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Multi-Family Cottage Retreat on the Rideau Canal!

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Dorothy's Lodge- Beautifully restored Fishing resort in the heart of the Rideau


Last updated: 10/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:45
  • Bedrooms:15
  • Bathrooms:8.75
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/29/2016

Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 15 Bedrooms, Sleeps 45, Beds for 45

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Main Lodge- ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    main lodge...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    main lodge...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 bunk bed

    porch on second floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Third-floor of main lodge...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen

    Annex- main floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 13: 1 queen

    Cabin #2...moreless

  • Bedroom 14: 1 double

    Cabin #3...moreless

  • Bedroom 15: 2 double, 1 twin/ single

    Cabin #3- loft...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 double

    Annex- main floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 8: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Annex second-floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 9: 2 twin/ single

    Annex- second-floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 10: 1 double

    Annex second-floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 11: 1 double

    Annex second-floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 12: 1 double

    Cabin #1...moreless

  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    Main Lodge- main floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Main Lodge- Laundry area...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main Lodge- second Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    Main Lodge- second floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, tub

    Mail Lodge- third floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower

    Annex- Main floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 7: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Annex- second floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 8: toilet, shower

    Cabin #1...moreless

  • Bathroom 9: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Cabin #2...moreless

  • Bathroom 10: toilet, shower

    Cabin #3- common...moreless

  • Bathroom 11: toilet, shower

    Cabin #3- en-suite...moreless

  • 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...moreless

Other Amenities

  • • 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. ...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    5 TVs have satellite receivers...moreless

  • Stereo


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    docks and a small beach in calm water...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    60'X20' dock with great swimming and dockage for up to 8 boats...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 30 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    two of them...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine:

    two of them...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    commercial- two minute cycle...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Commercial kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    one tandem kayak and one canoe on property...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    can be brought-in for an extra fee...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 2017
May 12 - Jun 1, 2017
3 night min stay

June 2017
Jun 2 - Jun 15, 2017
3 night min stay

Summer 2017
Jun 16 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee- $15/person $11.32
  • Tax Rate 13%


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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/29/2016
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100 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Ottawa international Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Rideau Lakes Golf Course
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Kingston Ontario
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway #15
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Opinicon Hotel
100 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Elgin, ON, Canada:
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 Unique Benefits at this Villa:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/29/2016

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  • Dorothy's Lodge- Beautifully restored Fishing resort in the heart of the Rideau

    Dorothy's Lodge- Beautifully restored Fishing resort in the heart of the Rideau

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Fireplace


  • dock hut with dry-bar

    dock hut with dry-bar

  • waterfront


  • Bedroom #1 in Cabin #3

    Bedroom #1 in Cabin #3

  • Loft Bedroom- Cabin #3

    Loft Bedroom- Cabin #3

  • Cabin #3

    Cabin #3

  • Cabin #3

    Cabin #3

  • View of Iron Bridge

    View of Iron Bridge

  • Bar from dining room to kitchen

    Bar from dining room to kitchen

  • Rec-Room


  • Kitchen in main lodge

    Kitchen in main lodge

  • beach


  • Cabin #3 living room

    Cabin #3 living room

  • Bathroom #1 in Cabin #3

    Bathroom #1 in Cabin #3

  • Bathroom #2- Cabin #3

    Bathroom #2- Cabin #3

  • Loft Bedroom - Cabin #3

    Loft Bedroom - Cabin #3

  • Cabin #2

    Cabin #2

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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