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19 03, 2020

Toronto Post City Magazines February Cover Story – 10 Best Winter Weekend Get-away’s

The cosiest winter cabins to rent near Toronto for an enchanting weekend getaway by Nikki Gill Posted: February 5, 2020 Photo: Cabinscape February is a month for love — whether you’re cuddling up with your partner on Valentine’s Day or taking the family on an adventure for Family Day weekend. So we rounded up some of the best off-the-beaten-path winter cabins within a three-hour drive of Toronto. These little hideaways are sure to give you a real cabin-in-the-woods type of experience, but with a touch of luxury. Escape to a secluded lake   Godfrey | 3 hours Marla Isaacs [...]

29 06, 2019

Join Us for the First Annual Bobs Lake Cottages & Escapes Folk Festival

Join us on September 14 for a day of folk music at the first annual Bobs Lake Cottages & Escapes folk festival! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy The Celtic Kitchen Party's playful mix of traditional and contemporary East Coast, Irish and Scottish Celtic music. Check out some of their high-energy songs—with just the right amount of pop, classic rock, and country: https://www.reverbnation.com/theceltickitchenparty/song/29425123-amazing-grace?wordpress=1&pwc[size]=small https://www.reverbnation.com/theceltickitchenparty/song/30647649-wild-rover?wordpress=1&pwc[size]=small https://www.reverbnation.com/theceltickitchenparty/song/30212152-drank-too-god-damned-much?wordpress=1&pwc[size]=small Watch this space for weekend stay packages and more! Calling aspiring musicians and vendors! Are you a musician who would like to do a 15-minute solo on stage or [...]

9 06, 2019

Badour Island Retreat in The Art of Glamping

by Louise Johnson, originally published in The Art of Glamping This lovely, rustic retreat on beautiful Bob’s Lake (part of the Land o’ Lakes region) is the ideal getaway for large groups from family reunions, to bachelorettes, to corporate retreats. With four accommodations to choose from (Main Cottage, Guest Cottage, Tree House and Glamping Tent) there are plenty of beds, bathrooms, and activities to keep everyone of all-ages occupied. Don’t forget your furry friends! This glamp site is pet-friendly and the perfect playground to let your pooch pals roam (the hosts have a poodle). After a quick, relaxing 5 [...]

13 04, 2019

Making the Case for Winter Cottaging in Ontario

by Alexandra Donaldson, originally published in EditSeven I love a summer cottage. There are few things better than swimming in a lake in the summer heat, spending the days hiking and relaxing (often with drink in hand) and the evenings sitting around a campfire (often with s’mores in hand). But even though I wouldn’t call myself a winter person (and definitely not a winter sports person), getting away to a cottage in the winter is definitely something I love almost as much. Maybe even more. Something that was confirmed for me when I went to a cottage just outside of Kingston (booked with [...]

13 04, 2019

The Best Websites to Book a Homey Getaway

Spacious Lakefront Cottage rental for Group Getaway on a Resort near Kingston, Ontario (The Eagles Nest of Bobs Lake Cottages and Escapes) The Best Websites to Book a Homey Getaway From Glamping Hub to Airbnb there are plenty of ways to get out of town for rest and relaxation. Last year, in the days between Christmas and New Year's, I made sure to get out of town. Not quite a vacation, this 3-night trip was the perfect antidote to jam-packed schedules and digital over-stimulation. There were no fancy dinners out or new and exciting activities. Instead, it was all [...]

31 07, 2018

Baby Loon Rescued, Mother sought by OPP

Dateline:Bobs Lake, Ontario July 31, 2018  The OPP reported yesterday that a baby loon nearly drowned in Bobs Lake not far from the entrance to Green Bay. The loon was found struggling in the folds of waves caused by a pontoon boat passing the Twin Oaks camp shortly after the owner had stopped to buy worms and gas. The OPP gave chase but the reckless drivers of the Pontoon disappeared behind a small island only meters from the camp. Returning to the distressed loon, OPP officers rescued the creature, only to set upon a search for its mother, suspecting the [...]

16 12, 2017

YEAH!! Ice Fishing

I am SO excited to start our ice fishing season—Our staff and fishing guide have been working round the clock to get ready. Sebastian, our wonderful guide, has been combing the lake with his GPS to find the best spots for fishing.  He was joined two weeks ago by Lonny King, from Ontario Out Of Doors.We just had delivery of our hot tubs, and they are being set up as we speak. What could be more beautiful than sitting outdoors, in a hot tub, in the middle of the winter.Manna Catering is busy preparing menus for those of you [...]

4 10, 2017

Ice fishing packages for winter 2018 now available

We are pleased to announce that we will be providing ice fishing at Bobs Lake Cottages and Escapes this winter, starting February 2018. We are fortunate to have the services of one of the greatest anglers in Ontario, Sebastian Kolwaczuk and his Cottage FishingAdventures. Sebastian has appeared on numerous fishing TV shows and knows Bobs Lake like the back of his hand. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfVfS_UBGzQ). We will provide ice fisherman with 6 person heated huts, several portable huts, transportation to and from the huts, minnows and if needed survival suits, for $50 per person per day. Sebastian will be scouting out [...]