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Multi-family Cottage Retreat On The Rideau Canal!

1 Review
Bedrooms 15
Separate WC's3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 15 bedroom holiday villa in Elgin - Dorothy's Lodge

Great Dock For Swimming/fishing And Entertaining Large Groups.

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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Robin Carbino
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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About Robin Carbino

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

Why Robin Carbino chose Thousand Islands

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.


1 holidaymaker review

Multi-family Cottage Retreat On The Rideau Canal!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Box Elder, South Dakota, USA

Perfect for our Family Reunion!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Ottawa international Airport
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Rideau Lakes Golf Course
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Kingston Ontario
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Highway #15
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Opinicon Hotel
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Calabogie Peaks

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Elgin, Ontario

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Oct 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 22 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May 2017
12 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
16 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee- $15/person £9
Tax Rate 13.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Elgin, Ontario

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Main Lodge- main floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Main Lodge- Laundry area
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main Lodge- second Floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Main Lodge- second floor
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Mail Lodge- third floor
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Annex- Main floor
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Annex- second floor
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Cabin #1
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Cabin #2
    Bathroom 10 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Cabin #3- common
    Bathroom 11 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Cabin #3- en-suite
  • main lodge has two full bathrooms and three half bathrooms, cabin #1, 2 both have one full bath, Cabin #3 and the Annex both have two full bathrooms
  • 15 Bedrooms, Sleeps 45
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Main Lodge-
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , main lodge
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , main lodge
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Bunk Bed , porch on second floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Third-floor of main lodge
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , Annex- main floor
    Bedroom 13 - 1 Large Double Bed , Cabin #2
    Bedroom 14 - 1 Double Bed , Cabin #3
    Bedroom 15 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Cabin #3- loft
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed , Annex- main floor
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Annex second-floor
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed , Annex- second-floor
    Bedroom 10 - 1 Double Bed , Annex second-floor
    Bedroom 11 - 1 Double Bed , Annex second-floor
    Bedroom 12 - 1 Double Bed , Cabin #1
  • 5 bedrooms in the main lodge, 6 in the Annex, one in Cabin #1, one in Cabin #2 and a bedroom and a loft-bedroom in Cabin #3
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • 15 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
• marina with boat rentals next door • Very Large main dock and other boat slips that are all protected from the wind • Power at dock and also a storage shed with dry bar and serving window • Beach area and drop-off swimming from the main dock • Commercial kitchen • Canoe and tandem Kayak come with rental • High-speed-wireless internet access and satellite TV. • By boat: access to six lakes without locking through. Also the town of Newboro accessible by boat where there is fine dining and great Shopping.

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