Lakeside Rental at a Resort With Activities for the Whole Family in Simcoe County, Ontario

Nature Lodge in Orillia, Ontario

6 guests

Set in a park-like setting within a lakeside resort that provides ample facilities and activity options for children and adults alike, this family-friendly, semi-detached rental is located on the shore of Lake Couchiching in Simcoe County, Ontario, and can accommodate six guests, making it perfect for a family getaway.

It has two bedrooms and one full bathroom. The first bedroom is situated in a loft overlooking the rest of the cottage's interior and features a queen-size bed flanked by nightstands with bedside lamps, a dresser, a closet, and an armchair. The second bedroom doubles as a living room during the day and provides either one queen-size bed or a double Murphy bed (depending on the unit), along with a sitting area with two love seats that fold out into two single beds, a wood-burning fireplace, a television with a DVD player, a closet, a dresser, a coffee table, an armchair, and a table for two—perfect for snacking or playing games. In the bathroom, guests will find a toilet, a sink, and a combination bathtub/shower. Linens and towels are provided.

Other amenities include air conditioning, a small refrigerator, and a coffeemaker. Outside, guests will find a sun deck overlooking the bay on which the resort is located, with scenic views extending across the lake to the town of Orillia, which guests can enjoy from the comfort of a chaise lounge.

Around the resort, guests will enjoy access to a wide range of facilities and activity options, including two outdoor pools, an indoor pool, multiple hot tubs, a steam room, a sauna, a day spa, a children's play area, sports facilities, a nature trail, a biking trail, a sandy beach, and equipment for water sports. In the elegant, full-service dining room, guests will also enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a variety of gourmet dishes, vegetarian and vegan options, rotating menus, and a children's buffet available.

At the resort, guests will enjoy access to an exceptionally wide range of facilities to help them enjoy themselves during their stay, providing them with ample options for dining, relaxing, exercising, playing sports, playing games, enjoying entertainment, pursuing outdoor recreation, swimming, and having fun on the lake.

At the lake, guests will find nearly two kilometers of waterfront, a sandy beach, a waterski dock, a fishing dock gazebo, and a pool deck. The waterski dock provides guests with access to equipment and lessons for waterskiing and wakeboarding, as well as a departing point for banana boat cruises. At the gazebo, in turn, guests will find stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, motor boats, boat cruises, zorbing equipment, and fishing spots. The pool deck features not just one but two heated outdoor pools, two hot tubs, and a wading pool. When the lake freezes over, guests can enjoy an ice skating rink, a broomball rink, ice fishing spots, and equipment for lake curling.

Kayaks, canoes, sailboats, pedal boats, bikes, pedal carts, tennis rackets, golf clubs, miniature golf putters, badminton rackets, volleyballs, and fishing poles are all available to guests for free as part of their stay. Snowmobiles and motor boats are available to rent.

For playing and practicing sports, guests can compete against each other or themselves at the tennis courts, a basketball court, a badminton court, a four-way beach volleyball court, a soccer field, a baseball diamond, a batting cage, an archery range, and a five-hole golf course. Guests can also go head-to-head at the paintball court or practice their aim at the paintball target range.

For playing games with each other, guests will find a bocce ball court, a shuffleboard court, a miniature golf course, a pool table, a foosball table, a ping pong table, Xbox 360 with Kinect kiosks, a giant chess and checkers board, and horseshoes, most of which can be found either in or around the resort's tennis gazebo or indoor entertainment hub.

At the indoor entertainment hub, guests will also find a beverage bar, a snack bar, an internet cafe, a DJ booth, and a three-tiered theater, where concerts and other events are held.

At the recreation center, guests can swim, relax, and pamper themselves at an indoor pool, a Jacuzzi, a steam room, a sauna, and a day spa that offers a range of massage, manicure, pedicure, facial, reflexology, waxing, body polish, and wrap services by appointment.

Guests who want to maintain their exercise routines during their getaway can work out at the fitness center or go for a jog on the jogging track.

For outdoor recreation, guests will find a climbing wall, a high ropes course, a low ropes course, a 6.5-kilometer bike trail, and a nature trail. When the weather turns cold, the trails provide guests with facilities for snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country-skiing as well.

Children will have plenty of facilities for their amusement and care as well, including a trampoline pavilion, a playground, a two-story, supervised play area, and activity programs that include horse-drawn hayrides, tractor rides, and pony rides. Children can enjoy an indoor supervised play area during the winter, and there is a babysitting room available during the summer.

For laundry, guests will have access to coin-operated washers and dryers. For snacks, clothing, books, and souvenirs, guests can visit the resort's gift shop.

For all of their dining needs, guests can visit the resort's large dining room, where sit-down, serviced meals are provided for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with vegetarian and vegan options available and allergies being taken into account. The breakfast features cooked-to-order eggs, breakfast meats, fruits, and both hot and cold bowls of cereal. Alternatively, a continental breakfast can be delivered directly to guests' accommodation for an additional fee.

The bistro-style lunch menu provides guests with a special soup of the day and 18 choices of entrees, such as fern honey ham with Swiss cheese served on a calabrese roll, arugula walnut brie, beer-battered haddock with fries and coleslaw, and smoked salmon and couscous on baby kale.

In the evening, guests can enjoy a four-course dinner with four rotating menus and 13 entrees from which to choose, such as braised lamb shank, chicken parmesan, and prime ribs.

