|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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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.
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!!
This cottage is simply extraordinary, with the feeling of a cozy, vintage Georgian Bay lodge combined with a rustic grandeur. The setting is beautiful - private, beautiful views over the water, and perched upon huge, weather-smoothed rock. We celebrated an "all girls" vacation with 4 women for a week in June, and it was fabulous. The gorgeous lodge interior with beautiful handcrafted log furnishings is a pleasure to experience, and we enjoyed a crackling fire in the huge stone fireplace each evening. Loved cooking together in the big kitchen (stove, fridge and dishwasher were like new), exploring the beautiful grounds, grassy (but very swim-able) beach and dock, and enjoyed early morning canoe paddles followed by coffee sitting outside on the warm rocks. The animal mounts are simply a part of the history of the unique and vibrant family who built the lodge, along with original pieces of art, vintage photos of their travels, and a collection of great books in the living room library. The hot tub is housed in its own amazing room, and relaxing in the impeccably clean tub was such a treat in the evenings. Killarney itself is a treasure - for outdoor enthusiasts (kayaking, canoeing, hiking, fishing) and those who appreciate the association with the Group of Seven and Canadian art. (Check out Pierre Sabourin's beautiful paintings at his Sunset Rock studio in town...) The village is only a few minutes drive, with several nice eating establishments (serving delicious whitefish!) that overlook the water or picturesque harbour filled with boats that have come to sail the North Channel.
Our final tally for wildlife viewing during our stay included: a moose, otter, raccoon, many geese with goslings, a variety of ducks, a pair of sandhill cranes (such a treat!), herons, 3 great horned owls, and a black bear (on the road, but not near the cottage!)
Our 5 day stay was completely too short, and we will certainly be back.
Thank you, Jonathan, for allowing others to spend time in this magical place.
Absolutely the most beautiful location. Truly a million dollar view. We had an amazing display of northern lights and the stars were seemingly within reach. The lodge was clean and comfortable but somewhat musty and the kitchen is very dated with no working oven, although the stove top works. The problem was the stuffed trophy animals everywhere. The owners parents were big game hunters and fisherman. The stuffed heads and torsos cover the walls, tables etc. I quickly got used to them and managed to ignore them, but others in my party were quite disturbed by them. They are shown in the pictures of the lodge but the effect in person is more overwhelming. I would return for the view and location but I was the only one out of a group of four who would do so. If the owner sent all the trophies/animal leg lamps etc off to a museum and painted I don't think there is anyone who wouldn't love to stay there. The hiking in the area is fantastic, restaurants are basic but okay.
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).
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$230|
Closed from Thanksgiving till the Middle of May