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"My family converged on this fantastic old fishing camp knowing we'd be in for a treat. It was everything we hoped for to celebrate my mom's 75th and two parts of two families each driving a ways to get there.
The location was between Dryden and Kenora, and just north of Vermilion Bay in the forest.
Steven and his property manager "Lew" (his spelling) took first class care of us. Our family of 4 stayed in the main lodge, with a beautiful fireplace and old commercial grade gas oven originally from the late 40's if memory serves. I can tell you right now, bacon has NEVER tasted better than on that griddle. :-)
We had access to two motorboats, a canoe, a BBQ, a firepit and used all of it. We successfully pulled three walleye out of the lake (with Lew's guidance and experience), and did them up on the BBQ for a fresh caught fish meal the like of which my kids had never had, but LOVED. So did everyone else.
The accommodations dating back to the 40's, are rustic but superbly maintained. There is wifi there, but it's of the cellular variety, and our mileage varied day to day with that. Since it was mostly a device free holiday it wasn't a big deal. Cell phone calls weren't a problem with Telus, but Rogers was a bit weaker, though still reliable. Not sure about Bell since none of our party had phones on that network.
The lake is beautiful. My kids appreciated the trampoline/tube not far from one of the docks, and we ALL loved the quiet of it all. It's so peaceful, and so relaxed that we just had a great time - and so did our dog. She was tired for a week after all the swimming and chasing sticks.
Blue Lake Provincial Park close by is an easy hike for the young and moderately fit - it's only 3 kilometres away, about a half hour walk including our 11 year old. The lake lives up to its name - it's blue, unlike the brownish tinge of most Northern Ontario lakes. That brownish tinge is caused by mineral deposits and tannins from fallen trees, not anything you need to worry about, but it was nice for the kids to swim in the blue water and there's a lovely beach and day area. It's popular though - so depending on the season, I can see it being busy with regulars as well as tourists.
Good thing we had our own lake. :-)
Couple of tips: gas and food are both cheaper in Dryden than in Vermilion Bay although it certainly does in a pinch. I'd highly recommend it. The pictures are accurate depictions of the facility. Beautiful!"
Guest: Paul B.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 16, 2015
"This cottage was perfect for my 4 groups of family members (aged 2-80) for a summer vacation. It was spacious, clean and well equipped. The play structure and sandy, shallow beach were perfect for my young children, as were the crib, high chair and assorted toys. The large downstairs TV room and enclosed Muskoka room were great quiet areas at night for the adults. The four bathrooms and ample activities (foosball, pingpong and peddle boat) were great for children (and adults) of all ages. The lake was by far one of the warmest any of us have been in and the fishing was great! The photographs do not do this house justice; it is quite beautiful and very airy. We look forward to coming back in the future."
Guest: Jennifer L.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 28, 2015
"A beautiful condo in the perfect location for a girls getaway. You have all the comforts of home, there wasn't anything we needed that wasn't at the Condo. The condo is very clean and cozy. The location is very peaceful with beautiful scenery and exceptionally close to shopping and the Scandinavian Spa. I highly recommend this condo for a getaway.
Thank you Richard for your quick reply to our booking and any questions we had."
Guest: Dianne G.Date of Stay: November 2015Review Submitted: November 23, 2015
"We enjoyed another great vacation at Sunset Cove Lake House (Long Lake House) - Niagara on the Lake. It is a nice place for friends and family to stay together to enjoy both life at the lake house itself as well as all that the Niagara Region has to offer. The owner dropped over to personally welcome us and was always available to support us with any items we needed and suggestions for fun activities. The best part is relaxing on the large comfortable covered back porch - overlooking the water - watching the sunset. We had a wonderful vacation and are planning our next trip back too!"
Guest: Ontario TravellerDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 12, 2015