$2,175 Per Week (High Season)
Come and make memories with your family at our much loved family cottage that we’ve enjoyed for generations. Soak in the summer sunshine on the patio out back while listening to the breeze whisper through the cedar trees. Let your cares melt away while lounging on the dock or swaying peacefully in the hammock. Gaze at the incredible night sky and count the shooting stars while snuggling by the campfire.
Take the canoe for a peaceful early morning paddle and watch our resident blue heron as he lands on the dock to greet the day. Cast your line off the dock and spend the afternoon fishing. Cool off with a relaxing weed-free swim in the lake. Take in the incredible sunsets from the deck. If you’re up for a walk to town, Bridgenorth is a 15 min stroll away. Dine at Chemong Lodge or grab your morning java at Timmies. Cross the causeway to buy fresh local sweet corn, right from the farmer’s truck. Prepare delicious meals in my grandmother’s kitchen with the fresh produce that you’ve found at our local farmers markets and roadside stands.
This lovely getaway is as great for families as it is for an individual or couple looking for a slower change of pace that is within easy reach of lots of interesting destinations and attractions. We are situated in the perfect location because there is always something to do if you feel like it and if you feel like simply kicking back and taking it easy, it is the perfect place to be, too. We especially love that we are close enough to town to run in and grab something that we need (or have forgotten) but that it feels like we are a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life when we’re at the lake.
We are 10 min drive to Peterborough, home of the lift locks, Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough Musicfest, Farmers Market on Wednesday and Saturday, Riverview Park and Zoo, Trent University, Fleming College. Across the causeway is the quaint hamlet of Ennismore, steeped in Irish history and home of the Shamrock Festival/Truck and Tractor Pull in July. Lakefield is a 10 min drive away and offers the Lakefield Lobsterfest and Jamboree in June, the Lakefield Fair, Literature Festival and Jazz Festival in July as well as a weekly farmer’s market.
Region: Kawartha Lakes
Nearest Town: Bridgenorth
Nearest City: Peterborough
Nearest Large City: Peterborough
Nearest Hospital: Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Body of Water: Chemong Lake
Nearest Boat Launch: Flying Dutchman Marina
Nearest Marina: Star Marine, Bridgenorth
Nearest Beach: Jones Beach, Bridgnorth
Nearest Golf Course: Quarry Gold Club, Ennismore, (705-292-0019)
Bedroom 1: Queen bed
Bedroom 2: Queen bed + Double Bed
1 queen sofa bed
1 bathroom: 1 x 3 pc (shower, sink and toilet)
Bedroom 3: 2 Queen beds
1 bathroom: 1 x 2 pc (sink and toilet)
Cottage water: lake water that is filtered and treated using UV to make it potable
Large great room – gas fire place and lots of seating
Washer and dryer available for guests who are staying 2 weeks or more
The main cottage has two bedrooms that sleep 6 plus the pull-out sofa in the great room. The great room has plenty of space with couches and chairs for relaxing in front of the gas fire or letting the children play with big picture windows for enjoying sunsets over Chemong Lake. The dining area seats 6 with an excellent view of the sunset, and easy access to the galley kitchen and great room. The galley kitchen is fully equipped with a new stove, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, fridge, kettle and coffee maker with lots of dishes, and pots and pans to cook up any feast. The bathroom, located off the kitchen and dining area has a shower, vanity and toilet. The water to both the main cottage and out-cabin is both filtered and treated with UV to make it potable. Books, puzzles, games, cards and 3 HDTV’s are available for your enjoyment.
The guest cottage faces into the sunset, and has one large bedroom with two queen beds, a dining area, kitchen and 2 pc bathroom. The kitchen is only equipped with a fridge, microwave and sink so most cooking will have to be done in the main cottage, but you can still make a snack or two.