A children's buffet and early meal times for parents with young children are also available, allowing parents to let their children eat, drop them off at the supervised play area, and then enjoy their own meal by themselves.

Additional facilities for enjoying beverages include a bar at the pool deck and a bar in the main building lobby, which also has a refreshment station where complimentary coffee and tea are available 24 hours a day.

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Features and services

Most popular features

  • Breakfast included

  • All meals included

  • Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub

  • Private Outdoor pool

  • Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Air conditioning

  • Private Indoor pool

  • Fireplace

  • Fridge

  • Wildlife watching

  • Water sports

  • Spa

  • Bathroom

  • Parking

  • Deck/Patio

  • kayak

    Kayaking/Canoeing

  • Restaurant

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Orillia, Ontario

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This accommodation is located at a resort on the shores of Lake Couchiching in Orillia, Ontario. Featuring nearly two kilometers of waterfront, a sandy beach, multiple docks, and numerous watercraft available to guests for free or to rent, the resort provides guests with ample opportunities to enjoy the forest-fringed lake, which is about 16 kilometers long, five kilometers wide, and dotted by several islands.

The lake is popular among boaters, water sports enthusiasts, and fishers alike, with largemouth bass, walleye, northern pike, yellow perch, and lake trout darting about its waters. To the south, the lake tapers into the Atherley Narrows, where it connects to the larger Lake Simcoe, which, in turn, connects to the Trent-Severn Waterway.

To the north, guests will find Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park, which encompasses 82,793 acres of wilderness. A 65-kilometer section of the Ganaraska Hiking Trail runs through the park, winding past forests, wetlands, small lakes, rivers, streams, and bare bedrock plains and uplands, which form rugged cliffs, gorges, and rock ridges. Along the way, guests may encounter beavers, moose, and black bears.

To the southwest, guests will find Scout Valley—a 299-acre park that used to be a Scout camp. Here, guests can enjoy three two-kilometer loop trails that wind their way through wetlands, white pines, creeks, hills, and hardwood bush.

In and around downtown Orillia, guests will find a variety of restaurants, shops, golf courses, as well as attractions such as the Orillia Museum of Art and History, the Orillia Opera House Theatre, and the Leacock Museum and National Historic Site, which was the lakeside retreat of the once world-famous writer, political scientist, and humorist Stephen Leacock.

Other attractions in the area include the Casino Rama Resort, which is only about five minutes to the north, and the Mount St. Louis Moonstone ski resort, which is about 40 minutes to the west. The resort is about two hours from Toronto, where the nearest international airport is located.
Activities near Orillia
  • Swimming

  • Winter sports

  • Water sports

  • Biking

  • kayak

    Kayaking/Canoeing

  • surf-board

    Stand-up paddleboarding

  • Climbing

  • Fishing

  • Boating/Sailing

  • Meditation

  • Wildlife watching

  • Tennis

  • Golfing

Guests will have numerous activity options to choose from right at the resort, which provides them with access to a wide range of facilities and equipment.

On the lake, they can go stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, sailboating, pedal boating, motor boating, jet skiing, wakeboarding, banana boat cruising, and fishing in the summer. In the winter, they can enjoy ice skating, ice fishing, lake curling, and broomball.

Guests can go swimming in two heated outdoor pools and one indoor pool. At one of the outdoor pools, they can also go plunging off a diving board, while at the other outdoor pool, they can go whizzing down a waterslide.

For walking and biking, guests will find a nature trail and a 6.5-mile bike trail. In the winter, they can use these trails and the frozen surface of the lake for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling, with snowmobile rentals available right at the site.

For even more outdoor recreation options, guests can challenge themselves on the climbing wall, high ropes course, and low ropes course.

For sports, guests can play or practice tennis, golf, basketball, baseball, soccer, badminton, beach volleyball, paintball, and archery.

For games, guests can play bocce ball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, miniature golf, pool, foosball, ping pong, giant chess and checkers, and Xbox 360.

Guests can be as active as they want to be during their stay, but they can also relax as much as they want—whether by soaking in the indoor or outdoor hot tubs, unwinding in the sauna or the steam room, or taking advantage of the massage and spa services offered at the on-site day spa.

For off-site activities, guests will have a range of options as well. For more trails and opportunities to enjoy nature, see wildlife, and go birdwatching, they can head to the nearby Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park, where they will find a 65-kilometer section of the Ganaraska Hiking Trail, or Scout Valley park, which contains three two-kilometer loop trails.

For dining and shopping, they will find a variety of options in downtown Orillia. For golfing, they will find half a dozen golf courses along the shores of Lake Couchiching alone, with even more to be found in the wider surrounding region. For downhill skiing, guests can hit the slopes at the Mount St. Louis Moonstone ski resort.

Guests wanting to try their luck at gambling can head to the nearby Casino Rama Resort. For arts, culture, and learning about the area's history, guests can visit the Orillia Museum of Art and History, the Orillia Opera House Theatre, and the Leacock Museum and National Historic Site.
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Things to know

Arrival and departure

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM

  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

House rules

  • No pets allowed

  • No smoking

  • No parties

  • No events

  • Some spaces are shared

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This site can host weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats, and other special events. Guests should contact the host for more details.

All quoted rates are subject to a 10% resort fee, which will be added after confirmation. Rates are per person, per night. Adults (18 and up) $246.25; Children (13-17) $60; Children (12 and under) Free.
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