Accommodations

Save yourself the aggravation of airport parking, security and customs, not to mention the tiny airplane seats and less than spectacular meals. Within a short 2 hour drive from Toronto you can be at a fabulous lakeside resort enjoying all that the Kawartha region has to offer.

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Business Address Contact
Viamede Resort 595 Mount Julian Road
Woodview, Ontario
K0L 3E0
Reservations: 705-657-3344 or
1-800-461-1946
Website: www.viamede.com
Pine Vista Resort 932 Gilchrist Bay Road
Douro-Dummer, Ontario
K0L 2H0
Reservations: 705-657-2108 or
1-800-634-2848
Website: www.pinevista.com
Beachwood Resort 3043 Beachwood Drive
Lakefield, Ontario
K0L 2H0
Reservations: 705-657-3481 or
1-888-313-1118
Website:www.beachwoodresort.com
Scotsman Point Resort 263 Six Foot Bay Road
Buckhorn, Ontario
K0L 1J0
Reservations: 705-657-8630 or
1-800-267-1310
Website: www.scotsmanpoint.com
Three Castles Resort 3355 Buckhorn Road
P.O. Box 199, Buckhorn, ON
K0L 1J0
Reservations: 705-657-8733 or
1-800-924-2602
Website: www.threecastles.com
Six Foot Bay Resort 52 Fire Route 39
Buckhorn, ON
K0L 1J0
Phone: 705-657-8788
Website: www.sixfootbay.ca
Westwind Inn 61 Gallery on the Lake Road
P.O. Box 91 Buckhorn, ON
K0L 1J0
Reservations: 705-657-8095 or
1-800-387-8100
Website: www.westwindinn.net
Camp Ashtabula Resort on Pigeon Lake 624 Elim Lodge Road
Lakehurst, Ontario
K0L 1J0
Reservations: 1-877-657-7977
Website: www.campashtabula.com
Bay View Resort 2969 Pearson Lane
Lakefield, Ontario
K0L 2H0
Reservations: 705-657-3218 or
1-800-488-3134
Website: www.bayviewresort.ca
Birchbend Cottage Resort 2554 Buckhorn Road
Lakefield, Ontario
K0L 2H0
Reservations: 705-657-8891 or
1-866-638-7886
Website: www.birchbendresort.com
Blue Heron Resort 2867 County Road 36
P.O. Box 40, Buckhorn, ON
K0L 1J0
Reservations: 705-657-3300 or
1-866-657-3300
Admiral Inn 1754 Highway #7
Lindsay, ON
K9V 4R2
Phone: 1-705-328-1743
Ambleside Cottage Resort P O Box 818
Bobcaygeon, ON
K0M 1A0
Phone: 705-738-2955
Angelfire Resort & Boathouse Dining RR#1
Lakefield, ON
Phone: 705-657-7674
Ardagh Cottage Resort 22 Fire Route 7
Buckhorn, ON
K0L 1J0
Phone: 1-877-888-5603
Balsam Resort R.R. 1,
Fenelon Falls, ON
K0L 1J0
Phone: 705 887-5040
Bewdley Cottage Resort P.O. Box 555
Bewdley, ON
K0L 1E0
Phone: 905-797-3081
Birch Bend Cottage Resort 2554 Buckhorn Rd
Buckhorn, ON
K0L 2H0
Phone: 705-657-8891
Birches Resort 148 Fire Route 36,
Buckhorn, ON
K0L 1J0
Phone: 705-657-8601
Buckhaven Trailer & RV Park 2841 County Road 36
P.O. Box 124, Buckhorn, ON
K0L 1J0
Reservations: 705-657-1888
Buckhorn Narrows Resort P.O. Box 99
Buckhorn, ON
K0L 1J0
Phone:705-657-8802
Burleigh Beach Resort RR # 4
Lakefield, ON
K0L 2H0
Phone: 705-654-3547
Cadigan's Camp & Cottages R.R. #1
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 6X2
Reservations: 705-292-9403 or
1-877-292-9403
Catalina Bay Resort 1465 Fire Route 82
Buckhorn, Ontario
K0L 1J0
Reservations:705 657-1655
Caygeon Cove Resort Fire Route 122, #9
Bobcaygeon, Ontario
K0M 1A0
Phone:705-738-2744
Clearview Cottage Resort 462 South Beach Road
Young's Point, Ontario
K9J 6X2
Reservations: 705-652-3542
Eganridge Inn R.R.#3
Fenlon Falls, Ontario
K0M 1N0
Phone: 705-877-2240
Elmhirst Resort 1045 Settlers Line
Keene, Ontario
K0L 2G0