The cottage is situated on a private flat area with a gradually sloping lot, 125’ of waterfront, well maintained garden, lots of parking and a southern exposure for awesome sunsets. The dock will take you about 20 feet into the lake where you can enjoy the sunsets or jump into weed-free water for a swim. If jumping into the lake is not your speed, you can wade into the lake with ease over the mixed sandy and pebbled bottom near the shore, or play by the shore in a small mixed grassy and sandy area. Access to the water is easy for launching the canoe, rowboat or our 14’ fishing boat with 9.9HP (extra charge).
The main cottage is partly surrounded by a deck with plenty of seating. We’ve also installed a sun shade for those seeking a break from the sunny days, but still wanting a view of the lake. There are shady areas with grass for those who want to have a game of badminton or volleyball or let the children run free. The hammock swings from two shady trees with a relaxing view of the lake. There is a picnic table near the fire pit for lunches, evening dinners by a campfire or an evening of roasting marshmallows.
Chemong Lake offers miles of picturesque boating. Bridgenorth (3 km) offers shopping and restaurants. Lakefield (10 min) and the city of Peterborough (10 min) can be accessed by road or boat (1 lock). Come and relax in the Kawarthas at a private cottage.
Nearby attractions: The Indian River Reptile Zoo, Lang Pioneer Village, Serpent Mounds Park, Slots at Kawartha Downs, Warsaw Caves, Peterborough Zoo, Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough Theater Guild, Peterborough Museum, Peterborough Farmers Market.
Recommended Restaurants: Bridgenorth: Chemong Lodge (705-292-8924)
Buckhorn: Cody Inn (705-657-8812)
Lakefield: Canoe and Paddle (705-651-1111), Jack’s (705-652-3474),
Lakeside Dining (705-652-0097), Thirsty Loon (705-652-1812)
Chemong Lake Cottage is a lovely weekend getaway! Our family had an amazing time. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. They even provided fishing gears, which was a bonus! We caught a lot of Rock Bass and Sunfish. Overall the stay was very pleasant, thank you! Farzana A. (Aug. 2018)
We had a great stay Ken and the owners were great. We have rented cottages here in Ontario the USA and Europe. This cottage was a cozy, easily accessible, clean inside and the lake wonderful to swim and fish in. I caught a alb Large Mouth Bass right off the dock (released of course). The owners dropped by to provide clean towels and were super people. As this cottage was 30 minutes from our home to its front door, it was so convenient for us. They had WIFI to help with my wife’s work needs and a Timmies just down the street. What more could you ask for? Bernie K.
* Rates are based on 6 guests. $105 will be charged per extra guest. Maximum 10 guests are allowed. Children under 1 year of age are free.
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Linens Supplied - Towels, if requested: $5.00 ea.
A 50% deposit is due to confirm rental dates at time of booking (preferred method is Interac e-Transfer).
Outstanding balance + $500.00 damage deposit is due 28 days (4 weeks) prior to checking in.
The damage deposit will be returned to you by Interac e-Transfer upon check out or once the cottage and property have been inspected by the owner or his designate (within 7 business days).
Rental rates include all booking fees and taxes, if applicable. If your weekly rental includes a statutory long weekend, the rental rate will be calculated as a combination of the Long Weekend Rate and the regular Weekly Rate.
|Season||Start Date||End Date||Nightly Rate||Weekly Rate||Min Stay|
|Mid Season||Sep 2, 2019||Oct 13, 2019||$490||$1675||2 Nights|
|Thanksgiving||Oct 11, 2019||Oct 13, 2019||$510||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||May 15, 2020||Jun 25, 2020||$490||$1675||2 Nights|
|Victoria Day||May 15, 2020||May 17, 2020||$510||3 Nights|
|High Season (Fri 4pm to Fri 11am)||Jun 26, 2020||Sep 6, 2020||$2175||7 Nights|
|Canada Day||Jun 26, 2020||Jun 28, 2020||$450||7 Nights|
|Civic Holiday||Jul 31, 2020||Aug 2, 2020||$450||7 Nights|
|Labour Day||Sep 4, 2020||Sep 6, 2020||$510||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||Sep 4, 2020||Oct 11, 2020||$490||$1675||2 Nights|
|Thanksgiving||Oct 9, 2020||Oct 11, 2020||$510||3 Nights|