Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge

Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge

For Rent

$4,229 Per Week (High Season)

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Property ID :

 Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge

Bedrooms

9

Bathrooms

9

Description

Sleeps 10-25, Great Bass Fishing, Corporate Retreat On Crooked Lake, Secluded In Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Park, Boats Provided, Great Swimming, Linens And Towels Provided, Pet Friendly

Starting at only $3009.00 CAD (based on up to 10 guests). See rates below or contact us for specially personalized packages.

Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge is a Historic Corporate Retreat, close to Toronto, yet a true, one of a kind, off-the-grid wilderness destination of serene tranquility in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park. You have to experience it to truly appreciate how exquisitely magical it is!

Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge is a true off-the-grid wilderness destination. It is ideal for groups of outdoorsmen, fishermen, eco-tourists, family and class reunions, bachelor and bachelorette get-togethers, art, photography, writing and those seeking private exclusive escapes.

Unspoiled Crooked Lake is a bass fisherman’s dream nestled deep within Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park. The QEW Park is an 82,793 acre (33,505 hectare) natural environment class park, just southeast of Muskoka, within the City of Kawartha Lakes. It is one of the most diverse and least disturbed natural areas found in Central Ontario. Isolated on a peninsula in Crooked Lake, with only boat and air access, Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge’s many choices of activities culminate in an outdoor experience unmatched within such a short distance of Toronto. Crooked Lake, where escaping to your heaven on earth wilderness, at your own pace, is the only priority.

Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge as seen on The New Fly Fisher Television Show

Province: Ontario
Region: Kawartha Lakes
Nearest Town: Norland (10 km)
Nearest City: Orillia (60 km)
Nearest Large City: Toronto (2 hrs)
Nearest Hospital: Minden (35 km)
Body of Water: Crooked Lake
Ski Area: Sir Sam’s Ski/Ride, Minden (63 km)
Nearest Boat Launch: Our boathouse at Fishog Lake
Nearest Marina: Norland (10 km)
Nearest Golf Course: The Links at Monck’s Landing Golf Club (6.4 km)
Nearest Beach: Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge
Note: Excellent swimming from docks at Crooked Lake Lodge with swim ladder on dock for access, and also a small, very shallow beach for wading in with sand, becoming mud to rock bottom, as you wade out.

INTERIOR DESCRIPTION

The High House has six comfortable, private lake view guestrooms with private entrances. The cozy bedrooms are tidily appointed with full beds, and spare cots available for each room, as well as private ensuite bathrooms.

  • 6 individual motel type units: A, B, C, D, E, F
  • Each with a double bed, a single hotel style adult cot, dresser, table, 2 chairs and a 3 pc bathroom (sink, toilet, shower)
  • Lake view on two sides

The Historic Stone House offers a truly unique, nostalgic adventure, sleeping up to 10 people on three levels, bunkhouse style. It is ideal for youth, or the young at heart, who yearn for a simpler time, or want to engage with friends and/or family in a rustic relaxed party house.

  • Main floor and two loft levels of bunkhouse-style accommodations
  • Upper loft: 4-6 hotel style adult cots
  • Intermediate loft: 2 camping style adult cots
  • Main level: 2-4 adult cots, plus coffee table and chairs
  • 3 pc bathroom (sink, shower, toilet)

The Main Lodge boasts a commercial propane kitchen, friendly dining room and cell phone lounge, as well as a sunrise dining deck overlooking the captivating Crooked Lake. Also, there are two staff rooms for caretakers with private 4 pc baths and private decks and entrances that are usually reserved for staff.

  • Double bed and air-mattress frame/raised double bed with 4 pc bathroom (double sinks, shower, toilet)
  • Owners/staff private room with private back entrance off a private deck, private 4 pc bathroom, queen bed and cot (usually reserved for lodge staff/owners)

The Card House Bar and Games Room features a cozy gas fireplace, wet bar, water cooler, ice machine, beverage fridges, flat screen TV/DVD player, CD player, dart set, karaoke machine, board games, cards, magnificent vistas to enjoy, and spacious sunset deck.

Other Buildings

Kitchen with 6 burner propane Garland Range, grill, double ovens, 2 electric toasters, large refrigerator, freezer, microwave, double commercial coffee maker and a warmer, blender, egg beater, pots, pans, utensils, cutlery and table settings.

