Just before we left home I came across the review by Mr Brown of Ravenscroft Lodge and I was very apprehensive to go there. Nevertheless we had paid a deposit, so we went.
Here is my review of the place:
We had to carry our luggage to the cottage but that was not a big deal. If you had a 4 wheel drive you could drive to them, but we did not have one. First thing I did we checked for mouse dropping and so on, we did not find any.All was clean, bathroom, kitchen, bedrooms. Sheets, pillows and towels were all OK.
Our first meal was Snitzel dinner, and yes, you can call it greasy, but so is Kentucky Fried Chicken, and regardless we liked it. Nobody got sick. My son asked for a second piece and Joe had another one fried for him. The second night we had cabbage rolls and the 3rd night we had roast beef. They both were fine, not greasy, and I have to admit the roast beef was better then my wife cooks at home ( I would not tell her that). Now for the icefishing: The fishing shacks were fairly large. There was some cigarette butts and beer caps left behind under the benches frozen in ice it would take major effort to scrape those out. Obviously it was fishermen who left it. There was a gallon size can for ashtray, that is what we used for our smokes. It was OK. We did catch lake trout ( 3 ), it was out of season so it had to go back, 9 pickerel and 5 white fish between the 3 of us. Other groups were doing way better then us, but that's fishing. We used their sauna at the main lodge one night, it is adry sauna, it was great after fishing all day!
In summary we found Joe and Julie very hospitable and easy going. When I asked Joe said they purchased Ravenscroft 20 years ago.
We liked the place and I have not hesitate to recommend it to others.
- Also Known As:
- Ravenscroft Lodge Temagami, Ontario