The Winking Rosebud is an Enchanting Retreat situated on the Big Rideau and is a spectacular location for family reunions, organizational get-together's, and weddings.
The Main Lodge, a gorgeous 3500 square foot post and beam, open concept villa decorated in South American decor, sleeps 12), the lovely new Annex sleeps 5; and the boathouse sleeps 5). An 80 private wildlife reserve with mixed deciduous and evergreen forest with trails for walking, hiking, mountain biking, or cross-country skiing is available to our guests!!
The Main Lodge also has a Spa which includes an indoor Pool and Sauna. The pool is an "Endless Pool" which can be used for lap swimming, for therapy and relaxation with the hydrotherapy jets, or as a wave pool for the kids. Everyone loves the pool!! The Spa also has an indoor Infrared Sauna which is powerful Detoxification agent. There is also a music station replete with karaoke machine, a keyboard, mike, and drum kit. a 52" TV, and a Tiki Bar. A gorgeous open concept Chef's dream kitchen has French doors opening out to an expansive deck overlooking the lake, with two sitting bars.
The Guest Cottage has a Hot Tub, and four bedrooms, (two with queen sized beds and two with double-bottom-single-top bunk beds), an open concept kitchen/dining/living area with hardwood floors throughout, large windows with an incredible view of Big Rideau Lake. It also has a wood stove, an outdoor fire pit for evening campfires, and a horseshoe pit. There is a Foosball table, TV with satellite , DVD player, some dvds, a stereo, as well as some books and board games .
All sheets and linens are provided. The kitchen is well-equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, mixing bowls, baking and cooking utensils, spices, etc. We provide an initial supply of items such as firewood, propane for the BBQ, paper towels, toilet paper, dish detergent, and soap.
The Main Lodge is simply resplendent: lavish, luxurious, and dazzling! The interior frames the surrounding outdoor area while the landscape envelops the building's shell. The Landscape blended architecture consists of a majestic post and beam interior with huge local timbers. The Lodge is built out of organic and local materials, and imported Mexican Saltillo and Talavera tiles. There is also a vast array of imported wood used in the interior construction: a mapa burl bar from European Elm, black cherry stairs, lodge pole pines with burls, and a walnut and copper bar. It is an artisan's dream. Master Bedroom: King-sized Bed with beautiful En suite Bathroom Guest Room: Four Poster Queen Sized Bed with sink Loft: Four Poster Queen Sized Bed, two Doubles, and one Double in Sleeping Nook Two Beautiful bathrooms in Main Lodge with gorgeous Talavera tile, mosaic art, Mexican ceramic sinks, stone shower, and much, much more. Annex: Beautifully appointed with beautiful art and a spectacular view. Three double beds, with bathroom Boathouse & Pumphouse: Magical location situated directly on the water's edge. Queen sized bed with two single bunk beds in upper loft. Absolutely beautiful place to be for the bird lover's in your family. Go for an early morning or late night swim. Listen to the cry of the loons. Watch the blue herons right on the dock with your bird's eye view of the lake. Deck with table and chairs for enjoying the sunshine or the stars at night. Winking Rosebud Retreat Private Wildlife Reserve: 80 acres of beautiful forests and trails for your enjoyment.
The Winking Rosebud is located on the Big Rideau, recently declared a UNESCO heritage site. It enjoys a spectacular location on Murphy's Bay, with a breathtaking view of the lake. There is over 300 feet of shoreline with deep crystal clear water, a fantastic place for swimming, boating, and fishing. The Winking Rosebud Retreat includes an 80 acre private wildlife reserve with mixed deciduous and evergreen forest with trails for walking, hiking, mountain biking, or cross-country skiing.
The waterfront a gradual walkout on a shale bottom with no significant drop-off. The water depth is approximately 8at the end of the 50 Main House private dock. There is a swim raft with a water slide that is a short swim away.
The Boat house is at waters edge and is included with rental of the Main House and Annex. It has a second story with a 10x20 deck overlooking Big Rideau Lake with a queen sized bed with a picture window overlooking the lake (and an incredible view of the night sky) and a set of bunk beds. It also has a mini fridge, microwave, couch, TV, DVD player, coffee maker, etc. Beside the Boathouse is a small beach (approx 25` wide). All night long you can hear the loons!!
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