Dining room with tables and chairs, and adjacent sunrise dining deck, radio, cell phone/reading lounge with cell phone booster.

Multiple large decks and docks with tables, umbrellas, chairs and lounge chairs.

Boat house – lifejackets, paddles, extra fishing gear

Generator house – quiet generator and back-up generator for powering the lodge

Workshop

Note: Even though all the water is filtered and a UV system is used, the water cooler water is from the water depot, and water in jugs are provided for safe potable water, and we recommend that you please use these.

EXTERIOR DESCRIPTION

The only residence to be seen on Crooked Lake, Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge offers its guests an unspoiled wilderness setting only two hours north of Toronto. Beautiful untouched wilderness at every turn!

Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge offers:

  • Unlimited catch and release large and small mouth bass fishing
  • Scenic water transportation from Norland boathouse on Fishog Lake to and from the lodge
  • Boat and motor, one tank of gas, free use of canoes, sporting equipment and all public facilities
  • Towels and linens
  • Golf clubs and plastic golf balls
  • Hammock
  • Inner tube

ACTIVITIES NEARBY

World Class Bass Fishing

Feel the exhilaration of a large or smallmouth bass on the end of your line.

Crooked Lake was stocked with largemouth bass decades ago and has very little fishing pressure as we practice catch and release; therefore, the abundant bass have reached record weights in Crooked Lake, with tournament size fish up to 7 pounds having been caught.

  • Largemouth bass is one of the most aggressive fighting fish in the world and will give any fisherman a challenge. The perfect spot for your own private fishing tournament!
  • Smallmouth bass is also plentiful and, pound for pound, one of the toughest fighting fish. Travel the length of Crooked Lake and find the perfect spot to enjoy the thrill of bass fishing.
  • With the exception of some shore lunch or menu items, the Lodge adheres to a policy of catch and release.
  • Perfect as well for children, and non-fishermen learning to fish, as there is constant action, with a bite at almost every cast. Putting worms on and taking fish off hooks, can be a constant exciting pastime, even from the docks. Great entertainment for families and groups who enjoy the wild side of nature!

Breathtaking Photography

Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge is in the heart of the 35,500 hectare Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands, one of the most diverse and least disturbed natural areas found in Central Ontario. Containing more than 50 landform vegetation patterns, these wildlands have limited or no recent history of logging. The spectacular Canadian Shield with low-rolling topography, rocky outcrops, and treed natural shorelines are reminiscent of Group of Seven paintings. As well, there is abundant avian and wildlife, making it a photographer’s heaven.

Canoeing and Kayaking

Explore the scenic wonder of the Canadian wilderness by canoe or kayak. Paddle the 3 km length of Crooked Lake, explore the bays and fishing holes, or venture to nearby lakes and waterways on miles of marked Canoe Routes.

http://www.explorethebackcountry.com/qewmap
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-c1RT7Ot24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8RDRdoxWr8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2U8p42amYA

Wilderness Hiking

True wilderness hiking experiences are abundant around Crooked Lake. You can paddle across the lake and climb Blueberry Hill, pick blueberries in season and walk for many kilometres on top of the hills of the Canadian Shield, enjoying spectacular views of Crooked Lake and the surrounding wildlands. For the dedicated hiker, Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge is within a few kilometers of the Ganaraska Hiking Trail – 500 km of fabulous wilderness hiking. If you plan on hiking, be sure to bring appropriate gear and supplies. As we are nestled in the wilderness, wildlife could be just around the corner – deer, moose, beaver, great blue heron and possibly even a bear. Come prepared to ensure a great hike!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p-28zmoWUs&t=120s

Rock Climbing

On Crooked Lake, you’ll find a new climb around every corner. Rock outcrops abound and the challenges are endless. Be sure to bring your own gear! For the less adventurous, a moderate climb on the path up Blueberry Hill will provide excellent vistas and photo opportunities.

Ultimate Relaxation

Fish, canoe, hike, rock climb, revitalize, socialize, take pictures, or do absolutely nothing. Spend evenings around the fire, roasting marshmallows, telling fish tales, playing games or making music. Crooked Lake is ideal for a cool dip, water play, or a long swim. Whether you seek privacy or company, at Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge, there are several decks to sunbathe, read a book, chill, or socialize.