Phone: 705-295-4591
Fee's Landing Resort 55 Russell Drive
Kawartha Lakes, Ontario
K0L 2W0
Reservations: 705-799-6497
Fish 'n Rest Resort 83 Laird Dr.
Lindsay, Ontario
K9V 4R6
Reservations: 705-324-6864
Forest Hill Lodge 2959 Forest Hill Road
Lakefield, Ontario
K0L 2H0
Phone: 705-654-4403
Galvin Bay Park Resort Ltd. 2707 Buckhorn Road
Lakefield, Ontario
K0L 2H0
Reservations: 705-657-8055
The Irwin Inn R.R. 2,
Lakefield, Ontario
K0L 1J0
Phone: 705-877-2240
Islandview Resort 2824 River Avenue
Young's Point, Ontario
K0L 3G0
Phone: 705-652-8498
Kawartha Lakes Marina & Cottages 1601 & 1612 Mill Line Road
Galway Cavendish Harvey, Ontario
K0L 2H0
Phone: 705-392-9000
Kawartha Trails Resort 100 Old Bridge Rd
Otonabee, Ontario
K9J 6Y3
Phone: 705-745-4077
Kent Inn 251 Kent Street W
Lindsay, Ontario
K9V 2Z3
Phone: 705-324-6744
Lakeside Cottage Resort 1650 Stenner Rd.
Lakefield, Ontario
K0L 2H0
Phone: 705-652-7160
Lake Dalrymple Resort 230 Lake Dalrymple Rd
Sebright, Ontario
L0K 1W0
Phone: 705-833-2400
Lake Edge Cottages 45 Lake Edge Road
Lakefield, Ontario
K0L 2H0
Phone: 705-652-9080
Lancaster Cottage & Trailer Resort 691 Frank Hill Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 6X3
Phone: 705-742-6947
Long Beach Cottage Rentals 422 LONG RD BEACH
Cameron, Ontario
K0M 1G0
Phone: 705-359-1421
Lunge Haven Cottages & Boating Club 157 Snug Harbour Road
Lindsay, Ontario
K9V 4R6
Phone: 705-324-6610
Marrick's Landing Cottage Resort 4674 County Road 36
Burleigh Falls, Ontario
K0L 1J0
Reservations: 1-800-342-1495
Melody Bay Resort 33 Melody Bay Rd.
Buckhorn, Ontario
K0L 1J0
Phone: 705-657-3351
Oak Bay Resort 24 George St.
Buckhorn, Ontario
K0L 2H0
Phone:705 657-8872
Old Bridge Inn 2057 Old Highway 28
Youngs Point, Ontario
K0L 3G0
Phone: 705-652-8507
Pigeon Lake Resort R.R.#3, Mill Line Road
Bobcaygeon, Ontario
K0M1A0
Reservations: 705-738-2333
Pinewood Cottages and Trailer Park 42 Lberty Lane
Omemee, Ontario
K0L 2W0
Phone: 705-799-5591
Prestwood Cottages 35 Lake Edge Road
Lakefield, Ontario
K0L 2H0
Phone: 705-652-8627
Saucy Willow Inn & Cottages 6 Nipissing Street
Coboconk, Ontario
K0M1K0
Reservations: 705-454-1218
Shady Point Resort 3350 Buckhorn Road
Buckhorn, Ontario
K0L1J0
Reservations: 705-657-9922
Shorelea Resort Cottages 1 Coldstream Road
Fenelon Falls, Ontario
K0M1N0
Reservations: 705-887-5144
Southwinds Resort & Marina 94 Front Street East
Bobcaygeon, Ontario
K0M1A0
Phone: 705-738-2295
Sugar Bush Cottages 1448 Mill Line Rd
Bobcaygeon, Ontario
K0M1N0
Reservations: 705-887-3416
Sunny Acres RR #1
Fenelon Falls, Ontario
K0M1N0
Reservations: 705-887-3416
Three Islands Motel 3404 County Road, 36
Bobcaygeon, Ontario
K0M1A0
Reservations: 705-738-2313
Trail's End Lodge Box 58
Bobcaygeon, Ontario
K0M1A0
Reservations: 705-738-3950
Trude's Cottages & Tackle 3359 Buckhorn Road
Buckhorn, Ontario
K0L 1J0
Phone: 705-657-8738
The Village Inn 39 Queen Street
Lakefield, Ontario
K0L 2H0
Reservations: 705-652-1910
Wantasa Resort 472 Carveths Marina Road
Douro-Dummer, Ontario
K0L 2H0
Phone: 705-652-3577
Waters Edge Cottages P.O. Box 808
Bobcaygeon, Ontario
K0M 1A0
Phone: 705-652-3577
Whispering Pines Cottages 763 Bolin Road
Keene, Ontario
K0L 2G0
Phone: 705-295-6857
Wychwood Lodge Cottage Resort 55 Wychwood Crescent
Fenelon Falls, Ontario
K0L 2G0
Phone: 705-887-3422

