We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Traveler (11)
Pool & Beach (9)
Dining (7)


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.
Read more
Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Meeting rooms
Public Wifi
Room features
Refrigerator in room
Good to know


Full view
2870B Hartley Bay Rd Bear's Den Bay, French River, French River Provincial Park, Alban, French River, Ontario P0M 1A0 Canada
Getting there
Sudbury Airport41 mi
See all nearby hotels
4Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 18
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
Time of year
Traveler type
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
I have been to Bears Den twice...staying once in the lodge and once in a cabin. Their services in getting you from the pier to their location (water access only) if first rate with the staff looking after unloading your car, parking it, calling for the water pick-up and then
Read more
Response from fishingfrenchriver, Owner at Bear's Den Lodge
Responded Mar 28, 2018
Thanks Jim J, for the detailed review of your stay. We are glad you have a great experience from arrival to departure and enjoyed the fresh meals & fishing. It was a pleasure having you and look forward to your next visit.
Read more
Great fishing, great scenery, nice clean cabins (wth new appliances). The owners Brenda, Art, and Joe do a great job to make your stay the best. Everyone should put this place on they're list of places to stay.
Read more
Response from fishingfrenchriver, Owner at Bear's Den Lodge
Responded Oct 14, 2017
Thank you for taking the time and great Largemouth photo! We look forward to seeing you again next year!
Read more
Beautiful Lodge on the French River-Hartley Bay. It's all the French River but has coves & lakes and falls if you boat several miles away from main fishing areas. You are advised not to do so & they show you where they are. So it is not dangerous in that respect unless you
Read more
Response from fishingfrenchriver, Owner at Bear's Den Lodge
Responded Aug 30, 2017
Thank you, cissi15905, for the wonderful and highly detailed review of our establishment, services and your recommendation for outdoor enthusiasts. We are glad you had a wonderful and relaxing time in the French River Provincial Park! Our doors are open should you wish to return to a "once in a lifetime experience" in the great Canadian wilderness.
Read more
Quintessential Canadian fishing lodge experience! The hospitality made us feel like home. The food was homemade and home cooked - 5 stars. The lodge was just what you needed, clean and well kept. The boats and motors worked flawlessly. Everyone was courteous and went out of
Read more
Response from fishingfrenchriver, Owner at Bear's Den Lodge
Responded Aug 1, 2017
Thank you Debelweb, for your kind words and taking the time to share with others your experience of our food, hospitality, facilities, equipment and of course our fishing! Glad you had a great time fishing the French River and we look forward to your next visit!
Read more
Another great fishing trip at the Bears Den! If you are going to the French River, you have to stay at the Bears Den! All around great place to stay. Great cabins and boats.Brenda and the Bears Den Gang have everything you need to make sure your trip is a good one! See ya next
Read more
Response from fishingfrenchriver, Owner at Bear's Den Lodge
Responded May 27, 2017
Thank you romanykclan! Glad you had another great fishing trip with us on the French River and look forward to seeing your and your family again at Bear's Den Lodge, next year!
Read more
Album Categories
All photosTravelerPool & BeachDining Room & Suite
Enjoying the early morning view with my tea as seen from our cabin!
Photo provided by managementBear's Den Lodge
French River wildlife photography of a local Red Squirrel
Photo provided by managementBear's Den Lodge
Bear's Den Bay in September
Photo provided by managementBear's Den Lodge
Home Cooked Food, Garden to Table Fresh, Family Style, All-inclusive American Plan Meals Package
Photo provided by managementBear's Den Lodge
Wildlife viewing, Outdoor photography in French River, Deer
"The lodge rooms overlook the bay and the docking facilities where the cabins are scattered around the river perimeter."
"Any cottage you choose has a fabulous view. The rooms are big. Lots of room."
"Lodge rooms offer a great view and some cottages are located closer to the water and docks."
"All the cottages face the lake so your view is always peaceful and tranquil."
CanadaOntarioNortheastern OntarioFrench RiverAlban
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing