Location, location, location - Just 1.5 hours from the GTA.. White's Falls Retreat is one of those special cottages that seems to have a little bit of everything - from western exposure waterfront on prestigious Gloucester Pool, to plenty of space to roam, to fabulous amenities to...but wait, we're getting ahead of ourselves here.
Easily accessible from Highway 400 with just a short drive on paved roads, this cottage is very easy to get to - no 4-wheel drive required here. As you turn into the long driveway, you might hear the kids give an excited shout when they notice the play center with slides, swings and all sorts of fun things on which to ramble. The immense - 2 acres of land - yard offers the equivalent of your own private park - perfect for an impromptu family game of soccer or football. Of course there is accommodation for the whole family team - this 4000 square foot cottage sleeps 11 people comfortably.
When you enter the cottage, you are greeted by the open concept living/dining/kitchen area, with a walkout to a full deck complete with BBQ and furniture and a great view of the waterfront. The kitchen allows the family chef to prepare meals for the hungry hordes while at the same time keeping your eye on them. Around the corner you might notice the continuous bounce-bounce from the ping pong table that sits next to the living room, or maybe the clack of checkers as family members vie for the esteemed title of crokinole champion of the week. The living room offers a wonderful mix of shade and sun, courtesy of the trees and waterfront. Of course, there is satellite TV here for catching the games or enjoying family movie nights. There are two dining tables that will sit your group in comfort for indoor meals, but we're guessing you'll opt for outdoor dining when the weather is fair. You will find 3 bedrooms on this level as well as the main bath. The master has an en suite, of course.
Downstairs you will find two more bedrooms as well as a huge play space - this offers gamesters in the crowd the option of Foosball, Air Hockey and a walkout to the waterfront area. Did we mention the hot tub? Well, we should - it's a great place to cap the day if you've been out kayaking all day and your muscles need some pampering...and it's an entirely new experience to sit out under a starry sky in the winter in your bathing suit.
You'll want to use the kayaks to explore Gloucester Pool...from here you can go anywhere - and we DO mean ANYWHERE. Since it is connected to the Trent Severn waterway, you can theoretically travel to any waterway in the world, but don't venture too far if you want to be home for supper. Just across the bay there is a cascading waterfall where the waters from Six Mile Lake feed Gloucester Pool. The lake has many islands and bays and makes for a rich exploration experience. The Marine Railway at Big Chute and the locks at Port Severn allow you unfettered access to the waters of the Severn River or Georgian Bay respectively, should you wish to bring or rent a larger craft.
Out and about, you have a variety of options. Road cyclists will enjoy the quiet, treed offerings of Big Chute Road. Golfers will find Bonaire reasonably priced and a decent but fair challenge. Winter visitors will love the proximity to Mount St. Louis/Moonstone. All year round there is historic Midland/Penetanguishene.
We think we've found a jewel in White's Falls Retreat. And at just about 90 minutes from the GTA, it's waiting for you anytime!+ More