The way it used to be

Many years ago if you wanted to come to this area you were an adventurer. First you would probably come from some small town in Ohio or you would come to Peterborough by train. One of the local hotels would send a horse and buggy to the station to bring you to this wilderness. Once here you would be treated to hospitality unequaled in the finest hotels.

One of the now old hotels would provide you with a room, excellent meals and a guide. The guide was all important, because the success of your trip hinged on the skill and personality of this skilled canoe man. First and probably most important was the personality match. My father loved children and he always got the families with the small children and it was not unusual for him to have a father and one or two children in the canoe with him for the day.

The hotel would pack a mouth watering shore lunch of boiled potatoes, bacon and lots of pies. The guide would fry the potatoes and fry heaps of fresh caught fish. A pot full of boiling water suspended over a cooking fire would have a hand full of tea thrown into it and the results was the best smelling tasting brew imaginable. One of my father's favorite clients was a German montsenior from buffalo NY. One day he slipped into the water accidentally when getting out of the boat and got very wet. My father asked him to strip off his outer cloths and he would dry them over the fire. While he sat there shivering he said "I have been wet like this before Leslie, but not since I was a baby". Another client was blind and loved to play cards. In those days there were no street lights and my dad used to stay with him tell sometimes 2:00 a.m. making sure he got home safe. He left my dad a gold watch.

That was then, this is now. Now you don't have to be an adventurer, all you need is a healthy bit of curiosity and the time to do a bit of exploring. You will find that within 2 hours of Toronto, fishing, golfing water sports, restraints to satisfy any taste to name but a few are yours for the asking. However the same sense of well-being that lingered with those old folks will just as surely follow you home. We have some of the most beautiful scenery and peaceful lakes that all of us need to nurture our soul. As I mentioned, we are just down the road and a short road trip will give you a sneak preview and help you select the type of accommodation which will suite you or your family.

We invite you to browse this web site and happy travels.
Mayor Janet Clarkson


Journey's from Ohio

This story begins 52 years ago when a ten year old boy from Ohio first discovered Buckhorn lake. Our uncle talked our parents into a vacation on a lake somewhere in Canada that he heard had good fishing. So, one day in August our families set out in a caravan that would last a lifetime of summer vacations.

We had set up our tents at a small resort on the south-west side of the lake. Our tents overlooked the bay where we would find the joys of fishing and swimming over the next few years. Along with my younger brother and cousin we would set off into the woods around the camp searching out firewood for our daily campfires. We found some of the best wood to burn and it was not until years later that our parents would find out we were dismantling a farmers fence, how many cows went wandering because of us?

A couple of years went by and then we had the opportunity to rent our first of many cottages that would become our two weeks in August retreat. By now my uncles family had stopped coming but we enjoyed our quality family time. As kids we honed our fishing skills off the docks catching pan fish that my dad would struggle to clean for us, eventually we found their were bigger fish in the lake.

Our Canadian adventure was becoming a family event and even my grandmother would come along and soon became our camp cook. As children we spent our days exploring, fishing, sitting around campfires and all this before ipods and other electronic devices that keep children occupied today.

