About Bobs Lake Cottages & Escapes

Make your reservation by email marla@bobslake.com

Bobs Lake Cottages & Escapes Welcomes You!

A unique lakefront venue for WEDDINGS, executive retreats, and family reunions in rural Ontario’s largest wilderness lake, midway between Toronto and Montreal. It’s a 7-hour drive from New York City.

What to expect at Bobs Lake:


The Great House seats 35 for eating—all 5 houses can sleep a total of 35 and each has its own hot tub!


We provide canoes, and you can rent kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, paddle boats and bicycles.

Boat rentals

We have pontoon, speed, and fishing boats for rent.

Bobs Lake

Spend the entire day by one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

For young guests

There’s a playground near the lake where children can play!

Great fishing

Rent out our property for a fishing trip.

The Bobs Lake Cottages & Escapes Story

I am a psychologist from Philadelphia who discovered Bobs Lake quite accidentally in 1982. I had never seen anything so beautiful and our whole family has not missed a summer since (except with great regret, Covid-19 closed the borders). We rented for a decade at what was then Morters Cabins. When told we could no longer bring our dog, we bought a little swarth of land on a nearby island. I loved Morters so much that I had to be certain I could swim from there to the island, which I was able to do.

In 2006 we heard that Morters had been cut in half and half of it sold. When the remainder came up for sale, in 2010, Chuck Morter gave us a mortgage to help us buy it. Fixing it up became a labor of love that has gone on now for over a decade. We renovated and winterized the cabins, built The Great House so that we could host weddings and retreats, and added new docks, a playground, hot tubs, and a fleet of boats to rent.

Our family comes every summer. My youngest son who was 8 when we bought it, loves the island property. He fell in love there (his wife is painting the sign above) and his oldest son took his first steps in the Badour living room. Over the years, we slowly built up the island retreat, adding a guest cottage, adult tree house, basketball court, a new kitchen, seating for 22 in the dining room, a glamping tent and a hot tub.

Our family- with 5 grandchildren, stay at the old Morters (now Bobs Lake Cottages & Escapes), for a week every summer—as do our doggies—we are very pet friendly.

What they are saying about staying at Bobs Lake Cottages & Escapes