This three day adventure is based at the Algonquin Log Cabin Lodge. This small, rustic lodge is located at the north-west corner of Algonquin Provincial Park, famous for wildlife and natural beauty. Situated on Surprise Lake, the log cabin combines a scenic and peaceful location with knowledgeable wilderness guides, warm hospitality and an intimate ambiance.
This family-owned lodge has a quiet lakeside setting in Algonquin National Park, ensconced amid lofty Algonquin white pines. Rooms consist of 25 rustic and artistically decorated log or knotty pine cabins, with their own private decks. The lodge is peppered with personal, homespun touches, such a wood stove in the guest lounge where tea, coffee, fresh fruit and snacks are always available. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the communal dining room, and food is locally sourced, where possible, and made fresh on the premises. The baking is a particular highlight, with the real star being the lodge’s pecan pie.
The lodge facilitates with a wide range of activities: each cabin, for example, comes with its own canoes for guests’ personal use, and hiking trails of various lengths and difficulty wind around the lodge grounds. It’s possible to spot moose, beavers, foxes, loons and deer in and around the lodge’s premises.
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One-bedroom cabins consist of a bed-sitting room (a spacious lounge, with the bed in the corner), while two-bedroom cabins have an extra bedroom, all of which face the water. Cabins include the use of a canoe that’s tethered just outside the door. All cabins have bath tubs with luxury toiletries. One cabin, the three-bedroom Crowe Cottage, is situated just down the road from the lodge on its own private waterfront. Wi-Fi is available in public areas only.
The lodge is located in the heart of the wildlife-rich and heavily forested Algonquin National Park. The lodge is roughly a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Toronto, and just over a three-hour drive from Ottawa. The property itself is surrounded by native white pines and is set on the banks of the Lake of Two Rivers, overlooking its placid waters.
Food and drink
The restaurant is not licensed, but you’re able to bring your own alcoholic drinks. All meals are included in the price — including a packed lunch — so that you can head off by car or canoe exploring for the day. The à la carte menus change daily and in keeping with the seasons, with fresh fish, roasts and soups a regular feature.
Facilities and activities
Your stay at the lodge includes a park pass, allowing you entry to Algonquin Provincial Park, and the lodge offers a weekly presentation about the park, which all guests are welcome to join. Hiking and cycling trails surround the property, and the lodge can also help arrange fishing trips. The guest lounge is stocked with books and board games.
Several cabins are wheelchair-accessible.
The lodge offers old-school rusticity paired with convenience. If you don’t mind a bit of traffic noise from the main road that’s close to the property, this is a relaxing place to stay.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.