Fast forward to 1972, this was the year I got married and was the first out of 52 years that I missed coming to the lake. The next year I talked my wife into our family event and her only concern was that the cottage had flush toilets!

During the next fifteen years or so we watched as our three children learned the fun of building a campfire, learning to fish, and of course the year they learned how to go frogging! I never told the boys how well a fence post burns and was content to see them just bring back the small tree branches and twigs. It would be hard to explain the serenity of paddling into the remote bays in inlets that surround the lake, the quiet as a fish splashes nearby or watching the loons diving into the water.

Over the years we have met so many nice people that coming back on vacation was like visting relatives that you had not seen in a while. During our later years of coming my parents had passed away and their last wish was that we scatter their ashes upon the lake that they had spent so many years fishing on. This too became a family event, with all their grandchildren with them.

All our children have grown and don't have the time anymore to come on vacation. My wife and I still manage to come at least once a year. No longer in a cottage but staying with the friends that have become family. Even today, 52 years later I still find the beauty of the lake a peaceful step back in time.One of the most beautiful sites on the lake is to sit out in a boat looking out over the Gannons Narrow bridge and watching the sunset, something everyone should experience at least once.

And now it seems I have come full circle, I am standing out on the dock just looking out into the lake, I can imagine my parents in their boat, dad just enjoying the water and mom trying to get the next big musky, I can see our children bringing in their pails of frogs and most important I see a young ten year old boy with hatchet and saw exploring the woods looking for firewood.

Truly, Buckhorn lake is a magical place!


Kawartha Vacations

In the summer of 1956, a family of eight from northeastern Ohio discovered the remote beauty and serenity of the Kawartha Lakes region, and settled there for a two week family vacation. I was fortunate to be one of the six youngsters in that family, and I well remember the joys of discovering the beautiful remote surroundings of area. In fact the Kawartha Lakes area so delighted me that I am now planning my 58th summer visit to the same resort along with twenty relatives and friends. Our first family visit began with eight members but has increased to a total of three generations of fifty five family members who have visited the area, with many more friends venturing to the Kawartha region as well.

Nearly sixty years ago, most of the roads to the remote fishing camps were mere gravel paths making the final miles of the four-hundred-mile, twelve-hour-trek quite primitive. Our exhausted family was grateful to emerge from the confines of the crowded cars. We had been traveling since midnight in a standard shift, non-air-conditioned, four door Packard sedan, while my newly licensed brother drove behind the family in his 1936 five window Black Ford Coup. Dad had a trailer in tow with a strategically packed aluminum fishing boat, and a 15 HP Evinrude motor bringing up the rear. We had bounced along stirring up clouds of billowing dust until we finally came to a complete stop bringing relief to everyone. All the family members were instantly refreshed by the cool shimmering waters of Buckhorn Lake as it welcomed us. We uttered a sigh of relief upon reaching our destination. I can still envision all of us emerging from the vehicles; a hot, sweaty, and dusty group who were excitedly surveying our new surroundings.

I remember Dad's pleasure as he wistfully eyed some fisherman emerging from a camp boat proudly displaying a stringer full of massive fish. My teenaged brothers were scanning the lake imaging themselves skimming along on skis, and my sisters were eager to get acquainted with the girls in the neighboring cottages. I was busy with my younger brother exploring the shoreline looking for shells and turtles. Meanwhile, our mother was so pleased with all of our reactions to this inviting area, that she accepted the limitations of her temporary living quarters in the small waterfront fisherman’s cottage. Although the cottage’s walls and roof provided protection from the elements, it offered little or no amenities for the family caregivers. However, Mom recognized the character and charm of the surroundings and realized that this picturesque location provided a special backdrop for creating memories, and building strong family relationships. So although she worked extremely hard on her 'vacation', Mom was thankful for the joy that the family get-away provided for all her family members.

Perhaps I share my mother's strong desire to create cherished family memories, and so I am drawn to the Kawartha region each summer. Although I love the beauty and unique opportunities available in the area, I am much more appreciative of the family bonding which our Kawartha vacations have continued to provide since 1956.

Respectfully Submitted,
Holly Ann (Hummel) Jonovich
Chardon, Ohio