Custom Packages

We are determined to make sure that your every need is met. We can mold your experience by matching what you want with a package that suits you. When you book, let us know how to meet your every expectation and also what you don’t want, so your holiday can be the best vacation ever!

Additional Options (all options available by prior arrangement, extra fees apply):

  1. Direct access by car or boat to Fishog Lake only. Enjoy traversing through the lakes and two short walks to travel further up the system to the lodge.
  2. Fishing Guide by prior arrangement (bass is plentiful but it can be educational and fun)
  3. An international photography instructor may be available, please book well in advance for this option
  4. Additional (in or out) boat transportation $150.00 per extra trip
  5. A chef and all catering to your specifications may be possible with prior arrangement

RENTAL RATES & INFORMATION

Based on 10 people. $45/extra person/night. Maximum 25 people.

  • Self-service, provide own food and beverages, bait, etc.
  • Includes 1-2 lodge staff to maintain functioning of lodge, generator, service boats etc. (who will need to be fed with the group) but otherwise will not interfere with guests other than hosting.
  • Linens and towels included, but guests are welcome to bring their own.
  • All lodge amenities, diesel, and propane included.
  • Use of boats, including 1 tank of fuel per boat/week based on 1 boat per 2-3 people.
  • Transported to the lodge by boat at check- in and returned by boat back to the parking lot at check out. Extra trips will be charged at $150 per trip.
  • Check-in: noon- 5pm (earlier or later by prior arrangement with owner)
  • Check out: 11am (or later up to 3 pm by prior arrangement with owner)
Check out the Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge Rate Calculator

HALF THE FUN IS GETTING THERE!

We will meet you at a prearranged mutually agreeable location to transport your gear to the Lodge, usually at Head Lake or 584 Birch Point Road, Balsam Lake. Then, guests will follow us to 112 Fishog Trail to a private gated parking lot where they will begin the scenic guided boat journey to Crooked Lake. At the boathouse, guests will board a 26 foot deckboat to be transported up Fishog Lake to Round Lake. At the top of Fishog Lake, we take a short path (40m) beside the waterfalls (which has excellent pools for fishing and is a favourite photography site) and then take another boat across tiny Round Lake to the dock on the north side, followed by another short stroll (180m) to Long Lake on a well-groomed path where we take another boat to the dam at Crooked Lake. There we transfer to the pontoon boat for the final spectacular ride to your destination at Crooked Lake Wilderness Lodge.

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TESTIMONIAL

Wow, this was a most memorable vacation with my five boys and four grand kids. I can’t say enough about our hosts and the accommodations.They looked after our every need and made us feel very special. The fishing, well it was incredible. I do not think I will be able to top this experience. —Allan K. (July 2018)

 

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Notes

  • Based on 10 people. $45/extra person/night. Maximum 25 people.
  • Self-service, provide own food and beverages, bait, etc.
  • Includes 1-2 lodge staff to maintain functioning of lodge, generator, service boats etc. (who will need to be fed with the group) but otherwise will not interfere with guests other than hosting.
  • Linens and towels included, but guests are welcome to bring their own.
  • All lodge amenities, diesel, and propane included.
  • Use of boats, including 1 tank of fuel per boat/week based on 1 boat per 2-3 people.
  • Transported to the lodge by boat at check- in and returned by boat back to the parking lot at check out. Extra trips will be charged at $150 per trip.
  • Check-in: noon- 5pm (earlier or later by prior arrangement with owner)
  • Check out: 11am (or later up to 3 pm by prior arrangement with owner)

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. Children under 1 year of age are free. 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.

Property Rates

SeasonStart DateEnd DateNightly RateWeekly RateMin Stay
Mid SeasonSep 3, 2018Oct 7, 2018$610$42295 Nights
High SeasonJun 28, 2019Sep 1, 2019$1003$42293 Nights
Mid SeasonMay 17, 2019Jun 27, 2019$610$42295 Nights
Mid SeasonSep 2, 2019Oct 13, 2019$610$42295 Nights
Victoria DayMay 17, 2019May 19, 2019$10033 Nights
Canada DayJun 28, 2019Jun 30, 2019$10033 Nights
Civic HolidayAug 2, 2019Aug 4, 2019$10033 Nights
Labour DayAug 30, 2019Sep 1, 2019$10033 Nights
ThanksgivingOct 11, 2019Oct 13, 2019$10033 Nights