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Bear's Den Lodge

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2870J Hartley Bay Rd Bear's Den Bay, French River, French River Provincial Park, Alban, French River, Ontario P0M 1A0 Canada
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#1 of 7 Specialty lodging in Alban
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Specialty lodge Alban on the French River offers American plan meals, clean, modern housekeeping cottages fully equipped kitchens, stove, refrig, micro, propane BBQ on each deck, bedding supplied. Water taxi from Hartley Bay Marina included. Excellent fishing. Free WiFi. Guides and Boat rentals. Amazing Landscape and Wildlife viewing in remote setting. Family and corporate retreats. Fishing French River. 5 Star Quality Family-style meals are prepared by the Executive Chef, incorporating seasonal fresh garden ingredients. Enjoy dining with panoramic waterfront views while sharing the day's stories and tales.
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2870J Hartley Bay Rd Bear's Den Bay, French River, French River Provincial Park, Alban, French River, Ontario P0M 1A0 Canada
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Melissa S wrote a review Aug 2020
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My Husband and I visited in July. Had an amazing time!! Great fishing and so beautiful. Hosts were friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend taking a trip to Bears Den for great atmosphere and great fishing!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jen H wrote a review Jul 2020
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A beautiful stay at this lodge. Highly recommended for a clean, relaxing,lovely little spot. The fishing is great. I love this place! Thanks to the staff there. We will be back when those piles are larger!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Brenda Barefoot, Owner at Bear's Den Lodge
Responded Jul 9, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our facilities, staff, fishing and area. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return.
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Paul wrote a review Sep 2019
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I just want to thank Art and Brenda for their hospitality during our three day fishing trip. The food was awesome along with our cabin. You can tell they take pride in lodge and service. We caught more fish than we anticipated for being our first trip to the lower French river. Looking forward to another trip 2020
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from fishingfrenchriver, Owner at Bear's Den Lodge
Responded Sep 13, 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of your stay at Bear's Den Lodge, the quality of our food and cottage. Yes, we do enjoy being of service to our customers and glad you were able to enjoy the fishery of the lower French River. We really enjoyed having you and look forward to your return in 2020.
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Bpguy1 wrote a review Aug 2019
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Spent a week at BDL with my son and 2 of our best friends. Having stayed in the area before and previously been provided with a tour of the lodge by Owner Brenda Barefoot, I was excited at the prospect of spending the week there. No disappointments!! The area is a fishing mecca and we caught lots of big Smallmouth bass, Northern Pike and Walleye during our stay with many fish caught on the live bait that is provided daily by BDL. Had one Muskie on that threw the hook and raised 2 others during the trip as well. Exciting!. BDL provided box lunches for us each day and Brenda accommodated any special requests we had for them. Breakfast and dinner are served "family style" and the company of other guests at BDL makes for very enjoyable meals while meeting new friends and participating in lively, memorable conversations. Considering the location in the Canadian wilderness, the food is quite good and we never left the table hungry. Our accommodations were a 3 bedroom cabin with large deck that overlooked the bay that was impeccably clean upon arrival and then cleaned daily. Being environmentally conscious, they even had recycle bins which made me very happy. We only used the refrigerator in the kitchen area (no cooking since we are on vacation!) and the plumbing worked very well with all men having hot showers daily. A couple of table lamps in the main living area would be a nice addition as the overhead lights are a bit bright and stark at night time. Other than that the cabin was quite nice. I brought my personal boat and we rented a 2nd boat with trolling motor for the trip. While not the most comfortable boats (after all they are rentals) they served their purpose well. We did have a mechanical breakdown one morning, fortunately not too far from BDL, and had to tow the rental back to BDL. It was apparent by the faces of Brenda, Joe and Mike that they were truly sad that we had experienced this incident and they were quick to provide us a replacement boat. By the way, Brenda, Joe and Mike are very attentive, extremely hard workers and have a desire for everything to be right for their guests. A great staff makes any stay more enjoyable. All in all, we had a great time and highly recommend. Watch out for Mississauga Rattlers though!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from fishingfrenchriver, Owner at Bear's Den Lodge
Responded Aug 30, 2019
Thank you for taking your time to write a review and leaving us your suggestions on how we can improve. We strive to provide the best service for our customers and thank you again for recommending us.
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Emily M wrote a review Aug 2019
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The hospitality here is amazing! Brenda, Art, and Joe made us feel very at home. Compliments to the chef, the food was 10/10 everyday. My family and I went out boating for the day and they packed us a cooler with lunch, drinks, and snacks. And it has such a great location! Can’t beat the French river!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from fishingfrenchriver, Owner at Bear's Den Lodge
Responded Aug 23, 2019
Thank you Emily for the great review and recommendation! We are glad you and your family had a great time on the French River and enjoyed the meals. Our doors are open when you want to return home!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bear's Den Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Bear's Den Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a business center.
What food & drink options are available at Bear's Den Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Does Bear's Den Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.