Our cottage is located in a quiet, sand washed bay on beautiful Papineau Lake. Over 200 feet of expansive sandy shoreline, lapping waves and towering red and white pines provide the perfect, peaceful and private backdrop for family fun.
The natural, fine grain beach sand and gentle waterfront will quickly become the focal point of your vacation. Morning coffee as the mist lifts and the sun creeps from the east to shine on our south facing piece of paradise; picnic lunches; lazy afternoons of sun-bathing and splashing in the warm shallows of the sand bottomed lake; read a book in the hammock; pull your Muskoka chair into the water and paddle your toes while enjoying a cocktail and watch the sun set behind the hills; and, after dark, gather around a bon fire in the stone lined fire pit dug into the beach and admire the milky way and constellations in a pitch black sky.
If you want adventure try the hiking trails, lookouts, cliff jumping, fishing and exploring the lake. You are welcome to bring any size of motorized watercraft and use the mooring 50 feet offshore. (There are 2 boat launches on the lake). A canoe and a row boat are on hand for your use. There is also a raft, positioned at the drop line, for swimming, diving and sun bathing.
The cottage is a classic, casual, three-season get-away with all the conveniences. The kitchen is fully equipped for most chefs, with a propane gas top stove, electric warming oven plus full oven; 17 cu. ft. all fridge, and a separate front loading freezer; microwave; panini grill; coffee maker; popcorn maker; and a dishwasher.
The eating area has a large harvest pine table that seats eight and is open to the great room with windows overlooking the lake. This large, high ceiling room has new red pine floors, freshly painted walls, updated furniture and a large ceiling fan. There is a big screen TV and a DVD player. Bell and Rogers cell service is readily available and you can tether your cell to your pc for internet connection.
Step out of the great room onto a large wrap-around deck, with a wrought iron dining table and chair set with umbrella, and lounge chairs overlooking the lake. Leave the deck and it is four steps down to the beach.
There are four bedrooms: the master bedroom has a queen sized bed and overlooks the lake. The second bedroom has a double bed and overlooks the lake to the front and the woods to the side. The third bedroom holds a double bed and the fourth bedroom has two bunk beds, ideal for children. The bedroom area is heated by a thermostat controlled propane furnace. There is a full modern bathroom with bath and shower.
The cottage is accessible by circular driveway from Papineau Lake Road. There is plenty of parking. The lot is quite level with a gentle slope to the lake, making it accessible to children and adults of all ages. Our neighbours are the second and third generation of families who came to Papineau in the 1940s. They are quiet and respectful of the environment and of other cottagers.
Papineau Lake is an uncrowded, pristine, deep, spring fed lake surrounded by the granite hillsides of the Hastings Highlands. It’s easily accessible from Highway 62 (via Bancroft) and Highway 60 (via Barry’s Bay).
Local attractions include Combermere and the Madawaska River, about 10 km from our door. Combermere is noted for having the oldest, continuously running general store in Ontario. It’s a great place to pick up the paper, milk, bread and other needed supplies, and serves up the most generous-sized ice cream cones in the county. Barry’s Bay is 20 minutes away and offers golf, two large grocery stores, drug store, LCBO, gas station, restaurants, farmer’s market, hardware and outdoor recreation stores, movie rental and laundry facilities. Wilno is home to Canada’s first Polish settlement and features a charming museum of local history and a very popular tavern serving up a delicious Polish buffet. Algonquin Park is a wonderful day trip through the East Gate in Whitney.
Come, relax, enjoy, make lasting family memories and experience why we say ‘you won’t want to leave’.+ More