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de la Morandiere Rock, as the property is known, has been in the same family since it was built in the early 1960s. Perched atop a giant granite boulder, the lodge has beautiful and uninterrupted views of the La Cloche Mountains and Georgian Bay. Located just outside the famous boating town of Killarney, the property offers a uniquely beautiful escape. Its proximity to Killarney allows for access to restaurants and other services. Visitors will stay in the main house on the 60 acre property, which also has three other small cabins owned by the same family. Killarney Provincial Park, which is only 5 km away, allows guests to be completely immersed in nature with trails, lakes, camping grounds, and guided trips.
de la Morandiere's natural beauty is enhanced by its quiet location on an inlet of Georgian Bay. The long dock that extends from the property is the perfect place to view a sunset or to sit and observe the wildlife surrounding the house. The lodge offers a relaxing base camp for day trips in the surrounding area. Outside of the main entrance is a gazebo with a gas grill for outdoor dinners, as well as an original totem pole, commissioned when the house was built. A small screened-in porch also allows for bug-free star gazing at night.
The property sits along 2,000 ft. of shoreline, and canoes are available at the small beach just below the lodge. The La Cloche Mountains also provide endless opportunities for hiking and exploring. Whether you're interested in day hiking or overnight backpacking, there are trails for everyone.
The summer of 2011 will be the first summer that the lodge is open to renters. In the past it has remained private, only used by the family. We hope that you come to love and appreciate this spectacular place as much as we have over the past 50 years.
We are closed from Canadian Thanksgiving till Spring
The house was built in 1957 and has stayed in the same family since. Killarney's location is singularly beautiful.
The property is located on the borders of Killarney Provincial Park, which makes it a great base for day or overnight trips in the region. The bay in front of the house is also a wonderful place to canoe or kayak.
Had a memorable two weeks at the cottage. Loved the excellent location and breathtaking views.
The cottage is large and is fully equipped with all the amenities. Feels like a home away from home. We loved to have our meals with the view facing the beautiful bay and LaCloche mountains. At night, we often sat outside and enjoyed the dark sky and bright stars. We had timed our visit to coincide with the Perseids meteor shower which was spectacular to watch.. during the peak we saw a meteor every 2-3 minutes.
The cottage is ideally located ..within a 5 minute drive to the town and 5 minutes to the park. We went on some amazing hikes.."The Crack", 'Chikanishing" and "George Island Trail" and also some beautiful canoe rides. It was great to come back in the evening and treat ourselves to the sauna and
soak in the hot tub.
We had an awesome time and look forward to be back again.
This is a truly amazing property with everything you need for a wonderful stay and more. Minutes from the provincial park and the town of Killarney. The views from the cottage are truly amazing. The swallows danced on the over the dock in the mornings and the sun set behind the La Cloche Mountains lighting the sky red in the evenings. We kayaked and canoed for kilometres in the sheltered Killarney Bay next to white quartz rock and clear blue water. This is a truly spectacular gem of a spot. We watched the Perseids meteor shower against more stars than you can imagine from the dock and the huge screened in porch; enjoyed the large hot tub after some spectacular hikes, and dining in the screen room cut into the rock. The cottage maintains a rustic eclectic charm that is truly unique and un forgettable. We had a memorable stay and were sorry to have to leave. A beautiful piece of paradise.
We spent a lovely week at the lodge with our extended family. We all enjoyed the unique decor and looking at the photos of the owners expeditions. All basic necessities were included and met our needs. The kids enjoyed the sauna and the hot tub and we ate many meals in the outside dining shelter. The setting is beautiful with the lodge perched up upon the granite with a beautiful view of the Lacloche mountains in the background. The sunsets were spectacular and the water and dock were great for swimming. The property was easily accessible by car and boat (we docked our cruiser during our stay) which allowed the families the use of the lodge. We enjoyed canoeing and kayaking and hiking in the nearby village.
We had a spectacular week together and would recommend the lodge in the future.
Our family just spent a week at this wonderful location in the beautiful Killarney hills. The cottage was eclectic and interesting and comfortable with lots of great seating for different activities, which worked well on our one rainy day (great library), big fireplace, a nice big kitchen to cook in, a great sauna, and the loveliest rocks on the way to the dock, where we swam, fished, canoed and paddle boarded. Quite close to Killarney Provincial park for some scenic hiking, and also to the little town of Killarney for fish and chips! This is a superb place to spend a Georgian Bay holiday. We highly recommend it!
Our family of 3 went there and loved it.
it is a really interesting cottage at a great location.
first of all the location is fantastic....very close to nature....quiet.....beautiful....close to great hikes in Killarney park.....close to town of Killarney with some good food selections.....
the cottage is vintage....but very well built and maintained.....with lots of quirky interesting things.....lots of art.....great selection of books....we used sauna and whirlpool on several occasions....back porch was great (fully screened to keep out bugs while you sit out in the night)
Bedrooms are good.....but if you are couple that like to sleep together the beds are a bit tight....we were able to fit but it was snug.
Also, if you like to sit out on the dock there are not a lot of chairs from which to choose, so you might want to bring your own.
That said, we loved our time there and plan to return!
My husband and I have been looking for a suitable cottage in Northern Ontario which could be used as a gathering place for our adult children and ourselves in future years. And this cottage definitely fits the bill! The setting is beautiful; it's relatively private, and the cottage is spacious and very clean. It definitely captures a moment in time with its comfortable furnishings, famlly trophies and photographs. As previous reviews have outlined, there are countless opportunities for outdoor adventures in this area...or alternatively, to curl up with a good read from the extensive cottage library. Thank you, Jonathan, for opening up your cottage to strangers...what a perfect way to keep family memories alive...by sharing them in the place they loved!!
Provincial park is 6 miles/10 km from lodge; guided fishing, day/overnight hiking trips, canoe/kayak trips offered by local outfitters (5km from lodge).
|Refundable damage deposit||$225|
Closed from Thanksgiving till the Middle of May