Great Dock For Swimming/fishing And Entertaining Large Groups.
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 Elgin
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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Every year, I have a group of friends come together and have a vacation. This year we had about 30+ guests and this cottage was perfect for our event. All cabins and rooms were very clean and in well shape. Every one of the guests said that this year's cottage has been the best. The main hit for us was the commercial kitchen. Since we had a big group, this kitchen was perfect for us as it was easy for the chefs to get around and cook in a well-mannered time. The kids also had the chance to do a bake-off and this kitchen provided everything they needed to complete their bake-off. The overall view was lovely as there is a hiking trail near by and a lovely body of water with a deck to look at. The owners were also very nice and welcoming when we arrived and when we left which is always a plus! At the end of the day, we hope to come back to Dorthoy's Lodge and spend more time with our friends. Thank you for making this trip a memorable one as everything was well put together.
Thanks so much Dan! It was a pleasure to host your group and we hope to hear from you again soon!
Perfect for our Family Reunion!
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.