The Lake House comes fully equipped with cooking utensils, implements, and appliances including a full-size refrigerator/freezer, an electric stove, a dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, and coffee maker. There are the usual pots, pans, dishes and bake ware. There is a wood-burning stove in the living room. Bathrooms are located on each floor and have a shower or a tub/shower combination. A television (Bell Express-Vu) and DVD player are provided. A washer and dryer are located on the main floor. Guests supply their own personal towels and face cloths - all other kitchen towels and bed linens are supplied. Starter amounts of toilet paper and paper towels are supplied. Two propane BBQs and a picnic table are supplied on the front deck. Wireless internet is provided. Cell phone reception is available. A communal fire pit is located on the front lawn by the lake. Wood is supplied for both the fire place and the fire pit. The Lake House is one of two Canonto Lodge's popular upscale waterfront homes. It can accommodate up to 14 persons in 12 separate beds in its four bedrooms. There is one king size bed, two double beds, and eight single beds. The Lake House is most frequently rented by extended family groups and larger fishing parties or for small corporate get together's or retreats. Norcan Lake offers some of the best bass small and largemouth bass fishing in southern Ontario. There is also good walleye and pike fishing. There's lots of dock space available. See our website at www.canontolodge.com for much additional information.
Check-in time is 2:00 pm Saturday unless alternate arrangements have been made.
Check-out time is 10:00 am Saturday unless alternate arrangements have been made.
Any guests in excess of the 8 minimum staying for any number of days less than a full week during the rental period (guests of our guests) will be charged at the daily rate of $60.00 per adult person plus taxes and $30.00 for a child plus taxes. These rates will apply to those groups who invite family and friends to visit with them during their stay
Guests supply their own towels and face cloths. For guests not traveling by vehicle, a towel service can be provided.
Starter supplies of toilet paper and paper towels are provided. Please bring sufficient for your stay. Use of "septic friendly" (thin) toilet tissue is requested and would be appreciated.
Guests supply their own personal items. All bedding, linens and dish towels are provided.
Cottages are equipped with two picnic tables and two propane BBQs. Propane is supplied free of charge. If you run out of propane, please let us know and a full tank will be provided
Garbage: It is extremely important that all garbage without exception be placed in clear plastic bags which are provided and that all recyclable materials are recycled. Containers are provided for that purpose.
There is NO SMOKING in any of the buildings. If you do choose to smoke, please do so out of doors, or in the screened porch areas or deck. Please pick up your discarded cigarette butts.
There is a communal fire pit on the front lawn of the Lodge and the Lake House for everyone's use. Firewood is provided.
A screened fish cleaning hut with lights and running water is located down by the lake in front of the Lake House for your use. Do not drink the lake water from the tap in the fish cleaning hut.
Management reserves the right to inspect the premises before your departure.
Generally, during our busy season, the Lake House rents for $2,800 plus 13% HST. This is for the first 8 persons.
Additional persons are charged at a rate of $350 plus taxes for each adult (ages 13 years and up). Children (ages 3 to 12 years of age) are charged at a rate of $175 per week per child plus tax. There is no charge for infants (up to and including 2 years of age).
Dogs are allowed provided their presence has been they are cleared by management in advance. There is a charge of $20 per day (maximum $50) plus taxes for each animal.
Rates are negotiable. The most expensive visit is a short visit with few persons in your group. The more persons and the longer the stay the more cost affordable the rental can be. Please get in touch with us to discuss your vacation at your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please get in touch with us through our website at www.canontolodge.com. On our website, you will find much additional information and many more photographs. Please also view our Facebook page at Canonto Lodge.
Why it is Famous : The original hobby farm house of Michael and Ambrose O'Brien, founders of the NHL.
Facts About Destination : Clean, quite, calm, beautiful, great fishing, canoeing, kayaking...just relax and enjoy.
Area Information : About 24 kilometers due west of Calabogie, Ontario on Norcan Lake.
Why visit : A beautiful place to come and relax, unwind and recharge your batteries.
How to reach : Please see full direction on our website at www.canontolodge.com
Best time to visit : Anytime between May and October.
Transport system : Drive in your own personal vehicle.
Precautions : Sunscreen and bug dope in the spring if needed.
Life style culture : Restful, quiet, cottage style vacation on the lake.
Languages spoken : English
We recently stayed in the Lake House at Canonto Resorts for a week this past August 2015. The drive up to Norcan lake is roughly 90 minutes from Ottawa. The scenery is very pretty and there are a few good spots to eat along the way. Once we arrived we were greeted by Dave and Penny who gave us a quick tour of our accommodation, the property, and gave general pointers. Dave went out of his way to tell us about the lake, fishing spots, help with the boat, etc. which was very much appreciated. It was also nice that they were always just a phone call away if we needed anything. We stayed in the Lake House which was wonderful! The house itself was very spacious and can accommodate a large group of people. The beds were comfortable, satellite TV was great on the one rainy day we had and plenty of chairs on the deck so people could relax, eat a meal, entertain and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The property is quite large and ideal for exploring, playing frisbee, volleyball, etc. Also, they have something called a horseshoe pit(sort of a ring toss game) which was neat to play. The grounds were in great condition and Penny has a ton of beautiful flowers all throughout the property. The beach area was nice and we used that almost every day. You can also swim right off the dock. They have a communal fire pit, with fire wood provided, which we used a few times. The wild life was AMAZING! They’ve hung feeders for hummingbirds on the deck and you can watch the birds all day long; I think we counted 5 different colors of hummingbirds throughout our stay. Also, the adult and baby ducks are a treat to see every day. They usually hang out in-between the docks and the beach area, so you can feed them and take plenty of photos. Tons of Loons, Cranes, Hawks, etc. you won’t be disappointed with what mother nature has to offer. The fishing was also great. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to catch fish. We had great luck almost everyday day with large-mouth Bass and Pike. If you enjoy catching fish and enjoying a gorgeous lake, this spot is for you. What more can I say……the accommodation was great, property was great, fishing was great, weather was great, everything was so perfect we didn’t want to leave.
We stayed for a long weekend and had a wonderful time. The property is quiet and peaceful, which was just what we were looking for. Dave and Penny are wonderful hosts and made us feel more than welcome, exceeding our expectations. Will come again.
A last minute decision to getaway and we could not have been any happier! Great big thanks to Canonto Lodge, you helped make it memorable. When we arrived, we were amazed at the stunning view coming down from the hill and seeing the lake and all the trees with their beautiful colours all around. We then were greeted by an unexpected upgrade in our lodgings which was one of the nicest gestures I\'ve been privileged to enjoy - Thank you - the facilities, the sleeping, the fishing, the everything was amazing, I highly recommend to a couple or family to try.