If you have questions or prefer to make your reservation over the phone please call us at 705-635-2379 and we would be happy to assist you.
You are welcome to check in any time after 4pm. Please do not arrive early unless it has been approved in advance my management. You may wish to enjoy downtown or go for a hike if you arrive early.
Check out is at 10am or earlier as we require this time to get ready for our incoming guests. If you are checked out of your cabin you are welcome to continue to use our facilities for the day, however bathrooms will not be available after vacating your cabin.
Please respect check in/out times, as we are a small team and need every moment we have in between bookings to be prepared for your arrival.
To confirm a reservation of 2 to 6 nights, a deposit equal to a 1 night stay is required at the time of booking. Weekly reservations require a $350 deposit to confirm the reservation at the time of booking.
We can accept Visa or MasterCard.
Due to Fire & Insurance Regulations, we cannot exceed the maximum number of people allowed in each cottage. Please note that babies/children count as people.
You are welcome to bring your dog for an additional $15 per day per pet. Dogs are to remain leashed at all times and under the control of the owner. Management reserves the right to refuse any pets and will require a pet waiver is signed upon arrival.
There is a maximum of 2 pets per cabin due to the size of our cabins.
Deposits will be refunded, minus an administration fee of $50, where cancellations are received before April 30 for the one week summer month bookings and 4 weeks prior to other bookings. Deposits are non-refundable on cancellations for long weekends, after April 30 for July and August bookings and for bookings made less than 30 days prior to arrival. Prices are subject to change without notice. HST is extra. A reservation is a firm contract and no allowance can be made for late arrival, early departures or shorter cancellations.
We look forward to welcoming you. Prior to arrival please make sure to double check what we provide and what you need to pack for your stay.
Guests are to find a staff member before entering their cabin to make sure it is cleaned and ready for you. We will provide you with a quick tour outdoors. You will leave your car parked in the parking lot and can use our luggage carts to help bring your belongings up to your cabin.
In your cabin you will find a Guest Registration that will need to be read, signed and returned to the office.
The credit card on file will be charged for the balance and an invoice email will be sent to you.
Linens & Towels: sheets, mattress pads, pillows, pillow protectors and cases, bath, hand and kitchen towels, face and dish cloths and oven mitts. We will provide you with one set that is to last you for the duration of your stay. Please feel free to bring more towels if you require.
If you are staying longer than a week we will provide you with new linens and towels but will not enter cabins to service them.
Kitchenware and appliances: pots, pans, cookie sheet, cake pan, cutting board, knives, ladle, wooden spoons, whisk, spatula, peeler, lighter, scissors, tongs, flipper, serving spoon, cork screw, can opener, milk jug, juice jug, measuring cups, mixing bowls, ice cube trays, fat can, kettle, strainer, grater, dish rack, stove, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, coffee maker, fly swatter, fan, recycling box, fire extinguisher, flashlight.
Cleaning Supplies: disinfectant, dish soap, all-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner and garbage bags.
Decks: BBQ and propane tank, picnic table and 4 patio chairs
Outdoor Equipment: Badminton, 2 communal fire pits and wood, canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, SUP, life jackets, swim raft & water trampoline.
Your own comforter/quilt/duvets or blankets: Since Covid we opted to have guests bring their own as we are unable to properly launder and supply these items between each guest stay. Please note if you are out of country we will provide these items for you. Guest will be required to make their own beds.
Your own dishware: Plates, bowls, cups, mugs, wine glasses and cutlery. Pack your own roasting sticks, too!
Hand soap, shampoo/conditioner, body soap and beach towels
Food and beverages: Each cabin has kitchens and BBQs to allow you to cook your own meals.
Any special kitchen equipment (blender, crock pot, favourite frying pan, knife etc)
Extra Fans: We will provide one per cabin. Please note that none of the cabin are equipped with A/C but can cool off in the lake!
Games or outdoor gear (bikes, fishing rods, etc)
Bug Protection. We would suggest bug spray, jackets, AfterBite, Reactine etc depending on what season you are staying with us.
Some guests have chosen to bring a stand along canopy or screened in tent to put on their deck to provide some shade or shelter from the rain.
For check out please return your cabin to the state in which you found it. There is a procedure posted on the fridge. Laundry bags are provided for you to bag up laundry and leave on your deck. Please notify a staff member once you have vacated your cabin. Please leave the keys in your cabin and the door unlocked.
Cabins that are not left in an acceptable condition will be subject to an additional $200 damage deposit at check out.
Smoking is not permitted inside the cabins.
Is the water safe to drink?
The water in the cabins is safe to drink and tested regularly. The water goes through 3 purification systems -filters, UV and chlorine. We just ask that you let the water run for a few minutes before drinking it.
There is also a well in front of the residence which you are welcome to use if you chose. Many of our guests enjoy and prefer this water. Please note the well water system is not tested.
Are there bugs or critters?
Depending on the season, you’ll encounter bugs of all sorts particularly mosquitos and black flies. Bugs and wildlife are a reality of our location. Guests should come prepared with bug spray and proper protective attire.
While we do our best to protect our cabins from pesky critters they can sometimes find their way into the cabin. We will do out best to help you manage the situation if this does occur. It’s important to keep your food sealed and stored, not leave garbage outside your cabin and try not to feed the wildlife.
Can I bring additional guests?
Any additional guests beyond what is registered with the reservation must first be approved by management.
Do you have laundry facilities?
We do not have laundry facilities onsite however there are 2 laundromats in Huntsville.
Do you have WIFI or TVs?
We believe part of the experience of coming to the cottage is leaving the distractions behind. There are no TVs at The Pines however there is WiFi available if needed.
Our Wifi doesn’t reach most of our cabins and must be within the vicinity of the office to gain access. We have a bench and chairs around the office for you to sit.
Cell coverage is decent here and can access your data plans in your cabins if needed.
Is there someone onsite?
There will always be someone available to assist with any guests needs throughout the day. In the event we are off property for a few hours we will always leave a note at the office door with contact information. There is an onsite manager for late arrivals and in the event of an emergency. We also have first aid equipment and a defibrillator onsite.
Are there quiet hours and can we play our music?
Considering The Pines is in a small community there is a no noise policy after 11pm for the respect of all our guests and neighbours.
In regards to music we ask that guests use headphones as our property is small and can affect the experience our other guests are going for.
Can we set fireworks off on your property?
Fireworks are strictly prohibited at The Pines for the safety and comfort of all our guests.
Do the cabins have heat or A/C?
All of the cabins are equipped with electric baseboard heaters for the cooler weather in the spring and the fall. None of the cabins are equipped with A/C but we will provide a fan for each cabin.
What happens if there is a power outage?
In the event of a power outage, we have a back-up generator. This generator will only be providing energy to keep our water system operating. During a power outage you will not have the use of your appliances or lights. You can still use your BBQ for cooking. We will be running the generator sporadically throughout the day, usually around meal times. Please take advantage of the water facilities when the generator is in operation. The generator will not be running throughout the night. A flashlight will be provided in your cabin. Management will communicate with you when power is expected to return.
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