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Crane's Lochaven Wilderness Lodge

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Noelville, French River, Ontario P0M 2N0 Canada
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#1 of 4 Specialty lodging in Noelville
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Free internet
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Boating
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Fishing
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Noelville, French River, Ontario P0M 2N0 Canada
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Adventure_Seeker44 wrote a review Oct 5
North Bay, Canada22 contributions16 helpful votes
This resort is located on an island in the French River – a beautiful spot that I've heard so much about. (All of the other lodges seem to be on the mainland.) You are given a pontoon boat to fish from, which was very accessible and comfortable for my mother-in-law. There's great fishing even from shore, so my son could fish in the morning without me having to wake up. The fish fry was amazing, as was the live music on a huge patio overlooking the water. The staff were as friendly and kind as you could hope for. They handle all the meals, and they clean and package your fish for you to take home. Everything is done for you so all you have left is to enjoy. Big shout out to Griffin the pet pig – he made me smile every day! We took a guided fishing trip on our first day. It was great value for the money. Our guide showed us spot after spot. I literally did nothing but hold my rod and pull in fish! (He baited hooks, tied hooks, and did ALL the work.) I cannot imagine a more accomodating staff or a better location. No wonder this lodge gets so many repeat guests. Thank you for a wonderful long weekend!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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tripper751 wrote a review Aug 2020
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Our family of four (two children - 6 and 11) were looking to do something different this summer. As beginners to fishing we were ready to learn. Sue is a great host and planned an excellent itinerary for us which included a fishing guide for two days. All the staff were super friendly. The cabins were comfortable. We all had a great time fishing, swimming and enjoying the beautiful landscape of the French River. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Jeff B wrote a review Jul 2020
Toronto, Canada11 contributions
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This year marked the 3rd year my brother and I have made the trip up Cranes for 3 days of fishing and relaxation. We were incredibly happy the lodge was able to open and have us amidst all this COVID craziness. Ever since our fist visit Ed and Sue have been nothing but stellar hosts. You couldn’t ask for friendlier and likeable people and staff. The layout of the lodge is perfect with cabins overlooking the beautiful French. Food is cooked with that homegrown feeling and always hits the spot. And of course the fishing is top notch. We were lucky to get a bunch of Walleye this year, along with the amazing bass fishing, and my brother just missing out on a monster musky which ate the Smallmouth he was reeling in. It’s such an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of life and the Crane’s always make us feel welcome. It is definitely a highlight to my year every year now and I always look forward to coming back. With no shortage of spots to fish on the river (although we already have our favourites) it will ensure we keep coming back for years to come. I can’t recommend this lodge high enough. P.S Had the bonus of some spectacular skies at night this year
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Ed and Sue Crane, Owner at Crane's Lochaven Wilderness Lodge
Responded Jul 28, 2020
Thank you for your review. It's always a pleasure to welcome you back to our paradise. Cheers...Ed & Sue
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Kim S wrote a review Jul 2020
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This was my second trip to Crane's - Sue and Ed are wonderful hosts. They are very welcoming and provide a comfortable and relaxing environment. The property is spectacular in its natural beauty and the fishing is fantastic. A great place to unplug and enjoy some "down time"...can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Ed and Sue Crane, Owner at Crane's Lochaven Wilderness Lodge
Responded Jul 28, 2020
Thank you Kim. It was a pleasure to host you. We will look forward to a return visit.
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otterm795 wrote a review Jun 2020
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Fisherman’s retreat, from the food to the fishing everything was excellent. The owners are a great couple Sue’s cooking is amazing! And she is a very friendly and gracious host. Ed, what can I say he’s an all round great guy , he’s full of advice to help you bring in that trophy Muskie or limit out on walleye in no time. I will defiantly be returning this summer to share this experience with my wife this time.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from Ed and Sue C, Owner at Crane's Lochaven Wilderness Lodge
Responded Jun 29, 2020
Thanks so much for your kind words. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in August!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crane's Lochaven Wilderness Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Crane's Lochaven Wilderness Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free internet access, and boating.
What food & drink options are available at Crane's Lochaven Wilderness Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Crane's Lochaven Wilderness Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.