinicon lodge restaurant, historic chaffey's lock and the lockmaster's museum, cedar’s art studio, and boat rentals.
The dock has a beach swimming area and a 60x20 foot dock with great swimming and lots of room to lounge. The fishing is great from the main dock where you can catch your fill of sun-fish and rock-bass, and if you are lucky a large-mouth bass or two. Also, on the dock there is a storage shed that has a dry bar with bar fridge and a serving window.
This property is unlike any other available on the rideau, a great place for family reunions, fishing derbies, conferences, weddings and corporate retreats!
A list of caterers can be provided, and a list of photographers in the area if you are looking to book a wedding.
For conferences and corporate retreats: there are several golf courses in the area, boat rentals within walking distance, and the chaffey’s lock hall is a one minute walk. It can be rented for meetings for up to 85 people. Catering also available.
Owner and operator of Rideau Lakes Cottages- privately owned cottage rentals on the Rideau. Grew-up in Rideau Lakes Township, love the area so we decided to move back permanently.
Robin Carbino purchased this villa in 2012
Dorothy's Lodge used to be in the family. My wife's mother was the first waitress to work in the restaurant there. We currently live next-door and since I had multiple inquiries each year for large groups and could never accommodate them, we thought that this beautiful property would be a great fit with the business.
The dock and waterfront are on the canal just down from the lock station in the sheltered canal just at the opening to Indian Lake, the best lake on the Rideau Canal! The five building and commercial kitchen are great for entertaining family and guests.
Dorothy's Cottage was a great choice for our family group of thirty. We loved the scenic lake location, lounging on the spacious waterfront dock and sandy beach, and had a great time canoeing, kayaking and paddle-boarding. The large well-kept property offers plenty of space for kids to run and outdoor fireplaces are cozy spots for s'mores and catching up. The main house and the annex comfortably accommodated couples, the cabins for families with young children. Cooking in the commercial kitchen was a breeze; the dining room and front porch provided plenty of space for family-style meals and the pool table kept people entertained indoors.
Our hosts were very helpful and accessible when we had questions and knowledgeable about the area and local information. We have already recommended Dorothy's to friends and we plan to return in July 2019!
The Rideau Lakes Region is a great place to explore. You can take advantage of the great fishing, boating, swimming, water-skiing, or lock through the historic canal system to the other attached lakes and towns. In the surrounding towns and cities there are also lots of activities, and events to participate in including, golf, historic tours, boat tours, shopping restaurants, area events, and lots more!
This cottage is conveniently located close to highway #15 at the halfway point between Toronto and Montreal, 40 minutes from the Canada/USA border, and only one hour and 15 minutes from Ottawa. A great place for extended Families to congregate.
|Cleaning fee- $15/person||£9|
June and September weekends are $2800 + $15/person cleaning fee + HST
May and October weekends are $2800 + $15/person cleaning fee + HST
Thanksgiving weekend is $2800, Labour Day weekend is $3750, and we are closed for the winter