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“A Fantastic Retreat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Errington's Wilderness Island Resort

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Island on Lake Wabatongushi | at Mile 206 on the Algoma Central Railway, Wabatongushi Lake, Ontario P6B-6H4 , Canada   |  
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Toronto, Ontario
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“A Fantastic Retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2006

My daughter and I have stayed at the Errington's for one fabulous week every summer for the past 7 years. It has become our special place just to relax and to get in touch with nature and with ourselves.

We are nature lovers and enjoy taking the canoe out for long trips on the lake with its various bays and passages just to look at the wildlife. We always enjoy watching the loons and the moose (our favourites). Each summer we see eagles, beavers and bears as well. The birds are also spectacular, especially in the spring and early summer. On some of our trips we have seen the northern lights. The night sky is really fantastic as there are no city lights anywhere nearby to obscure the view.

When we stay at the Errington's, we rent a cabin and enjoy doing our own cooking (mostly we barbecue). The cabin is very comfortable and has a stove and oven, a fridge, a wood-burning fireplace, cozy bedrooms and a nice size dining area. The main lodge serves very good food if you decide to buy a meal plan.

What makes this place very special for us are the Errington's themselves and their staff. Everyone is so friendly and warm and willing to help make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Al and Doris are very lovely, genuine people who are always willing to take the time to provide us with the latest news about where we should paddle to see wildlife or to share other interesting information.

In short, this is a wonderful place if you want to get far away from the city and feel close to nature but still have a very comfortable place to stay with warm and friendly people as your hosts! My daughter and I will continue to make yearly treks to the Errington's as long as we are able to!

  • Liked — location - lots of wildlife to see; cabins were very comfortable and well equipped
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — If unfamiliar with using a motor boat, ask for instructions before setting out!
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Fort Wayne, IN
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2006

Just great! The family, the location, the food, the boats, the cabins....you name it.

I only made one mistake. I only booked two nights.

Once you get up there, you won't want to leave. Book as long as you can and cut other locations out of your trip.

Also, for those who don't want to cook, the food is simply wonderful. No one goes away hungry.

  • Liked — Great people and location.
  • Tips/Secrets — Eat dinner at the lodge!
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Three Rivers, MI
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2006

I have been going to Errington;s for the past 6 years. The last 3 yrs I have made 2 trips--first with my sons and grandsons and the second with my wife and friends. Erringtons and the staff make you feel like you are the only people that matter. The fishing is great and gets better every year. Wildlife viewing is excellent. This year we saw: mama bear with twin cubs, cow moose with twins, beaver, otter, bald eagles, and of cours, loons with young ones.
I recommend Erringtons without reservation. I wish I were there right now. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Taylor Snow (taymary@thesnowfamily.net)

  • Liked — The way we were treated
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — go there
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Island on Lake Wabatongushi | at Mile 206 on the Algoma Central Railway, Wabatongushi Lake, Ontario P6B-6H4 , Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Wabatongushi Lake
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Wabatongushi Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable lakeside cabins and suites, fine dining and courteous service on a secluded island easily accessible via the Algoma Central Railway or float plane. Our resort is on Lake Wabatongushi in a 3,000 square mile Wildlife Sanctuary. Sightings of wildlife such as moose, black bear, loons and bald eagles, are numerous. The only hunting allowed since 1925 is with a camera. Excellent fishing for walleye and northern pike. Also canoeing, kayaking, hiking and swimming. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Errington`s Wilderness Island Hotel Wabatongushi Lake
Erringtons Wilderness Island Hotel
Errington's Wilderness Island Resort Wabatongushi Lake, Ontario, Canada

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