We found Hay Lake Lodge by chance about 7 years ago when canoeing from the Algonquin access point on the lake. We fell in love with the cottage resort at first sight and have been back 5 times. For weeks prior to arriving, we look forward to the breakfasts that will be delivered to the screen porch each morning and eating dinner overlooking the water. There is a peacefulness that enters your soul.
We have always taken one of the small cabins and it is perfect for a couples getaway. We love that there are no phones or TV in the cabins.
There are few cottages on the lake and so boat traffic and noise is low. There are 3 lakes joined so each day you can venture in a different direction and have a different view. The water is dark due to presence of decaying wood in the water from nearby logging. While not great for swimming, the fishing has been good for bass and pickerel. Take out a canoe or kayak in the early morning calm, while the mist rises from the water. Watch for deer and families of loons.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Naturally relaxing, first-class log Lakefront cottages, ranging in size from one to four bedrooms. All are completely equipped with full kitchens, gas barbecues, decks overlooking the lake and screened porches. Peaceful, on the edge of Algonquin Park. Canoes and kayaks included. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hay Lake Lodge And Cottages Ontario/Whitney